I started on Erica Michaels Christmas Carols. Don't you love my little elf needle minder? I got it from Brenda's Minders and More.
Here it is finished. I thought it looked pretty good for a first attempt. That one over one stitching at the bottom was not really fun at all. Kay Kirn, one of my fellow NoAla Stitchers had done a class on strawberries and she gave me the hint that you do not over stuff it as you want the top to be as flat as possible. Thanks Kay!! I have two more of the carols and I think I will do one in a jewel tone green and one in a turquoise. I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby that I used for the topping. A perfect match!!
And here is my drawer of Christmas goodies waiting for the tree.
I also finished an ornament I plan to give my niece who is getting married in November.
It is a Hands on Design. The finishing required a rounded piece of foam core. I knew I would not be able to cut it to my standards so while browsing at HL, I saw this ornament that will work and it was 40% off so win win. I hope to get it done by next Saturday Stitching.
I packed up some projects for Grimmwood. I have found a new designer that I enjoy...Sugar Stitcher. I was able to get her paper charts from ABC Stitch in Houston TX.
Isn't this precious? I am only going to do a small portion for my ornament.
This one is so cute too...for me as well. I am thinking of getting a small tree in the kitchen for my hand stitched ornaments.
Here is my box full of Christmas charts and scraps of fabric. That J is going to be made for Joshua this year. I think I will so the little Christmas tree on the front of Marshmallow World for Audrey. They are the only grands who still need a Christmas ornament.
Have a wonderful weekend! I will be at my happy place. Seeing the Canton Grimmlins and visiting with family for some porch sitting will be so nice.