Yeah, I know. It's been looking like Christmas since before Halloween, but places are starting to put up their lights, so it's really starting to look Christmassy here :-)
If you couldn't guess, Christmas is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of year. I'm a summer baby through-and-through, but Christmas makes me so happy I can hardly stand it. The music, the lights, the decorations, the card making, the cookie baking, the mulled cider, the hot chocolate, ALL OF IT. I want it to be always.
But, then it wouldn't be such a special time of year, so I have to settle and only have it be during December.
All this Christmas excitement has me pulling out some of my newer (to me) Christmas stitch patterns, like this one from With Thy Needle -
This is "Letters to Santa" and is adorbs. I am in love with the snowmen and the giant candy cane in Santa's hand.
And the reindeer! I die. (ps - this second shot is closer to what the fabric really looks like - the lighting distorted the top pic a little)
I haven't decided if I'm gonna frame this (I stitched it on 40 ct. Purely Primitive from Silkweaver, because the 22 ct called for in the graph is just too much.) - it's a 5x5 square - or make it into a small. I pulled the green fabric from my sewing stash, just to see what it would look like with this piece, and I'm really torn. I'll probably decide sometime in 2017 what to do with this, but until then, I'll just keep on stitching. :-)
Are you guys working on anything for Christmas right now?! Or are you already 2 seasons ahead of me and working on summer stuff???