Christmas/Winter Catch Up: No. 1

This post goes out to my new friend Michele Blake, who told me that she has been faithfully watching for updates here on Willing Hands. I had no idea anyone was still peeking in on me!
I really must apologize for the long absence and I do resolve to be better about blogging in 2008. Although life has been too busy for blogging, of course I haven't stopped stitching! So, without further ado, here are some of my stitching finishes from the tail end of 2007, starting with some Christmas things:






  • Sorry for the blurry last picture. That one is the ornament I stitched for Janice in a Prairie Schooler Christmas Exchange.
  • The two PS Old World Santas are ones I stitched for the PS Wreath SAL. I'm afraid I only completed 4 out of my 8 goal. I will just have to tackle the other 4 this year.
  • The "Feare Not/Rejoice" ornament is perhaps my favorite finish. It was the first time I ever worked with silk and the first time I ever stitched on 40 count linen! It is stitched with The Thread Gatherer's Silk n' Colors "In the Burgundy" silk and the design is by The Workbasket from an old JCS Ornaments magazine.

10 comments:

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous stitched pieces!!

Annemarie said...

Believe me, Michele was not the only one eagerly awaiting a blog post from you! It's good to hear from you, to know that all is well, and that you're still stitching beautiful pieces beautifully!

Mindi said...

I love the Old World Santas you stitched, they're on my list of ornaments I'd like to make this year. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few done, but doubt I'll make it to the 8 you did.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Thanks, guys! Annemarie that is too kind of you. Mindi, FYI, I have only managed to do 4 of the Santas. They are pretty quick to stitch, though, I hope I can finish the others this year.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your finishes are all great. Welcome back ;)

Anita said...

I Love the PS Santa you stitched. Would you tell me which PS booklet was the exchange Santa came from.

xstitch.nl said...

Yep, we're still here, Rachel. I love your Christmas stitchings!!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Anita, the exchange Santa is from PS Chart #124, Folk Art Christmas.

Michelle said...

So glad to see you back! I love the ornaments you stitched, especially the Rejoice piece - so pretty in that red.

Sharon said...

The are all lovely! Congrats on the finshes and welcome back!