In the loop

with Lizzy

Cross Stitcher - - Contents -

No one will be sur­prised when I tell you that Christ­mas time is my favourite time of year. While au­tumn is my favourite sea­son over­all, I can’ t deny that Christ­mas is my favourite hol­i­day. Ihadan ex­traor­di­nar­ily happy child­hood, and my par­ents made valiant, won­der­ful ef­forts to en­sure my Christ­mas es were mag­i­cal, and they al­ways were.

I also met my hus­band be­cause of Christ­mas! In Utah, we live din neigh­bour­ing towns dur­ing high school, and we both were cast in a lo­cal pro­duc­tion of‘ A Christ­mas Carol .’ He played Young E benez er Scrooge, and I played his love in­ter­est, Belle, in the scenes about Christ­mas past. Belle and Young Ebenez er had a kiss st aged, but I had never kissed any­one be­fore! So Spencer, my now-hus­band, wasmy first kiss! It wasn’t‘ real’, but the story is still pretty good.

Christ­mas is also a great time for Stitch Peo­ple! We get ex­tra busy dur­ing this sea­son, as I’m sure you can imag­ine. Stitch Peo­ple por­traits make phe­nom­e­nal Christ­mas gifts. They’ re the per­fect mix of thought­ful and thrifty.

If you have the drive and the time, you can make your Christ­mas gifts for your friends and fam­ily for just a few dol­lars or pounds a piece! They are time in­ten­sive, as any cross stitch er knows, but there ac­tions you see from your loved ones when they re­ceive these lov­ingly crafted gifts are to­tally wort hit.

Last year, a Stitch Peo­ple fan posted a beau­ti­ful video on our Stitch Peo­ple Com­mu­nity page on Face­book. It was a video of her mother open­ing the Stitch Peo­ple por­trait this fan had stitched for her. The por­trait was de­tailed and large, show­cas­ing each mem­ber of the fam­ily in a beau­ti­ful frame.

Them other’ s re­ac­tion was so touch­ing. Tears welled up in here yes as she lov­ingly ex­am­ined each char­ac­ter in the por­trait. Then she was over­come as she thanked her daugh­ter and said “This must have taken you so much time!”.

Like I said–there ac­tions you get when you give Stitch Peo­ple por­traits as gifts are so worth it.

I hope this beau­ti­ful hol­i­day sea­son fills your homes with love, light, and laugh­ter. And if you’ re think­ing about stitch­ing a Stitch Peo­ple por­trait as a gift this sea­son, please be sure to post your work and the pho­tos and videos of there ac­tions you get! We love to see them. You can also visit Stitch Peo­ple. com to snag a DIY Stitch Peo­ple book that will save you tons of time plan­ning your por­traits. As al­ways, please feel free to reach out to us with any ques­tions at info@stitch­peo­ Merry Christ­mas! Lizzy

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