Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Smalls SAL

07/29/2015

Wow, July is almost over, which means Christmas is right around the corner.  Thanks Heavens Heather at Stitching Lotus encouraged us to stitch Christmasy this month.  I had fun with a few things.

The above is the Winterbird  Wreath Cross Stitch Kit by Mill Hill.  I bought a couple of these kits last year and decided to give one a try.  It was quick to stitch and I love how the beads add such detail.

Despite the fact that this looks like a Christmas card, it's actually a birthday card for a friend that looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooves penguins.  I had to include it in the Christmas Smalls, cause her birthday is July 30.
And yes, this actually is a Christmas card.  I love the image of Santa on the moon.  Don't know who the card will go to, but since I need to stitch over 30 cards this year, I really need to get started.

I also stitched the Winter Woods kit by Mill Hill, but haven't taken a picture of it yet.

 I also stitched a few non-Christmas items. I may have posted the elephant previously, but this card is for a co-worker to give his brother and wife.  The original colors for the elephant are shades of pastel blue, but since the baby's nursery is gray and yellow, I modified the pattern appropriately.
And another Mill Hill kit, the Haunted Library. I am slowly but surely getting the "haunted building collection" completed and hope to turn the wall adjacent to our stairwell into a "village".  I love Mill Hill kits.

And last but not least, I stitched a sea lion card for a co-worker that loves sea lions. This is the first time I have given her a birthday card and I think she will be very surprised.  She turns 30 at the end of August and is going through a divorce and is having a tough time of it.


Happy Stitching everyone!

Michele

7 comments:

  1. Did you stitch all of that in July? That's progress! So beautiful/cute.

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    1. Thanks, and yes, I stitched them sll this month.

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  2. A lot of pretty stitching Michele, you have been busy. I especially like the haunted library, the collection sounds interesting.

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  3. Love the Mill Hill wreath. I have stitched it a couple of times and it is one of the nicest Christmas designs in this series. Lovely work. You have been very busy.

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