Monday, 8 December 2008

It's Back!!

Wahoooo!!! At last I have my framed A Quaker Christmas back with me all put right and hung on my living room wall. DH took this photo for me before he hung it up. I am so proud of this piece and after the original hic-cup my framer has done a lovely job. We decided on red and gold mounts with a goldy- red frame.


Last week I managed to get back to my stocking, Bent Creek Christmas Carols, and I am so pleased with the progress I made even after a visit from the frog! I should have it finished this week but I still need to finish stitching an ornament then make two up so that I can get them in the post.

Now that Christine has received her gift from my blogoversary draw I can show what I stitched for her although you have already seen this a few weeks ago but before I got it made up. I used a velvety red ribbon for the ruching around this pinkeep and added red pins at the corners and a Made With Love charm at the bottom. I am so happy that Christine liked it. I also added a little angel bear ornament with a C on it and a Thorntons pudding chocolate.
Sunday evening, as usual, is my BBD night so out came Blessings and Kind Wishes. I finished the house so just the grass, borders and initials to stitch so I might just get it finished next Sunday! I received Loose Feathers #33 last week and I really like it, although I would have prefered it with a bird on it somewhere! LOL!

Tonight it's back to the SAL with Chris of Twisted Oaks Designs Merry Noel. I am going to stitch on it three nights this week as I really want to have it all finished and made up in time for Christmas, although it will on display all year:) Also Chris and I are meeting up on Wednesday so I'm really looking forward to that.

We put our Christmas decorations up on Saturday but not without a few problems which made me think why am I bothering! I wasn't feeling too well and I could have happily put everything back in boxes! First off I'd bought a new tree in the Studio Cards sale early on in the year but when we got it out and the branches all out we realised it was not going to go anywhere in the living room so back in it's box it went and I'll be putting a for sale card in the post office window! So old faithful tree came down from the loft, got the lights on only to discover about 8 bulbs that had blown. Everytime DH replaced a bulb it blew so off they came! Got another set on, they worked fine, put the fibre optic fairy on the top and she wouldn't work! Tried her in another socket and she worked so DH had to take the socket off the wall and fix that! So that was the three things ( well they say things come in threes) and by lunchtime all we'd done was put the tree up and get the lights on! LOL! Anyway everything is up and I'm feeling very Christmassy now!

Ranae asked what I had ordered from Needlecraft Corner with my birthday disount. Well I finally decided on Midnight Stitching Quaker Faith Hope Love and also Just Nan Memories ( I realised after I'd emailed Drema that this was in the clearance sale so will get it at sale price rather than with my birthday discount) as both these have been on my wish list for a while now. I don't expect them to arrive before Christmas as my BBD Loose Feathers took nearly two weeks.

I am going to spend the afternoon ( don't tell my DH!) finishing off Chris' ornament for our private ornament exchange then maybe finish off the other ornament I need to get finished.

Have a wonderful week everyone and stay warm if it's cold where you are:) I'll be catching up on blogs over the next few days I hope.


Hugs



34 comments:

WendyCarole said...

Quaker Christmas looks beautiful and I love the snowmen.

Glad to hear you got the tree and lights sorted eventually.

brokenfairy said...

Oh wonderful,It looks great!!!
and blessings looks graet as well.
Sorry the decoration caused so much hassle,at least they are done now

Brigitte said...

Quaker Christmas looks so beautiful! Just perfect for display right before Christmas.
Those Christmas carolers are so funny, I particularly love their faces:))

BBD belongs to my favourite designers and the one you are stitching right now is on my wishlist. It already looks so great ... I think I'll have to start one of the Loose Feathers myself very soon ...

Dianne said...

I love your Quaker Christmas! Mine is kitted up waiting for me to start...one day!

Carol said...

Wow- your AQC looks gorgeous!

Susan said...

Your Quaker Christmas is stunning, Sally - the mats & frame set it off beautifully.

Ranae said...

QC is gorgeous in that mat and frame.
I love the caroling snowman
You pick a great selection for your BD discount.
Yes! I am with you, LF 33 needs a bird or something, lol.
Take Care

Michele said...

OMGosh Sally, QC is lovely! The frame is perfect! You must be soo proud seeing in hanging in your house!

You stocking is coming along great :)

staci said...

QC is Stunning!!! I can understand how proud you must feel...it's a gorgeous accomplishment!

Christine said...

Wow, Quaker Christmas has come out wonderfully, you must be thrilled with it.
Thankyou again for my pinkeep, I love it. I need to recharge the camera, then I'll get a picture of it on my blog. Won't be able to get a picture of the chocolate though, I ate it already ;D

Sam said...

I soooooo love Quaker Christmas Sally - it's beautiful! Would love to have it hanging on my own wall infact.... Sorry I've not visited your blog for a while - looks like I've missed lots of lovely new stitchy things :o)

Hazel said...

Beautiful QC!!! Love all your stitchery. xx

suequeblue said...

Your Quaker Christmas is stunning-a real masterpiece!

Steffi said...

Wow...wonderful!Great work!You have a very nice blog and you are so creative!
Have a nice week!

Steffi

Vonna said...

IT is fantabulous!! I love the framing :o)
You should be proud and well-pleased over how it turned out! HUGS for a superior finish!

Julie said...

Fancy coming to put my tree up, no inclination here at all!!!
Quaker looks fab not its all perfect.
Locely progress on the others too.

Angela said...

Quaker Christmas looks great now I definatley want to do it.

Andrea said...

Love the framing of QC.The snowmen are just so cute. Your ornament turned out gorgeous. A wonderful gift.

Mylene said...

Quaker Christmas looks beautiful as well as the pinkeep you made for Christine, love it.
BC update is looking great!

Cindy F. said...

A Quaker Christmas is absolutely stunning and beautifully framed!!
I love it and can't wait to get mine framed:)
Such a cute BC stocking. Great progress!
Your pinkeep is so pretty and such a great job finishing it!
Also great progress on your BBD wip:)

Michelle said...

Your Quaker Christmas is stunning! I would hang it all year long after all that work!

Michelle

sammyjo said...

A Quaker Christmas looks wonderful sally!
The gift you made Christines is lovely i have no doubt that she loved it!

DovilÄ— said...

Christmas Quaker is amazing!

Bev said...

quaker christmas is even more stunning now it has been framed

lena-lou said...

Sally I think your QC is absolutely gorgeous, the framing compliments it so well :-))
Take care

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sally,
Your framed QC looks so elegant, a wonderful piece! I love the pinkeep, the ruched ribbon really sets it off.

Stitcher said...

I hope to see this soon.

Karan said...

QC is stunning - perfect choices! Love the snowmen stocking & hope you can get it finished in time. BD is looking lovely & the ornie is so pretty. :0)
Our tree hasn't even made it out of the loft yet!

Marianne said...

Your Quaker Christmas is stunning! The Snowman stocking is too cute!

Tracy said...

Sally your quaker is stunning, I love your ornie Hazel was showing me the design the other day

litlaskvis said...

Quaker Christmas looks amazing! I really need to get back to mine. I am going to have it finished before Christmas 2009 :)

Stitchingranny said...

Christmas Quaker is Stunning - absolutely stunning, well done Sally. The other wips are lovely too.

Just been looking at your for Sales, and would like the Patricia Ann one please. Will email you.

Michelle said...

Your Quaker Christmas is gorgeous! I've been wanting to stitch this piece so much. I even looked for it this morning at my LNS, but they didn't have it. Beautiful!!

Sonda in OR said...

That looks great!!! You did an amazing job!