Friday, January 29, 2016

SAL Report: Santa Knew

My first small of the year--staying on track for 12 new ones in 2016! This is from Lizzie*Kate's Tiny Tidings XIX, stitched on the called-for fabric with the called-for colors. I did change the words from "Santa Knows" though because I've always thought of Santa as being the spirit of giving rather than someone who is all about surveillance.

This is for Sugar Rea and sometime this year, I'll be stitching the snowman from this booklet for Special K. In fact, when I chose this one, I went a little overboard and ordered Jim Shore's Snowy Owl Snowman and Best Friend Santa and Amy Bruecken's Ta-da Santa and Ta-da Snowman. I had already pulled L*K's Sled Dudes, so I have enough planned to stitch until the girls reach kindergarten. I'm not excited or anything!

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21 comments:

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

Nice small! I like your word change too.

Beth said...

A generous and living aunt...the best gift of all.

Meari said...

Adorable!

Pamela said...

I agree with you about the Santa surveillance thing. Better to have Santa be a kind giving character than a threat to be good. Nice finish on this month's small.

Robin in Virginia said...

I love the change on your Santa. Way to go on getting small #1 finished! I think with all the Santas and Snowmen out there, the girls will have ornaments through high school. Enjoy your weekend!

Needle Nicely said...

Though I hate stitching anything twice, I really think you should give each girl the same ornament each year. They are twins and will have many other ways to celebrate their individuality. Just my opinion.


Fairy Stitcher said...

such a cute design ♥

Julie said...

Very sweet

ANGIE said...

Hi Anna, I love your Santa! Happy stitching!

KimM said...

Love the design and your stitching.
xxx

Elunia said...

Nice small :)

Bea said...

That's a great finish. Giving your nieces an ornament a year is a lovely idea - I did that with my craft partner's kids until they finished school and they still have them. You've definitely planned inn advance! lol

diamondc said...

Anna: I know you love Santa's, and this one is so sweet.
Jim Shores Snowy Owl Santa is beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing your progress on him.

Blessings
Catherine

Blessings
Catherine

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous Santa.

Melinda Forbes said...

You do have the best twist to your posts. Love your thoughts on what Santa is, Wonderfully put. Great start to your Christmas Ornaments Goal

Linda said...

Adorable finish Nikki.

Linda

Brigitte said...

Lovely little finish.

Irene said...

adoro Lizzie Kate, รจ meraviglioso

Christine said...

I have this to stitch in my stash. so very cute. thank you for sharing.

Heather said...

Very nice. I like your new wording much better.

Thanks for joining the Smalls SAL again!

Irmeli said...

Such a nice Santa finish.