Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas Embroidery

It's only a week until Christmas Eve, and I'm sorting through my Christmas embroideries.  I think Christmas cross stitch is the best kind of cross stitch. I've made a few gorgeous Christmas cross stitches over the years, but of course there are still many more that I want to do some day. 

Celtic Snow by Northern Expressions Needlework

A Treasured Time by Dimensions Gold

A mystery stitch a long by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

A free pattern by Victoria Sampler from 10 years ago. 

And in the "still to be completed pile":

My Gingerbread Flower Shop

Christmas Ornaments by Dimensions Gold

I found it very hard to stitch the Dimensions ornaments on the 18 count Aida.  So I'm going to stitch the rest of them on 32 count linen.  They may come out slightly bigger, but I don't mind.  They will be spread around the tree anyway.  

I follow a number of bloggers who have wonderful Christmas trees filled with hand stitched ornaments.  If you'd like to see more check out Katrina from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand here
and Carol from Pennsylvania here

I know there's many more cross stitchers out there, but these are two of my favourites who do wonderful Christmas stitching.  

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Soma @ said...

These are really amazing!!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilts this is. Christmas in spirt.

Chay said...

Absolutely beautiful work as always. I so enjoy reading your blog posts, full of gorgeous color.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Wendy you do such beautiful cross stitch and quilting! Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New Year - Let's pray that we have a normal (but expensive) year! Hugs

Carol said...

Oh-my-goodness, Wendy! What stunning Christmas stitching you've done through the years. Every piece is so very lovely, but that gingerbread village is my very favorite sight each year. All the patience and love that has gone into making that village... What an heirloom!

Thank you for the sweet mention regarding my tree. I love making ornaments and I'm enjoying seeing them all hanging on my tree this month just staring back at me. They definitely bring a smile!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2022! Take care now ♥

piecefulwendy said...

So many pretty projects. I'm workingon a cross stitch right now, a much simpler design than you've shown, but I find it so soothing and fun.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

So many beautiful stitching projects Love the Gingerbread Flower Shop. Happy stitching.

FlourishingPalms said...

Your pieces are just lovely, Wendy! I especially like "A Treasured Time," and your mystery stitch a-long. I'm glad you can pull them out each year to enjoy them. For several years in the 1980s, I owned and operated a stitchery shop. During that time I too made lots of counted cross-stitch pieces. Big ones too. When, in 2012 we moved and down-sized, though I tried selling them, I ended up giving away most of them. It was an extremely difficult thing to do, and I shed honest-to-goodness tears. I took pictures, and said good-bye. I hope you never have to make decisions like that. Our stitcheries represent so much of our "spare time."

Bonnie said...

What beautiful work you do. Love seeing so many great Christmas stitcheries.