Hi everyone! A quick update before Christmas. First of all, I received the loveliest package of goodies from my dear friend, Carol of Stitching Dreams. Look what I found inside…..
I’ve loved this little PS design for ages, love it stitched on black but I tend to avoid stitching on black fabric so had never got round to stitching it. Lo and behold, hasn’t Carol stitched it for me this year!! I’m so thrilled with it! Also inside was this lovely fabric and ribbon
and the perfect chart. One that I had never got round to adding to my stash and one that will definitely be stitched for Christmas 2014!!
Thank you, Carol, I loved everything!
Now on to ‘old faithful’!!!!! The end is in sight for A Sampler Story and my ‘resolution’ to have it stitched in 2013. I’m not quite finished yet, there is a little bit more to stitch on this last square….
but that shouldn’t take too long and then I want to add a little bit of personalization to some of the squares.
I reckon it’s safe to say that I’m on track to finish this by December 31st! (let’s hope I’m not tempting fate now by saying that!!!!!).
Talk about last minute finishing!!!! I stitched the BOAF Santas during this year with the intention of having them out on display this Christmas. Well, of course, I finished the 4th one several months ago and then, you know how it is, I procrastinated on the finishing. Yesterday, I finally finished them!!! I had been planning to finish them as little pillows and have them in a basket but after I’d stuffed them I had them sitting upright and took a second look at them and thought ‘I like them this way!’. So, I’ve finished them as stand-ups!
And stitching of a slightly different nature! My friend Margaret had bought herself and me a woolfelt Christmas kit last summer (and I’m talking 2012!!!!). Well, neither of us had got round to making them but we decided that we needed to get our acts together and stitch them for this Christmas. So, we’ve spent the last few Wednesday afternoons together and we’ve both got these to hang in our homes this Christmas!!!
This was fun to do. I can see myself making more woolfelt kits this year (in fact, we’ve another one lined up to start to work on in January!) as I love how quick they are to make. Excuse the darkness of the picture!!! Our days are so dull and dark at the moment. It’s lovely to think that we’re now past the shortest day and, although it will take a while to notice, the days will be starting to lengthen.
And that’s about it from me this time. Thanks for all your lovely comments last time round. Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas. We will have a full house at Christmas, DS#1 and DS#2 arrive home at different times today, then on Tuesday our daughter and her DH will be home. For everyone to be together in the same house now is a rare occurrence and one to be enjoyed.
Until next time……