Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July! :)

Hello!  :)

Merry Christmas in July!  :)




Are you feeling it? I wanted to do some Christmas things this month and thought I'd miss out since it's already so late in the month. I decided I'd better get busy!  :)  For this month's Hermit and Stitch Weekend I decided to stitch some Christmas designs. It's a good thing too because it's been way too hot here and my air conditioner went out Sunday. Can you believe it?! The guy finally came and fixed it this afternoon and I was very grateful. I don't like heat! My feet swell up, I sweat a lot and I'm just absolutely miserable. Anyway getting back to Christmas... I love Christmas! I love everything about it! I choose a few designs to work on this weekend and got busy stitching and thinking about Christmas and cooler weather!

The first design I worked on is Lizzie Kate's "Winter Wishes" Snippet.


I stitched it on a 28 count Ultra Very Light Antique Blue over two threads. I switched some of the colors. I really love the way it turned out. Here's a closer look (not a great picture... sorry) . . .


I started "Winter Wishes" on Friday and finished it Saturday. Of course I had to start another one right away so I picked up the "Christmas" Flip-It by Lizzie Kate.


I stitched it on a 14 count Light Mocha Beige Aida. I only switched a couple of colors on this one. Here's a closer look . . . 


I still need to add the angel charm to the top of the tree on this one. I finished this design on Sunday. Then I moved on to another. I just had to keep going! Plus by this time it was very hot and I had to keep thinking about Christmas and cooler weather!  ;)

The next one I picked up was "Smells like snow..." by San-Man Originals.


It's a pretty simple design and very cute! The snowman was a little tedious and took some patience but I keep going thinking snow . . . snow . . . snow!  ;)  I stitched it on 28 count Ultra Very Light Antique Blue over two threads. I kept all the colors the same. I still need to add a carrot (button) nose to him.


Isn't he adorable?!!! I finished him Monday (today) afternoon. What do you think I did after he was complete? Of course! I picked up the next one and got busy. This is as far as I got on it before the air conditioning guy arrived.


This design will remain a secret until it's finished. So far it's a great start. I'm stitching it on the same 28 count Ultra Very Light Antique Blue over 2 threads. I'm loving this color!  :)

I was definitely a stitching hermit this weekend. I managed to complete three small designs and start on a fourth and survived the heat! If you'd like to see how others spent their Hermit and Stitch Weekend be sure to go here to check it out!


Until next time . . .


37 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How wonderful! Good for you!

Janet P said...

Your productivity rate was up this last weekend!! Well done you, I haven't even started to think about Christmas. Our summer here in the UK has only just stsrted.

Vicki said...

Lovely stitching and I love the snowman. I like the smell of snow and I keep looking at pictures of snow when the heat is a bit much. I do get tired of it in Feb!! I have a Christmas UFO or two to find and get working on!

Carrie P. said...

really sweet projects for Christmas.

Krysta said...

Very cute! I have been seeing a bit of Christmas stitching lately, and feel very inspired to do some of my own!

shopannies said...

love your work great idea to get a heads up on the craft work the season seems so busy itself with no time to do all we want

come say hi at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Bea said...

Cute finishes! You obviously had a super IHSW.

Barb said...

I love all your ornaments!! I hope they helped to keep you a bit cool. I wish I could send you some wonderful NW cool air!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Love your snowman! I have a thing for them. . . even have a board on Pinterest with snowmen. Your work is beautiful! Keep making snowman and possibly the thought of them will keep you cool in the miserable heat.

Sue Daurio said...

Oh I do love cross stitch, that snow man is super sweet!

Connie said...

What beautiful work! Glad to hear your A/C is working again too1 Thanks for sharing.
Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

Rachel said...

They all look awesome! WAY to hot to be wothout air! Glad it is fixed!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Very cute! SO many people are feeling the Christmas in July right now! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays paryt.

Rachel said...

These are so cute! I especially like the Christmas Tree and Snowman ones. I love cross stitching, but haven't done it for a long time. I'd love for you to share this at my link party. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/07/terrific-tuesdays-25_23.html
Rachel

Quilter Kathy said...

SUch lovely stitching!

Amy said...

I love all of them! You stitching is always gorgeous!

Thanks for linky up to the ASWC Linky Party.

Sara Duggan said...

Those look so nice - you got a lot done this past week. I like the snowman the best.

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That little snow man is so cute! But I don't want to think about snow yet! I sure love your background image btw!

Wendy said...

wow you got so much done! Such lovely designs, that snowman is so sweet!

Jessi Wohlwend said...

I love that little snowman! I'm actually working on a Christmas cross stitch as well; once I finish it I'll turn it into a stocking for myself. It's not really for Christmas in July, but more because it took me so long to finish the one I made for my husband that I'm just now getting around to starting my own!

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your cross stitches are beautiful, very inspiring!

Doni said...

Cute stitching! THanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Blessings, Doni

Wonder Woman I'm Not said...

I've been working on Christmas presents too. So far I've gotten four presents bought - I love feeling ahead of the game!

Stopping over from Six Sisters.

Tami Kenner said...

I love Christmas in July!!
So pretty!!
Happy Pink and Yellow Saturday!!
xo Tami

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I haven't done cross stitch in a very long time but it still draws me in with it's wonderful scent ...

Thanks for the whiff ~
Mary

Sara said...

smells like snow---too cute!!

You are cranking those out fast---- very nicely done!!

Jamie said...

Beautiful!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

So cute! I haven't done this in a while. They are all darling...
Pat

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations on lots of pretty stitchery!! Whoop whoop!!

Etcetorize said...

Every once in awhile I think about Christmas projects but I'm just not in the mood yet. Maybe after all of this lovely summer weather. Thanks for the inspiration though and for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Carole said...

Hi, I enjoyed the post you linked in to Claire Justine. The year is going so fast! I have linked in a post about a chilli dish I made. Have a lovely week.

Jann Olson said...

Cherise, you do such beautiful work. I never tire of seeing it. Love the little snowman! Thanks for sharing your talent with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Diann said...

Love all the Christmas pieces! You are putting me in a "Christmas crafting" mood! Thank you for sharing this with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a terrific week!

Sara @ My Merry Messy Life said...

Awe, these are just beautiful! You're making me want Christmas to come NOW. I love the "Smells Like Snow" one. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post at my say G'Day Saturday party! I've just given it a +1 on Google.

Best wishes and hope you can join in again this weekend!
Natasha in Oz

Deana said...

Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

Terry said...

What wonderful projects you've created! Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love, although I'm not looking forward to snow - your snowman is super adorable! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!