Monday, December 3, 2012

Blog Hop #13 Stitchmas Wish

The holidays are right around the corner and gift exchanges are happening everywhere you look. If an amazingly magical Stitchmas Santa were to fly overhead and bring you one stitching wish, what would it be?

I'll be honest.  Christmas is going to be very lean this year.  With both of us unemployed, I have no extra money for Christmas gifts.  My little girls are going to have to go without presents from us.  If they get anything, it will be from relatives.  I don't expect to be stitching much next year anyway with me starting the masters program.  I would rather get something for them than for me.

The one piece I would really like to do is this piece:

I found this pattern at SCRAP and I really want to do it for the girls' room but I don't have the Balger threads or Marlitt.  I think there's some kind of ribbon floss too.  Actually, I'm not even sure what Marlitt is.  Plus, I would want to stitch it on White Monaco and I only have Antique White in my stash.  So, my wish would be to get the materials necessary to stitch it.

And after reading the pattern, I discovered that it was for 18 ct Aida and it was Medicis floss. Hence the correction.  Medicis is discontinued and can be substituted with DMC.  It still requires 9 colors of Balger and 2 colors of 1/16" metallic ribbon which I can't afford.

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  1. That is a beautiful chart, Joy! You are such a good Mama :)
    I sent you an email

  2. I remember all too well the "lean" Christmases. Blessings to you and your family and many hugs!

  3. Hoping your Stitchmas wish comes true.

  4. What a pretty chart! It will look beautiful in your daughters' room.

  5. I think Christmas is lean for just about everyone this year. We have been more fortunate than others, but there have been some tough times. I am sure things will get better for you and yours. Hang in there!


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