cross-stitch: Christmas reindeer card

 Christmas reindeer cross-stitch card

With Aoife back at preschool, the studio is once again a hive of activity. I have several projects in various stages of completion that I look forward to showing you over the next couple of weeks. The evenings are still reserved for cross-stitching though (when I can stay awake long enough!). Just like in the the studio, I have a few projects on the go which I can’t wait to show you at a later stage. Last night I needed a break from the big cross-stitches though and picked up this sweet card kit instead. It came free with issue 74 (October/ November 2010) of Cross-Stitch Card Shop and was worked on 14 count Aida.

This cross-stitch actually made me a little nostalgic and teary-eyed (yes, I am hormonal!). The first few things I showed on this blog were freebie card kits like this one. So much has happened since then, my creativity has taken off in a whole new direction, yet it seems incredibly fitting that I end this first year of blogging in a similar way to how it started. It has shown me how far I’ve come in the last year. We all need those kind of reminders every now and again.

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Comments

  1. oh…this is gorgeous….i made a ittle chrissy crossstitch years ago….i eft it accidenty at my parents ouse when they sold it….i oved it, just as i ove your itte reindeer…hugs…xxx

  2. How sweet. I can’t wait to see what else you’re working on!

  3. So glad you are finding time for yourself! Your stitching is wonderful and the piece is so whimsical, xoxoxo

  4. I just met someone who enjoys cross-stitching as much as you do, and he’s a man! It’s one of the guys that’s been painting our house. Kind of a burly guy, too. Never would have guessed!
    Anyway, made me think of you…

  5. YOU ARE LIKE ME, I LEAVE CROCHET FOR NIGHT TIME ENTERTAINMENT IN FRONT OF THE BOOB TUBE! HAVE TO KEEP MY HANDS BUSY!
    CROSS STITCHING AND EMBROIDERY…BOY, I HAVE ALL OF THE SUPPLIES HERE READY TO GO AND BEGIN SOMETHING, BUT HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING IN THAT DEPARTMENT IN QUITE SOME TIME!
    THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATIONAL REMINDER!
    CIAO BELLA
    CREATIVE CARMELINA

  6. the reindeer just makes me happy!
    and then i think “OMG – I should start thinking about holiday projects!”
    xo Lis

  7. I’ve done that myself and kicked myself afterwards. You put so much effort into them and then you go leave them someplace silly…

  8. I know, it’s never the men you think are into x-stitch who are, but the burliest types. I meet the odd one at fairs and used to work with one- he didn’t look “the type” either.

  9. Oh, don’t get me started on crochet. I must pick up my hook again, I must!

  10. I would have thought you had enough on your mind after squam and with 21 Secrets about to start!

  11. This is oh so cute. Gorgeous.

  12. Cute!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog – I always helps to know we are not alone! Take care of yourself and get some rest…
    Danielle

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