Monday, February 18, 2013

Rotation Update and a New Chart!

This past week was a much better week.  Everyone is feeling better.  Fingers crossed that it stays that way!

This week I started a new project Plaid Greetings by Ladybug Lane Designs from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2009.  I finished!!!!

Well all except the beads.  I thought I had them in my stash but I guess I already used them.  I'll have to get some more before I finish it into an ornament.  But I'm calling the stitching done!  And yes, it was supposed to have some fancy stitches but I just did cross stitches throughout. 

I know you are probably wondering why on earth I'm still doing so much Christmas stuff.  This past Christmas Carol over at Stitching Dreams posted a picture of her staircase display of ornaments.  Did you happen to see it?  I fell in love with it!  I'm really hoping to have something like this for myself this coming Christmas. Even though I've made some ornaments in the past, I've always given them away as gifts so I don't have any.  I'm really hoping to make enough to do a decent display and then continue adding on in the future. 

So what's up this week?  It's the Santa Nutcracker from the Nutcracker Quartet in the Just Cross Stitch Magazine November/December 2012 issue.  We started a collection of Nutcrackers for our son when he was little so each year he gets a new one that we display in our living room.  I'll have to get a picture this Christmas of his collection.  He'll still get a new one this year, but I thought he might enjoy some ornaments as well.  Here is a picture from the magazine....

Yes, it's another new start so no before picture. 

I wanted to thank you guys for helping me add the "follower" tab to my blog.  Hopefully it will work correctly, if not please let me know.  I'm still learning how to do this.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Look what my hubby got me...


Yes, another HAED!!!!  We had a Westie for almost 15 years and he died about two years ago.  He was the best dog ever!  I can't wait to start this one - but not this week.  It'll be in my rotation soon.


  1. Yes, I saw the picture of that staircase of ornies! No wonder you want to stitch Christmas ornaments all year long! The nutcrackers look great. Your Plaid Greetings finish is adorable!

  2. Very kind of you to visit my blog and leave a comment. I've enjoyed stopping by here and now FOLLOWING your blog :) Always fun to meet another stitcher.

    I think you'll really enjoy stitching the Westie chart. I'm thinking of stitching a Golden Retriever one for my hubby someday in memory of his baby.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment - I have now become a follower on your blog. I hope that you enjoy this new world of blogging, I love it!
    I love your scottie dog chart - I wonder if it is possible to get back copies of the JCS Christmas Ornie mags. I only have 2011 and 2012 but I love them both.

    Good luck with your new HAED chart - just gorgeous.

    hugs, Kaye

  4. P.S. I am stitching the nutcrackers, too.

  5. I used to do a lot of cross stitching and I'm not sure why I quit...your's is just darling. I guess it was because I don't have enough time to quilt and cross stitch both and had to choose. :) blessings, marlene