Happy New Year, everyone! Now that the holidays have finally passed, I can finally share the needlepoint Christmas gifts I gave in 2016! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my personal stitching, but I really wanted to keep these a surprise, so I really couldn’t post about them until now!
Growing up we always had matching Christmas stockings that my grandmother had knit us. They were simple with a Santa Claus on the front and were personalized with each of our names on them. We moved around a fair bit as kids, and unfortunately, during one of our moves, a little mouse got into the plastic tupperware they were kept in when they weren’t on display during the holidays. He ate holes through all of santa’s beards and they were ruined beyond repair.
It has always been on my Needlepoint “bucket list” ever since to replace them for the members of my family!
With all the stitching I do for work, I settled on these Stocking Cuffs by Associated Talents. While I would have loved to stitch full stockings, the idea of trying to manage that for six people is way too overwhelming for me right now! The best part of all is that their stocking cuffs are all painted on 13 mesh canvas. I also I really loved that I had a lot of different options in terms of designs to chose from- this way they all coordinate, but aren’t exactly identical.
I stitched James’ stocking first, followed by my two siblings- Tim and Bella. I’ve gotten quite a bit done on my own too. In 2017 I have to pick out which ones I want to stitch for my parents!
I can hardly wait to see all six of them hanging from the fireplace… when they’re all finished… one of these days!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these stocking cuffs, or other similar to them, they can be found online here:
Santa with Gifts
Santa with Gingerbread
Snowlady with pink hat
Snowman with top hat
Snowman with cardinal