Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas finishes thru the years...

I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite Christmas finishes from over the years...

This Prairie Schooler design was stitched over one on black linen when my eyes were a few years younger :) One of my favorites.

I love this little pocket ~ a Maggie Bonanomi club piece from Country Sampler. Looking at this photo, I'm thinking I should put some greens in the pocket...
I have several Shepherds Bush patterns, but don't seem to finish many. I love the tone on tone colors.

Another very favorite finish from Blackbird Designs.

This Maggie Bonanomi design is from one of the first Boxwood & Berries workshops at Country Sampler. I'm always sad when it is time to put this piece away for the year.

Sorry about some of the odd camera angles ~ I'm tring to show the pieces without glare from the glass.

These stockings were stitched right after our youngest son was born. The pennies feature wool from a favorite wool skirt that I used to wear at Christmas.

This piece was finished BK (before kids) when I had more time and was better able to concentrate.
I have three pieces that I am working on this year. I'm still hoping to finish by Christmas, but time is running out and wrapping and baking take priority. If I finish any I will be sure to share!
"What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring him a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet, what can I give him? I give him my heart."
~Christina Rossetti, 1830 - 1894
Blessings, Patti


corinna said...

thanks for sharing
that p.s. angel is striking
love all the woolies
ho ho ho

La Donna Welter said...

So very beautiful, thank you for sharing!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your friendship throughout the year! : )
La Donna

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing some of your favorite Christmas pieces. They are so pretty! Each one must create its own special memory when you bring it out for the season.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Patti, what a wonderful collection of hand made items you have. You should be very proud. Beautiful work.
May this be a wonderful and beautiful Christmas for you and your family.

Sherry said...

I love all your Christmas finishes! I have to pick the stockings as my favorite though. I love stockings at Christmas. Have a very Merry Christmas!