Monday, 16 January 2017

My first 2017 tree ornament

I've decided for 2017 my theme for the church tree festival will be 'Winter Wonderland'. Lots of deigns of snowy houses and snowmen, all stitched on blue fabric.

I have sorted through my stash and found a nice variety of fabric in various shades of blue and different count sizes.

I have all the Just Cross Stitch Christmas magazines so will be browsing through for designs to use. My first ornament was from the 2009 magazine - It took a Miracle by Still Stitching with Susan

I'll be finishing them all at once later in the year when I have a sewing machine and will get my sewing machine out. 

I have also finished stitching the Needlecraft Haven Meet Up exchange piece, this time it's gone a needlecase. I'll be making it up later this week but can't share any details for a few weeks until opening day. 

Another exchange I can't share just yet is the Valentine's Exchange, it's not a stitched exchange, just a bit of fun. 

I have also stitched Needlecraft Haven's first monthly challenge of 2017. I'll be finishing it later this week and can reveal it at the end of the month. 

Tonight I'm going to start my spring design for the Four Season's SAL - not a bad start to 2017 


Kerryp77 said...

Wow Clare you have made a fantastic start to 2017. That's a lot of stitching!

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely finish! I like your idea for this year's theme
Looking forward to seeing lots of brilliant finishes ;o)
Hugs x

Christine said...

Lovely finish Clare. I do enjoy seeing your themed trees every year

Julie said...

Cute little finish, the tree will look lovely with just blue fabrics on it this year. x

Justine said...

Your tree will look gorgeous - and now I'm panicking that I'm way behind with all the Needlecraft Haven stitching!

Maggee said...

You have been busy! I like the one ornament finish that you CAN show us! Look forward to seeing all the rest you have done this month! Hugs!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely finish, Clare. I like the idea for this year's themed tree.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great theme and I have the perfect piece already stitched for you! I did it last year and haven't FFO'd it yet, I was wondering what to do with it and now I know.
Just have to get some nice backing fabric, FFO and send it to you.