Ok....if you haven't realized it by now......I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!! I love the whole meaning behind Christmas. I love shopping for others, the wrapping of gifts and giving to others!!! I love it to be cold (which by the way I have come to appreciate the cold because I feel so much better with my Multiple Schlerosis) that way I can snuggle up on the couch with a good movie and xstitch the day away! But as you see, I xstitch ornaments all year long. I start with the ornaments for gifts first and then after that, I stitch them for me and my family.
So when Jean at Attic Needleworks had Christmas charts and kits discounted this month if you are an Attic Addict (which I am by the way), I could get a 15% discount. I thought that was good enough excuse to go shopping! Right??? Somebody out there PLEASE AGREE with me! :-) So here is what I was able to pick up. I did remember to take a picture of it the day I got it even though I'm just now getting around to posting about it.
Of course, the threads to the top left go with the WTN&T Paper Snowflakes chart because I changed the colors for the house on the chart. Then I also needed the Sampler Thread Antique Roses to restitch the BBD XOX mini stocking. See my previous post for a picture of it. It almost takes a full 5yard skein of Antique Rose when stitching it. I also thought the BRD It's Cold Outside will make GREAT PRESENTS for next year. I just love her designs and I didn't have this one in my stash. And of course, now that I am going to be doing the Just Nan 2014 SAL (see my easy link on the right side of my blog to link you where to sign up for it), I thought I would add 2 more quick stitch projects for my stash as well. Not that I needed to but again....I DIDN'T HAVE THEM in my stash.
Ok.....I think yall get the picture so I will quit trying to rationalize my buying the new charts. hehe But I blame Cathy from With Needle and Thread as she had stitched JN Cardinals and showed it on her blog. Be sure to go and scroll down to see it. It was soooo cute I knew I had to get it add to my stash. I just finished stitching up JN Gingerbread Jingle Mouse for this year and it went quickly that I knew that this cardinal would go quick as well. I hope to show him here soon. I just have to do the assembly part to make him into a mouse.
Now....I'm off to my sewing room to cut out Christmas dresses for myself and my daughter. I will make mine this week and then get started on hers so that all I have to do is the "fitting" when she comes home for Christmas.
Wish me luck too as I am trying to finish up my The Scarlet Letter Mary Baker. I'm SOOOO CLOSE to finishing that I just need to sit down and take a day or 2 to finish her. Until another post, I wish everyone here in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Stitching Everyone!