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Monday, April 18, 2016

Santa's Village Finished

I finished up the Village over the weekend...

...  I have some ideas for the finishing, but have to think about them for a while.  
It was a fun piece to work on!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Farm

Just over half way there......

.... now on to the next house...


Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Santa's House" done.... 11 more to go

I finished up the first house of the Village, here's a snap...

... I switched out some of the suggested DMC's for overdyed floss - and I'll be adding some beads after all the stitching is done.  On to House #2.......

Monday, January 5, 2015

A New Years Start

I finally got a start on my SV......  here's a snap....

... using mostly the called fro DMC's - but will be switching some out for over dyed's.  I am stitching it as one large sampler on apiece of 36ct "Natural" linen.  

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Santa's Village finished

Santa's Village is now completely finished and it turned out as I wanted. Each piece I have finished as a no sew cube. I wanted to put them on top of each other so they got the model of a Christmas tree and than Michiel came with the idea to make a Christmas standard of waste wood for each "tree".

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hot Cocoa cafe

Time for a happy dance, because last night I finish the last christmas house from the Santa's Village series; Hot Cocoa Cafe ! Now time to finish them off.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Despite the flu I finished my 10e part of the Santa's Village: Gingerbread Emporium.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Santa's Sleighworks

Finally back on to the Santa's Village. Part 9 is done, now on to part 10 ;-)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

`Mrs Claus` Cookie Shop`

Hello my friends.
I have been stitching my `Santa`s Village`
Mrs Claus is complete with a happy smile in her face.

The top row finished,I am so pleased.

As you can see I have started `Santa`s Stocking store`.
On to the chimney.
I hope to show this part finished in the next week or two.
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, March 27, 2014

`North Pole Post Office`

Hello everyone.
It has been awhile between posts for me.
Here is my top row with only `Mrs Claus` Cookie Shop` to complete this.
With other projects I have been working on means this has  put my `Santa`s Village`
  at the bottom of my list at times and progress has been slow.

A closeup of `North Pole Post Office`

I think my fabric is `Raw linen` 32 count.
For my side of the Post Office I changed Louisiana Hot Sauce to 
Cresent Color Manor Red.
I have stitched the base part of `Mrs Claus` Cookie Shop`
so now ready to start on the shop.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reindeer Stables

I'm way behind but I manage to finish my 6th one, the Reindeer Stables.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Stitched in time for Christmas!

I put the last stitches in this morning, Christmas Eve. By next year it will be pressed and framed, but my goal was accomplished. Thanks to all for sharing your progress and encouragement.


Happy Holidays!



Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Greetings Friends,

I am so happy to show you my finished, framed Santa's Village.  I can't believe I did it but it is hanging on the wall ready to spread Christmas cheer.  Thank you all for your encouragement along the way and thanks to Vonna for hosting this SAL.  I think it is what kept me motivated to keep on stitchin'.

Merry Christmas to all,

Friday, November 22, 2013


I'm way behind... I just have 3 stitched. I still have to finish them out.. At this rate, it may be 4 years to finish the 12 designs.   lol
1st is stitched on Lambswool line.
2nd is on Angel Blush Linen ( pinkish)
3rd is on Natural linen.

Completed ~ Santa's Village

Stitched on 32ct Lambswool linen.
I mostly used the recommended threads and followed the pattern except for adding a dove to month 3 and making my elf look like "Buddy" for the movie 'Elf' in month 11.

I love how it turned out. 
~amy (sew~amy)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Elves' Workshop

I finished up block / month #11... the Elves' Workshop.

But I made a change. After stitching the Elf I frogged a bit of him and changed him to look like 'Buddy the Elf' from the movies "Elf"... one of my favorites. 

Happy stitching,  Amy

Friday, September 13, 2013

The beginning of the end...

Or at least the beginning of the bottom row! Please excuse the wrinkly fabric. I kept plowing through to start the gingerbread house and didn't pause to iron in between for a photo shoot.





Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plodding along

Hello everyone.
I am plodding along on with `Santa`s Village`.
`Poinsettia Place` is now complete and I`ve 
started `North Pole Post Office. 
When I do sit down to stitch this I am enjoying it.

I hope to show more next time.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, July 29, 2013

Two for One

My greatest achievement so far is being able to finish each house by the time the next one is ready at my LNS, even while sandwiching in a couple of other projects with deadlines. Too bad I'm not as good at posting my progress. :)



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Farm all stitched, looking forward to Candy Cane Cottage next.

Reindeer Stables

Hi everyone, I was just about to load up a photo of Christmas Tree Farm when I spotted that I hadn't shared a photo yet of Reindeer Stables :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Santa's Village

I am not getting along with this project at ALL.  I love what everyone has done and I am getting the patterns.

Guess what is stalling me! Its the White on the fabric's, none of what I have tried has been right, the White just isn't popping...

I think I will start again in time for Christmas 2014 maybe!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Half way through Santa's Village

I put the last stitches in the Reindeer Barn the night before I went to pick up pattern #7. I'm so happy this blog is keeping me motivated to keep up.



Santa's Stocking Store

Finally I got my Santa's Stocking Store stitched. I couldn't stitch for a few months due to elbow problems, but I'm back again.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Santa's Stocking Store

Hi everyone, I'm so enjoying stitching this series, just waiting for Part 6 to arrive in the mail.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reindeer Are Stitched

I'll have to say it is getting harder to stitch 'Christmas' while it's hot outside, but I pressed on and got my reindeer done.
 I love those reindeer!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Half Way There

Greetings Friends,
I'm happy to report Reindeer Stables is complete.  I am half way there.  I hope I stay motivated the remainder of the year.  :-)

 Reindeer Stables
Santa's Village
Keep on stitchin'

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stocking Store

   Over the weekend, I finished stitching Santa's Stocking Store.  This one went quick and I'm excited to stitch next month's reindeer!

Chart: CCN Santa's Village, Santa's Stocking Store
Fabric: Wichelt 32 count amber linen (2 over 2)
Floss: as charted

   As you can see, I did not stitch the striped border along the top of this chart.  I think the holly branch border is just too pretty to have to compete so closely with the red and white stripes.  So far I think I like it.  Eventually, I think I'll finish stitching the red/white border as a frame around the finished piece.