Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Finish & Christmas Decor

Hi all! I managed to do some stitching while also putting up some Christmas decorations. Since we were out of town for half of November we didn't get started as early as usual and because of that I only put up like half of our stuff. We have a Christmas village set that isn't going to make it out this year. It takes an entire day to put it up and I just don't have the time this year. It seems like an every other year type of thing!

Here are some decor pictures:



My mother in law gave us these adorable mini wooden Christmas ornaments. I had to go buy a little tree for them. My husband was trying to convince me that this tree should be just for cross stitched ornaments, but, I don't have enough for it's own tree yet and I think this tree is too little. :D

I managed to get my Fleur de Lys Tree by Scissor Tail Designs finished! I really want to get a frame for it,. Some things just scream frame me, and I think this is one of them. I think it'll fit in a 5x7 frame so I'm going to try to get out to a TJ Maxx. I'm thinking an antique white frame? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Fleur de Lys Tree - Scissortail Designs

Fleur de Lys Tree - Scissortail Designs

Fleur de Lys Tree - Scissortail Designs

I really want to get more ornaments completed next year, so I started a blog page just for that. The goal is 12 (one a month) but I listed out a ton so there would be options for me to choose from. You check it out over here!

I would also like to get some other projects finished (like both of my Glendon Place patterns (Plum Pudding & Tiramisu), my Chatelaine (Mini Mandala VI), and my Halloween Black cat). Does anyone else think I'm a crazy person? I bet if I tried I could finish it all, but I get distracted easily by new patterns... Oh and I have a collection of mugs that I want to stitch up. So many patterns so little stitchy time!

Quick reminder about the Glendon Place SAL! You don't have to start stitching, but you will need a post about what you're going to work on the week of January 15th. You have until then to decide! Let all your friends know! The more participation the more exciting it will be! 

How is everyone else enjoying December? Have you tried to make stitchy goals for 2015?


  1. Your tree is beautiful as is your Fleur De Lys tree finish.I think it would look beautiful in an antique white frame.

    I don't really have any goals for 2015 as yet. Definitely lots of ornament stitching. Hopefully one a month like you :)

  2. How pretty your decorating is! I love the trees and your newest finish is darling. Good luck on the ornament a month challenge--I've been doing it for five years now and I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to pull out my box of ornaments and decorate my tree each year :) Looks like you have some great choices to stitch!

  3. Congrats on the finish!! Your decorations are beautiful:)

  4. Your tree is so pretty, lovely finish! I want to stitch 12 ornaments next year too :)

  5. I love your decor, and Fleur de Lys Tree is really awesome, I lovelovelove that artsy-shot you took of it!

    For your Ornament a Month, you should think about joining Carla's Tons of Tiny SAL, it's about the same thing :)

  6. Love the ornament page. Looking forward to seeing your 2015 progress.