Monday, November 7, 2011

Sailing Santa

Hello Dear Friends!  I have an honest-to-goodness, for-real cross stitch finish today!  I'm sure many of you thought I had lost my stitching needles, and no wonder since I haven't touched them in 9 months!  But unbelievably, I haven't lost them...I even remembered how to count and everything, lol :)




Santa Rides
The Prairie Schooler
book no. 47
32ct lambswool linen
recommended DMC


AND, I did some stitching over the weekend!  Thank you Sharon for designing this cutie!



Snow Hop
28ct "staci-dyed" linen
DMC


I also finished stitching up this little turkey...


Thankful freebie
28ct "staci-dyed" linen
DMC 3371


Well!  That sums things up for me today!  Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods.  I hope your week is off to a great start, Happy Monday!


47 comments:

Annie said...

Such cute stitching! We've all missed seeing that from you. Love that sailing Santa. And the freebies are just adorable.!

Jackie said...

Love the way you've finishes Santa Rides. Gorgeous! Glad to hear you've had needle in hand again.

Tracey said...

It is all so beautiful! I use to stitch years ago, but haven't picked up a needle in years. Seeing all of your beautiful things makes me wonder where I put my hoop! xx

The Queen Bee said...

So glad to see you back to cross stitching. You do such beautiful work and your finishing is so inspiring. Not that I don't enjoy the knitting... I've just been missing the stitching.

Pam

Cindy's Stitching said...

all so pretty. I love the sailing santa.

Angela said...

Santa Rides looks gorgeous! Congrats on all the stitches and remembering how to count too ;) It's so great to see you stitching again!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Great work!

I wore the scarf you made me this past weekend and really enjoyed it. It is getting pretty nippy here.

Have a great week!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done you!!

Penny said...

I love Santa Rides ~ so pretty! As is your other stitching too. :)

Jan said...

Awesome, all three of your finishes, Staci! I am glad that you didn't forget how to stitch!

BeckySC said...

Oh, I am in LOVE with your finish :) SWEET!!!
(hugs)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes.

Anne said...

Ooh Santa's sailing!! I love it!! Sharon's design is pretty adorable too!!

Becky K in OK said...

I have that PS leaflet, but have not stitched a single design from it. Thanks for sharing, and I love the hanger you made.

miek 2 said...

hello Staci,
i follow you for a wail and put you on my blog to follow but i never came to it to let you know and put myself in your spot, so to speek.
i love your work, find it beautiful and read it with much pleasure!
greetings

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Isn't it such a good feeling to get so much stitched? Such lovely stitching! blessings,Kathleen

Berit said...

Oh, gosh I love your santa Rides! And I was gonna knock it off with the PS Christmas smalls! But, I totally have that chart. Hmmnnn....

Love your knitting, but Welcome Back! :D

geeky Heather said...

So you don't touch the needles for nine months and then three finishes in one weekend??!? WOW!! I love them all. =)

Melanie said...

Great Santa finish!!
Now we know what he does in his free time the rest of the year. ;)

Lei said...

Wow. You got a lot accomplished over the weekend. All your stitching looks great. I especially love the hanger you made for your Santa finish. Very pretty.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the finishes! They look great.

doris said...

Nice finishes! Wow, you really got to work with stitching. Sometimes you just have to wait until the mood strikes you.

Tracey said...

All 3 finishes look awesome Staci! Now that you've got going again with the stitching... look out!! Can't wait to see more :^)

Daffycat said...

Awesome finishes! I LOVE the wire hanger for Santa Rides and the beaded edging.

OMG my freebie looks fantastic! Staci, you are very welcome. It is my joy to share with my readers.

Shelleen said...

everything looks great!

Catherine said...

Great finishes - especially the finish finish of the Santa!

Casa Pearl said...

Wow, you have really been productive. Love all the finishes - especially that wonderful cardinal. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara J said...

I suppose cross-stitch is like riding a bike ... you never forget! :)

Lovely X'mas ornaments ... that time of the year is upon us.

katica said...

fantastic!! All three are great. I love the way you finished your Santa!

Michele said...

woo hoo she really stitches! *smile* Love your finishes sweetie :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful ornament finish!!!!!!

Hazel said...

Lovely to see some of your stitching again. Some great Christmas designs there. X

Siobhan said...

Well, shedang!! You dust off those needles and make sure they are sizzling, just for good measure. ;) LOVE the finishes!! Beautiful work, as always.

Nancy said...

I am so excited to see a stitching finish from you Staci! Your ornament, and your stitching, are just beautiful! Only seeing this cross stitch leaflet online, I had no idea all the anchors were in the background. I really like that pattern. The other pieces are pretty too!

Elisa said...

3 great pieces Staci...glad you are back into stitching

Carol said...

Whew--you were really busy this weekend, Staci! Love all three! I had pulled the little Thankful turkey to stitch myself this month--hope mine looks as nice as yours :)

Vonna said...

Yep, you've found them again, three stunning finishes to prove it!

mainely stitching said...

Love the all, but that PS Santa just steals the show!

Julie said...

Santa is a stunning ornament

kathy b said...

YOU ROCK! I love Santa's
and your thaniful us really lovely in an antique ish way

Carol R said...

Great finishes Staci especially Santa!

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Staci. I've just sorted fabric and threads for Sharon's cute design and hoping to stitch it tonight.

cpeezers said...

Sailing Santa is beautiful! I love all your cross-stitch projects!!!

Kellie said...

I love all of your finishes! Santa Rides is particularly cute! :)

valerie said...

Love, love, love that PS finish! Great piece...love the other ornie finishes too!

Brigitte said...

Good to see that the stitching bug has finally bitten you again. And a Prairie Schooler it is. No wonder that you stitch again ...

Solstitches said...

Oh the sailing Santa is just adorable.
I love it and the other two little pieces are cute also.
Margaret