Work In Progress Wednesday |Free Christmas Charts

Yes, I am a work in progress.  Some days I get it right, other’s I get it wrong and other’s I just want to do over.  It’s so awesome to know that God allows do-overs and second, third and more chances to get it right.  Cross stitching is like that.  I can make a mistake, take it out, and start over.  When I do that, it’s gone and I can get back to doing it right.

Pink project

Thank God there were no do-overs in this piece I’ve been working on for the Round Robin.  I’m thankful for that.  It’s such a beautiful piece and I want my part of it to be as beautifully crafted as all the rest.  The pansy row is my work.  There is still about two-thirds of the piece to stitch and other stitchers will be doing different rows.Snowflakes_previewI love to stitch  Christmassy (If that’s even a word.) projects and thought you’d like to see a few free cross stitch charts I’ve seen on the internet.  This one is from X-Stitch Magic.  It could be stitched in any color you want.  In fact, it doesn’t need to be monochromatic.  Each snowflake could be a different color.  I’m thinking it would be awesome to stitch in metallic threads, perhaps, silver or gold on dark blue fabric.  One could also stitch each individual snowflake as an ornament or package decoration.  Hmmmmmmm…

MiniChristmasTreeThis sweet little Christmas Tree is just a delight.  I found it at Altogether Christmas and there are several more free charts on this page.  It would look really festive if a bead was placed in the shiny spot of each ornament.  If it’s stitched on white cloth (Actually, any cloth but the same green as the tree.) there would be no need to stitch the 3000 white cross stitches.

kitty200

Is this not the most adorable Christmas Kitty you’ve ever seen. (OK, a bit of an exaggeration but still…)  I found this chart, along with 67 others at the Kreinik page.  Their metallic threads are my favorite to work with.

51ZH54d0IeL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_And if that doesn’t give you enough to stitch check out my book of Christmas Card projects at Amazon.  There are some really awesome designs  (Even if I do say so myself.).   I know family and friends would love a hand stitch design from you.

Don’t forget the ‘Reason for the Season’!

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

 

Work in Progress Wednesday

Have you given much thought to the fact that in God’s eyes you are a work in progress?  He is shaping, refining, restoring, adding new, and constantly changing us.  His greatest desire is that we become the one we were created to be.  His plan (Jeremiah 29:11) is more than we can imagine, but He knows every step, every decision, every minute of every day of our lives.

Don't be afraid

I’ve been busy working on my counted cross stitch Christmas Santas again.  The two you see here will be part of a set of twelve.  (I had started the one that’s most finished, forgot about it, and started the other. That’s why there are two in progress.)  6 are finished and I hope to use all of them this year.  Stitching on perforated paper has been a great experience. Don’t hesitate to give it a try.  2 Santas

 

51ZH54d0IeL._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_I have created an entire book of Christmas Card Charts that would look awesome on perforated paper.  The charts work up easily and can be stitched throughout the year.  When Christmas comes you’ll have some really beautiful card/gifts for those awesome people in your life.

 

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie