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Christmas Trees
December 31, 2011, 3:18 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Christmas Trees

Our Mainline Stitchers Chapter of ANG did a Holiday Santa Exchange (steal) again this year at our Dec meeting. And, I got a beautiful ornament to stitch.

I don’t know the designer & I can’t tell by the mark in the lower left corner.  If anyone knows, please leave comment & let me know.

The threads are now ready – I went through my stash yesterday. Next, I need to select stitches.  Then, I can get started just as soon as I finish my small cross-stitch ones. It’s a lovely piece.

Phillies Fab Fob
December 29, 2011, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Phillies Fab Fob

Looks like we’ll need a second car in 2012 & so, this will be for Bill’s key chain. Merry Christmas Bill!

A quick stop at Rittenhouse Needlepoint before Christmas uncovered this gem. It is by Voila, measures 8.25″ x 1.75″, and come with what you need to finish it!

2 Ornaments finished last night
December 27, 2011, 9:23 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments

These did work up quickly! I changed the colors slightly (yellow to a more gold around the now 3 shades of red which get darker from top to bottom). A little felt on the back & DMC tied for hanging & done!!


3 More Christmas Ornaments
December 26, 2011, 4:50 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments

This was a great find on eBay before Christmas! Why better than the first 2 ornaments? These are actually part of the set I already have! Apparently, there were 12 in the set. I am confused about the date being 2000 – I thought I had mine since the 90s. But, maybe they added some each year.

You may recall from last year’s blog the angel & the bell:

From what a quick look on google, I think Creative Vision Design  is still in business but gone in a different direction now (

It’ll make a nice project to add to my gold metal ornament collection!!

2 Christmas Ornaments
December 26, 2011, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments

This was a good find on eBay before Christmas! I ordered them & then, by the time I opened them, it was a wonderful Christmas gift because I’d forgotten the designs that I’d found. It’ll make a nice addition to my gold metal ornament collection!!

From what a quick look on google, I do not think Needleform is still in business but you can find some stuff here & there still for sale.


Directions look easy:

Gold place mats with napkins
December 24, 2011, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Other People's Pieces, Vintage Linens

I’m not sure who made these place mats & napkins but they look Christmasy. They have buttons & beads with a little gold embellishment stitched on them. Very good shape & makes a nice set with the different colored napkins.

Hooked Grand Tetons
December 18, 2011, 7:48 pm
Filed under: Hooked, Other People's Pieces

This was done by my grandmother & could be any mountain range but my sister recalls that is that scene is the Grand Tetons.  She also recalls that my grandmother dyed the threads for this piece herself by hand.

So, I decided to replace the wall hanging we had over our bed to with the pillow. Springtime in the Grand Tetons!