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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG . . .

The South of England has its 1st covering of frost this morning and although it's so, so pretty that also means that the big day is fast approaching and I'm so behind on everything that I shall skip the subject straight away and instead share my new stitching addiction Happy Dance with you . . .

These were the ingredients . . .

32 count 'Country Grain' Linen, Au Ver a Soie and Mori Silk Threads and 5 button embellishments

and this is what those magic ingredients produced . . .

'The Stockings' by Shepherds Bush

Gorgeous subtle colouring and just love those cozy patterned socks!

3 stockings and a rather unusual funky Christmas tree with a present waiting at the bottom (hope it's another Shepherds Bush kit for me ~ Santa, I have been very good really, OK the housework is screaming at me and my Christmas preparations are zero BUT!)

Herringbone and Satin Stitch

I just can't make up my mind how to finish this one or my previous post ~ Red Snowman?  I don't really want to frame them behind glass and not sure if that would work with all the button embellishments either?  You all know how I'm a dedicated pillow finisher but with these lovely silk threads which could never be cleaned if they were handled too often ~ ummmmmmm! any ideas?

I'm keeping tuned in with all the lovely seasonal stitching you creative blogging friends are producing and everything is really fabulous and very inspirational ~ it's such a wonderful time of the year for cross-stitching :)

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
x x x

24 comments:

Hazel said...

It is beautiful. I love SB stuff. I do have a kit somewhere lurking around. x

Kate said...

Beautiful finish - SB designs are so lovely.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous finish - you must have had a very happy dance indeed.

Hugs, Kaye

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely finish. Would the pictures work stretched over a canvas?
I'm planning on scrapbooking some of my smalls next year as a diiferent way to finish.

Carol said...

Another darling finish, Jane! Hope you can come up with the perfect way to finish it (I never use glass when I frame my pieces unless they have mats--have things that are 25 years old that have held up just fine :)

Enjoy your holiday--busy time of year for us all, isn't it? I had to, reluctantly, put your little Margaret Sherry pumpkin pie cat away until next fall last week :(

Sarah said...

Lovely finish, what a unique piece (love the funky tree, as you say). Hope you find the perfect way to finish it!

Mouse said...

well a double matt would probably work with the buttons ?? and or frame with out ... hoover gently occasionally will get rid of dust etc .... or make it into an occasional pillow only out at Christmas ... looks lovely though :) love mouse xxx

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Exquisite. I so enjoy following your blog. xxx

Lei said...

Your latest finish is lovely. I love SB patterns and need to get one or two of them for myself. I hope you figure out how to finish your red snowman. I frame a lot myself, but that is because I hate to put that much effort into something and then have to worry about keeping it clean.

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely finish, Jane!! Your Red Snowman was adorable too...

Penny said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and the different stitches too. :)

country stitcher said...

What a lovely Finish! Love the colors.
Denise

Tricia said...

Beautiful! I have a PS finish sitting in a box too... for a year or more - because I can't decide how to finish it! : )

Let us know what you do!

Pumpkin said...

Uuuuuuu....I love this design! Love how it has three stockings :o)

Barb said...

Oh Jane just gorgeous, I really like that one.A wish for the list I think.
Lots of lovely stitching as you say at this time of year, I just need to be able to do ayears stitching in a few weeks.
How about finishing into a stocking and then you can bring it out every Christmas.

Cath said...

Ooooh , pretty finish , I love it .
We have had some snow the last couple of days , luckily it has not hung around , lol. X

Lesleyanne said...

Oh Jane what a gorgeous finish - such stunning colours. No snow for us yet thank heavens. Hope you are okay.

cindy said...

so lovely, verry original design

greetings from belguim

i follow you blog

Sally said...

I love SB designs and this one is just gorgeous. I've just had an SB framed that has buttons and charms on and my framer did it with a double mount.

I've been loving the frosty mornings. It makes it feel so much more Christmassy! Hoping for a bit of snow.

Lois said...

Gorgeous finish Jane! I love SB designs, especially their Christmas ones.

Catherine said...

So sweet!

Mindi said...

What a lovely finish! You'd think that after spending almost 4 years at their shop I'd know every single design they had, but I've never seen this one before, its absolutely adorable.

Melody said...

Beautiful stitching. Especially your satin stitched border. I seem to have trouble making mine look good. I'm usually not happy with the look...

Lynn said...

So far I have never stitched a SB design. After seeing yours I really must give one of these a try. It's so sweet!