Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays~

OMG!! Christmas is almost here already?! I’m not ready yet!!! In fact, I just finished moving this past weekend, so the only Christmas decoration I will have this year is probably just a wreath on our door… Well, it’s the spirit that counts, right?

I did do a little Christmas stitching, though~ I stitched this freebie design by Zinaida on my flight to and from Boston. I knew I had to stitch this one when I saw it on Zinaida’s blog.

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Pattern: Hearty Craft Freebie “Stocking”
Thread: DMC cotton floss
Fabric: 28ct Irish linen in tea
Size: 3.5" x 4.25"
Finishing Date: 12-13-2009

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And of course I had to add jingle bells on it~ I love jungle bells!!

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I did had someone in mind when I stitched this. My dear friend Phoebe is moving back to Taiwan after Christmas, and I thought of making something for her. Because of her, 2009 is such a productive and wonderful year to me. I learned so much from her, and I will miss her dearly.

Coincidentally, she also made something for me!!! When I saw this lovely gift, I almost burst into tears!!! Not only because it is such an honor to have something made by her, but also the words and thoughtfulness she put into this tool bag. I will cherish this forever, and will often remember her when I see it!!

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Christmas is near, may you all have a very merry holiday season!!!!!


  1. Excellent work!
    You have a very happy Christmas!

  2. Your christmas ornament is so beautiful! I know how you feel, Theresa. My best friend will migrate to Australia next month soon. so I will not see her so often. :( Anyway, I wish you and your family have a very merry christmas and happy new year. :)

  3. Your Christmas stocking is amazing!

  4. So beautiful works! :)

  5. I love this little stocking pattern too. You stitched and finished yours so beautiful! I love the ribbons and bells. And, what Phoebe made for you is such a treasure! A lovely design.

  6. So lovely, Theresa. Those little presents, tighten up friendship and become lovely souvenirs when distance gets longer. Best wishes to you too and family.

  7. Theresa, your finishing is adorable!
    The Phoebe's present is so lovely)

  8. Love your stocking, Theresa--I have that in my to do pile also! Your little jingle bells are so cute on it :) And what a lovely gift from Phoebe--I'm sure you'll miss her very much when she moves.

    Hope you get settled into your new home very easily...


  9. Very beautiful! I also have the chart and plan to stitch it! :)

  10. The stocking ornament is great! And it looks so good on your blog heading picture!

    And a present from your friend is lovely and touching

  11. That's a lovely present from your friend Phebe. At least with the internet you can still keep in touch.

    Merry Christmas Theresa!

  12. Love your stocking...love the colors and finishing. What a great gift you received to remember your friend.

  13. Dear my friend,

    Say no more, you will make me cry.

    I can see you put so much efforts to this little stocking, and I love it. It is a wonderful year to me too.


  14. What a cute little stocking. I love the extra trimmings you put on it too.

    Sad that your friend is moving. I'm sure you'll keep in touch via the net and maybe a possible trip every now and then.

    Take care and Merry Christmas.

  15. i live the litle stocking,look so cute, and the Phoebe goft, is amazing,is lovely.
    have a nice and happy holidays.

  16. What a lovely stocking and I love jingle bells too! Great touch...we had one of our girls in our stitchy group leave us after God knows how many years to move to Montana and she is so missed. She was a hoot. We all made something and made her a stitchy bag for a so long gift. It's so hard to see them go after years of friendship.

  17. Happy New Year, Theresa, and all my best wishes,

  18. Hi! Found your blog via Calico Prairies!
    Your stocking is so sweet! Well done! =)
    Hugs from the sunny lands of Brazil!


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