Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Stitchmas!!!

Firstly I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!!
I've been full of festive busy so haven't had chance to update, so I have plenty to share stitchy wise too.
We have been getting into the spirit of the season. Especially yesterday we saw Santa's reindeer in the park and a Nativity carol service with a real donkey at a local church.
The boys both loved seeing the animals!
I received my order from Willow Fabrics for which I had a voucher from having my comment published in Cross stitch collection magazine.
This means I now have the threads I needed for a couple of projects that were on hold for the supplies.
So here is the Noel sachet finished:

Love the rich colours. I just need to find a minute to back it and stuff it. Then it can go with the Christmas Angel I had made.
I have finally put the finishings to the Madonna and Child.
They are now displayed together for the first time. I think they will become a treasured part of our decorations for years to come.
I've done quite a bit of Christmas crafting with the my boys.
Nanna and Grandpa visited and left a gingerbread house kit, which the boys loved making up.

Warning: may contain pre licked sweets lol
 I have completed a rotation on Tapestry Cat.
Here it is before:

And Now:
 You don't know how happy I am to have that border finally finished. In this rotation I have stitched and frogged it twice. I couldn't tell you how many times it has been frogged now. I knew from last time there was a mistake to compensate for. Fixing the mistake completely would involved taking out the whole of the outer border and the flowers at the bottom too. I think with it having been there for so many years that it would risk wrecking the fabric completely and not mention soul destroying to take it out. However once I finally got it worked out it is a minimal bodge to fix it. So next time I get this out it should be onwards and upwards towards no longer being my longest WIP lying around.

I finished this little project I have been working on.


I charted this myself. I saw the quote on a plaque in a card shop a while ago and loved it, totally sums my house up. While I was charting it my son lined his foot up with the footprint...says it all really. I'm so pleased with how it has turned out.

Hope Santa brings everyone plenty of stitchy goodies and that you all have a lovely holiday season.

Peace and Goodwill to everyone!

Keep stitching...

1 comment:

  1. Busy ,busy. Everything looks awesome. Merry Christmas:)