Saturday, 11 October 2014

Preparing for Christmas

Hello my friends.
Please join me for a visit today. 
This is our turn tree growing in the centre of our front garden.
The leaves come out in this beautiful colour in the spring.


A closeup to show the shades of pinks.
Pity it is not like this at Christmas time!


I have joined Chookyblues SSCS again this year.
I have nearly finished one of my gifts for my partner.
I need time at my sewing machine.
Hubby has had his clearance to return to work
on Monday.  In six weeks there is to be a small
procedure to remove the last particles of oil in his eye. 


With preparing for Christmas I am sorting patterns,
threads and fabrics. Plus I have a book where names are 
put and then the gifts for each are written beside them.
Once made and wrapped I mark these off.
I am at that stage now.
I am looking forward to `Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2014`
to come as some of those ornaments will be used.   
I was looking for a piece of fabric for my swap project 
and found this part made kit so I finished it.
Once the Christmas decorations are out in the shops I will 
buy something for a hanger.
So till then into the Christmas box.


This pattern is `A Whimsical Gift` by Cinderberry Stitches.
I brought it a few years ago from Grandmothers Garden
as a kit.
Thankyou for your lovely comments and hope you enjoyed your visit with me today.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

7 comments:

  1. I've joined Chooky's swap too but aren't quite as organised as you! I love your Cinderberry stitches hanging.

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  2. glad your dh has been able to return to work.......welcome to the SSCS..........have fun planning a secret parcel for your buddy.............

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  3. Yes before we know it Christmas will be upon us, glad to hear dh is able to return to work and hope the next procedure goes without any fuss :) Barb.

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  4. Love the stitchery. I have also joined in Chookyblues swap. Going to be a mad rush for me though as moving in three weeks time to a much colder place

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  5. Love the stitchery so much xx

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  6. Gorgeous stitchery gooD to hear hubby can return to work

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  7. Beautiful Christmas mini quilt Clare! Sending well wishes for your hubby!
    love Annette

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