Well, I actually survived Christmas! This seems somewhat a miracle since I had been sick the past week, as had my son (my son is better, my cough is still wanting to linger a bit). To top things off my in-laws called late Thursday night (near 10:00 pm) to announce they had decided to come to our house for Christmas and would arrive Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!!!!! This had never been mentioned before and was a complete shock. There's nothing quite like not feeling well and suddenly having company, the in-laws no less, come for Christmas! Fortunately they only stayed a couple of days and left this morning.
I did manage to finish my son's name tree last week in time for Christmas. I didn't have time to get it framed or finished into an ornament (not sure which I am going to do yet), but at least it was done. I thought it turned out really pretty. I did decide not to put a star on the top. I stitched several different styles and they all seemed to distract from the tree itself.
Personalized Name Tree by M Designs
Fabric: Miracle Mint 28 ct. Jobelan
Thread used: Deep Sea by Sampler Threads
Beads: Aqua petite seed beads (42029) by Mill Hill
I put the finishing touches on this one today! Yeah!
The Stockings by Shepherd's Bush
Came in kit...used what was in it.
Note: There is an error on the pattern compared to the picture. In the pattern the tree trunk is shortened and there is a straight line stitched underneath this going the length (horizontally) across the pattern. I ended up stitching the piece according to the picture and not the pattern. The present button looked squished in there if I used the shortened trunk and the line.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying the holidays.