First is a sweet little green reindeer by Prairie Schooler from Stockings & More #28. It is on a pale gray linen and the fabrics are some little Christmas scraps I had. I added a big green tree button and some rope trim for fun!
Next up is the Majestic Bird By Sandra Sullivan of Homespun Elegance, from Just Cross Stitch 2013 Ornament Issue. It's stitched on a linen scrap and I used a little open heart charm (because I had it) instead of the crown charm. Again, I used some bright Christmas fabric pieces and thin red rope trim. The hanger is made from a sweet little striped ribbon.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I can't wait for get all the decorations out, turn on the music, and soak in the atmosphere! I hope I ALWAYS feel this way!
It's really hard to think about Christmas right now when it's about 98 degrees here in Mississippi! I got outside yesterday to help my husband in the yard! I was so hot, I sweated in my eyes, my back was killing me, and I whined a good bit!! LOL! I'm not one for yard work....at all!
Here in the South we have these lovely plants that we call 'cast irons'. We have them planted around 4 trees in our back yard, which is very traditional. Ours were looking rather brown at the tops and split, so I stood there and clipped the ends off ALL of them! In my clipping frenzy, I was so lucky to notice a group of BEES on one of the leaves before I grabbed it! Needless to say, that group didn't get clipped! We will have to spray with that stuff that shoots 30 feet so you can spray and run!!! Maybe this is a video opportunity! HA (and they are really wasps, but since you know I love bees, it's a better story if I say bees!) I do have a confession....I like cross stitch bees, not real ones!!
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