Friday, December 21, 2012

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

"The Christmas Story" Nativity from For the Love of Cross Stitch Magazine  July 2002 and  Sept 2002
I finished the Nativity that I was working on for my daughter!
She's coming by this morning 
and I'm going to give it to her so she can display it right away.
I made a few changes to the pattern colors.
I used metallic gold thread
 for the halo and stars on baby Jesus.
I also used a smaller stitch count evenweave
to make the pieces turn out smaller.
I bought the little wooden stable
on a trip to Hobby Lobby when I went
there with my friend Cherise.

I didn't think about it at the time, 
but the stable has a peaked roof,
so I had to make the bottom of the angel
come to a peak as well 
so that she can stay up there without falling off.
All the characters are stuffed with batting
and then walnut shells at the bottom
to keep them from tipping over.

And yesterday I found this lovely box
at Joann's on sale. (60% off baby!)
And it's the perfect size to hold 
all the pieces of the Nativity!

Look at that!
Perfect :)
I love it when a plan comes together!

Ok....time to get back to work.
4 more projects to finish before Christmas Eve......


  1. that is adorable! I just love a good nativity.
    I have three post Christmas giftsbtomwork on but since family starts showing up today, looks like they will be a little post-er than I planned.
    again.....just a dor. a ble

  2. What a lovely Nativity set! Your daughter will have a wonderful keepsake!

  3. Those are very very lovely! The sheep are my favorite!

  4. This is so lovely - your daughter will be thrilled!

  5. Karen that is really amazing. What a great heirloom for your daughter to pass onto her daughter. It is a work of art.

  6. What a beautiful, meaningful gift! Your daughter will be blessed :)

  7. Oh my goodness...this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Great job Karen and your daughter is very lucky to receive this and will surely treasure this forever !

  8. What a beautiful gift! Merry Christmas!

  9. Wow you did a wonderful job on the Nativity. Such a lovely gift.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  10. That's adorable - definitely an heirloom to pass on!

    I finished 1 gift (2 fabric baskets) tonight and tomorrow I'll make a dolly, then put my sewing machine away until after Christmas. A few planned projects didn't get done but a few extras were added and completed ... I did more baking than usual, much to the pleasure of our kids ... the dolly is an extra and it's for a 1 year old so it won't be complicated ... I have to wrap (bag, really) a few gifts and that's about it! I'll be glad when it's all over, lol!

  11. The nativity turned out so awesome! I love it! I'm sure she does too! What a lovely heirloom! Merry Christmas my friend! :)