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Finished Stitching for Christmas

Well, we are down to the final 2 days before Christmas.  I finished stitching my last Christmas gift this week, but it will have to wait for a finish as the hornbooks I ordered have not come in.

Winter Whisper 2

This is my 2nd Winter Whisper.  It is a gift for my Mom.  It is stitched on 16ct Aida Ice Goddess by Stephanie.  This fabric turned out a little darker, but she still looks beautiful on it.  I will turn it into a flat ornament (kind of)  and have it all ready to mount onto the hornbook when I get it in.

Speaking of Whisper Winter, I wanted to thank everyone who voted for my piece.  With all of the votes and the decision of the designer and her assistant, I was awarded 3rd place.  I am just thrilled.

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And here is my wonderful prize package sent all the way from Italy by Laura from Passione Ricamo.

prize package

I received a beautiful piece of blue 30ct linen.  I have never stitched on 30ct, but may give it a try.  Some beautiful post cards with Laura’s beautiful artwork on them.  A package of 25 skeins of floss and a pattern of my choice.  I chose The Night as it has been on my wish list for quite some time.  I love all of my goodies. Thank you again to everyone who voted for me.

I also finished stitching another piece this month.  It is the Raven Queen by Mirabilia.

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She is stitched on 16ct Aida Twixt N Tween by Stephanie.  I LOVE how she turned out on this fabric.  Like there is an awesome sunset behind her.

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A few nights ago I started stitching the train on the Gingerbread Village by Country Cottage Needleworks, but ended up ripping it out last night.  I had about half of the middle train car done when I realized that the white stitching really doesn’t show up well on the Lambswool fabric.  I was stitching on 16ct Aida, but after talking with my LNS this morning, the Lambswool Linen (which the pattern calls for) is not any darker than the Aida.  So I ordered some Dirty Aida for both the Gingerbread Village and the Santa’s Village.  I want my white to show up, especially since there is so much.  It seems that several of CCN patters are on the Lambswool which doesn’t make any sense to me.  Not a good match to me.  So I will work on Mirabilia’s Moon Flowers until the end of the year.

I want to wish those of  you that celebrate, a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends.  Happy Holidays to those who have a different celebration.  And I hope that you get some relaxing stitch time in for yourself 🙂

20 thoughts on “Finished Stitching for Christmas

  1. Ice Goddess is so pretty.
    Congrats on your win!
    That’s a great prize package.
    Raven Queen looks so cool on that fabric.
    Happy Holidays to you.


    1. Ice Goddess is so pretty! In fact, there is word that that the little design I did is just a portion of a much bigger design that will be released soon 🙂 So I bought a larger piece of Ice Goddess in anticipation of that design. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting my little ole’ blog.


  2. Congratulations on your win!!! You deserve it! It is so pretty and will be such a lovely gift for your mom.

    I looooove the way the fabric colors change behind the Raven Queen. Did you do that intentionally? It looks like it!


    1. Thank you, Fawn. I am thrilled with my win and all my goodies. I just finished cutting (Eeeek) the piece for my Mom and gluing it to batting and mat board. I really hate that part. So nerve racking. I am so afraid of screwing it up. Anyway, it is drying and then I will put the pom pom edging on. When the Raven Queen first came out, I knew that the piece of Twixt N Tween in my stash would be perfect for her. I didn’t know for sure if the peachy color would be the way I wanted when I was done stitching it, but it worked out perfect. Merry Christmas!


  3. Your Raven Queen is looking fantastic! Well done on 3rd place! Well deserved! ☺️ I hope you’re having a lovely stitchy Christmas xx


  4. congrats on your finishing. they look fabulous, especially Raven queen. she is stunning. 😉
    Happy new year Ginny and may 2016 brings you good health, many happiness and love ahead. 😉


  5. Congratulations on doing so well in the competition. Well done. I love your Raven Queen, she turned out beautifully, and the fabric is perfect. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work this year. Bests!!


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