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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Merry Christmas in April? #Handbag and #book #christmascraft #needlepoint #needlepointnation


Craft and Book

I love to needlepoint and regularly feature my finished projects here. I’m your basic fill in the blank with some colored threads kind of gal. I especially enjoy taking small projects with me when I travel, such as the stitch n zip cases or small pieces which are put in pillows. Then my eye wandered over to Christmas ornaments....


I found this Merry Christmas ornament on ETSY. I crafted using cotton floss which I love because the dye lots are standardized. I stitched the wording with six strands and used four for the background. This does give a cool texture to the project.

As I worked, I really liked how the ornament evolved and my mind wandered to doing this same one in different colors. How about pink and bright lime green? Silver and blue? I cruised over to ETSY and found the ornament. I can’t wait.
 
So now, I’ll have to take it to be finished. I going to have to find other ornaments to get an idea of how I want mine completed. No fancy bows and ribbons. I just can’t decide.

Are you crafting for Christmas yet?

Need help deciding what to read next? Try this twelve author boxed set, Just You and Me, which features my romantic comedy short story, “Raving Beauty.” It already has a good review from my sister who said, “Your best yet!” Go to these sites to preorder:
 

 



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCZWL6N
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-you-and-me…/1125868014
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/just-you-and-me
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1210908031
 

 

5 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Vicki, Baseball season has begun...which means Christmas is far from my mind! Have a great day!!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Angela! I love baseball too and don't get to many games like I used to. Rats.

darlene deluca said...

Not thinking Christmas yet, but I'm working on some graduation artwork. I love that so many authors I know also have an artistic outlet!

Melissa Keir said...

What a lasting treasure for the holidays. I used to do a lot of this type of work when I was first married. :)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Darlene! I think doing other creative things inspires my writing. I'd love to see your artwork!

Hi, Melissa! I've not made ornaments before. Pillows, stocking, stitch and zip, etc. This is my first and I'm loving it. I started the pink and green last night and it's adorable. Hugs!

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