Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Hop 2019 - Day 20

Hello!

Today is my day on Jo's advent calendar bloghop! If you haven't already visited her, pop over to see all the fun!! 

And, what a surprise, I haven't been able to stitch as fast as I thought I would!!!

I've been stitching this little free kit from CrossStitcher magazine every spare minute ...... and I still have more backstitching to do!! I don't know why but my photos look a little fuzzy to me, they were alright in "files", so, if you can't see them very well don't forget to double click on the photo and all should be much clearer!

The kit has a frame to make it into a Christmas Card, so I guess you could say this is my virtual Christmas Card to all my friends! (The binding you can see here is only temporary, to stop the edges fraying.)

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CrossStitcher Issue 351

Despite the little tree being finished, it's still not FFO'd. I wasn't sure what to do with it really!

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PM25 Christmas Tree by Anchor

But now I've decided ..... it will be an ornament. I'm going to add  ric rak, then make it up into a little cushion thingy that can hang from a tree. I am aiming to finish very soon as otherwise I shall probably lose track of it!



This year Jo asked us to talk about our favourite Christmas film. My favourite film of all time has already been mentioned and is "It's a Wonderful Life"! but there are so many I really love but I'm not sure of their names (what am I like?!?), but I do think Christmas isn't Christmas without seeing at least one version of "A Christmas Carol"!



Have fun, but remember the old saying "A moment on the lips, and a lifetime on the hips" ..... oops, tee hee, did I really just say that out loud type that out loud!?

Ha, ha!

As always, Jo, "Thank You so much for organising us!"



And here's wishing you all a "Very Happy Christmas, and a Happy New Year!"





Hugs,
Barbara xxx

37 comments:

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Two beautiful embroideries, Barbara.
They have enchanted me.
Kisses from Seville

Christine B said...

Very pretty embroideries Barbara! Have a fabulous Christmas! Hugs Christine xx

Pamela said...

Very cute and Christmas-y!

Anaisa said...

Muy lindos bordados nena!! el de la tarjeta se verá increíble lo digo por la idea, y ya quiero ver el cojín seguro se verá precioso!!
Besotes y feliz navidad!! lleno de muchas bendiciones!!

Kate said...

I don't know how you found time for those tiny pieces! Lovely.
We like to think of Christmas goodies as insulation for the long winter ahead.
Happy Christmas!

Queeniepatch said...

Ric-rac looks really good with the cross stitch. What a lovely Christmas ornament it will be.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Very Nice Stitching.
I'm taking a break but wanted to stop by here and wish you a Merry Christmas.
xx, Carol

Cathy said...

Very sweet little Christmas stitches! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

My stitching speed is never quite as fast as I think it will be either. Like your ornament plan.

Elfie said...

Your Christmas stitching is gorgeous. I share your fondness for 'It's A Wonderful Life'. I'll be watching it tonight. Merry Christmas!

Celtic Thistle said...

That is a lovely little Christmas scene Barbara, both of your embroideries will make delightful ornaments. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours too!

Diana Moriel said...

Lovely works of embroidery, I love both of them, the Christmas scene and the Christnas tree. May your Christmas be filled with joy and blessings!

jocondine said...

Always so great to visit all the blogs, see so lovely stitchings with this advent calendar. Joyeux Noël Barbara ! xxx

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I love your stitching. So pretty and festive! I hope you have a lovely Christmas :) xxx

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Te quedaron dos adornos a punto de cruz muy bonitos, me gusta el pequeño ... justo un tamaño que yo pueda hacer, el otro es precioso, una postal navideña preciosa.

FELIZ NAVIDAD Y AÑO NUEVO !!

BESOS

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty cross stitcheries. They look clear to me.

Faith... said...

I think it would make a pretty ornament!

I always think that I can stitch something faster than I actually do!

Have a Merry Christmas Barbara!

Lin said...

Theres a lot of work in that little panel - it looks gorgeous Barbara. xx

Ariadne said...

This is a lovely card-ornament to be. Have a great time till and at Christmas. AriadnefromGreece!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

What a good idea to make an ornament with the little Christmas tree! It will be lovely. Happy Holidays!

Beth in IL said...

Very pretty. Like the rick rack for the ornament.

Creando y Fofucheando said...

Holaaa Bárbara! qué bonitooo está! me ha encantado tu trabajo,eres una Artista,preciosa esta escena navideña amiga
Muchos besos y que pases muy Felices Fiestas! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Both little stitcheries are so sweet. As for the lips/hips thing - I'm still recovering from imbibing far too much food at our sons yesterday. How can having a little taste of everything end up making a person so sluggish the following day? As for the weigh scales glaring accusingly at me every time I pass them by, tough!
Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours!

Sandra Walker said...

Your Christmas card turned ornament is coming along beautifully! Merry/Happy Christmas to you my friend!

DJ said...

Beautiful stitching! Why is it that what seems to be the simplest projects seem to take the longest time? But it will be so worth it in the end, it's going to make a lovely ornament. I, too, love both movies you've mentioned. I'm going to watch It's a Wonderful Life tonight! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming New Year!

Unknown said...

This is so very cute, Barbara - it will make a lovely Christmas card.

FlashinScissors said...

Not sure, it may become a card or maybe a hanging decoration.
Thank you for your kind comment, my friend!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Astrids dragon said...

Both of them look so sweet, they will look lovely as a card and an ornament.
Both movies are Christmas treasures, nice choices.
I hope you had a very Happy Christmas, Barbara!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

They are so cute! I have one that’s been going for ten years or so - I only stitch in December but I’ve lost it / put it in a very safe place😂🥴

Bronny said...

The free kit stitch from CrossStitcher magazine will be a lovely keepsake. Persevere, the backstiching will make all the tiny details pop.
Hoping to reconnect with the blogging community in 2020 and updating my own blog will be my WIP to start the year. Hope to see you for TUSAL

handmade by amalia said...

Both embroideries are so fun and festive, Barbara! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you only good things for the coming year. I hope that it will be a very happy one.
Amalia
xo

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Bronny,
Thank you for your visit and comment!
Look forward to visiting you when you reconnect to blogging with TUSAL.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

R's Rue said...

Love it.

MARIELA Inspirada said...

Hi Barbara!!! So gorgeous Christmas embroideries, every stitch counts! I'm sure they will be so beautiful when you finish them both.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas, and wish you a Happy New Year!!! Happy 2020, besitos...

Bethan said...

Such lovely pieces. Pesky backstitching always seems to take much longer than it feels like it should. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas x

Deb said...

Hi Barbara I see you have my wonderful swapped pin cushion that you made me as your header I absolutely love it thank you for all the wonderful detail. Perfect for someone that loves dogs

Kaisievic said...

This is so very cute, I love the design.