Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of another Year (Warning image Heavy)

Well this year has just flown by for me so I figured I better post one more update for the year and wrap it up.  It has been a really good year in most areas.  My shoulder is still giving me fits and probably will for the rest of my life but as long as it doesn't get worse I can deal with it.  If I rest it its much better but being active and having a 7 year old makes it hard to do sometime.  At least I am still able to work on crafts when its not bugging me so all is not lost.


For the month of December I was able to get several small items stitched.  I am not going to go into to much detail on each item but I'll post the basics so people can find them.  Not sure if I have mentioned this before but one of my pet peeves is when I go to a blog and see something that I like but the person has not taken the time to post the designer or where the pattern can be found so I try to make sure I do that with every item.


This little guy was from a blog and from what I can tell he is no longer available.  I've had the chart for many years and just got around to stitching him this year. 


Christmas Spider from Sunflower seeds.  The trim is eyelash yarn that a crochet into a loose chain to make it fuller.



Both of these little dragons are from Dragon Dreams and can be bought at Patternsonline.com.  Top one is Santa's Helper and the other one is The Cookie Thief.


Not a Creature was Stirring from Casey Buonaugurio and was in the Nov/Dec 2008 Just Cross stitch issue.


Frost on the pumpkin by Just Nan.

 
Hard to see but this is Santa Squared by Pickle Barrel Designs as it was in the Nov/Dec 2012 Just Cross Stitch Issue.
 
Are you bored yet??  I am still not done, LOL.
 
I took the time to make several beaded ornaments this year and had a blast making them.
 





All of these kits except the candy canes can be found at MaryMaxim.com.  The Candy Canes I bought at my local Hobby Lobby.


This is also a kit from Mary Maxim.  He was loads of fun to make, I am giving him to my MIL as a Christmas gift, she collects Santas.

One last item and I think I am done, LOL.  These were my favorite thing that I stitched this year.  When this kit came out I knew I just had to have it.
 
 
Just Nan Limited Edition Gingerbread Mouse.  The other Mouse is also a Just Nan Minervea's Mouse.

 
I think I have posted every thing I have made since my last post.  I did not get everything stitched on my stitch list this year but I still feel like I managed to get a lot accomplished and I hope to be able to maybe work on some of them next year.
 
I hope everyone had a great holiday season and here's wishing everyone a great New Year.