Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

As I wandered around from blog to blog this week, I was enveloped in the Christmas spirit. So many of you are working on Christmas projects, ornaments are everywhere, Christmas decor abounded, and many in the Northern Hemisphere were blessed with their first snow of the year. I saw snow pictures from all over the world. Blogs were also beginning to get winter or christmas-themed backgrounds. Christmas and winter are definitely in the air!

No less so here, although we have no snow. I worked on The North Pole piece some more this week. I am now on the fourth floor of the design which seems to be the room of the doll maker. The brown checkerboard thing is the beginning of an easy chair.

I also stitched quite a bit on Mary Engelbreit's To a Friend's House the Road is Never Long, but I am so close to finishing the bottom border that I have decided to wait and finish that before I post a picture.

In the new design area, have you seen this new one by Tournicoton? I don't usually stitch too many ornaments or smalls, but I really like this one. It is called Pere Noel Charmant.

And finally, here are some blog posts that caught my eye this week:

First of all, Val at Jum's Blog really did now finish her Blackbird, I Thee Wed. She substituted the suggested threads with DMC, and the result is truly beautiful.

At Le Blog d'Alineka, there is another lovely Blackbird finish. This one is Strawberry Garden.

For a wintry finish, take a peek at Brodev's Hiver Nordique. She has stitched a gorgeous wintry scene.

Well, I had another to share, but I am looking at the clock and see that it is time for me to go to church, so I'll get to it next time. Oh, and I want to mention that I think I fixed the problem with comments from people who do not have blogger accounts. Now you should be able to comment with Open ID. Sorry about that problem.

To my American readers, have a Happy Thanksgiving! And to all others, have a great week!


Ranae said...

That Tournicoton design is cool.
I dont stitch too many smalls either, but I am getting better.
The bigger the better, lol.
I cant wait to see the ME finish

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Chirstmas piece is coming along wonderfully!!!

Martine Jum's Blog said...

i like very much "Tournicoton" and this design is very very beautiful !!! Thanks for the beautiful blog that you show us. I didn't know "hiver nordique", i like this stitch too !!!
one more floor ... and after, how many ?

Hazel said...

I love that Tournicoton design. Your stitching is lovely. xx

Cindy F. said...

Great progress on your Christmas project! I love it!

Wendy said...

Lovely work on your CEC piece! Tournicoton has some gorgeous designs but I have never been able to figure out how to order them!

Sally said...

I just bought that Tournicoton design! I'm not supposed to be buying but I love it so much and hope to have it stitched for Christmas!

North Pole is looking wonderful.

I've just posted a few snow pictures from last weekend.

soleil said...

Bonjour Laura et merci pour ton commentaire. A bientôt soleil