The Prairie Schooler began releasing a Santa chart every year beginning in 1984. The list hasn’t been updated since 2018 but there’s been one every year.
When I first started cross stitching, which was just a few months ago, a friend in Kentucky mentioned that she had done every one of them. I looked at them and though I kinda wanted to do them, I knew I wasn’t going to sit down and make almost 40 Santas. That was mature thinking on my part, don’t you think?
But, I kept thinking about them and I would love to have such a collection of Santas so I decided to make them for the years that have significance to our family.
Here are the ones I plan to make
- The year Vince and I got married
- The years Chad, Nicole and Addie were born
- The year we moved to Kentucky
- The year we moved to Missouri
- The year we moved to Texas
- The year
weI moved back to Missouri
Edit: I’ve fixed those years . . I definitely had it screwed up the first time. Obviously, those Santas were not being made the years Vince and I were born since they started in 1984.
But it’s still kinda screwed up because Vince and I got married the same year we moved to Kentucky so that’s not really two Santas for two significant events. Oh well . . it worked out way better in my head than it has in a blog post. 🙂
The years I’ll be doing are 1987, 1988, 1997, 2007, 2011 and 2020
I may continue making them. We’ll see. I bought 18 count Aida to make them and I’ll probably make them into little pillows as shown on the reprint pages.
Any guesses as to how many I can get done before Christmas, 2021??
Before you think about that . . it’s after 2:00 p.m. getting close to 3 p.m. and I still haven’t taken the first stitch today! 🙂