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,


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

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

  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.

  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

  5. Love the stitchery so much xx

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

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