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Saturday, October 17, 2009

{Christmas Cross Stitch Finishes}

Hello Friends!

It's a beautifully chilly October day here in Virginia...
the skies are cloudy & it's looking like it might get ready to snow!
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"


I thought that the shape of the design
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...

I tried to keep everything looking real simple and early...
but with a folky look to them too...
Here's "Hoe, Hoe, Hoe..."

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!!

OH!
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
{http://shop.ebay.com/notforgottenfarmprimitives}

Hoping your Saturday is comfy-cozy
and you're enjoying this Autumn weather!!

Blessed be!
Lori

11 comments:

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Lori....I'm located in Mechanicsville near Richmond....I am wondering if you sell your finished wares in your shop? or online somewhere as well? or do you only sell the patterns?

Thank you in advance for your help!
Janet

Sherry said...

Lori, I I love these new holiday designs! I have to get the snowman and try to finish him off like you did and that Santa is a must!

Lori said...

Janet~ you can find my finished work on etsy & ebay,...the links are on the sidebar :)

~Lori

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful! Love the old-fashioned feel of it all. Peace & blessings, Tammy

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love how the snow box turned out and the Hoe Hoe Hoe Santa is a favorite! I have a friend that loves to garden that I may have to stitch this for (if I could stand to give it away)!

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Once again Lori, you blow me away with your work. Where do you find the time to do it all? Everything is so perfectly stitched. Really lovely.
Joanne

janeu729 said...

Your designs look so great. I can't pick a favorite. Makes me wish I did cross stitch.

staci said...

I LOVE all of these designs and I adore how you've finished them too!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Love them all, Lori, but that box is to die for! :)

whimseycreations said...

Lovely pillows. You can get balsam from Atlantic Spice Company - I've bought lots of spices and oils and things from them over the years and they always have nice products.
http://www.atlanticspice.com

Lori said...

Thank you Whimseycreations!!!

Blessed be!
Lori

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