Hello everyone! I'll apologise now as this is going to be a bit of a picture heavy post. I'll start with my two recent finishes.
First up is this lovely.
Little House Needleworks Christmas Angel
32 count Platinum linen
Started 31st October 2017
Finished 14th December 2017
Then this one.
Mani Di Donna Winter Days Sewing Basket
28 count Permin Silver Blue Linen
Started 26th August 2017
Finished 16th December 2017.
If I get chance I'll start making up the basket before Christmas!
As you may know I do a private ornament exchange each December with 2 of my dear stitching friends Chris and Barb. This is what I stitched for Chris.
Lizzie Kate Very Merry ( JCS ornament mag 2017)
32 count Permin Natural linen
Started 14th October 2017
Finished 17th October 2017.
Ornament for Chris.
And this is what Chris stitched for me which I love. I've hung it from my new garland on the mantlepiece. Thank you so much Chris xx
This is what I stitched for Barb.
Lizzie Kate Flora McSample's 2016 Treats Do You Hear
32 count Permin Lambswool linen
Started 14th October 2017
Finished 31st October 2017
Ornament for Barb.
And this is what Barb stitched for me which, again, I love! Thank you so much Barb xx
I am getting down my WIPs now and am hoping for an almost clean slate to start 2018 with! Haha! If it happens it'll be a miracle!
Chris and I started our annual December SAL. We are stitching LHN No Place Like Home. I am stitching mine on 28 count Permin Amber linen using some of the recommended threads. I have frogged the words more times than I care to remember!
Barb and I are still stitching away on our SAL pieces. For our Lizzie Kate I am stitching this one.
For our sheep one we are both stitching LHN Born in a Manger. I am loving this one!
I am still plugging away at LHN Lantern Lane and now have a wall and some railings! I can't see this one being finished for the end of the year!
My socks are finished but I didn't take a photo! I'm waiting for the sock blockers I ordered to arrive so that I can block them. Fingers crossed they arrive before Christmas! I have now started a hat. Call me brave or stupid but it's my first hat and I've chosen a fairisle one!
I framed Mini Jolly Old Fellow although I am not 100% happy with him.
Finally it was my birthday last week and I was thoroughly spoilt by my family and friends. Abi took me out for lunch on Wednesday to Costa so we could try one of their festive sandwiches and hot chocolate. We were going on my birthday but some of the roads weren't too good after rain then a keen frost. Anyway I will let the picture do the talking as I've written on them who they are from. The only one not photographed is the jacket that Jess bought me as I have been wearing it :) Thank you all so much for thinking of me on my birthday xxxx
Oh also ( I have so much to show you that I almost forgot!) I received some ornaments from Barb, Michelle and June for my tree :). Thank you so much ladies.
Well I think that is all my news for now. I know I won't get chance to blog again before Christmas so I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Stay safe and have a wonderful time. Thank you for continuing to visit me and leave such lovely comments even though I don't visit you all as often as I should.
With much love,