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Planning For Christmas.

Posted on | May 8, 2018 | 18 Comments

I take a long time to get some embroideries completed. Especially when they are put aside when other projects take priority. So on that basis I am always pleased when I can achieve a finish.

This is a Trish Burr design and was in Inspirations magazine, Issue 92.

It is mostly stitched with DMC threads, one strand, and is barely 6 inches across.

I have taken this embroidery and the robin I stitched last year to be framed. I am looking forward to seeing the result. Both will be great additions to Christmas decorating for December. I also think I will take on a few easy projects before tackling another of these.

Now heading in a different direction, I managed to finish a cardigan for our 3yo granddaughter for her birthday. The picture was taken before the buttons were on. They ended up being flowers.

And I know I will get asked about the piece it is resting on. It is a crochet blanket and I am following the pattern called The Spicier Life. I am about three quarters through it. That may also take a little while to finish. I am not very fast with crochet either.

Okay, that’s it for today. Have a great week.

Cheers, Karen



18 Responses to Planning For Christmas.

  • Raewyn says:

    The embroidery is exquisite! And of course I love the cardigan as well :-)

  • Joan says:

    Oh my gosh, that little cardigan is just adorable. Too bad it’s not in my size! LOL!!
    Your stitching always amazes me. Gorgeous!
    Everything is sure to make someones Christmas merry and bright.

  • Oh my! Those are two beautiful projects. Your work is just exquisite!

  • Wow, that is quite a complicated embroidery! It is just beautiful. And a lovely sweater. Plus, I love the afghan it’s displayed on. You’ve got some beautiful finishes here!

  • wendy says:

    so many gorgeous things in one post! The embroidery is gorgeous, well worth the time spent! I too am working on the Spicier life CAL, though I’m nowhere near as far as you. I think I went wrong as it’s suddenly gone in a lot and it’s put me off working on it

  • Oh Karen, where to begin? The Christmas embroidery is so very elegant. One strand of thread?! Of course at six inches you need one to get the details (and there are so many) exactly right. It’s just beautiful.
    Now that little cardigan is truly adorable! I keep going back to take another look. How sweet she will look in those fun colors and eyelet sections. A versatile little number that any girl would love–perfect for a special birthday grandie!

  • Linda Dutch says:

    Now that is one adorable little cardigan, I love it! Your Xmas wreath looks lovely, beautiful stitching!

  • Peg says:

    You are amazing ❤️❤️❤️

  • Anne says:

    The embroidery is beautiful and the cardigan is gorgeous. So bright and colourful. I love the look of crochet but have yet to learn how. Add it to the list.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen wow your xmas wreath is amazing i love it,gee 6′ across is so small i can see how much work has gone into it,what an awesome finish. I also love your little grandie’s cardigan you are such a neat knitter and crocheter,well done on both beautiful finishes my friend xx

  • sunny says:

    Well bring on Christmas!! It’s beautiful.

  • Cheryl says:

    Oh my goodness that Xmas wreath s amazing and lots of work but so worth it. You are a clever girl – knitting and crocheting too

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Your stitching is impeccable Karen! I can’t imagine working something of that size with only one thread! And the cardigan is so sweet! It will look lovely with flowery buttons!

  • Jenny Benton says:

    I love your gorgeous Christmas embroidery, so tiny at 6 inches. Real embroidery, not like the stitcheries I do using pearl no 5 thread. It is so beautiful!

  • Jeanette says:

    Stunning Christmas embroidery. Love it. The jumper & rug are gorgeous. Hugs,xx

  • Kyle says:

    Your embroidery work is gorgeous. That piece will be lovely framed. I really like the sweater for your granddaughter. It’s just right for a energetic little girl, bright and bold!

  • Fiona says:

    Hi Karen, an assortment of crafts there and all so beautiful… I love that embroidery – very fine detail and will be gorgeous framed…. Granddaughter will be snug in her lovely jumper…. and more crochet over winter keeps the knees warm…. it’s a lovely blanket

  • lou says:

    Loving your Christmas embroidery.
    What a lucky grand daughter, that cardigan looks bright and cosy.


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