Christmas Stitching

Towards the end of November I saw a mystery Christmas stitch-a-long advertised. It was a freebie by Hugs and kisses, it was only for Advent, so I wouldn’t be committing myself to a long project, and a little bit of stitching for Christmas would be fun! I signed up!

I have to admit that I thought it would be a mixture of embroidery and quilting, sort of stitch an embroidery, make a block, so by Christmas we would have something made and I would have used up some of my Christmas fabric stash. It turned out it was just little embroidery blocks and as yet no instructions on what to do with them, having said that, they are very sweet and I have enjoyed stitching them.

Advent stitching

They’re all designed to fit in a 2″ circle. I stitched them all in DMC 115 which as you can see is a variegated red. As you can see I’m a bit behind, I’ve got 16 stitched. I also managed to stitch one on the wrong side of the fabric, so my logic said stitch another one on the wrong side, it won’t be as noticeable if there’s more than one!! Hence there are two stitched on the wrong side!

I think these are my favourites so far…

I quite fancy making a table runner from them, but I’m open to suggestions and ideas – I am planning to make the other eight.

In the meantime, hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year x

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Christmas Stitching

  1. katechiconi says:

    They’re very sweet. How about cutting them out with pinking shears and stitching them to red felt circles slightly larger, then hanging them as decorations?

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  2. I think a table runner would be nice (especially if you bordered them in something like a red felt) but what about potentially miniature Christmas cards? You could mount them in a card with an oval cut out (and I’ve found some nice ones that have an extra fold so you can hide any gluing)?

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  3. They look very cute indeed 🙂 You could also use them to adorm christmas stockings if you use those in your household.

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  4. tinaor says:

    They are actually rather cute – yes do a table runner or Christmas mat of some sort

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  5. endrickwater says:

    Given your talents, whatever you do with them (and they are very sweet) will be wonderful, I’m sure. All the best for Christmas and the New Year (when it comes, as we say up in these parts).

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  6. Pauline says:

    Very cute a table runner would be lovely. I do love red work.

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  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I agree with Endrickwater, what ever you decide will turn out brilliantly. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  8. Amanda says:

    I take it as they were stitched over advent they could be an advent calendar. Perhaps make felt bags and stitch these on the front and string on a garland?

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  9. Jane M says:

    They arellvely, you could get some tiny embroidery hoops and make them into an advent calendar for next year or maybe some festive necklaces

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  10. CurlsnSkirls says:

    They’re all lovely and I do like the ornament idea, but whatever you decide will be wonderful. Thank you for season’s greetings, and delight-filled Holidays to you and yours❣️🎄🎁⛄️

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  11. Merry Christmas,to you and your family!
    Carmela

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  12. Will make a nice quilt!

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    They will be lovely as the center of little stars on a table runner!

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  14. How beautiful! I collected the patterns and hope to stitch them for relaxation in the holiday season next year.

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