I know some of you already have seen the 'white stuff' where you are
and being a Northerner myself, I'm hoping for a snowy Winter!!
I thought I'd share with you
what the new Christmas cross stitch designs look like all finished up...
Here's "Dirty Snowmen"
would work great on a 7" round box lid
and it does!
I coverd the sides in a grey cotton with tiny little cream colored stars...
but with a folky look to them too...
I kept it simple and just backed it
with a beautiful piece of hand-dyed moss colored wool...
It's stuffed with clean rags to make it feel old.
(I love how the stitching looks so early on the Linen Aida cloth~
you don't even have to stain it when finished if you don't want to.)
and here's "Primitive Winter"
again, keeping it simple,
I made a pillow from it, backed it with a nice slice of nubby Linen
and loosely stuffed it with rags...
(I think this one is my favorite yet!)
I love how all three of these finished pieces look,
setting on my little chippy-red child's rocker on the porch...
I would love to get my hands on some Balsam to stuff a couple of these & give as gifts!
Hope you enjoyed my finished work!!
and I've listed my LAST Halloween 2009 offering on ebay...
a BEAUTIFUL, Primitive sampler!!!
listed at $1.00 opening bid with no reserve and is a 5-day only auction!!
so if you'd like to see it, or bid, please visit
Hoping your Saturday is comfy-cozy
and you're enjoying this Autumn weather!!