Thursday, November 26, 2015

Some Cross Stitch

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! We are not celebrating until tomorrow due to having to share Andrew and Alison.  But it's all good. I spent today baking (apple and pecan pies) and doing more house cleaning in anticipation of putting up the Christmas decorations. We will be a small group for dinner, so I bought a roasting chicken instead of a big turkey. I'll make the usual sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs, and salad. Rick is going to make his mom's cranberry relish (so good!) and homemade rolls. Have I told you what a good bread maker he is? He's taken it over because he does a much better job of it than I ever did.

In between working on Christmas presents, which are almost done I may add, (aren't you impressed?) I have been finishing up some little cross stitch projects. These are so fun. I have been choosing small patterns that don't take too long and are fun to finish. Also, I have been finding so many cute ones for free through pinterest.

I changed this one a little so I could get it done quicker, but I loved the way it was finished and found I could do the apple very easily. This was found at She has so many cute patterns and finishes.

I just finished this one yesterday. I love adding a little charm, in this case the tiny bell. This one was from

I made this one last year, but just got around to finishing it. I had never done beading on one of these before, and though I won't do it very often, I kind of like it. Something different, anyway. What do you think? Here again I added a charm. It's hard to see, but it's a tiny fireplace. It fit perfectly in the doorway and I thought it was a nice addition. Sorry, I can't find the source of this one.

I just had to share this picture of our backyard last weekend. Pretty, isn't it? Today it was sunny and in the 60's!


Lady Linda said...

Your projects are just darling. I love the look and your work is so nice. SNOW? Lucky you. We don't get much any more. I just saw your last post. Oh, congrats to you! A new grandbaby and a granddaughter! How lovely.

vivian said...

Ive never done any cross stitching! But I have several really cute halloween pieces that a dear friend has made me over the years. I cant believe that youre making gifts and almost done already! lol! I still dont even know what to get for anyone. oy vey! lol!
have a great weekend my friend!

Helen Philipps said...

Your stitching is lovely, Cindy. And I enjoyed seeing your amazing snowy garden too! Wishing you a happy weekend.
Helen xox

Carol said...

I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving on Friday, Cindy... after all, as long as the family is together, it really doesn't matter if the feast is held on the actual day, does it? We were in Argentina so this was our first ever year with no Thanksgiving dinner!

Your stitching is so pretty... I know just what you mean about the beaded edge. The end result is lovely, but it does take time!

We've had no snow at all which is unusual for western PA in early December, but I'm not complaining :) Enjoy your weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your cross stitch ornaments are so beautiful. I have done cross stitch but never with such delicate, tiny stitches! All the little details make them even more beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is worth celebrating on another day in order to have your family together :) The garden is so beautiful. We had one day of huge snow (13"!) a couple weeks ago and it has been unseasonably warm ever since. I can't say I'm sad about that, but I would like to see another pretty snow before Christmas.