Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet and Greet



Today we are celebrating the first day of spring and a chance to meet stitchers from around the world.  The call went out for hand stitchers to link up at www.sewwestitch.com with some of our favorite pieces.

I have made Christmas stockings for the grandchildren as they came into our family.  Many of them were made before I started blogging and I do not have photos of those, but here are some of the more recent ones. 

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Some of the families have chosen to have the counted cross stitch stockings while others have chosen the felt embroidered ones.

Most of the stitching I have done has been gifts, but I do have two pieces of counted cross stitch hanging in the house.  They are both behind glass so please excuse the glare.

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I have been working on a nativity scene for the last few years.  Each year I say that I will finish it, but right now I am working on one of the kings.  Two more kings and then the shepherds and angels on the other side of the piece need to be done before I call it finished……maybe this year!

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Be sure to pop over to Sew we Stitch to find a list of all participants and to be inspired by some gorgeous work.

34 comments:

Hilachas said...

Wow! Stunning needlework. I used to cross-stitch (when I could see better) so I know the hours of time you've put into each one. Lovely!

Mdm Samm said...

be still my heart..the heart is beautiful. love the wine too, although I am more a coffee drinker lol
you have chosen beautiful pieces and pattterns

Thearica said...

Mary, Your stitcheries are gorgeous! Love those Christmas stockings! I have always wanted to make some but never have.

Your link doesn't work on Madame Samm's blog.. It has the https: on it and the s needs to come off to be only http:

That is why you haven't had many visitors.

Sheila said...

Beautiful work Mary , your nativity scene is incredible .

Anita said...

The nativity scene is stunning, so lovely! The other projects are great, too!

Marion K said...

Wow ... great work !!!
I love them all!
Greetings from Germany
Marion

Wacky Woman said...

Beautiful work!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love each of those Christmas stockings. You do beautiful work.

em's scrapbag said...

The stockings are such treasures. I'm sure your grandchildren love the. And your nativity cross stitch is amazing!

Stephanie said...

Very special stockings and your cross stitch is just amazing. Handmade is best!

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh, your stockings are all beautiful. You do beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

Quiltsmiles said...

Mary- I see some of the similarities of stitching my older ornaments with your felt and beaded stockings, yours are absolutely gorgeous and so time consuming.
All your stitcheries are fantastic and love the wine and the Nativity best. Hopefully you';ll make time for the creche this year. It's so beautiful already and not too much more to go.

barbara woods said...

Love the stockings! I use to cross stitch keep thinking I need to get back to it but having found a pattern that makes me want to make it

barbara woods said...

Love the stockings! I use to cross stitch keep thinking I need to get back to it but having found a pattern that makes me want to make it

barcord said...

Love all your stockings Mary. I do some cross stitch from time to time, so I know how much work has gone into your nativity already. I look forward to seeing the finished work....maybe this year.xx

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Such lovely stitching projects. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Lovely stitching! Those stockings just made me smile! Thanks for sharing.
Cathy
CraftyCat

StitchinByTheLake said...

That nativity scene - stunning! I'd love to know the pattern designer/name. blessings, marlene

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

What a special treat for everyone to get a stocking made especially for them. You are very talented with all kinds of different stitching. You do beautiful work. Love the Nativity you are currently working on.

lil red hen said...

Oh my! What special work you do! I don't think my eyes will let me do counted cross stitch ever again.

CathieJ said...

I have made both felt and cross-stitched stockings also. I love them. I really like the Nativity scene. I hope you get to finish it this year.

badlandsquilts said...

Your nativity scene is absolutely beautiful!

Baa. xxx said...

The nativity cross-stitch is awesome! And your stockings too.
Such beautiful projects!

Hilda said...

Nice to meet you. Your stitchings are gorgeous. Especially the Christmas stocking and the nativity scene - amazing!
Thanks for sharing!
Hilda

Maria said...

The childrens Christmas stockings are gorgeous and your Cross Stitches are lovely.
Just keep stitching on your Nativity its looking great.

Fleurette said...

Your work is beautiful!! wow, what treasures! Love them all.

Sherry said...

Everything is beautiful. Your Nativity project looks fabulous now and will be super fabulous when you complete it.

Michele said...

Lovely needlework! Great idea to make stockings for the grandchildren. How lucky they are :-)

Denise :) said...

These are all so gorgeous! You do beautiful stitchwork, Mary! :)

maria demina said...

Mary, I like your needlework! These Christmas stockings are beautiful! Though I am cross-stitch fan, I fell in love with felt stockings, too :)

Theresa said...

Such beautiful stitching. The Christmas stockings are the most wonderful.

Ariadne said...

Lovely work! I am here through the Meet and Greet stitchers event.I have made a similar heart wreath and a Christmas stocking too!AriadnefromGreece!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Those stockings are exquisite and will be family heirlooms. You are so talented, Mary!

Ivory Spring said...

Your stitching projects are beautiful! I can't wait to see the nativity one finished. Absolutely no pressure though. :o)