I have enjoyed stitching this piece, I love the words and how true they are. I think sometimes it is easy to get wrapped up in things and really, what nicer sentiments are there for life but to live, laugh and love.
Then, this is what I stitched for my October Christmas ornament …..
the Blackbird Designs ornament from the latest JCS ornament issue. I received this all kitted up and ready to stitch as a birthday gift from a dear stitching friend. For the second month in a row I’ve managed to not just stitch my chosen ornament but finish it also!!!! The lace trim I added as an extra, it just seemed to be calling out for something else added and I thought that would work. I loved this one, from stitching with the Belle Soie silks, the colours and the design itself.
And last, but by no means least. Look what arrived for me last week! Melissa over at Words and Blooms held a 2nd anniversary giveaway on her blog not so long ago and I won! I have to tell you, I don’t consider myself ‘lucky’ in the slightest when it comes to winning anything so you could have knocked me over with a feather when Melissa emailed me to say congratulations. I now have the lovely Polly Whitmarsh Sampler by The Exemplerary – chart, fabric and linen – and I am very much looking forward to stitching this one. Thank you Melissa! If any of you haven’t visited Melissa blog do drop by. You can click on her name above, find her in my blog list or click here. She stitches the loveliest things and visiting her blog is a real pleasure.
Well, I do believe that is it from me this time round. We’ve had some very heavy frosts in this part of the world the last couple of nights. I don’t know that I’m overly fussed on having to scrape ice off the car in the mornings in October but, the up side is that while it’s felt chilly the sun has been splitting the skies and that is good to see.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last blog post. Really Deb is the one who deserves the praise, she does some wonderful finishing. Thanks for dropping by and remember …… live, laugh, love!!!!
Until next time ....