Friday, January 16, 2009

being way too organised... or is that super slow?

I have completed three projects this week - all of which are Christmas themed. So, am I just super slow at finishing the wall hangings I would have liked to have done by Christmas 2008 or just very organised for 2009?

I choose the latter!

This one is 12 Red Robins, by Cinderberry Stitches:

The stitchery in the next one is from a free pattern by Gail Pan found here.

As I had already used a varigated red floss for my 12 red robins stitchery, I decided to give the DMC light effects thread in red a try. The result is a gorgeous sparkly stitchery, perfect for a Christmas themed project, but boy was it a pain in the #$%@ to stitch with!

And this one I didn't actually start until the beginning of January. As I was putting away our Christmas decorations I came accross a card, handmade by my Aunt a couple of years ago, which I had been keeping. I decided to finally pull her gorgeous cross-stitch out and frame it into a wall hanging. And I had the most perfect material in my stash to match her candy cane!

Then I decided I actually should get organised for Christmas 2009 and started on Gail Pan's free BOM - A Christmas Wish.


a good yarn said...

What a fab start to Christmas 2009! Your stitcheries are delightful. I tried using a metallic thread once - you're right it's a @#$%. I really like the way you transformed your Aunt's cross stitch. Sweet!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Renee, you are very organized! I love your stitcheries and the colors you used! Perfect combination with the fabrics.
Have a happy weekend

Chookyblue...... said...

super organised go with that.......nice christmas stitching.....

Leanne said...

Super organised...only because I started stitching a Santa sack this week for my great niece due in April...thought I had better start now so it would be done by Xmas.

Diana said...

I love your redwork quilting, it has inspired me to do some - thanks.

Renee said...

thanks for all your comments ladies.
I am definitely going with super orgaised!