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Friday, December 25, 2009

My old Christmas stitching

EMS freebie, 2004

BH&G freebie, 2004

Stockings for my daughter's family, 2001

NOEL, 2002

Design is from Vanessa Anne collections. I stitched two, one for my daughter and one for my sister.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas shortbread cookies

This recipe is from an old paper.

1 cup icing sugar
1 cup cornstarch
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups of butter at room temperature
Red and green place cherries

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in butter, then knead until mixture holds together. Shape dough into a small 1-inch balls, place 11/2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten with lightly floured fork. Decorate with cherries and bake at 325F for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Cool on rack. Makes about 6 dozen.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Joyeux Noel

There were 8 parts in this Christmas SAL from novelee02 in 2007, and I choose blue and white colour. I love how it turned out. I left it with one of my quilt friends when I went to Korea in 2007, to finish as a wall hanger, but I have not yet received this one back.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prairie Birds

The Prairie Schooler #24, I stitched only 8 of the 10 designs before I ran out of fabric, as I was using left-over fabric, and made a wreath in 2006. This was my 4th wreath.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa and Stocking Ornaments

Designs are from internet freebie.

Noel 2

This is from Christmas Alphabets freebie. I picked N, O, E, L and made them into a door pull for my home.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Noel 1

Design is from Mary Engelbreit's hardcover book titled "Christmas Ideas". I was thinking of making these into Christmas stockings, but instead I think I want to make these into door hangers someday.

I changed the colours and omitted top part

Mini Wreath

I made these mini wreaths as small gifts for friends.



Monday, December 14, 2009

Country Seasons

The Prairie Schooler #123, I stitched these in 2006, but they are not framed yet.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

I made few Ornaments in 2005, designes are from EMS free patterns.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Starry Night

The Prairie Schooler #109, I stitched only 6 of the 7 designs and again, made a wreath, in 2006. This was my 6th wreath.

St. Nicholas

The Prairie Schooler #20, I stitched these in 2006 and made them into a Christmas Wreath. This was my 5th wreath.

I stitched everything except the white colour (Santa’s beard) on white fabric, as I didn’t have right fabric. Then I coloured the work-in-progress, by boiling in water with onion skins for about 10 minutes. Then I stitched Santa’s beard with white. They turned out good.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Noel Wreath

I chose two free patterns of Noel, but stitched on red fabric each word separately, and made a 7th wreath in 2008. I gave this one to my brother’s family as a Christmas gift and they loved it.

Monthly Project (Christmas Wreath)

This was my 2nd wreath, completed in 2004. It was a monthly project from a Korean web site. Every month one theme (something to ride, quilt, butterfly, etc…) was given by the owner of site. I chose a theme that was closest to a Christmas theme, to make a wreath. Somehow, that site was closed in the summer time, so I picked some other patterns to make 12. I don’t know why I was thinking that it had to be 12 … Anyways, I managed to finish.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Design is from an old magazine. I stitched and framed two for my friends, one in Korea and one in Canada.

After back stitch

Before back stitch

Christmas Collections

Ornaments, I stitched on perforated paper and decorated a little topiary as a Christmas tree. Picture was taken in 2002.

Christmas Cushions, Designs are from an old magazine, Better Home and Garden. I have made them into cushions in 2002.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome Frinds

I saw someone else had done this piece, and I wanted to do it for myself.Special thanks to Yoon-Hye.