I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Monday, March 25, 2019

Christmas Embroidery, March Rudolph Day 2019

   Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!
I'm so happy that you decided to stop by!!

Happy Rudolph Day!!!!!

 Rudolph Day is considered by some as the 25th of each month and I have tried in the past to post something having to do with Christmas here on my Christmas Blog on Rudolph Day!!!

I am no longer working and will be having my Knee Replacement Surgery on April 29th......
 If you missed the post I wrote about what happened and why I am no longer working over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog, click HERE to read it!!

Even when I was still working, I had returned to a project that I started over 35 years ago........

I used to do a lot of Stamped Cross Stitch Embroidery before I had my sons......

And then it seemed that there was no time to devote to it.......

I had started on this "Twas the Night Before Christmas" table topper and had only finished 1 scene and half of another one....
 I am proud to say that I finally finished this table topper.......
And it will be gracing one of the tables in our Living Room this coming Christmas!!!
 After all the Embroidery was done, I found this trim in my stash and finished off the table topper........
After I had sewn it on, I then free hand stitched red and green cross stitch around the top of the trim like a border.......

Here is the topper laying over the ottoman in the Living Room......
I call it the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Topper because of the sayings on it......

" The children were nestled all snug in their beds"
I have to tell you that this was one of those pieces that years ago when it was bought, had NO instructions that came with it regarding colors!!!
So I used what I thought would be the appropriate colors!!
I guess this is what "Sugarplums" look like......
Or maybe they are gingerbread men!!!
And I decided to make the quilt look like an antique crazy quilt because of all the patterns in it......

" And then in a twinkling I heard on the Roof"
Santa is climbing down the chimney!!
I used both white and a light blue floss when doing the snow and ice parts......
And I also used the 2 colors for Santa's suit and his beard.......

" And he looked like a peddler just opening his sack"
Santa filling a stocking and putting toys under the Tree.......
Again, I had to make up my own colors for this scene......

" Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
I always envisioned Santa's sled being gold!!!
So there you have it........
  It only took me over 30 years to finish it!!

I am really looking forward to proudly displaying it this coming Christmas!!!!

I also finished these 2 little Samplers.......

Again, they were bought over 30 years ago.....
These were kits and did came with Instructions......
I am not sure what I am going to do with these.......
  I was thinking of making them into little pillows rather than framing them......

I do have some nice red velvet fabric.....

It sounds like these may be featured next Rudolph Day in April.......

 So I hope you will stop by to visit again as I do plan on catching up on some Christmas crafts that I wanted to make for some time now.......

But until then, please stop by my regular Blog, Debbie- Dabble Blog , to see what else I have been doing to keep myself busy!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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