Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer...

Hello dear friends and followers,

thank you all for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, they make me very happy :-)

As Christmas is getting nearer, I brought out my big box of Christmas decorations and look what I found inside, it makes me smile every year again: Say hello to Rudolph!

This is the purse I use for carrying my money every time I go to a Christmas market and as there are lots of them in our area, especially in Vienna, he often is on duty during late November and December. I stitched him three years ago, the design is from an issue of a British cross stitch magazine. He has not only a cheerful front, but also a very cute back:

I have no "new" stitching to show you, as I worked on an exchange piece which I cannot show you yet.

But as the gallery is now online, let me show you what I received from my lovely exchange partner Kay in the Autumn/Fall exchange at Stitch, Create, Exchange:

Thank you so much, Kay, the little witch pillow is soooo lovely!
For my partner Ellen I stitched a freebie that seemed to have been stitched all over this autumn, I saw it on many of your wonderful blogs, but only after I downloaded it :-)

San-Man originals "Just a little autumn"

I changed a few colors and took extra care to design a nice back from some material I had in my stash.

I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving if you celebrate it and a good start into advent.

Happy stitching,


IHSW November 2014

Hello dear friends and followers,

it was a grey and rainy weekend, the best excuse to do some hermitting and stitching! I started a new project on Friday and finished it on Sunday evening, here is the finished stitching:

Dimensions Tis the Season Ornament

What you see in the background is the fabric I used for finishing, I bought it at a show in London last year in November. When you see something you like, better just buy it, it will come in handy at some time later! :-)

Yesterday I did the finishing of this and it's sister ornament "Have a merry Christmas", also by Dimensions.

I will offer them for sale at an early Christmas market I'll do with two crafty friends of mine (one is a professional potter and the other one makes jewelry) on Thursday. These ornaments turned out so pretty that I hope nobody will buy them, because I would like to see them on our own tree this Christmas. ;-)

Thank you for your lovely comments, which are much appreciated, I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Happy stitching,