Sunday, December 16, 2012

Reindeer ...


You all know me pretty well by now and my love of Reindeer ... I like to share some of my favorites with you ....

I finished this sweet design last week ... love all the different reinder!
 Sweet Nothings Reindeer Parade by JBW Designs
stitched with suggested floss on a misc piece of fabric

The minute I saw this freebie I knew I had to stitch it ... love love love it!
 Red Christmas Deer by Laura Rimola of The Little Stitcher
stitched with Victorian Motto PL$ and Crescent Colours Toasted Marshmallow
on a piece of 30 ct RR linen

Decorating with reindeer is so much fun!  I really enjoy getting them out every year and remembering where I got them, who gave me one ... all the memories :)

yep I have a troll doll reindeer! lol
 these are all my Annalee reindeer ...
 this shelf has all my vintage reindeer/santas ... I think I need a few more ...



Here's our tree in it's natural state ...

and here it is all decorated ... so pretty!





I'm not sure when it all started but Terry and I have amassed quite a collection of stuffed Christmas animals .... most of them get to spend the holidays with us lined in our windows ... like this


 

some get to hang out in the niche ...
 or on a rocking chair ...
Terry puts the animals up every year ... looks like he really had fun with these guys ...





Well my house is ready for Christmas but I'm not ready ... still have presents to buy and wrap ... and I have a nasty flu bug to get rid of ... but I know it will all get done *smile*

My heart is heavy since the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy .... so hard to understand how or why it happened ... my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the community ... they have lots of healing ahead of them.

Thanks for stopping by ... I love hearing from you all.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the stitching friends ...


22 comments:

Chris said...

I love both finishes! They are so sweet. I love the colors in the JBW piece.
Your tree is gorgeous!!

Vickie said...

What a collection! Your house looks fabulous.
I am so sad to learn of more danger and evil happening in Newtown. We must pray.♥

Christina said...

I will have to look up that freebie - it's so lovely.
Your tree is absolutely beautiful - and huge! ;0)

Karen said...

Looking good Michele... love your finishes!

happy stitching....

Michele B. said...

Oh what fun it is to see your amazing collection and how you use it to decorate for Christmas! Thank you for the freebie link, and I really like the pattern in your header - I'd love to know what it is. Have a joyful holiday!

Nan said...

Your house looks amazing. Merry Christmas! :-)

Barb said...

Your collections are quite amazing and your tree lovely!

Jennifer M. said...

Love your reindeer collection! I have a thing for snowmen myself. I love that reindeer piece you stitched by JBW. Very nice. :)

Jen

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I love your collection of reindeer, so cute! and what a large collection you have. Your stitching is lovely too.

Heidi Banfill said...

Pretty tree and great finishes! Your house looks so joyful ^_^

denise said...

love the tree!! denise

Fiona said...

Great finishes and all your reindeer look wonderful and must make you feel full of Christmas Cheer. Get better soon.

shutterbug (Elaine) said...

I love, love, love all the reindeer! People think I'm crazy with the amount of snowmen in my living room. I don't feel so crazy now because I think you have at least as many reindeer. :)

Carol said...

I love reindeer, too, Michele, and those are both adorable finishes!

Looks like you're all ready for Christmas--hope it's a joyful one!

Melanie said...

Love both the finishes!! They are so sweet. And love all the photos. :)

Andrea said...

Love the finishes. What a fun collection. Your displays look wonderful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your reindeer collection is great if a little out of control!!

I love the stitching and the background for your blog.

Have you stitched Daffycat's reindeer this year? It's very cute and on my list!

Sharon said...

Pretty finishes!

stitcherw said...

Loved seeing all your reindeer and stuffed holiday animals, too cute. The reindeer troll was great! Lovely stitching too, the red Christmas deer with snowflakes on the red was gorgeous.
Sue

Marie said...

Wow, you really do have a huge collection of holiday stuffed toys!
Your reindeer designs are wonderful!

Hope your holiday was happy!

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