Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Needlepoint . . . The Ornaments

I'm much more than needlepoint pillows!

I do ornaments as well

In 2013 and 2014, ornaments for Lucy
her gift from "Nana and Poppy"

And this year, ornaments for both Lucy and Piper

But over the years I've done other ornaments as well
One for Daughter Sarah
Alice in Wonderland

And a "handful" for our tree

They go much faster than pillows
That's for sure
But the canvas is expensive
almost as expensive as a pillow

So I've not done that many

And this year two things happened
had classes in Santas
How great for the grands I thought
Not this year but the next
I got a "stash" of ornament canvases at an estate sale

So this year, needlepoint ornaments for our tree has multiplied!

The finishing done
They're ready to hang!

I think perhaps this may bring me up to an even dozen of my needlepoint ornaments!

Since the canvases were so inexpensive, I decided to use thread I had on hand to do the stitching

An angel on the moon with a gold thread star

A Christmas tree with wool yarn

And the rest of the wool yarn made a pretty green bell
(although the canvas was printed blue!)
with a touch of gold for the clanger

And one of the Santa's
There are five
I think this grey bearded one is perfect for
"Nana's House"!

Two others will be next year's Grands ornaments
(I'm ahead of the game!)
And one more for our tree and one for Daughter Sarah's present
(because, yes, we still give her an ornament each year for Christmas!)

They were fun to stitch and I love the different stitches used to make each Santa.

You'll not see Piper's or Lucy's 2015 ornaments until after Christmas
I've heard their mother reads Lines from Linderhof and I want to surprise her!

Now that they're finished, they're on the tree
Joining the others that I made years and years ago!


Bernideen said...

Those are really wonderful heirlooms!

Memaw said...

I love the beard

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

So beautiful and certainly family treasures.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Good find on the canvas. Those are wonderful. That Santa is very nice.

Rue said...

Those ornaments are so cute, Martha! What a wonderful idea for gifts.

Your tree is so beautiful and I love that you call it a memory tree like I do. Exactly as it should be :)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

hugs to you,