Tuesday, December 9, 2014


 I can't believe that this year has gone by so quickly, just yesterday it was January and now it's two weeks until Christmas and then the New Year 2015, the year of the Sheep. I guess horses run fast so that's why this year of the Horse went so quickly. You can't keep a good horse from running fast and free.

I am working on a advent calendar with Carol from IStitch and this is what I have done so far. It is going up until the 24th of December and I stitch each new day at night while watching Christmas movies on TV. But first I want to show you my Christmas tree.

Not many presents under the tree yet, but they will come when I get a chance to buy some for my hubby and the kitties. I have allot of my stitching on the tree and I did manage to finish Merry Christmas to go along side of the lovely Noel that Angela sent me.

 This is my work so far on the advent calendar with Carol. Having lots of fun doing this.

Here is the Merry Christmas that I did. I do not know how to do flats so I made a pillow out of it,
what do you think? I like it as a pillow. Next year I will have to find out how to do flat's so I can do some for my 2015 tree. Anyone know of any good
places to find information on how to do them.

I want to do this girl from Little House Needleworks before the end of December and I have collected all of them for the year so I want to do one for each month, I will stitch them and after I will finish them.

I will put them in a basket and leave on my coffee table so I see them and get to work finishing each one as the months roll by. Hopefully not as fast as it did this year.

Right now I am working on January flip it from Lizzie Kate  and I am going to do all of them too, I have all but 4 charts which my local craft shop is getting for me. I will finish them in pillows and put in a basket. They all have little buttons or charms to go on them.

This is the round robin stitching that my sis June in England did for me. I have it hanging on my tree and will finish it after Christmas when I decide what to do with it. But for now it has a place on my tree.

Now I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2015 Year.

I thank you all for making my first year blogging so much fun and thank you all for all your wonderful comments. And a special thanks to my Sis June who told me that I could do this and a special thanks too to Maggee for all her help in getting me started. I probably would not have done this if these nice ladies had not given me a hand.


 Thanks everyone for commenting on who I can use to make flat boards and other stuff. Your the greatest ladies. thanks again. xxxx lynda ruth


  1. Your stitching is great! I have often referred to The Twisted Stitcher's Tutorials, for finishing ideas. You will find most everything there! If you can't do that, I can walk you through stuff too! I received your card yesterday... Thanks Very Much! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  2. Here is the link to The Twisted Stitcher Tutorial...she has excellent directions

  3. Great photos! I love your tree! Since I donated mine to my school maybe that's the tree I should be making from now on! Thank you for being a friend and taking the time to comment on my blog! Since you are a no-reply blogger I cannot answer directly!Have a great holiday!AriadnefromGreece!

  4. Lovely post again Sis, your tree looks lovely and so does your stitching .
    So happy you came to blog land.

  5. Lovely tree and lovely stitching and a very Merry Christmas x

  6. I see you have recommendations for Vonna already. ;) That is what I was going to say also. I received your card today! Thank you my friend.
    I love the stitching June did for you!

  7. Love the stitching June did for you. Your tree is Beautiful!
    Merry Christmas - love Annette

  8. Your tree is wonderful.... really is :)
    Lots of lovely stitching, cannot wait to watch your progress on all that your doing :)
    Merry Christmas to you too and I have loved popping in on your blog... may 2015 be a very happy smiley one for you :)
    Smiles :)

  9. Your tree looks wonderful and so nice with your cross stitch ornaments. Great job on the Advent Calendar. I have just found your blog; and will come back again to see more. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

  10. Hello Lynda Ruth, I just popped in to quickly say Vonna of The Twisted Stitcher as well. The tree looks wonderful. Shirley N.Z.

  11. Love the Merry Christmas ornament you made, the tree looks really pretty. I vote for Vonna's tutorials too, that was what I have used to practice my finishing over the years. If you have any questions I would be happy to try to help as well.

  12. Sweet tree full of ornaments!! For the flat ornaments, check out the Twisted Stitcher tutorials, they are really good :) Have a wonderful Christmas holiday xox

  13. Beautiful tree! Lovely stitching too. Merry Christmas! :D

  14. Lynda-Ruth - your stitching is so pretty - and your tree is lovely. Take care - Happy Christmas!!

  15. What a beautiful tree--you must be so proud seeing your pretty stitching on display each Christmas, Lynda Ruth :)

  16. Lynda Ruth: What a beautiful tree, love the advent stitching, love the fabric color sooo pretty.
    Your tree is lovely, I too have a tree with all stitched ornaments.

    Merry Christmas.

  17. your tree looks beautiful and I love your ornaments. merry christmas to you and yours.