Sunday, 13 January 2013

Last finishes for 2012

We had a great Christmas and the children received way too many presents. We prepared a lovely Spanish inspired feast with lots of seafood and plenty of sangria. It was a pleasant day with rain on and off from the morning to evening, the temperature was nice and cool as well.
Unfortunately that was the last of the cool wet weather. You may have seen in the news that Australia is in the grip of an unusually hot and protracted heatwave. We have seen temperatures in the mid to high 30's almost everyday, except when the temperature has risen to the 40's. It's tiring and draining and hard to sleep in the evenings. We are all cranky and grumpy and snapping at each other. The promise of showers or drizzle comes at least once a week, but it never arrives. There are bushfires burning all over the country with new ones starting almost daily from arson or dry lightening strikes. However as I write this we are having a small storm, with rain, pass over us. Short lived but most welcome, although the hot weather is returning mid week.
I haven't been stitching as much as I would like, sticking to small portable projects that I can easily take to the coolest part of the house. It has given me an opportunity to stitch a selection of small freebies that I have wanted to complete for a long time. I will share those as soon as they are finished-finished.
I realised that I had forgotten to share the Christmas ornaments I stitched for Aurelia's teachers at the end of last year. I think I may have one other finish, but I can't seem to locate the photo of  it.

Design:Sweet Christmas
Designer: Glory Bee (JCS Ornament Issue - 2002)
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Zweigart linen - ecru
Thread: Gentle Art Sampler Thread
Finish: Christmas Ornament

Design: Oiseau
Designer: Gazette94 (freebie found here)
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Zweigart linen - ecru
Thread: DMC
Finish: Christmas Ornament