Monday, 26 December 2016

On the Second Day of Christmas I Did Stitch Upon

Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.  Plus a bit of Herald Angel!

stitched on 32 count white evenweave

This is a project full of 12's.  I started in on the 12th of the 12th, it's called the 12 Days of Christmas and I am stitching it for the SAL of the same name in the Stitch Maynia FB group.

The Herald Angel is going to be my piece for the final month of the Christmas Ornie SAL Blog so I started her first and got quite a lot done before Christmas:

Then for each day starting with the First Day of Christmas (ie Christmas Day or yesterday) I will stitch the relevant days.

On the First Day I stitched just the green on Partridge in a Pear Tree:

On the Second Day I stitched the dark grey on Two Turtle Doves:

and the black in the Partridge along with his pear:

and some more Herald Angel:

The plan for the Third Day is to stitch a little bit of the first three days and then more of the Angel.  Then each day I will stitch a little bit of each day then focus on the Angel until I finish her and then the Partridge to finish that block for the January theme on the Christmas Ornie SAL blog.  Apart from Days 7 and 9 when I am working all day.  Those days I will just stitch on the relevant day and maybe the Partridge if I get time.

The boring borders are going to be my bath-time project until they are done.  They don't look much but there is a row of metallic on either side of that red.

As today was the 26th of the month, it was time for another FB SAL - the Now I Know my ABCs for Cross Stitch Finish Line.  For this monthly SAL I am doing my adaptation of Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender & Lace.  I am turning it into a spooky version as you can see:

washed-out daylight photo of 32 count Tiger Lily by Sparklies

The letter G took me a couple of hours this morning and then I stitched on the 12 Days all afternoon.  Bliss!  It also explains why I have emails and blogs going back several days to answer.  I will get there!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year, I did keep up with commenting on that one!  It was lovely to see all your stitching and read about all your precious ornaments and decorations.  It's nice to hear more about how you all celebrate.  The direct links to the various posts are on my blog now so you can easily find the posts if you missed them during Advent.

Finally, I had a Final Finish on the Friday before Christmas:

Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare

Talk about last minute!  But they are all done and have been on display over Christmas for all to see.


Linda said...

Your Christmas cubes are gorgeous Jo. You did such a great job of finishing them. Love your 12 days project.


Vickie said...

Christmas Cubes are so very, very awesome!! L♥VE!

Bea said...

You are a sneaky, but clever, lady to have one pattern to cover 13 SAL months. It's going to be very pretty I think. Nice progress on the alphabet as well.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

EvalinaMaria said...

Christmas cubes are wonderful, congrats on the lovely finish!

Margaret said...

Love th Christmas Cubes. You did very well to get them all done

Kaisievic said...

Dear Jo, I am sure that you had an awesome Christmas, especially with your gorgeous cubes to add to your decorations. Lovely stitching on your FB SALs. The Spooky alphabet is coming along beautifully.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Gosh, what great work!

Christine said...

The Christmas Cubes look fabulous! Nice progress on the 12 days too

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank you for your commitment to all of the Stitching Bloggers. Looking forward to watching your 12 days come together. And of course all of your 2017 stitching

diamondc said...

Jo: The Christmas cubes are lovely, great stitching on Twelve days.


Barb said...

Your Christmas blocks really turned out so pretty. I am looking forward to watching the 12 Days come together. Thanks for leaving the Advent calendar up. I plan to finish looking as I lost track while on vacation at my son's home.

Preeti said...

At first, I got lost in your day-wise schedule. I can't manage such an elaborate time table. Lovely stitching ! The alphabets are enchanting :) and your cubes are looking fantastic !!

Katie said...

So many beautiful things in this post but I just LOVE the Christmas cubes!!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely work on everything and big congrats on getting your Christmas cubes finished on time, they look fantastic!

Julie said...

Nice progress on the 12 Days, that's going to be a nice one to watch grow,
The cubes looks fabulous!

Justine said...

Yay you got the cubes finished! They look beautiful. I like your new start too and yes you are very clever finding a project to fit the Christmas SAL next year!

Brigitte said...

It's already the second time today that I am reading something about the Stitch Maynia group on FB. And I know that if I were on FB I would have joined this group as well as there are so many great SALs going on there. And I want to cut back on SALs for the next six months, lol.
Your 12 Days are growing nicely, just as your alphabet. And so great to see your Christmas cubes finished and on display.

Leonore Winterer said...

You've got some great stitching done on the 12 Days, and some great stitching ahead of you still! I know about being behind with blogs and comments, so I'll probably have a few more pretty pictures to look at as I catch up. Great work on the G and the cube finishes too :)

Heather said...

Yay congrats on finishing the Christmas cubes! Everything looks so pretty!

gominam said...

The Christmas blocks are so adorable!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great stitching! And I love your Christmas cubes, they're amazing. Great job finishing them on time :D