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New Year and Christmas stitching

Stitching for Christmas

Here is my latest Christmas cross stitching, the Joy House ornament I finished recently.

A cute white house with red flowers growing up the side, two little birds, one is sat quite happy on the birdhouse.

There are holly vines across the top with a pretty red love heart trimmed with white ribbon.

I had this lovely red polka dot fabric in my stash and decided to use it for this ornament.

The red contrast against the black fabric really makes the design pop.

The white cord trim I made using dmc stranded cotton thread twisted by using a drill. Once it was tightly woven I then folded the cord in half, it will then wrap around itself to produce this cord.

The little hand made button is glued on but I stitched faux stitching on it to make it looked sewn on.

I did not have a curved needle to enable me to stitch it onto the ornament.

Pretty little bow made from DMC threads, I show how make the cord in my tutorials blog here, about half way down the page in the strawberry tutorial.

Valentine Patterns

I am currently planning some new free Valentine cross stitch patterns for you to stitch.

Here is a reminder of the one I did last year which can be downloaded on this post here

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  1. January 8, 2020 / 8:41 pm

    Lynn: What a nice surprise to see a post fr5om you.
    I am looking forward to seeing the mug.
    Sweet new design, thank-you.


  2. Claudette
    January 9, 2020 / 12:23 am

    Those colors look so striking together! Great finish!

  3. January 9, 2020 / 8:09 am

    Good continuation of the new needlework year.
    I hope I will sew some cross stitch boards, but you never know how it will be.
    Cute painting you sew, they are always so nice.
    Have a good week Ingvor

  4. june peart
    January 9, 2020 / 5:33 pm

    Happy New Year , I like your new blog
    Love your new stitch .

  5. Faith
    January 10, 2020 / 7:10 pm

    Very ciue finish!

  6. January 11, 2020 / 5:27 pm

    Oh it’s lovely. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. 🙂

  7. Lesta Little
    January 19, 2020 / 11:46 am

    I’m not receiving newsletters. Tried to subscribe again. Told email all ready exist. Any help would be appreciated. Miss your newsletters. Enjoy your designs.