Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's Christmas Eve

For my last post of the year, I thought I'd share the ornament I made for my friend Stacy. Her family got a black lab puppy this past July, and he is just the sweetest boy. Not too long ago I came across a leaflet called "Lab Puppies" by Tara Moore, and I thought an ornament for Cinder's first Christmas would be cute. I'm still working on my finishing skills, but I think it turned out nicely:

Stacy's family has had two golden retrievers before this puppy, so they have a lot of retriever ornaments, and were commenting when they put their tree up that they didn't have any black lab ornaments. So this was good timing!

My mom is visiting for the next few days, and even though this will be our first Christmas without snow for at least the last 14 years, it will still be a wonderful Christmas. Here are a few wintry cross stitch finishes to enhance the mood:

For those who celebrate it, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and to everyone a wonderful New Year!


  1. All your finishes are gorgeous, of course, but I LOVE that new puppy ornament! Adorable!

  2. What a precious ornament you created for Cinders' family! Off to see if I can find this book. Fabulous finishes that you shared; I really like your Noel blocks. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. What a sweet little ornament - its gorgeous and your finishing skills look fine to me! I love all of your Christmas finishes too. Merry Christmas! :)

  4. Oh wow beautiful needle works
    You are the best :-)
    I wish to you and your family a beautiful Christmas.
    Buon Natale Auguri

  5. The puppy ornament is cute, as are all of your Christmas stitched pieces.
    I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas! The stitching is gorgeous I love the candy cane Noel

  7. What a gorgeous selection of Christmas stitching! I really like those fairies with the decorated mounts. Merry Christmas!

  8. Of course being a doggy person I love the ornament:) Stacy must love it:) And the Xmas stitching is stunning!!! Wishing you a belated Happy New Year! (I've been such a bad commentor lately...:(( )