Monday, December 10, 2018

More cards

12/10/2018

With a few mailing days to spare, I have finished the last of my Christmas cards.
This design was stitched in 2016 and finally turned into a card.  It may not be obvious from the picture, but the blue ornament can be removed and hung on a tree.

These two were stitched in 2017 and will be given this year.
 

These are all 2018 finishes, although some of them are UFO's from 2016 and 2017.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The below card has me stymied as I can't  figure out when I stitched it.  I'm pretty sure I stitched it this year, but can't find a reference to it.  Nor can I find a reference to it from 2017.   It's a Leisure Arts pattern from a booklet I purchased last year, so I know it has to be from last year or this. I need to look through old posts maybe that will help. I'll figure it out, but for now, who knows.

And last but not least, a non-Christmas card!

Now to finish a couple of last minute gifts and then on to peanut butter balls!

Stay warm,
Michele






Saturday, December 1, 2018

Finishes, finishes, finishes!

12/01/2018

I'm taking advantage of a day off to catch up on some things.  I shipped my cards for WOCS and wanted to post some pictures of finished cards.  I got a Big Shot Embossing and Die Cutting machine earlier this year and am using it to enhance my cards.

These are pieces I stitched in 2017 and made into cards this year.


 












These cards are pieces I stitched this year.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be starting to assemble my remaining 21 cards for this year and will post when done!

Happy Stitching,
Michele

November Smalls SAL

12/01/2018

Wait, what, December 1?  Where did the year go?

I know I spent a portion of it stitching away, mainly on smalls.  Thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus for sponsoring the Smalls SAL.

November was all about making sure I had enough Christmas cards stitched for both WOCS and personal use.  I also completed the third small wall hanging for my oldest son. The first picture below is the one I finished stitching and assembled this month and the second picture is all three of the pieces.  I have two more I want to make, but they will wait until 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still have 21 cards to assemble for personal use, but again the stitching is done!  This year I am donating 30 cards to WOCS and 25 cards to friends and family.  Not as many cards to WOCS as last year., but my stitching budget has been decreased so I had to cut back.

Year to date, I have finished 209 pieces out of 214 starts. 
     1 from 2015
   29 from 2016
   29 from 2017
 150 from 2018

As we enter the crazy month of December, make sure to keep your focus on  the people in your life, not things.  Maybe make one less batch of cookies and spend a night playing cards or a game.

Hugs,
Michele