Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Stockings Were Hung

I haven't shown a close up picture of our stockings in a few years now, so I thought that I would revisit them again for you.  And show you the new one that was added this year.  This year we add baby Liam's to the family stockings.  Liam is a joy to behold, he wakes up with a huge smile on his face and lights up even the gloomiest day just by being him.  We love our baby Liam and we can't wait to watch him grow into an amazing man.  His Mother's stocking Nicola, hangs between her two precious sons Liam and Jaxon.  The rays of sunshine in our family.

I'm also posting pictures of my recent finishes.  Next year I have to resolve to post more often. :)  The first two are by Sharon Bennett of DaffyCat Designs.  This fine lady much to my enjoyment designs one of these gorgeous little deer each year....and I am only too happy to stitch them up and hang them proudly on my tree.   These two are Ribbon Reindeer and Xmas Tree Reindeer.   I still have to stitch up stocking reindeer and I will have that done before the year is up.

Next up is Mary's Sampler, the Sunday SAL that was posted by Paulette of Plum Street Samplings.  I love this design.....not sure how I am going to finish it yet, but I'm going to display this somehow in my house as well.  :)
My last finish update is Redbirds Rejoice by Blue Ribbon Designs from 2013 JCS Xmas issue, there are several more that I still want to stitch out of this on but time ran out....so I'll do them as time goes by. :)
And finally one of the finish of the ornaments that I finished this year.  I give you all HOPE....when I was down by the tree today it just struck me as being so pretty I thought I would share it with you.
Peace and Joy everyone!


Sarah Beth said...

The stockings are gorgeous! Would love a close up of each h one by itself to see all the detail in them they are so beautiful.

Catherine said...

All so beautiful!!

Catherine said...

All so beautiful!!

Anne said...

Wonderful stockings for the boys!! Love the ornaments and that Hope is really special. Merry Christmas Barbi to you and your family!!

Shebafudge said...

Everything looks so lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! xx

Blu said...

Those stocking looks wonderful!

Joysze said...

Love your Christmas decorations, Barbi. I hope you had a Blessed Christmas. :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a labour of love all of those stockings must of been. What a spectacular mantle you have!

Great holiday finishes, I look forward to you posting more often in the new year!

Carol said...

Oh, Barbi--those stockings are incredible! What treasures for your family!! Love your little reindeer and your Mary's Sampler and the Redbirds is one I must add to my list for next year.

Wishing you all the best in 2014, my friend :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those stockings are some SERIOUS stitching!

Happy new year!

Ana said...

Hi again. :)

I fell in love with all your Christmas decorations. :) The stockings are all gorgeous. I have never seen two of them before (Avalon and Brent) and I have "Brian" on my to-do pile. :)

Your tree is also beautiful, full of cross stitch ornaments. That's something that I have never seen before also. So thumbs up for you. :)

Another thing I fell in love with is the "city" that you have. At night, with the lights on, it must be spectacular to look at.

Love, love all you have done for last Christmas decorations. :)Your a true Christmas magician.