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Christmas Stitching

by Clairabell » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:05 am

So, I usually stitch to make my Christmas cards. In the past I have started these around mid-September. However, for some reason this year, I feel more eager to start earlier, so have been looking at different charts to chose a theme.

Does anyone else make their own Christmas cards, and if so, when do you usually start? :)
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by Nicola Main » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:34 am

I said to myself last year that I would start early and do some stitched cards but then it dawned on me just how many cards I would need to stitch e.g. if I didn't stitch a card for one person and did for another would they be a bit miffed and annoyed? It would end up being dozens and I knew I just wouldn't have the time to do them all. Having said that I may stitch one for my parents but I'll see how it goes. I would definitely start now but I suppose it depends on how many you're doing, how small/big they would be and how fast a stitcher you are.

Looking forward to seeing what you do! xxx
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by richardandtracy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am

Being a bloke, I'm allergic to thinking about Christmas before 14 December. :wink:


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Re: Christmas Stitching

by wendywombat » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:28 am

richardandtracy wrote:Being a bloke, I'm allergic to thinking about Christmas before 14 December. :wink:



That early, Richard?? :shock: I don't start thinking until 24th at the Very earliest!!! :lol:
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by Serinde » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:35 pm

:tizzy: The "C" word!! (Sometime in November...)
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by rcperryls » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:36 pm

It isn't officially summer yet and we still have (in the US) 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. And of course a few birthdays and a wedding or two before the 25th of December comes around. Dec 10 sounds like a good date to get serious about
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by mauveme » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:01 pm

I didn't stitch much for best part of last year so I ended up starting late (October) and ended up rushing and not enjoying the stitching at all. This year I am going to start as soon as I finish my latest (the Iris). I have some interesting pieces I really hope to do for Christmas this year and I don't want to rush, plus I have a couple of gifts planned for my BF, she has been asking for some to replace what got lost in her house fire. Her birthday is in Jan, so I will need lots of time for those .
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by Squirrel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:11 pm

I have made my cards for many years and it is usually November when I start, often have good intentions to start earlier but they seldom work out.
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:03 am

About once every four or five years I hand-make (either stitching or calligraphy) my Christmas cards. One year I started stitching monochrome Madonna-and-Child designs somewhere in February, I think, but I am rarely that organised - usually it's a mad last-minute scramble to find something simple enough to make several dozen in not too much time :roll:

Like Richard, I don't really do Christmas before some time during December. Having grown up in the Netherlands, Christmas simply didn't get a look in until after St Nicholas had been and gone, so no Christmas trees before the 6th of December! (It acted as a useful brake to the shops as well)

I would like to do a batch of them again, and have got a few designs which will stitch up quite quickly, so perhaps this year is the year!
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by Nicola Main » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:50 pm

Clairabell you've given me inspiration and determination to surprise my parents by stitching them a Christmas card this year so thank you! :wub: Currently browsing Pinterest looking for designs xxx
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Re: Christmas Stitching

by isaacson72 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:53 pm

I don't make my own Christmas cards with stitching (I rarely get to cards at all... I always buy them, rarely send them :oops: ) but I am always making Christmas ornament patterns that I put on mason jars -- or now in a hoop frame, my newest skill! They make great gifts. Plus I sell some of them as an MS fundraiser too, and with a holiday pattern on them, people tend to buy to use as gifts for others. I love doing it year round! :snowman:

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Re: Christmas Stitching

by craftysarah » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:30 pm

I have just started my Christmas cards
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