Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dec 23/12

Okay, the gifts are wrapped and some of them will be delivered this afternoon. All of my Christmas stitching is done, mailed, given out at work or in some of the gift bags at my feet. My poor little ort jar overflowed with all of the stitching and finishing so I emptied it but not before taking a photo. I don't know why I want to keep a record of my ort jars but I do so here is its most recent photo!
Stuffed tighter than a drum! Of course, I have immediately started to fill it again as I switch back to non-Christmas projects and look forward to new projects in 2013.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dec 19/12

The last of the 2012 ornaments! I am not sure what I did with the pattern but they are stitched on Irish Linen 28 count and done with the ever present mystery threads.

The snow is falling quickly today, making things feel more wintry and Christmas-like here. My outside tree ornaments are looking extra festive today. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Dec 2/12

I was just about to start wrapping and addressing the ornaments made for my friends who live away when I realized that photos had not been taken of my recent handiwork. Eighteen ornaments have ended up finished and hanging on my privacy screen.

There are a few that have been in my stitched-but-not finished bag for a couple of years now. Others had the final stitches put into them a few weeks ago. I am surprised at how many I did have to finish when all was said and done because my usual summer start was greatly delayed by needing to stitch the wedding gift done for my brother's wedding.
Some have been stitched before but I enjoyed stitching them so much the first time that I did the patterns again. My kitchen table then turned into a finishing table as glue, batting, clothespins, scissors, felt and ribbon scattered across the table to come together as finished ornaments. Fortunately the cats who live with me now have no interest in craft supplies so I was able to leave every thing out on the table. There was one cat in the past who would have destroyed every thing she could get her paws on. She is the reason I own so many plastic tubs and containers to contain my craft supplies.

Now to finish wrapping the parcels for the mail and sorting out which co-worker gets which ornament. Then, I will consider making some order out of the craft supply chaos which I am also considering making worse as I have a handy coupon from Michaels for double Air Mile points.