Christmas needlepoint

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I hope your day was filled with love and joy, and was spent surrounded by family and friends.

Now that Christmas day is almost over, and presents have been exchanged, I can finally share with you all some of the gifts I gave this Christmas.

Christmas needlepoint Kirk and Bradley present

I stitched myself this cute little pineapple scissor fob a few months ago, and my mom had commented on how much she liked it. Kirk and Bradley makes lots of scissor fobs in many different designs. With all the stitching she does, I decided I would make her one too…

I had always intended on buying her a pair of scissors to go with them, and finally decided on this pair of Sajou scissors. She had been eyeing mine when I brought them home the other day, so she was just thrilled to receive her own pair from me under the tree!

Christmas Needlepoint scissors for my mom

While I was out visiting James at Ft. Leonard Wood this past fall, we made a trip to Sign of the Arrow in St. Louis. (Yes, he is a very patient man!)

What a beautiful store! Sign of the Arrow is a non-profit needlepoint and gift store, staffed by all volunteers. It is run as part of Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropy and the profits go to benefit the local community. They had an extensive selection of canvases to chose from, many with local themes.

Christmas needlepoint ornaments for James

James bought me this Silver Needle St. Louis ornament before we left the store. So, I finished it by Christmas and wrapped it up under the tree, along with another ornament by The Point of it All Designs.

It reads “I love a man in uniform!” Just perfect for us! (After all, it is the truth!)