Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fabulous Christmas Present Stash

My family did an outstanding job on Christmas stash this year.  
Katy was the Christmas elf and coordinated everything.  
She got me the BBD pattern, fabric and floss/
She got her father to get the Lone Elm box.
I am absolutely tickled by this.  
I have been lusting after the box but, wasn't going to spend the cash on it myself.  
I didn't know that the top was interchangeable.
That interchangeable aspect is right up my alley!
 Katy also helped her brother.  
This was a clip board that slides open and you can store your project in it.
The only place I had seen this was on the Dyeing to Stitch website.  
Katy had it all arranged and Ed only needed to call with a credit card number.  
This is a great gadget.  
It works really well.
 I have a few finishes to show.  
I started knitting this sweater last winter for Katy but, lost steam.
I thought I was possibly going to run out of yarn but, didn't.
I think it turned out really great!

It is going to keep her toasty warm.  
That is a good thing since this winter has been sooo cold!
 I think it turned out really well.
It looks awfully cute on her.  
 She told me since I was going to be blogging about it, I would have to take a picture of the back too.  
I am quite pleased with how it turned out. 

I finished my little sheepies.  
They turned out adorable.  
I had found a trim at Hobby Lobby sometime ago that worked perfect.  
 It looks like little balls of fluff around the edge.  
The pattern showed wide ric rac but, I thought this worked just as well.  
When I finished it, I liked it so much, I thought my sister would like one.  
I quickly stitched up the second one and popped it into her Christmas present bag.  
I didn't put a hanger on them.  
I will just prop it up against something.

I'm glad the sweater is done and now I can stitch some more.
I am working on a WIP:  Stacy Nash's Christmas at Hollyberry Farm.
I was thinking about the Stitching from the Stash SAL but, I don't think I could stop myself from acquiring more stash.  
I am going to do a Smalls SAL with Stitching Lotus Here.
I think I will find some projects to work on while hanging out on New Years Day.  

Thank you for the great comments.  
It is wonderful to hear from you all and the nice words of encouragement.  
Don't get too crazy on New Years Eve.
We are planning a night at home with the kids and the dog.
We sure know how to live life on the edge.
Keep on Stitching!


  1. Your family did do an excellent job! Nice finishes too.

    happy stitching in the new year....

  2. You got some great stitchy stash for Chrostmas and your sheepies turned out great!!!

  3. How lovely gift!!
    Beautiful work!!
    Happy New Year!

  4. What a cute sweater for your niece! But clearly well-deserved! Happy New Year!

  5. What a gorgeous jumper! I love the little cushions too. xx

  6. Your family did a great job!! What a lovely sweater! Happy New Year!

  7. Lovely new stash! That sweater is lovely.
    I love your sheep finish and finishing.
    Happy New Year!!

  8. Fantastic stash! The sweater turned out beautifully!! And those sheep ~ so cute!

  9. Lovely gifts, and great finishes. Happy 2014!

  10. Love how you finished your sheep pieces, Monica! Katy's sweater looks fabulous! It looked like you received some lovely new stash acquisitions.

    Happy New Year; may it be filled with peace, joy, and lots of stitches!

    Robin in Virginia