Thursday, August 8, 2013

August TUSAL and Stitching Santas!

Oh fun!  It's time for another themed blog post!  Here is my progress on my WIPs of Santa designs!

On Sundays, I stitch on Santa's 12 Days of Christmas by The Prairie Schooler, a SAL with Linda and Kaye.  I work on Sundays and it used to be slow so I could stitch at my desk, but now we're busy every Sunday, so no more stitching on company time!  I stitched the four calling birds.
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 4) FINISHED!
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 4) FINISHED!
"Santa's 12 Days of Christmas" (Day 4)
Book No. 125
Designed by Pamela Byrd Smith
The Prairie Schooler
Started 1/21/2013, Finished 8/5/2013

I also stitch Santa Hang-Up by Diane Arthurs for an every other weekend SAL with Linda.  These X's are so huge, because I'm stitching over 2 on sparkly 20 ct Valerie fabric.
Santa Hang-Up update #3
I started Yo Ho Ho Ho by Sue Hillis Designs in January for the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge, but haven't touched it since the first day.  Now I started stitching some red of Santa's coat and pants.  This is on 14 ct gold-dusted Stardust Aida.
Yo Ho Ho Ho update #1
I also started Out for a Ride, an Imaginating chart by Diane Arthurs, in January, but only stitched the carrot nose on the snowman.  This time I stitched the red trim on the snowman's hat and his face.  This is also on 14 ct gold-dusted Stardust Aida.
Out for a Ride update #1
The next WIP with a Santa is Christmas Sampler by The Prairie Schooler.  This is the smaller design in booklet #167, And to All a Good Night.  Linda and I extended the UCJC 2012 last year into February and started something new everyday.  I've only touched it once since the first day until now.  Today I stitched another reindeer.  This is on 28 ct Antique White Jobelan, stitched over 2.
Christmas Sampler update #2
It's also time for the Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long (TUSAL) where we share a picture of our ORT (Old Ratty Threads) jar each month.  Check in on Daffycat's blog with your August blog post, too!
TUSAL 2013 #8
I bought the Christmas Q-snap cover from Christine's Q-Snap Huggies!

Now I think I'll get back to stitching Halloween designs and beer bottles!  LOL

25 comments:

Christiane Garcia said...

Debbie, I really love your stitching!
Have a nice day!

Julie said...

What a super selection of Santa projects, the PS santas are always a popular favourite with stitchers.
love the Q snap huggie - perfect for your Christmas stitching projects.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Christmas in August - perfect :-) great TUSAL jar too

cheryl said...

You're starting to put me in the Christmas mood ... "Santa's 12 Days of Christmas" is really coming along. I can't wait to see more! Every time I see "Yo Ho Ho Ho" I have a giggle. Love that one!

cucki said...

Super sweet x

Linda said...

Lots of lovely Christmas designs being worked on - really like the quirky Yo Ho Ho Ho one.

My Xstitch Place said...

such pretty Santa's love it.

KimM said...

WOW! Puts me in the mood to start stitching for Christmas. Love your Santas -

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow Debbie...oh my gosh....I just don't know how you can find time to stitch all of these beautiful projects when you are working. I just love all of them and I want to stitch all of them. You sure do have beautiful projects there.

Happy Stitching!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love all of your WIPs, great progress. My favorite is the twelve days of Christmas.
Happy stitching

Laura said...

Yikes! Your post reminded me that I haven't cross stitched at all this week, and I haven't even picked out an ornament to do. Gotta get moving!

Vicky L said...

All your Santa's stitching is beautiful! I am liking the 12 Days and Out For a Ride. Great stitching!

Monique said...

I love your themed posts as they are always a fun mix. Love that 14 count fabric you have used.

Silverlotus said...

Wow, you are really on a Santa kick. Now I don't feel so bad for mentioning that Christmas isn't that far off.

Linda said...

Wow Debbie!! Where to start. Your getting really speedy with your stitching. You have made great progress on everything. Congrats on finishing Santa #4. Looks super. Love the snowman head on Out for a Ride. The deer and the santas are awesome.

Linda

sharine said...

Very nice Santa's and snowmen:)

AnaCristina said...

:-)

Annette-California said...

How exciting to see all your Christmas wips - love all your projects. Great progress Debbie. love Annette

Preeti said...

Good to see you are doing so many projects!! You have started well in time to finish before Christmas.

♥ Nia said...

So many pretty wips!! All looking great :D

meggie said...

Hello Debbie

Lovely progress on your wips - makes me feel Christmassy!
Happy weekend (:

Emma/Itzy said...

these are lovely! I especially love the yo ho ho design!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous santas. Can't beat stitching a santa. Your orts looks great too.

Giovanna said...

All your Santas are so charming - great stitching.

Deb said...

Oohhhh, you are in full Santa mode! Have you seen the new Jim Shore mill hill kits? 12 days are really pretty!
Wonderful WIP'S!