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Saturday, December 17, 2011

{Angels & Cross Stitch for Christmas}

On November 9, I did already write about Our Living Room ANGELS - CHERUBS that have taken up permanent residence, not only for the Christmas season. All our ANGELS - CHERUBS are the REAL thing, made out of special wood and hand carved in South Tyrol, Italy. So here they are shown once more to you as they sure belong to the Christmas season.

The golden wreath we added for the Christmas season...
Quite an angelic population on our mantle...
From Bad/Münstereifel, Germany I did bring this pure linen cross stitched Christmas bow back home.
The edging of the linen band is done in gold and the hand embroidered cross stitching also used gold for the stars as well as for some contrast stitching.
Hard to capture on photo.
I've just finished a scan from this bow & stars cross stitch pattern, for those of you that are interested in it.
Look for it below and feel free to print it out.
My German friend Marlene did bring me a second one when she and her husband Egon did visit us after their tour through Mexico.
They are hung each year in the living room from the doorknobs of the oak wall unit.
This is the scan and I put it as a larger size. The width of the linen band is 7 cm or 2.8"
The entire cross stitch pattern is 11 cm long or 4.3" so you can determine the thread count accordingly.

If you love it as much as I did at first sight, okay - here is the pattern for you.
Just a small Christmas gift from me to my loyal readers!

Related links:

{6 Antique & Vintage Italian Angels, Cherubs Putti} previous post by me
{Our Living Room ANGELS - CHERUBS} previous post by me
{Our Living Room} previous post by me
{5 Angels - Putti from Italy & Germany} previous post by me
{Angels & Cross Stitch for Christmas}| previous post by me


  1. Liebe Mariette,

    wunderschön. Bad Münstereifel kenne ich auch. Es ist ein gemütlicher Ort.

    Alles Liebe

  2. Liebe Mariette ,ich hoffe es geht dir bald wieder besser !!Bei uns geht auch die Grippe rum .Nur kommt sie bei mir nicht so richtig raus . Deine Schleife und die Engeldeko finde ich sehr schön .Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende .Liebe Grüße Ina

  3. Liebe Mariette,
    deine geschnitzten Engel sind etwas ganz Besonderes - vor einigen Jahren haben wir uns auch einige schöne Schnitzereien aus Südtirol gekauft - sie sind einmalig -
    Bad Münstereifel mag ich sehr - eine schöne romantische Stadt - ich liebe Handarbeiten wie auch deine schönen gestickten Schleifen - heute kann ich leider wegen meiner ständigen Rückenschmerzen selbst nichts mehr machen -

    ich wünsche dir Gesundheit und eine wunderschöne Vorweihnachtszeit -

    lg. Ruth

  4. Hi Mariette, boy oh boy, how does the time get away from me? I love the the stitched bow and the cross-stitch ornaments from your Dublin mom and your MIL. I actually have the pattern for The Warmth of Christmas is Friendship and have stitched it for friends in the past. Will copy down the others you have posted as they will be easy to stitch up. The gifts you received from Joan are wonderful. I have a Greek friend who does animal rescue work in Lebanon. I wonder if she knows about Joan? Hope you have a great weekend. We have one more week of school and then the winter break begins. Looking forward to that. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. Beautiful Christmas decorations Mariette!This is such a lovely time now,

    Have a nice weekend,


  6. Mooi hoor!!...liefs van mij....xxx...


  7. Hi Mariette,

    I love your beautiful wreath and adorable Angels.

    The bows are so pretty with the cross stitching. They are wonderful.


  8. Oh Mariette
    You're making your home a Christmas fairyland with all your beautiful hand made treasures!

    Like Tammy, I've copied the cross stitch baubles (hope that's ok) as well as the beautiful wall hanging - they will make lovely gifts next year!!

    Wishing you and your family
    A Joyous Christmas
    Shane xx

  9. Mariette,

    Mèrci :)

    You have NO idea on the effect of tour comment..!!

    I know I need a content and I am actually working on it. I also have to admit that I do not know yet what to write and where to start!

    The website is down because of something I did wrong lol I am just glad it is not yet known!! It should be public soon again.

    How do you like the logo, by the way? Still working on the product logo.

    I wish you to have great holidays and the happiest year.

    Love to you and warm hugs.


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