How did it get to be Christmas Eve?!?!?! My poor, neglected blog, February since I’ve been here. I never intended to be away this long but life took over for a variety of reasons - including clicking a button I shouldn't have and losing all my blog pics - as you can guess, that knocked the heart out of me for a while!!. My stitching has been a little patchy through 2017 and popping a quick picture on IG became easier than sitting down and writing. Lately though, it has been on my mind to try and restart blogging so…here I am, with a quick post, a couple of pictures and, hopefully, getting into gear for a return to more regular blogging in 2018.
Enough rambling!! As each of these have now been received and are hanging on their respective trees I thought I’d share some ornament pictures.
First up, this is the one I picked to stitch for my daughter this year. I started this tradition the first Christmas she was married…….
Stitched using the suggested DMC and fabric from my stash
This is the freebie design from Plum Pudding Needlearts. It’s called Fa La La and is still available online if you go looking for it. If you look at my previous post you'll see I stitched this back in February when I was still keeping to #santasundayxs on IG. I fell off the wagon shortly after – another thing I would like to get back to in 2018.
Next is the ornament I stitched for my dear friend Margaret. We met for coffee and exchanged gifts last week. This is the one part of her gift that she is always allowed to open before the 25th as I want her to be able to have it on her tree for as long as possible.
Stitched using the suggested colours and fabric from my stash
Many of you will recognise this one, A Star on Top, another freebie design, this time from Blue Ribbon Designs. If you also click here it will take you to the page with all the freebie charts that Belinda so kindly shares.
Another ornament that I stitched has safely reached its destination. This was the ornament I decided to stitch for my lovely friend Carol who many of you will know through her wonderful blog, Stitching Dreams.
When Drawn Thread released this chart earlier in the year I knew exactly what ornament I’d be stitching for Carol……..
Stitched using the suggested threads and fabric from my stash
This is from the chart, Christmas Baskets. Knowing how much Carol loves Red Cardinals when I saw this particular basket I knew straightaway I had to stitch it as Carol’s ornament. Carol, I’m so glad you like it!
I hope to do another post after Christmas and before the New Year. I’d like to share my other finishes through 2017 (there have been a couple!) and talk about my thoughts on what I’d like to stitch in 2018.
Happy Christmas! Our sons are already home and this afternoon our daughter, SIL and two little ones arrive – a 3 year old who is entranced by the magic of Christmas this year and his 19 month old brother……I suspect it will be an early start tomorrow as someone will be wanting to know if Santa remembered them!!!
Until next time….