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!
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.