Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sneaking in.....


One last post before Christmas! I have been panicking a little as I popped a little gift in the post to Shirlee at the beginning of December and as the days went by I was getting more and more worried that it wasn't going to reach her or it was stuck in customs as I forgot to remind the man in the PO that it needed a customs label. Of course he should have known really and not needed reminding if he knows his job! Anyway it finally arrived yesterday so a massive sigh of relief could no doubt be heard right across the world! 

So here is Shirlee's wee gift. Unfortunately I messed up big style making this up and it ended up a little too small to hold teabags without folding them but she loves it all the same so I am very happy! I included some teabags with it, Mango and Cinnamon, which I hope Shirlee will enjoy. 

The Little Stitcher Tea Time

Gift for Shirlee.

On Sunday evening I finished Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal February's Primrose but will save that for after Christmas. I also finished PSS Mary's Sampler :). I'm getting down my WIPs now!

I was catching up on blogs the other day when I came across a mention of Stitch From Stash 2014 so I duly followed the link to see what it was all about it! I have my surrogate sis, Lisa, keeping me right and me keeping her right and my dear friend Barb too but I thought what better way to make it even better by joining Mel and all the others doing this. It will give me even more determination to make it through to December 2014 without buying although we have allowances but I won't be using that for charts and I certainly won't be using it every month or the full amount. The purpose of me stitching from my stash in 2014 is so that I don't buy anymore charts, get my charts down and stitch some of the beauties I have that have been neglected! So if you're interested in joining go have a look at this page on Mel's blog and drop her an email. 

That is definitely it now until after Christmas! Lol! The turkey crown is cooked as is the gammon and everything else is prepared just to go in the oven tomorrow. I get as much as I can done on a Christmas Eve so that I don't have to send all Christmas morning in the kitchen meaning more time with my family. I am just about to vac up and get a shower then we can all relax this evening. Jess and I have a Christmas Eve tradition of getting in our PJs and watching A Christmas Carol ( the Patrick Stewart version) and now Abi joins in too :) 

So again have a wonderful Christmas everyone and stay safe and warm if you are in areas of storms. The wind is supposed to whip up here this evening but further up North it is forecasted to be much worse.

With much love

Sally xxxx

25 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely gift Sally. Merry Christmas to you and your family xxx

Vickie said...

What a great gift for Shirlee.
God bless you all this Christmas!

Mary Ann said...

That is a beautiful gift for Shirlee! Merry Christmas!!

Jules said...

Very cute gift to Shirlee! Right about now you should be settling in to enjoy your movie (and I do love the Patrick Stewart version)!! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas...

...from across the Pond!

gracie said...

Merry Christmas

Jane said...

Merry Christmas Sally, hope you and your family all have a lovely time with lots of happy memories xxx

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift. Have a very Happy Christmas Sally.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your gift is adorable! Merry Christmas to you, and I'll be stitching from stash right along with you next year!

Parsley said...

I mentioned on FBook how I loved this. Now for a cuppa tea!

Ma Teakettle said...

What a beautiful and sweet gift for dear Shirlee :) Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours, Sally.
Hugs
Ma

Kay said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. We are just about to watch the Snowman in our pyjamas.

Margaret said...

So beautiful! Bet she loved it! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Mouse said...

lovely wee gift you sent Shirlee :) and glad you are so organised ... I will do my best to stitch from stash but..... lol seriously I may get some must haves but I am going to try and get my starts finished first and put them in some sort of rotation :)
Happyyyy Christmas and a very Merry stitchy New Year full of finishes and new starts ;) love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Merry Christmas Sally!!

Heather said...

I love what you made for Shirlee! Thanks for sharing about the stitch from stash group! I think I am going to join. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

The perfect stitched gift for Shirlee - Merry Christmas Sally x

Catherine said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Sally.
Happy Christmas

Lois said...

What a lovely gift, I'm glad it arrived safe and sound! Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas Sally! xox

Julie said...

Lovely little gift for Shirlee.
I hope you've had a lovely Christmas with your family. X

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a lovely little gift you made!

I hope you had a merry Christmas!

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful gift!

Shirlee said...

Thank you again for my lovely gift : )

Brigitte said...

Oh, such a lovely little teabag holder. It's just darling.
I hope you were having a wonderful Chrsitmas holiday with your family.

I joined the same challenge and hope it will be a great stitching year next year. I was already stitching mainly from stash the last three years and it was a lot of fun browsing all my magazines and charts and find all these long forgotten treasures. I'm looking forward to my stitching year 2014.

Karoline said...

Lovely gift for Shirlee
I hope that you all had a great Christmas