Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hello all you fabulous chicks who stitch! It's post-Christmas day and I bet you'll be glad to get back to your projects now that the big holiday rush is through...although New Year's Eve is a mere week away! I hope you all had a divine time with your family and friends, ate a meal that delighted your hearts (and to heck with your hips--there's always January 2 to start a new resolution to a healthier you...)

I'm working on a delightful little quilt adaptation in cross stitch with some specialty stitches for good measure and had the good fortune to have my sweet husband and very grown -up sons do the Christmas dinner clean-up so I could pick up the piece and find my zen as I watched Miracle on 34th Street for the second time this season. Can't think of anything that makes me happier than cinematherapy and needle and thread to settle into after a very busy day. We are movie purists--old black and whites suit us and heaven forbid we watch the colorized versions. Somehow the blue from Kris Kringle's tie migrates onto his lips and teeth in that version--which is just creepy and NOT how you want to think of Santa Claus.

As I work on the lone star quilt design, I had an inspiration for a small quilt design series done in cross stitch. There's a nifty little piece I've got tucked away also based on a quilt design with a color palette inspired from an Aurora geranium in my garden--lucsious pinks and greens--not pastels as I'm most definitely NOT a pastel person--rather, hot pinks, celadon and chartreuse stitched on black so the colors pop. How they arrive into your work basket remains to be seen--either as small charts or a series in one booklet...that's part of the joy of creating.

So fellow chicks--you vivacious, talented and sassy kindred spirits--from our family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vicky _ Immediately blew up your tree photo to look for stitched ornaments. My tree is covered with them. I love short sweet stitch projects, like ornaments. They give me an immediate sense of satisfaction. I have also designed & stitched christams stockings for each memeber of my family that reflect their personality.
    I rarely work from pattern except to borrow here & there and then I always embellish on another's ideas. IIf I can't find what I want i get out my graph paper and design something. I have never published my designs, but wondered how you get started doing that?
    I'm looking to connect with other creative people. find me with username KarenSmithD on FB, Linkedin or twitter: