Friday, 9 November 2007

Christmas is Coming!

Bah humbug!! Lol! I don't mean that really! Although I might do by the time we've done three lots of present shopping at the end of the month! Thought I'd post the ornament I stitched for the exchange. We don't know who we are receiving from so even if the person I'm sending to reads my blog ( which I don't think she does) she won't know it's for her! Lol! This is Patricia Ann Designs Christmas Poinsetta from last year's JCS ornament magazine. Instead of backing it with Christmas fabric I used the same fabric I had for the front and stitched our names and year over one on it. Hopefully this will be on it's way to it's new home next week:)

Last night I put the final stitches into my first Cat's Whiskers Heartstrings. One down, one to go! I did cheat a little ( well a lot really) and left off the backstitched vines. I just couldn't face doing them for some reason so decided not to attempt them at all. So once I get the second one stitched I'll make them both up into bourses for DH's aunties. I have found the perfect silk dupion for them on Ebay so think I will buy that to save looking for some in the shops.

I made a start on one of my PIFs last night! Yes I know I have 365 days but I'm quite eager to get started on them so number one is started and I have ideas for the other two too!

Last photo today is of my framed Papillon Creations Seredipity. It's not a good photo though as it really does not show the colours very well. Abi has claimed this piece and it's now hung in her bedroom! I don't mind, though, as it is perfect for her room:)

Well I shall go and catch up on your blogs now. Thank you for reading mine and welcome to new readers and commentors. You are all very welcome to drop by:) {{{{hugs}}}}

21 comments:

Karen said...

is it for me?????????? I can pretend not to read your blog lol, the orni is lovely well doen, your framed picture is super

Carol said...

Oh Sally! Your framed Serendipity is gorgeous! I bet Yvonne would love to put that in the gallery on her site! Very nice!!

Nic said...

Hmmm, guess the ornie isn't coming to me, which is a real shame! LOL

I love your framed piece, is this done by your really cheap framers? I wish I could find someone as reasonable...

Teejay said...

serendipity is exquisite, it looks terrific framed. Cat's whiskers is such a cute piece and your ornament is precious!

Vonna said...

I know Christmas is coming and it makes me jittery...where has this year gone to?
Your ornie is gorgeous! Love that tassel!!!
And your Heartstrings piece is lovely too!
That serendipity sampler is stunning! If I were Abi, I'd want it too! LOL!

jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally and Serendipity looks great framed - I still haven't decided what to do with mine!

Little Cat said...

oooh, lots of lovely photo's and gorgeous stitching! Serendipity looks fantastic framed. I like that wallpaper on the wall behind it too :o)

Ranae said...

The tassel really sets off the ornie, very pretty for whoever gets it.
Serendipity is gorgeous framed.
Abi is very lucky

Julie said...

the ornie is super and yes it is the one i stitched for an exchange last year and couldn't find the pic too LOL

Heartstrings looks wonderful too as does Dippy, lucky Abi having it in her room

{{hugs}}

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

My oh my...you've been busy, woman!! All beautiful stitchery. The Serendipity looks like it came out of an Elizabethan castle. So fascinating.
Hugs,
Deb

June said...

Serendipity looks beautiful - great frame choice!

Your ornie is very pretty, I'm sure the recipient will love it. :)

Mylene said...

I love your ornie finished! I am still busy with mine for the exchange, i had waited a while she(my partner) will post about her likes and dislikes as she's new to me but never came so i started one and hope she will like it.
Your framed piece looks wonderful. Have a nice weekend.

Michelle said...

Your ornament is really pretty, as is all your stitching! I love your framed piece especially..

Andrea said...

Sally your framed piece looks gorgeous. The ornament is very pretty, your partner will love it. Heartstring looks great too. :)

Annemarie said...

Lovely pieces, Sally (again!). I especially like the framed Papillon: wowzie, that is a beauty!

Michele said...

Lovely ornament! I would look great on my tree too! lol .. I like Heartstrings a lot .. can't wait to see it made into a bourse!

and WOW I would have stolen Serendipity for my room too! lol .. lovely framing :)

Jaimie said...

Beautiful ornament! That would look great on my tree.:) The framed Papillon piece is outstanding!

Sam said...

Lovely piccies Sally! :o) I love Serendipity especially.

Hazel said...

Nice ornie and your serendipity looks great. Lovely colours you chose for it. Will you be doing another of her mysteries next year assuming she is doing one??

Karan said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally. Love the ornie especially.
Dippy looks great in that frame - inspired choice. :0)

Michelle said...

Your framed Serendipity is fabulous! I am so glad I have this pattern to stitch someday. Yours is gorgeous!