Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Past

Can you believe Christmas is past, and here we are looking at New Year's eve??? Unbelievable! We were fortunate enough to spend Christmas in Ohio with my family, so I'll share a few pictures of my Mom's tree (which I love) and some of the cross-stitched ornaments I've made for her in Christmases past.

Mom's tree is filled primarily with snowman and cardinal ornaments. It's always fun to search for something new for her tree.

The ornament, above, was the first cardinal ornament I made for her. My finishing skills are not very good, but the pale blue fabric and the egg shape at least related to the subject matter!

The year I made the wreath ornaments, Mom got one too. It's not one that I would have picked out for her, but I wrapped all my ornaments that year, and let folks select, at random, their gift.

My favorite, though, is the cardinal on the mailbox. This is one I'd like to have hanging on my tree as well!

Finally, I'll share a photo of a stitched piece I made for Mom and Dad back in the late 80s/early 90s.

Mom had moved the location of this P. Buckley Moss design for the first time, and I was able to get close enough to take a shot. The photo is not so hot, but this is still one of my favorite finishes. When I purchased the pattern, my plans were to make one for my parents, and one for me. After hours and hours of working with white floss on white 36 count linen, and ripping out an entire lower section of the snow because I had messed up, I decided that this finish was going to be my one and only for this particular design. I love P. Buckley Moss's work, though, and have several other cross stitch patterns of her prints that may get worked up if I live to be an old, old woman!

One last look...
and a wish to all of you checking in for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year!


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a beautiful tree. Your ornaments are just lovely. I also, love the P. Buckley Moss piece. It gives you a feeling of peacefulness just looking at it. I love the horse and buggies in the back ground. And the sky is awesome. What a truly beautiful work of art! Wishing you a Happy New Year...filled with lots of stitching...and knitting, too. :)

staci said...

Your mom's tree is gorgeous! And love that PBM piece!!! Happy New Year Teri!!!