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Friday, 21 May 2010

Stitching and Ribbons

Well its certainly not the weather for thinking about Christmas - its been a real scorcher today but I'm determined to be organised this year so here is my Christmas creation for this week.

I did this cross stitch ages ago (about 7/8 year ago to be honest ) but I found it with a load of other finished (and unfinished) stitching projects at the weekend and decided to finish it off. I used plain black fabric for the back and added scraps of ribbon to tie it on to the wooden hanger. I have to confess I hand stitched it as I couldn't be bothered to get my sewing machine out. I really must motivate myself and dust it off - I got a new sewing machine about 2 years ago and I can never be bothered to set it up and use it. The pic is taken on the dining table as I didn't want to risk hanging it up incase it was bad luck lol.
I'm entering this in to this weeks challenge from Bah Humbug which is 'Ribbons' and also Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club where the challenge is 'Stitching'
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Great job Claire, so sweet. I love that you went back and finished it, that's something i'm more comfortable with nowadays. I find things half done and either finish or put them to a different use :)

  2. Great work Claire. Just don't forget where you put it in readiness for Christmas.
    Beryl xx

  3. What a lovely way to use this piece of cross stitch. Hope you will use it this year!

    Janet xx

  4. That is a stunning piece of work xx Jan

  5. What a cute little Christmas decoration! My eyes can't do that embroidery work anymore, but I love it! I'm proud of you for finishing this project!

  6. A fabulous job Claire, just make sure you use it this

  7. GReat PRojEcT !! Good for you for getting things done girl! Thanks for joining in at Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge this week. Good luck.

  8. This is awesome what a fabulous project loving the cross stitching and those bows great work Claire
    Lorraine x

  9. Wonderful Claire - so pleased our challenge motivated you into finishing your beautiful project. Fabulous use of ribbons. Thank you for joining in with us at Bah! Humbug! this week.

    Bah! Humbug! DT

  10. oh wow Claire this is just gorgeous. I'm hoping to do some more adventurous stuff this Christmas now that my cards are so well underway. Don't know about stitching though as my stitching is not the best in the world!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us as it's definitely something special.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  11. Fab work Claire, well done you!!! Cathy xxxx

  12. Hello Claire

    This is just amazing and beautiful, It must have taken you ages to stitch. The ribbons are the perfect touch. Truly a family heirloom.

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us.


  13. What a beautiful piece of work. Well Done. Hugs Rita xx

  14. Oh WOW! Is this ever pretty! It's been YEARS since I've done any cross stitch. Love it! xxD


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