I'm so sorry but this is going to be a rather picture heavy post!
Last Friday I hopped on the bus and went through to Hull to see my friend Chris. It was so lovely to get a day out to see a dear friend. We chatted and stitched, drank tea and had some lunch. I really enjoyed my day with her and it was over too soon. We do a private ornament exchange every December and here is what I stitched for Chris.
Little House Needleworks This Is My Joy
Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Fox Red
I am very happy to say that Chris loved it :)
This is what Chris stitched for me.It is a Lizzie Kate from a few years ago and I love it! It is so beautifully stitched and finished and I have it hanging with a few other ornaments above my fire in the dining room.
I look forward to us having another day stitching and chatting soon.
Last Saturday was my birthday and I just had a quiet day. It was grocery shopping in the morning then Abi wanted to visit a local to us garden centre and we had a look round the Christmas displays. They always do such fantastic displays and have lots of lovely Christmas decorations for sale. When we got home I got Jess' Doctor Who scarf out and finished knitting that. We did go out for a meal on Sunday evening though :). Anyway I received some gorgeous cards and gifts from both my family and my stitchy friends and I'll show the ones from my stitchy friends. Thank you all so much for making me feel so special. Love and hugs to you all. I will let the pictures do the talking but there are a few themes going here lol! :)
As I said in my last post I received a gift voucher for The Patchwork Rabbit from Barb and this is what I bought with it.
I went a little bit over, as I wanted to get what I didn't have to stitch the chart, so I also added this chart as well! I will get the others as and when Karla gets them back in stock!
Karla also included this beautiful needleminder with this note. Isn't that so sweet?!
I am so blessed to have such lovely friends who remember me on my birthday. I don't express my feelings very well but I appreciate your friendships so much and love everything.
Chris and I have been stitching away on our December SAL. I had already started mine and Chris started hers when I visited her. I've stitched more on mine since then as I am really enjoying it.
I started the last CCN ornament and just stitched the red on the dress. I hope Barb has managed to start hers too.
I also got Fa La La made up.
This is how I made up my finish for the Mani Di Donna contest on Facebook. This is on the way to a friend for her Christmas tree :).
I was hoping to get the page finished on my robin but I didn't make it so we'll see what happens this weekend!
Goodness and Growing is growing slowly! I want to try and get the box done over the weekend but it depends on what else I have to do!
Oooh I better show Jess' Doctor Who scarf too! Not a great photo as I took it with my tab!
I am so behind with blog reading yet again but will try to get caught up over the weekend. I doubt I will be blogging again before Christmas so I'd like to wish you all A very Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Stash and Stitch filled 2016.
With much love.