Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Not a creature was Stirring, not even a mouse - Christmas card/bookmark cross stitch design

Not a creature was Stirring, not even a mouse - Christmas card/bookmark cross stitch design


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.




Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Backstitch
310
403
Pink Mouse tail and backstitch on mouse ears
3713
1020
Yellow Around the fire
307
289
Dark yellow Star on tree, in the fire, base of candlestick 444

290
Orange In the fire 741

304
Brown Main colour of fireplace 920

1004
Light brown Shading near fire, Top of mantelpiece 721

324
Red In fire, on stocking 606

334
White Candle, top of tree
5200
1

This design was originally designed in Anchor colours, for a closest match to the Picture use Anchor, a conversion chart was used for DMC. 

Hi everyone, are you all getting ready for Christmas?
This design was made while remembering the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas'. Of course everyone knows this first part of the poem. It was in the week running up until Christmas and I was helping to look after my friends little girl while my friend was getting the last bits for Christmas dinner. We watched a lovely animated version of the poem showing Father Christmas delivering presents.

However this led to the lovely little Chloe to ask a whole bunch of questions about Father Christmas.
Well, I has to think fast and I ended up asking her a few times how she thinks he does it. This is what we came up with.

Father Christmas' list of good and naughty children would be far too big if it was all written down. So he has an Ipad (like Chloe does) with all of the good and naughty children which he can tick off as he delivers his presents. I imagine he even has his own app for this purpose.

There is more than one Santa, there must be at least four Santas! When I asked Chloe how she knew this she told me that this was very easy. When her and Mum went to town there was a Santa near the big tree, one in John Lewis, one in Toys R Us and another in a different shop. So they must all work together to deliver the presents. This makes lots of sense, why didn't I think of this when I was small?

For more Christmas designs here are some links:
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Fur topped stocking Christmas card design.
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Simple cross stitched Christmas gift tag designs

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Upcycling worn out Christmas Baubles
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How to make a dripping bauble Halloween decoration.
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