I think I’ve finally got all my Christmas decorations up, it usually takes a couple of days to get them organised! In amongst the Christmas trees and the Father Christmases are my Christmas cross-stitch smalls.
Some years I hang them all on a tree but we’re a tree down (it spent too long inside last Christmas and never recovered!!) so I’ve displayed them all together on the sideboard.
Quite a few of these are Faby Reilly designs, the holly and the mistletoe humbugs are so pretty, there’s a couple of lovely ones from the Christie SAL she ran a couple of years ago, the red heart was a Valentine freebie last year and of course the Zoe box with the winter side facing out was a SAL from a couple of years ago.
The December small was only finished last month, about two years after I stitched the first ten months! The dachshund was a present for my daughter, she was rather keen on them at the time. The little gingerbread house was a kit from Nutmeg Designs in Reeth, I stitched it quite a few years ago. I think the mistletoe was a kit from Hobbycraft, it was originally hung on a card for my OH.
I’ve got quite a Christmas collection of smalls now, though I still have patterns for lots more – you can never have too many smalls!