Last Friday I didn't have too much progress to show. I had finally picked out the fabric to use to make my family's Christmas Stockings this year from some of the beautiful Woodin Fabric I had purchased in Congo.
Also last week I finished the Saxony Santa Ornament..
On Thursday there was our community montly Craft meeting and the hostess was teaching a very cute woven Reindeer ornament. Unfortunately I had my hands full with my little one so I couldn't make it but everyone else's turned out really cute! And also on Sunday I met up with some card making friends to work on our Christmas card designs and enjoy a nice Ladies night dinner. My Christmas card for this year is mostly set but I will wait to share the design with you.
Also last week I had finally joined the World of Charity Stitching group after seeing so many fellow bloggers stitch cute pieces I decided to join the group and try to complete a square for a quilt to be donated to a charitable organization/individual. I was inspired to go through all of my old Cross Stitch magazines to find a lighthouse design but I did stumble upon a great teacup design for that theme.
Here is the image from the April 2008 Issue of Cross Stitch Gold Magazine. I used to subscribe to this wonderful mag from England and lately I have been tempted to resubscribe...
This design is called Anchor Tea Sampler and I am focusing on just a small part of the stacked tea cups for my contribution. I haven't quite signed up with the group yet on this piece because I am hoping (but I'm not sure) that I can meet the December 15th deadline to have it mailed back to the US so it can become part of a quilt.
Here is the chart image...really amazing and easy to read compared with my experience with a recent project chart.
And here is how far I am as of today with the stitching...
I really hope that I can finish it in time, but this has been another fun little distraction from the backstitching on Christ at Heart's Door. Happy Friday Everyone and I can't wait to share with you my progress next week...hopefully I will be done stitching on this piece!