The Christmas fun stitching has begun with a finish

Christmas Fun


New start and FFO of the beautiful Victoria Sampler Christmas Crackers

With the festive season upon us, I couldn’t help having a new start on something festive.  My choice was The Victoria Sampler Christmas Crackers.  I now feel like I have official kicked off Christmas lol!  I pushed the boat out and order the accessory pack, order the chart.  I couldn’t get my hands on all the called for fabric colours so decided to do both on a piece of 28ct Cashel Linen in raw.

I was a little intimidated when I first looked at the booklet and the instructions –  but once I studied the chart and instructions over a cup of coffee it didn’t look so bad.

These are a beautiful stitch!  With a little one over one stitching, beads and specialty stitches thrown in.   They turned out gorgeous.

So I first stitched the cute Santa, completed him with all the called for threads and beads.



Then stitched the beautiful angel with a few changes to the called for threads.



I learnt a new stitch Hemstitch – which at first looked a bit tricky – but actually was a lot easier than I thought; that said I think I would have preferred to made the stitches a little smaller so not so much of the white is showing in the edge fabric – note to self for next time.

Then for the finishing it could not have been easier – a little interfacing over the stitching and a wiz up on the sewing machine – a little ribbon threaded and some stuffing – So much fine and too cute.

angel finished


victoria sampler crackers


  1. María Dolores Rovalo Barbero
    9th December 2018 / 2:19 pm


  2. Jannie
    9th December 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Very, very lovely. You sure hit your groove back, didn’t you? Thx for sharing.

  3. 10th December 2018 / 4:33 pm

    These are just gorgeous! As always, your work is beautiful from start to FFO.

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