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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hello Hello! Themes for 2019....

Yes, I am still around - I haven't dropped off the planet - just been super busy with our house building (See this post on Kitten Stitching for the latest update) and stitching-wise I have been indulging in stitching on some of my large UFOs rather than Smalls - so no activity from me on this blog, I am sad and ashamed to say!

However, I have been seeing some of the gorgeous work that you all have been doing - well done, all of you!  Keeping the Christmas tinsel glittering!

Anyway, I thought that maybe it was time to think about themes for next year - 2019!

I am proposing three themes for next year - so that there are lots of chances for people to dip in and out and be as flexible as possible.

My three themes are:

Theme One: The Twelve Days of Christmas (this has been such a big hit the last few years that I am loath to let it go.

Theme Two: Christmas Carols again - although I am looking for lots of suggestions for which ones to include this year, please.

... and a new theme, based on the fact that I have just found this whilst cleaning out my Girl's Nest....




Theme Three: Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine 2001 to 2010.

What I am proposing is that if you want to stitch Theme Three, you stitch an ornament from each Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine from 2001 to 2010, with two free choice months (in June and December) when you stitch a design from any other JCS Christmas Ornament magazine that you like.  

I will generate a random order of years for the other ten months.

(Of course, if you don't have any of these mags - which for some of you I would find hard to believe, lol! - you can just choose either Theme 1 or 2 - easy peasy).
I hope that you like the three themes but do please let me know by the end of September if there is a Christmas Carol you would like included for 2019.

HO! HO! HO!


hugs, Kaye


Faith's September Ornament

My children swore that this rule happened every year on Christmas Eve. They would say 'Mom, do you hear that? I think I hear the bells on the reindeer!' So of course that is when all good Moms say 'Well you better hurry up and get in bed and go to sleep so Santa doesn't pass by our house!!'  I love the imagination and innocence of children when they are young, it is just a shame they lose it as they get older.

Christmas Rules
Listen for Reindeer
Rule Nine
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
 


The next rule will be for either the romantic in you or the shy person in you who wants to catch that special someone but don't know how to approach them! Personally I would be scared to attempt or the results for the second scenario but no risk, no reward!  

Again, thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Suzanne's September Ornament

Happy September everyone! I am posting my September Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Nine Dragons Dancing.

How sweet she is in her ballet costume. See you next month!

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Hooties 12 Days of Christmas 5 and 6 by Little Stitches Art

I am two months delayed with this SALand I need to speed up if I want it ready for this year Christmas.

For people who don’t know my design is called “Hooties 12 Days of Christmas”, it is designed by PinoyStitch and consists on 12 owls disguised in the appropriate custom for the number they have following the famous carroll 12 Days of Christmas.

This time I did number 5 and 6, which correspond to 5 golden rings and 6 Geese-a-laying. And there is where I am at that moment.





On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.





Friday, 31 August 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

Faith's August Ornament

Well as promised this Rule is much more fun than the last one! Unless of course people only want to share your toys and not theirs! 

Christmas Rules
Share Your Toys
Rule Eight
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here it is now! 


The next Rule is one that my children used to
do when they went to bed on Christmas Eve!


Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Suzanne's August Ornament

Good Morning!
I am posting my August ornament, 12 Dragonlets of Christmas by Dragon Dreams. It is called 8 Dragons Milking. However, the poor dragon has spilled his milk! Have a good day.