Sunday, 2 December 2012

It's December!

As yesterday was the 1 st December and we put our Christmas decorations I could at long last open the ornament that my dear friend June kindly sent me. I could have opened it before but I thought it would be more special if I saved it. I have to tell you it was well worth waiting to open. It is a gorgeous PS design and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much June, I will treasure it always.
I didn't get my ornament tree put up until today. I didn't realise how many ornaments I had. These are ones that have been been gifted with, received in exchanges or stitched myself. The photo is not that clear so will try and get a better one.

Not much on the stitching front this last week. My DH had a week off so that we could do our Christmas shopping and I've been so tired. The lovely thing was we picked Jessica up on Wednesday and had a day out shopping with her then Friday Abi had two lessons cancelled so we took her out shopping. Hopefully I will get some stitching done this weekend and get caught up.

I have, however, almost finished the page on HAED QS Holly Fairy so hopefully I'll finish that this week. I have a gift I need to get finished and a few ornaments I need to get made up. I haven't enough progress to show on anything else I'm afraid. I shall be putting LHN Home of a Needlework ( Too! ) on hold for a while but will still  be stitching with the ladies in the parlour on a Wednesday as Chris and I are starting our December SAL of CCN Gingerbread Cottage. Chris has started hers.

Yesterday I had a gift from my dear friend Lesleyanne. She sent me HAED Effects of Caffeine SK as a thank you for me lending her a chart. It was a lovely surprise. The silly thing is I can't for the life of me remember lending her a chart let alone which one I lent her! Thank you so much Lesleyanne. I love these little draggie charts. They are so cute.

Thank you to all of those who entered my blogoversary giveaway. There may be more finished piece giveaways in the New Year. Yesterday I actually considered giving up stitching (won't go into detail ) but I can't just sit in front of the tv and vegetate in an evening plus if I didn't have my stitching I would go mad! Anyway enough of my ramblings. The randomiser chose.......................................Christine! Congratulations Christine! I have your address so I will get that off to you this week :)

That's all for now. Finger's crossed I'll have more show next time! Must catch up on blogs too!

Take care everyone and keep warm. It's going to get very cold this week.

With much love.

Sally
XXX

34 comments:

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Sounds like you had a great time with your daughters and shopping.

The ornament June sent you is so adorable.

Holly Fairy is looking good. What a cute gift from Lesleyanne.

Congratulations to Christine on winning your chart.

Can't wait to see some updates on your stitching!

Jackie said...

Your tree is beautiful! Love that it's full of stitched ornaments.

You must be thankful to have your shopping started. I've not gotten much done so I imagine the frantic part of the holidays will set in soon.

Siobhán said...

What a pretty ornament! I love PS Santas. Nice progress on your WIP, too!

cucki said...

aww all your ornaments are looking so cute and lovely tree..
i love yours stitching so much..
lots of love for you x

Solstitches said...

The ornament from June is gorgeous and your tree looks really lovely.

Margaret

Bianca said...

What great gifts, Sally. Your ornament is lovely as well. Holly Fairy is coming along nicely. I am working on my first HAED, and I love it. I do wish I could stitch a lot faster so it could be possible to have more HAED finishes!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your HAED. Your tree looks gorgeous. Sounds though you have had a great time shopping with your daughters and DH. So pleased to hear you won't be giving up stitching as your finishes are always so inspirational. A beautiful gift from June. Hugs.

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

You spent great time with your daughters doing shopping ... that sounds good!
Your tree is just perfect and June's ornament is beautiful. I like it!
Cold bisxxx from France

diamondc said...

Sally: Your HHD is lovely I do wish I had the courage to stich on of their designs, I love your tree how pretty.
Your ornament from June is so sweet, I love the Prairie Schoolers Santas
Catherine

Vickie said...

Sounds like you are doing well with the shopping. We have not begun!
Your ornament tree is wonderful.
What a great gift from June. I am still waiting to open mine. ;)

Sue said...

I love your ornament tree Sally and the PS santa gift from June is lovely.Please don't give up stitching, it's so worthwhile when you look back at everything you've stitched and I love looking at your finishes.....xx

Bernadett said...

Pretty work and nice tree.:)
Greetings.:)

Julie said...

Hope you managed to get everything you needed last week.
Love the ornament tree, it's full!

Chris said...

Sounds Like you are getting everything done so that you can enjoy the holidays!
What a wonderful ornament from June! Your tree looks amazing.
Congratulations to your winner!

Margaret said...

I love seeing your ornament tree -- so beautiful! Nice that you got to go shopping with your daughters and that your DH had the week off. Your WIP is looking good too!

Escargopotte bordados said...

I love PS Santas.
your blog is wonderful !
bises de Paris

Mary Ann said...

Such a lovely ornament from June--and I LOVE your ornament tree!!

Myra said...

Your ornament tree is loaded! You will have to take some close ups for us to see. :o) Love your ornament from June.

Catherine said...

Lovely ornament from June and your tree is sooo pretty!

Nicola said...

June's stitches amazing ornaments. What fun to have shopping trips with your daughters, I miss that with having a son.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your ornament tree looks so sweet!

Loubie69 said...

Your tree looks fab Sally. I am trying to get my tree just to be home made ornaments. I do have quite a lot but not as many as your tree shows - Wonderful :-)

Christine said...

Me? Oh wow! Thank you!
The ornament from June is lovely, and your tree looks gorgeous!
Glad you had a good time with the girls, Eloise will be home at the weekend and I can't wait.

Michelle said...

Such a cute ornament and I love your ornament tree! Holly Fairy is so pretty - can't wait to see more!

Shirlee said...

June is a master stitcher, isn't she : ) Lovely ornament! What a fantastic stitching tree! I hope to have something like that one day : ) I also think I would go mad without my stitching : ) Congratulations on doing your decorating! Mine is still languishing in boxes.

Carol said...

Love your gifts, Sally!! The PS Santa from June is so cute--I just love everything from PS :)

How nice that you have girls to shop and decorate with at Christmas time... Having only boys mean I do most of it myself!

Heather said...

Hi Sally! What a lovely ornament from June! Your tree full of stitched ornaments is lovely! Your progress on your wip is looking great!

Have fun stitching Gingerbread Cottage. I loved stitching that one! ;o)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What nice gifts you've received, Sally! I'm happy for you!! Guess what I did the other day. I bought an HAED stocking pattern and I'm going to start it as soon as I finish the Precious Moments piece I'm working on, so hopefully by this weekend! I wasn't going to add anything to my next year's stitching list, but I figure I have a whole month before that list goes into effect, and I can get a lot done in a month!! LOL! Thanks for encouraging me! : )

Tricia

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a beautiful ornament to recieve and what a stunning tree filled with those cross-stitched ornaments! Stunning Sally ;)

Fiona said...

I agree your PS ornament was worth the wait. Your ornament tree looks fantastic, I don't have enough space to put a seperate tree up so just add them to the family tree. Sounds like you had a great time shopping with your girls. Hang in there, life would be really dull without stitching.

Linda said...

Love your ornament tree Sally. Sounds like you had a fun week.

Linda

Anne said...

Congrats to Christine!! Sounds like you had a lovely time shopping with your daughters!! Your ornament tree is so lovely with all those pretty stitching ornies!! Great progress on you HAED and what a lovely RAK from Lesleyanne :D

Emma/Itzy said...

Congrats to the winner!

I love your ornament tree - its a great idea! :)

Ellen said...

Love that PS Santa from June! Your ornament tree is awesome, I must put up mine soon ha ha!

Hugs,