I can't believe that I have actually managed to finish my November ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL in decent time. OK so it isn't made up yet but it's finished. I seriously need to get my finger out as I have three ornaments to make up before the tree goes up and I need to get them done this week because next week I'll be too busy!
So here's my ornament.
Daffycat Designs Stocking Reindeer
32 count Permin Amber linen
Started 12th November 2012
Finished 20th November 2012
I also finished this one.
Little House Needleworks Snow in Love
32 count Gander Rose linen
Started 15th October 2012
Finished 12th November 2012
I stitched Abi a wee gift for her 18th birthday.
Shepherd's Bush Happy Birthday
28 count unknown fabric
Started 25th October 2012
Finished 6th November 2012
I have had two other finishes and a start but can't show those as they are gifts.
Progress now on my HAEDs. Guardian did not get much done on it as we were out for Abi's 18th on Friday evening and I was shattered when we got back in. Saturday we went to the pub for a quick drink although Abi doesn't drink alcohol :).
HAED QS Holly Fairy is coming along nicely. I have almost finished page 1 and just love how she is looking. I am hoping to get this page finished soon. Abi wants it finished for Christmas. Yup I'm Super Mum!!!
Final stitchy photo is my progress on LHN Home of a Needleworker ( Too!). All the chatting in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven means it's slow going but I am enjoying this :)
I am adding a couple of BBD books to my for sale page as well as LHN Snow in Love chart so please take a look if you think you might be interested.
Next year I am planning on trying to stitch from my stash as much as possible again with just the odd treat. Obviously if I need fabric or threads I will have to buy them as I can't stitch without them! Things are getting tighter as I'm sure you will all know as the economic climate is not improving, prices of everything are on the up but wages are not going the same way! Another thing is I won't be able to stitch and send as many birthday gifts next year. I did cut down a little this year but next year I am going to have to cut down more. I hate doing it as I do enjoy giving. I will still be doing it for a few of my friends though.
Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes for Abi on my last post. She says thank you very much and send you all hugs. Here are just a few photos. She insisted that I buy a dress to go out in but I am terrible when it comes to buying clothes. I hate the way I look and just feel that I look old and terrible. However the red number I bought made me feel really good! Not keen on the photos of me though! Abi had a tattoo done on her birthday and I must get a photo of it to show you. I have one on my phone but not got it uploaded onto the PC.
That is all from me for now. I am way behind on blogs and may have to mark them all as read just this time but will see how I get on.
Take care everyone.
With much love