Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Beginning to look like Christmas!

 2 over 2 threads and with DMC & blending filament thread on the candies.
Gingerbread Street by Sue Hillis Designs
Fabric - Sparkly Pink (The one made for this chart- no other name was given, sorry)

Hi Bloggers! Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. My son Nicholas cooked the turkey, made the stuffing, and peeled the potatoes:) His turkey was fantastic - very moist. I'm so proud of him. He asked me if he could do most of the cooking....What a lovely mothers dream...Of course I said "Yes". We had Nannie come over for our dinner and we had her sit at the head of the table. We all missed my mom. I didn't go out shopping the day after. Had all the ad's from the newspaper, then turned on QVC on the TV. Yep that was fun:) They make shopping so easy. So I got to stitch this whole week end. Finished "Gingerbread Bread Street" House #2. I used my new Q snap frame and I did order some Q-Snap Huggies from Christine - her website  here. She is so nice, I look forward to getting them.

 My two Gingerbread Houses so far - 2 more to go.

 This stitched piece was done by my sister Nicole. She made this 2 years ago. I finally took it out and decided I would make it a pillow for her. This is completely her own design - Nope No chart what so ever. She drew it out then stitched it as she went. Just choosing colors what ever she felt like. Came out darn cute I think. I know it's 14ct Adia fabric because she cringes at 16ct and Lord forbid if she even sees 18ct -LOL. She's so funny. She just can't believe I stitch on 28ct and up:))))

So why did I wait so long to make something of this for her???  Just look at how close she stitched to the edge... I mean "REALLY???"  Nicole has the most LA DE DA attitude when crafting...But shes really the best sister. Okay my only sister but I love her.
 Cute snowmen - Nope no faces-lol. Lucky their wearing hats.

 Darling Candycanes!!! 

 Love her ornaments...

By the Grace of the Lord I think it looks pretty good considering I didn't have much of border to stitch. Had no clue what I was doing - I just went for it. I would ask Nicole "Do you like this fabric or this one? She would answer "Yes". She's so easy going. And she loved the pillow. Thank Goodness.
Today I sewed up 3 zipper pouches. 2 are for my sister to give away as gifts. I am making a bunch to have on hand for unexpected visitors during the Holidays. At least this way I will have something nice to give. Now I really need to get on stitching some ornaments that I hoped to get on the tree this year. Lots of charts to be stitched but stitching does take time. Well you know!  Have a great week.
With Love and my appreciation for you stopping by - Annette


gracie said...

Lovely stitching. Christmas is in the air.

Margaret said...

The stitching is so beautiful! Wow! Goof for you on the finishing with that border being so small. Whew! How nice that your son did the Thanksgiving cooking too!

Shirlee said...

Very, very pretty!

Vickie said...

How wonderful that your son Nicholas cooked for all of you!
Your stitching is coming along great.
Wow! I love what you did with your talented sister's piece. It turned out really wonderful.

Vicki said...

I'm impressed by your sister's design, I could never do that in a million years, although I WISH I could! Great job turning it into a pillow, it looks fantastic!

Anne said...

Those gingerbread houses are so sweet! Literally! I love them a lot! Your sister's stitching is beautiful too. How sweet of you to make it into a pillow for her!

Linda said...

Great progress on the Gingerbread house Annette. They are so pretty and sparkly. And Wow. Congrats to both of you. Your sisters great designing and stitching and your awesome pillow finish. Great job.


Karoline said...

Your Gingerbread houses are looking lovely

Your sister's design is very cute & your finishing is great

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a perfect holiday and weekend!
The gingerbread houses look wonderful.
Your sister's stiching and your finishing look amazing together.
Have a wonderful week!

cowgirlfromhanna said...

Beautiful work!! My Huggies have gone to a great home!! THANKS again, Christine

SoCal Debbie said...

What a good idea to shop from home instead! Your gingerbread houses are adorable and sparkly! What a great job your sister did with her own design. How nice of you to finish it for her. What a great sis you are!

Siobhán said...

Lovely stitching! You did a great job finishing your sister's stitching! It really looks great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your gingerbread houses are looking fantastic!

Your sister did an awesome job and you did a great job with the finishing too!!!

Unknown said...

Hello Dear annette, I love seeing that you are busy at your wonderful stiching work. Its all so beautiful. Hugs from your old long time crafting pal in Idaho.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful son you have..truly a mother's dream and I understand how you feel about your Mommie not being at the table.
I absolutely love, love the Gingerbread Street fabby you chose. I am very much of a pink person and this piece is gorgeous. I am suppose to be on a stash diet, but!!!
Ok.. I'll just add to my wish list. LOL.
Love Nicole's piece too and you did a nice job on the finish..No doubt she liked it.

Carol said...

How nice to have a sister who stitches, too, Annette--both your piece and hers look wonderful. Looking forward to seeing Gingerbread Street all finished up--it is so festive and sparkly :)