Greetings from Christmas Central where gifts are being finished, wrapped, shipped or categorized for Christmas day giving. Whew, I think I am a bit ahead of the game...for now. Still debating on whether I'm going to make my usual amounts of cookies, or scale back a bit since we don't need to eat them all!!
I wanted to stop by and share the ornaments for the grands this year and , if you ever hear me say "needlepoint" again, just SHOOT me. These took a LOT longer than anticipated and I quickly remembered why I gave up needlepoint years ago. Now I have always stitched needlepoint in hand so blocking was always an issue. But these being small, I put them on stretcher bars and they came out perfectly straight--now that is a plus! And, they all did turn out very cute and were a bargain at 50 cents a canvas, so I won't complain too much. Here are the four of them together:
and then individually......
James....who lives and breathes soccer. He is #1 on his team and that happened to be the # on the shirt--perfect! I stitched the shirt in his school team colors and found the soccer ball charm at Hobby Lobby. This had a stitched back, too, with a soccer shoe and balls but I forgot to take a photo. :(
Asher.... I added tiny red buttons for the noses and hung red bell at bottom. Design goes all around the piece--8 reindeer!
Esther....Added white pop-pom, red beads for the year and carrot nose.
Cora....added JABCO holly button and red velveteen trim, which melted when I went to press it after handing for stuffing. Drats..won't make that mistake again!!!
Merry Christmas to all and thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!