Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Countdown

The gifts are bought and wrapped and ready to load into the car for the trip to Jacksonville later this week. That leaves time for some guilt-free stitching.

This week I finished the beading on the "C" pear. I love beading and find it very relaxing and especially love watching the beads line up in a nice, even row. For the most part, I've also finished Step 2 of the background around "C" and look forward to working on Step 3 this week which will be adding brackets of fly stitch. Amy has chosen a beautiful, pale icy green Kreinik for this step. I can't wait to see how it completes the look of the background. There is still the stem and the leaf to complete. The leaf has some ribbon work on it which I may leave to be stitched until the banner is almost complete.

I've been looking through the stash this week for something small to stitch and finally settled on the sheep canvas that is part of my Melissa Shirley Nativity series.

I pulled some threads out of the stash yesterday and actually found all that I needed. I can't quite figure out what the object(s) is on the right side of the back of the sheep. Is it a box, a bag and lantern? If you know what it is, please tell me!

Can you believe we're only a week away until Christmas day? I can't wait! I'll be spending Christmas with Andrew and Anna and then will look forward to them coming to Augusta for New Year's. I hope all of you have a wonderful couple of weeks ahead with memorable times spent with your family and friends. Enjoy your stitching time this Christmas! Hope Santa brings you something fun to stitch!


  1. Congratulations on being ready for Christmas. I wish I was. Just a few more items and the grocery shopping. The first pear looks really good. Leave it to Amy to have three layers with a spectacular result. I can't wait to see more. I am going to Amy's in March. Do you have any plans to go in 2012?

    Merry Christmas from Stephanie in Texas

  2. Hi Melinda,
    The Christmas Banner is really coming along. I love the "C". I think I am going to wait to do the ribbon also. I am afraid that it could easily get pulled since the bars are so big and awkward. Sounds like you are all ready to leave for your Christmas with Andrew and Anna.
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Is it an ornament? Hard to tell. Love the banner.

  4. The banner is stunning...your stitching is exquisite!
    It kind of looks like the black lamb is lying on someone's red ermine-collared cape? perhaps one of the Magi? looking forward to your progress with the banner!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. Have a safe trip and wonderful holiday with your family. Hugs, Robin