Can you believe that Christmas Day is just over a week away?! How did that happen? I still seem to have so much to do but I'll get there.
Anyway I can now show the ornaments I stitched for Chris and Barb for our private ornament exchanges. I am happy to say that both were very well received :).
This one is the one I stitched for Chris.
Historic Handworks Friends are Christmas Treasures
32 count Nougat linen
Then this is the one I stitched for Barb.
Charlotte's Web Needlework For My Friends
28 count cream linen
GAST, DMC & Classic Colourworks
I showed last time the lovely ornament I received from Barb and this is what I received from Chris.
Isn't it gorgeous? Chris was saying this is the first thing she has made and finished on her new sewing machine so I feel very honoured. We were hoping to have a meet up before Christmas but she has been rather poorly with this nasty cold virus that is going around. Get well soon Chris.
Ooooh big, big news!! I have finished my Anniversaries of the Heart! I was forgetting all about that. How could I forget?! So I'll let the photos do the talking on this one!
Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart
36 count Rosewood linen
DMC, GAST, WDW and Classic Colourworks
Started January 2011
Finished 12th December 2016.
A long time in the making as it got put away for a while but it was well worth every stitch.
This week Barb and I have been having our stitch on one thing week and I've been stitching on Mini Jolly Old Fellow. I've not done a massive amount but every stitch counts, right?! We still have a few days yet to make good progress.
I've done a little bit more on the December SAL with Chris. I took it to craft group to do a bit more on Tuesday ( I remembered my tin with needle and scissors in this time ) but the snow on the right took some getting right! I stitched and frogged that bit several times. Arghhhhh!
I also made a teeny bit of progress on my Winter SAL with Barb. Poor Barb has been waiting on fabric to start this. I think we'll be stitching it well through January and into February as there is a lot of stitching on it!
No progress on anything else but we'll see how things go next week. There are things I was hoping to get finished for the end of the year but it's fast approaching so it's doubtful.
Monday was my birthday and I was thoroughly spoilt by my family and friends. Rather than take lots of individual photos I've been rather lazy and taken just 3. I am so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. I had a quiet day as everyone was at work so I just had a lazy day and stitched a little. We had a takeaway at teatime then watched a film. Thank you so much for your beautiful cards and gifts :)
These are from my DH, Jess, Abi , my sister and her partner, auntie and Carl's brother and his wife.
These are from Barb, Lisa, Julie and Mouse.
Last but by no means least from Lainey, Christine, Chris, Michelle and June.
Yesterday my big sister got married to her partner of 25 years! It was so lovely to see her get married at long last and we had a lovely time. I'll have some photos next time hopefully as my DH took quite a few.
Stitch from Stash is coming soon and as it was birthday I'm going to have just a little last splurge. Well I say last but I'm signing up for an autoship on CCN Snow Place Like Home so I will have a chart to pay for for the first few months of 2017 but it will be well within my budget. I might even get the first 2 this month as Karla has the first 2 in. I won't be buying fabric as I have the perfect one in my stash :). It's a bit naughty but I've wanting it since I first saw it announced and got talked out of it but it'll be a birthday treat to myself!
I don't know if I'll be back before Christmas but I will try and get one more done so I can show some wedding photos.
Until next time.
With much love.