Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Christmas/Winter Stitching List

It's a pretty long list, and I don't think I'll even finish a quarter of these this year, but at least I have a list I can pick and choose from. I'll need to remember to do this for other seasons as well, and also a list for those designs that don't fall into a seasonal category.

Stitcher's World Nov 2005
  • Christmas Village Sampler
  • Victorian Village House
  • Victorian Village Church

Cross Stitch Christmas

  • Let It Snow
  • Stuffed Snowman

Cross Country Stitching Dec 2007

  • The Holly & The Ivy
  • Christmas Angels Ornaments

Just Cross Stitch Dec 2005

  • Snowy Stroll

The Cross Stitcher Feb 2008

  • The Bird Feeder

The Cross Stitcher Dec 2005

  • A Showcase Christmas Tree
  • Sugarplum Bakery

Stoney Creek Magazine Dec 2007

  • Winter Snowman
  • Joy Ornament
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Home Sweet Flaky Home

JCS Ornaments 2002

  • Shepherds Watched
  • Peace Joy Love
  • Star of Wonder

JCS Ornaments 2006

  • Mary and Joseph
  • Winter Joy
  • Winter's Eve
  • Christmas Chorus
  • A Merry Stocking
  • Cross Stitch Christmas

JCS Ornaments 2007

  • Sweet Baby
  • Winter Love
  • Snow Bunnies

JCS Ornaments 2008

  • Frosty Friends
  • Let It Snow
  • Let It Snow (not a typo - there are 2)
  • Bluebird of Christmas Happiness
  • Snowy Night
  • A Christmas Song
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • Be Merry

JCS Ornaments 2009

  • Snow Wishes
  • Snow Merry
  • Peace 2009
  • Christmas Stitching
  • Swirly
  • Chilly Frillys
  • Visions of Sugar Plums
  • Joy

JCS Ornaments 2010

  • Christmas Robin
  • Windows of Faith, Hope, and Peace
  • Hope
  • Tweet Gift
  • I Love Christmas
  • Snowy Nights
  • The Frolicking Continues
  • Love
  • Frosty Blue
  • Oh Joy!
  • Small Packages
  • Peppermint Latte

Cross Stitch & Country Crafts

  • Holiday Kitchen Stocking, July/Aug 1987
  • First Christmas Family, Sept/Oct 1987
  • Shepherd & Sheep, Sept/Oct 1988
  • Stitcher's Studio Stocking, July/Aug 1989
  • Wisemen & Camel, Sept/Oct 1989
  • Holiday Workshop Stocking, July/Aug 1990
  • Music Room Stocking, July/Aug 1991
  • Christmas Joy, Nov/Dec 1991
  • Sugar 'n Spice, July/Aug 1992
  • Winter Wonderland, Sept/Oct 1992
  • Christmas House, Sept/Oct 1994


  • Celtic Christmas, Lavender & Lace
  • Oh, Christmas Tree, Lavender & Lace
  • City Flakes, Jeanette Crews Designs
  • Fat Flakes, Jeanette Crews Designs
  • Some Assembly Required, Stoney Creek
  • Love Snow, Stoney Creek
  • Rain with Attitude, Stoney Creek
  • Home Sweet Home, Stoney Creek

Monday, November 15, 2010

I should be in bed

...but my mind just wouldn't stop when I was lying in bed. Instead I am up enjoying a cup of tea which will hopefully relax/calm me, and I'll be ready to sleep when I go to bed in a little bit.

I spent some time this weekend going through my piles of cross stitch magazines, making note of any wintry/Christmassy designs I'd like to do. I'm giving in, and I am going to start something new that is wintry/Christmassy. (Maybe I should post that list here; it would be interesting to look back in a year or two, and see whether I've done anything on the list, or if those designs still make it on my "must do" list.) I think I'll start with an ornament for a quick finish - I really think it's been too long since I've finished something - and then get a start on one of the larger projects on my list.

I just might be adding to that list, as I just may head out to the needlework shop tomorrow, and who knows what will catch my attention, especially with me being in the mood to start something new ;)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Resisting the urge

I'm resisting the urge to start something new. I finished knitting mittens for my son a couple of weeks ago, and then he asked me to knit him a scarf. How could I say no? I'm halfway done that. I've done some stitching on "Living with Charm." I don't feel like starting any new knitting projects, but I really, really want to start something "Christmassy" or "wintry." I'm trying to resist...I have enough in my wip basket. In the meantime, I'll see if changing the blog to a wintry theme will appease the urge. What is it about starting new projects that is so appealing?