We are in the 2-week countdown until Christmas 🎄. Yikes! How's it going for you?
I thought I'd get into the Christmas mood and share with you a few of my favorite things.
First up is this delightful stocking stitched and finished by Fran Tylavsky. The canvas name is Woodland Territorial Santa (TTAXS440) from Susan Roberts Needlepoint; artist, Liz Goodrick-Dillon. Fran attends my local needlepoint classes at Stitchers Inc in Memphis, TN. She recently became a first-time grandmother, and William is the lucky boy for this stocking.
|William is a very lucky boy!|
Lovingly stitched by Gran Fran.
Fran stitched and finished this stocking this year... in only 8 months (our first class time was April 1, 2017) all while still working her full time job! Here's one of my photos from our class taken 04/01.
|Woodland Territorial Santa|
Here's one of my favorite things: Teri Ambriz Snowflake Design.
|Teri does Snowflakes right!|
Teri is a member of the Facebook Needlepoint Nation, and she is a very prolific stitcher. One of her finished pieces had this delightful background. I diagramed it and it is now part of my stitch guide repertoire. Thanks, Teri for your inspiration!
Every holiday/season needs a special cocktail, and my favorite December go-to is from Chef Mario Batali.
One of my favorite things!
It's called Persephone and has 4 wonderful ingredients: Gin, Rosemary simple syrup, pomegranate juice, and a squeeze of lime. The Gin & Rosemary play nice together, and the Pom color is very festive. Don't be afraid of making the Rosemary Simple Syrup. It really is simple and Chef Mario includes the how-to, too. Here's the link to Mario's website. http://www.mariobatali.com/recipes/persephone/ It's a must have for those who do. 😊
Need a quick little stitch? Try the Christmas Trees! Very festive.🎄
|A stitch for you!|
Last, but not least: Christmas Lights. Brilliant idea.💡
|Christmas Light by Midge King|
My sister, Midge, designed and stitched a bunch of these for her Christmas tree. She used the same stitch different across the color families.
|Christmas Lights by Midge King|
Once done, then she selected another stitch pattern and made another set. Great way to work with your stash. Here's another idea: you could even make the Lights from the threads of your project you worked during the year. 😊
Well, that's all for now. Would love to hear from you.
Until the next time. HUGS! Robin