Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A Merry Christmas To All!

I would like to thank all my regular followers and all my new and recent followers for keeping up with my blog. I would especially like to thank each and every person who comments on my blog, whether regularly or occasionally, your comments are welcomed and appreciated.

This will be my last post until after Christmas. We have all been and are still unwell and with a backlog in chores and all the Christmas baking to get done, well I don't have much to share. I am hoping to get the ornaments finished, but I am not too hopeful. The parcel with the last bits I need has not arrived and I have quite a bit of stitching to get done.

I would like to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. May the coming year bring you good health and good fortune.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Ornaments and Other Things

I have completed the first set of ornaments for the children. Following the tutorial on Le Monde de Sucrette for the Little Christmas Socks, I changed out the colours for each of the children. Amelie was happy with my colour selection and well Felix had no say and Aurelia wanted something with lots of colours, beads and sparkly things. I stitched each of the name tags and attached them to the stocking after it was done. It's a pretty easy piece to make and each can be easily done in a night. Best of all these stockings are great for using up lots of little bits of leftover yarn. I have candy canes, individually wrapped biscotti and chocolates to put in them for Christmas morning.

Design: Little Christmas Socks

The other ornaments are almost done, but I am awaiting an order from the US before I can finish them completely.

I have been working away at a very long running WIP. I was determined to complete 'The 12 Blessings Of Christmas' by Lizzie*Kate before Christmas and I can finally say it's done.

Design: Love, Friends, Hope, Charity, Joy, Song, Giving, Caring, Family, Faith, Home, Peace (12 Blessings Of Christmas)
Designer: Lizzie*Kate
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - Platinum
Thread: Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works, DMC

I recently sent Rowyn a little pincushion as a thank you for sending me the magazine with the CHS chart. Rowyn received her parcel this week, so I can finally show the pincushion off. I tea stained the pillow and rickrack after the pillow had been assembled.

Design: Summer Stars Pincushion
Designer: Blackbird Designs (A Stitcher's Journey)
Fabric: 32ct R&R Reproductions linen - House Blend
Thread: Gentle Arts
Finish: Pincushion

Quite a while back I made a great friend via my blog. Cindy and I have kept in touch for quite some time now. I recently sent Cindy a pillow I made as a little gift and she let me know that it arrived today, so here it is.

Design: Sarah's ABC Pincushion
Designer: Blackbird Designs (Thank you, Sarah Tobias Book)
Fabric: 32ct R&R Reproductions linen - House Blend
Thread: Thread Gatherer Silk N' Colours & Anchor for braid
Finish: Pincushion

I had forgotten that I had stitched this little scissor fob quite some time ago, so here goes another finish. It was a fun and quick design to do.

Design: Collaboration Spring Box (Scissor Fob)
Designer: MTV Designs & Mingiustitch (Gift Of Stitching Magazine Issue 51 April 2010)
Fabric: 32ct Wichelt linen - Lambswool
Thread: DMC & Mill Hill beads
Finish: Scissor Fob

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Felix's Baptism

On the weekend was Felix's baptism and it was a lovely day spent with family. As usual I put on a massive spread of food and we have just finished the last of the leftovers today. I don't want to see another piece of dessert for a very long time! I will leave you with a collection of photos from the day.