My favourite month of the year but also the time of year we get a little stressed over the up coming festive season so the perfect time to relax and chill with some stitching! However all the pieces I planned on stitching or wanted to stitch in the last couple of months just didn't happen. Again. *sigh*. Every single year I have plans for Winter/ Christmas stitching and although the lovely ornaments have happened the rest just hasn't! I think to myself every single year that I will do better the next year and, well, you know how it goes! Now don't get me wrong I have had a very good stitching year but stuff in my stash that has been there a while still hasn't got into the WIP pile! I'm feeling quite snowed under somehow! So I'm not going to say I will do better next year! I will go with the flow and see what happens ( she says! ).
Again I have been frantically stitching to get my cottage finished. It didn't quite get done in time but I sat myself down yesterday morning before going to craft group and popped the last stitches done then yesterday afternoon I made it up to hang. Phew! My last one finally done!
Country Cottage Needleworks December Cottage
32 count Natural opalescent linen
As you may well remember Heather very kindly passed some of these charts onto me when she had finished them and I bought 3 of them new. I would like to pass all 12 on to someone who would really love to stitch them on the understanding that they are to be passed on. It does not matter how long it takes you to stitch them! So if you would like them please say so in your comment :).
*I have added some bits for sale to my For Sale tab above if anyone is interested.*
I've been doing a little bit of making up. I don't seem to be able to focus on things and get easily distracted so these finishes have been ongoing for a few weeks but they are done!
I also got this lovely that Chris stitched for me made up too but I didn't make my cording long enough for a hanger so I need to do a bit more!
Not much else to show with me trying to get the cottage done. Of course Barb and I are still stitching on the CCN ornaments. I am loving this one!
I am slowly getting this piece by Mani Di Donna done. We have to have them finished, made up, and on the Facebook page for the 15th of the month. Can I do it?!
And no post would be complete without my lovely robin which is growing rather nicely! Just 30 odd rows on this page then 3 partial pages :)
I did a little stashing last week. Justine sent me an email to say she was selling her linen and would I like to buy it. I said I might be interested so she sent me photos and sizes and after much deliberation I decided to buy it from her! Yes I know it's naughty but it was too good to miss and I won't need to buy any fabric for a long time!
Abi and have started putting the Christmas decorations up today. We haven't got very far but we said we don't have to do it all in one day. I can't wait to get my ornament tree up! Speaking of ornaments I have finished mine for my private exchanges with Barb and Chris so will show those once we have exchanged.
That's all my news for now.
Take care everyone.
With much love.