Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas stitching

This post is being brought to you by the magic of the blogger 'schedule' button. Instead of cracking on with some Christmas stitching, which is what I was planning on doing, we are flying home for my father-in-laws funeral. I am so grateful that we were able to see him when we went back just a few weeks ago. Life is sad sometimes.

Anyhoo....onto the stitching...which is what you came here to see! This is what I have been working on.....


Looks a bit strange doesn't it? This was for an advent calendar idea that, sadly, won't be ready for the start of December. But since I'm an adult (and so are my kids!!!) it's no big deal that it won't be ready in time and we can continue with the idea as soon as I get back. 

Another Christmas stitching  project that I started was this......


I love these felt applique stockings!  Luckily, this one won't be needed till December 24th, so I'll have plenty time to complete it when we return to the US. All those sequins and seed beads that are involved means that it's not really a project to take with you when you travel....


Some of you may remember me stitching these before.......I think they should carry a health warning on the packet....they are addictive!  Here are some pics of the other stockings that I've made......






No doubt I'll be complaining of my fingers hurting with stitching all those sequins....which is, I'm sure, what happened when stitching those other stockings!

So all that's left for me to do is to grab something from my stash so that my fingers are busy while we are away..... a great reason to have a supply of unopened kits....even if they are just the freebies from the cross stitching magazines!

Remember there's still time to enter my giveaway....click here if you want to enter.

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona




10 comments:

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Hugs it's difficult losing family but better when you do get a chance to say goodbye. I remember when you did the last lot of stockings I seem to recall a few comments about sore fingers then but the end result is amazing.

Katie said...

So sorry for the sadness a funeral brings. Your beautiful stockings sure bring happiness though. They are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Stitching Angel said...

Love your stockings.

RJ said...

Rhona I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your stockings are adorable and your Advent project will be a brand new gift for next year. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Preeti said...

Sorry to hear about your Father-in-law. Sending prayers to your family.
The felt stockings are so cute! And you did a neat job on all of them!

Mary said...

Rhona, I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL's passing. Safe travels.

Your stockings are amazing! Mary

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope you're all looking after each other x

Stitching Noni said...

Those felt applique stockings are gorgeous! I am sorry to hear about your father-in-law.
Hugs x

Nima said...

wow...thats a whole lot of work...and lovely stockings

Astrids dragon said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father in law, treasure your memories.
I love all your stockings, they look amazing! I especially love the snowman and polar bear.