Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry December!

Hey Friends!
At least it isn’t hot today!  We’ve been having near 70s for the past week or so, and it really doesn’t promote Christmas spirit.

Holly Sampler
Have you gotten all your ornaments stitched and finished?  Last time I showed you the stitched Threadwork Primitives Holly Sampler Pouch… but I didn’t make it into a pouch.  It’s my first tiny quilt hanging, using some little scraps and pieces from my stash.  It is far from perfection, but still cute to me.
Next up was Country Cottage Needleworks Joy but substituted Victorian Motto hand-dyed threads from an antique Christmas set that I bought at PALS.

What am I stitching now?  Country Cottage Needleworks’ Santa’s Village, and first up is Santa’s House.  Not enough to show yet, but I’m using the recommended fibers, but 28ct (over one)on Carolina Linen in Sand.  I believe the SAL is full, but here’s the link SSVT if you'd like to follow along.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I always enjoy reading your thoughts and comments.  I hope it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in your area.

PS:  I do love getting your comments, but if you submit as Anonymous or have your email setting to No Reply, I can't respond to your inquiries.

I'm grateful  for  cooler temperatures!
and Happy Stitching


  1. Your finishes look great and are just perfect for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Santa's Village.

  2. Love how you finished your Holly Sampler piece, Charlene! CCN's Joy looks lovely; like your color changes.

    Question for you...what is Carolina linen?

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia
    rlbrowninva @

  3. Very pretty! We will get snow today.

  4. Hi there! Your quilt hanging is quite nice to me, too! I am going to try something like that in the near future! I just saw your ornament TUSAL and it brought an idea to mind for my orts next year! Love blogging--we share so much! Soon it will be so dang cold, so I enjoy amy rise above 40 that we get these days! Not a fan of cold weather! Merry Christmas to you and yours Charlene! Hugs!

  5. Beautiful quilt hanging! Your stitching is lovely. Isn't it fun to stitch for Christmas at this time of year? Even if I know it won't be completed until next Christmas, it just puts me in the frame of mind of the season!

  6. Your little quilt is just darling!!!, I absolutely love it.... Man, you are fast!!!! All the finishes are so nice.... Helps getting me in the spirit!!! Warmish here today.... Make it a great weekend!!

  7. Oh it's cold and gloomy. Reminds me of England...and all those people I haven't bought presents for yet! LOL Love your little quilt.

  8. Great finishes! Must be getting you into the Christmas spirit, right?

  9. Your Holly Sampler quilt and Joy piece looks good Charlene.
    Can't wait to see your Santa's Village.

  10. Lovely stitches. ~ I have that Holly Sampler on my wish list!

  11. Your Holly Sampler looks great!

  12. Nice Christmasy finished, Charlene! I love 'em both.

  13. Fantastic finish and finish-finished, Charlene! The little quilt looks great--neat idea for finishing! I can't believe you're getting 70 degrees! It's in the high 40s/low 50s here and been frosty in the mornings.

  14. I am like you Charlene - I need it to be cold to get into the Christmas spirit. Love your little quilt finish.

  15. Hard to decorate while you are sweating! Love both of your finishes and your little quilt is very cute! happy stitching....

  16. Wonderful stitching Charlene! I love the way that you finished the holly piece.
    It's supposed to be 76 here tomorrow...crazy!
    Have a great week!

  17. You did a wonderful job on your wall hanging!! Of course I like the "Joy" piece! LOL I am not in the village SAL, but I will be peeking!

  18. Great finishes!! Love the hanging :)

  19. Lovely Christmas stitching. Enjoy the SAL, it will be fun to see it develop.

  20. It is definitely too warm for Christmas--been in the mid-50s here all week, but has been horribly gray and rainy. Blech!! Your nice bright colors in the second finish sure brought some much-needed sunshine to my day, Charlene... The SAL looks like fun--looking forward to following along with all of you :)

  21. I love the addition of the fabric on the Holly Sampler. I've always liked that kind of finish where quilting is mixed with cross stitch. Making it into a hanging was a great idea, especially for the holidays.
    I love Nancy's floss also, she has some of the best reds.
    Thanks for sharing it. I really love to see the creative finishes of others.
    Smiles, Nan


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