Sunday, December 06, 2020

My late "Naughty November " post!

Apologies to Rachel and Tiffany for not posting last Monday. I had this ready to go but somehow didn’t press Publish! I don’t know why, but I’m here now!

I really enjoyed joining in with Tiffany and Rachel for Naughty November! The idea was to make a few new cross stitch starts! Mine were all Christmas projects ..... I never usually manage to start in time for Christmas so a new start thingy seemed ideal to me!

And this is where I was up to last week (it's grown a bit more since though!)


2 - Christmas Cheers from The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch
 Collection - November 2014

You might have wondered at the name of "Christmas Cheers" ..... well, the idea is to finish rather like a tea cosy and is intended as a cover for a bottle of wine or sherry!
 I particularly liked this idea as our dining table is on view to the world and we will be able to hide our drinking habits from people passing by, tee hee!

I hope to finish this for Christmas!!!

I was slow posting because I was trying to start - a Father Christmas pattern from an old CrossStitcher magazine to match the Mother Christmas I stitched a couple of years ago - but my scraps weren't large enough! So, I started re-stitching the robin I had to abandon last week:

3 &4 Christmas tags again from The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection 

and, once again I got carried away and forgot to post!

Oh, and I had another new start which made me set everything else aside until I finished it ....

January's calendar finished!
CrossStitcher Issue 365

No actual threads with this issue, it includes the frame and 12 mini patterns. 
I loved January's picture, and the others are cute too !
I can't wait to stitch them all!

(as usual I would mention I have no affiliation to this magazine I just show what I like!! 
If you see what I mean! Tee hee!)

Do pop over to Rachel's to see what new starts others stitched - HERE!

Anyway, that's all for now, except to say we have just come out of lock down in this area although its getting so confusing and apart from keeping away from everyone else I'm not really sure what we are meant to do now! 

I hope you are keeping safe and coping well where you are!


Barbara xxx


Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Your embroidery is really beautiful.
You can see the progress and the January page I loved.
Here we are still confined to our city and we cannot leave the municipality or be on the street after 22:00.
It will be a strange Christmas.
Satay Safe, sweetie
Hugs from Seville

Kaisievic said...

Hi Barbara, some very cute starts for Christmas. I hope that yours is a Merry one.

Kate said...

A sherry cozy, what an interesting idea! Very pretty work. My handwork isn't that tidy.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your embroidery is lovely, great work on the Robin but I'm sorry you had a redo. January looks great.

Lin said...

Looks like you had a nice naughty time Barbara! xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the Sherry cosy idea! You could make one using a Margaret Sherry design, then it would be a Sherry Sherry cosy hahaha.

I love the calendar too, I will definitely be stitching those little designs next year.

Christine B said...

Lots of beautiful projects started Barbara! Nice to have lots of projects to be working on! Christine xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I must say that I am really loving that amazing tree you're working on (1st photo) puts me so much in mind of the cartoon version of 'The Grinch' which is my favourite Christmas show. Can't wait to see this one completed - so please do hurry!

Anaisa said...

Hola, nena! aquí visitándote yo un poquito alejada, pero intento ponerme al día!! decirte! Wow¡ que talento que paciencia y arte el tuyo porque este trabajo quedo hermoso! tu lo sabes y todas lo sabemos es lindo!!

Besotes y abrazos!!

Faith... said...

Great new starts Barbara! The tree is looking great and I think your monthly pieces will be very cute too!! Good luck at finishing them up!

Rachel said...

Not late at all! Thanks for joining in! I'm so glad you enjoyed this little new start binge with some lovely Christmas starts. I hope they're all finished up in time for the big day! :)

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

It looks like you are keeping busy Barbara, I especially like the calendar, a lovely idea. I’m making Christmas stockings for all the family this year, and filling them with whatever I can order with my supermarket delivery. Oh, and a special one for my new granddaughter, Skye Mari, born in September. Have a wonderful Christmas x

Diana Moriel said...

Tu calendario se ve muy bonito, el mes de Enero se ve precioso, mas todos esos proyectos te estan quedando hermosos, que paciencia tienes para bordar!

Tiffstitch said...

Those are great! And I'm glad the robin came out better this time as well. I look forward to seeing how you finish Christmas Cheers, it's a lovely pattern.

handmade by amalia said...

Such sweet makes, Barbara. Hope you are enjoying this strange yet festive time of year.

Katie said...

Beautiful work on everything. Keep it up.