God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, January 17, 2015

This Week's Stitching Finish

Only one finish this week.

Designer:  Chessie & Me
Design:  Noel House (kit)
Fabric:  36 ct Vintage Examplar linen
Floss:  Gloriana silk

Chessie & Me included satin & Smyrna stitches in this design.  I made these stitches like so ...


It looks just as pretty my way   : )   The little deer is stitched over one.  All in all it was a fun design to stitch.    

Last night I started my next project ... LHN's Silent Night.
I stitched this ornament a couple years ago for a group exchange & have always wanted to stitch one for myself.  It's coming along quite nicely   : )

I hope everyone is having a nice, restful weekend!


craftingpaws said...

Very cute and it looks great! Your next project looks like a lot of fun.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your Christmas finish, Shirlee! I would have done the xxxxx for the satin stitches (not a fan of them) and depending on my mood I might or might not have done the Smyrna stitches. I really like your next project. Looking forward to seeing progress or your finish!

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Danice said...

Both are pretty, Shirlee. 'Hope you are also having a nice weekend :)

marly said...

Both very nice. You're not wasting any time in 2015.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Both great finishes, I love the little "over one" deer.

Maggee said...

My smyrnas have looked like that too! My eye was immediately drawn to the reindeer... knew it was over one... It is such a beautiful piece! You next one will be beautiful too! Hugs!

Minnie said...

Gorgeous finish. Can't wait to see what changes if any you do with the new design.

Frances N said...

What a lovely finish! The colors are beautiful!
I also like the Silent Night chart and am anxious to see yours finished!
Have a relaxing weekend!

Marilyn said...

That turned out so pretty.
Silent Night is a gorgeous piece also,

La Petite Gallery said...

Hand cross stitch is wonderful, who wouldn't want a gift like that.


Julie said...

Wonderful finish, the new one is sweet too.

Hazel said...

Beautiful! Love them both but really love the LHN one. x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely design. Your little xxxx look great, no-one would know it want charted like that.

Catherine said...

Sweet finish and start!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow ~ you finished it already???
Wonderful job!!!
Happy Stitchin'

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish :D

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet finish & your choice of new project is just as promising :)

Carol said...

Love this one, Shirlee and it looks great with all xxxxxx's :)

Kaisievic said...

Such a lovely finish, Shirlee. Love your new start, too.
hugs, Kaye

Michelle said...

Oh Shirlee its beautiful well done x

Krista said...

Your ornaments are beautiful, Shirlee!