Monday, 31 December 2012

Nearing the end of 2012

New Years Eve.
This year has been busy.
 I`m pleased to say with encouragement from you all that there`s one quilt finished and a couple nearly there. Also I`ve enjoyed stitching for others as well.

My SSCS gifts for De .
 A applique Tea Towel, Christmas doll from a Homespun Magazine.
 The mouse ornament from 2012 `Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornaments`.
 The mouse close up was on my earlier post on the 1st of December

  This table mat 
,the star shown on the 1st of December
and fabric goodie bag shown below are my gifts from illene to me.

Another exchange that I was part of.

Ellen  recieved these gifts from me for `Christmas exchange` by stitched with love_ exchanges wih Lainey.

Kaye sent me these. Thankyou Kaye the nugart was yummy and I loved everything else.
 The reindeer is hanging on my tree. 
 The cute owl is a data traveler. My YD showed me that :).
 The bead mitten and stitchery pattern will be something to do at a later date.
 I love tins to keep threads in.
 Plus the ornament was one I looked,so thankyou for your lovely stitching. 
 Well looking forward to a happy healthy New Year.
Sometime there`s a good movie on at the local theatre on New Years Eve but not this year.
Since we where up at 4am for an early start for hubbys work  this morning I think we will be having an early night.
Thankyou for your visiting over 2012 and look forward to your visits next year.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Saviours Birthday

I pray that this Christmas there are blessings for all.
The last few weeks before Christmas we`ve had `Advent`,
 lighting a candle each Sunday at church.

 A friend made Joseph and Mary which her holding baby Jesus our `Saviour`.
This is a reminder to me of his birht so long ago but the meaning of Christmas.
Yesterday our Christmas day was speacial for us with some family here.
Of course there was gifts exchanged and festive food eaten.
Merry Christmas.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Nearly Christmas

Hello my friends.
The weeks have flown by so thought I`d best say I`m still here.
Like everyone else I`m getting ready for Christmas Day.
 We have some of our family coming to us.

I stitched `Believe` sometime ago from a Christmas issue of `Stoney Creek` magazine.
I`m still looking for a silver frame to complete this.
Next Christmas I will hang it up!

A boxed gift from Lorraine http://grannyloz came a few days ago  for Mrs Martins Quilt Shop `Christmas Angel Swap,2012`.
I`m going to use the lovely box to hold one of my BOMs.

So beautifully wrapped and Lorraine made lovely labels for me. 

All on display.
 At the back is a basket of flowers in a wall hanging,a postcard and kit.
 Then an angel stitched across the top of the stocking.
Stitchery is from `Tis the Season` book.
`Home for Christmas` as Christmas decoration with star gift tag.
 A wool felt bird holding flower for a candle mat.
For something sewing is a lovely needle book.
 I`ve shown a few close ups of some of parcel from Lorraine.

The gift tag I attached to a pair of scissors .

The stitched little bird on the cover of the needle book.

Inside of the needle book
I am now using this lovely needle book. I can`t have enough of them.
Thankyou  Mrs Martin for setting this up for us to do.
Thankyou Lorraine for the lovely gifts for me.
Merry Christmas everyone and I pray you have a blessed `Saviours Day`.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 1 December 2012


Hello my friends.
December is here,
the weeks will fly till Christmas Day.
I  have sent my `Angel Swap` .

They are well on threir way and should be there soon.

This came to me yesterday. Today is the first chance to blog of this parcels arrival.

Look at these lovely gifts yet to be opened!

I noticed my SSCS gift for my partner has arrived. I stitched this little mouse for her.

It`s from ` Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2012` issue.
By ` `Twisted Oaks` `The little Mouse`.
 I used suggest linen but changed my threads to Cottage Garden `Bush Christmas` 505 for the flowers,  flower thread 3347 for vine,black beads for eyes.
 I added three threads of  DMC 310 for whiskers by the little pink bead nose and instead of cord used green ric rac.

Look at the cute little mouse holding a flower too large for him.
 I will make him again for me.

This lovely star came from Illene my SSCS partner as her ornament for me.
 I have a nativity set that I will put under this. Haven`t decded where to set this up yet. 
Well I`d best get on as have a few chores to do before setting up my Christmas Tree with my ornaments,wallhangs and framed pieces etc.
Thankyou for visiting. Hope you enjoyed yor time here.
Happy Stitching,