Sunday, 14 December 2014

My little collection of Christmas finishes

Hello there, happy stitchers! Are you busy or should I even ask? I have been busy baking cookies this past week and giving a lot away to happy munchers! I like doing it for precisely seeing the happy smiles, the gleam in their eyes, when they receive the home baked cookies.  I left some at a friend's doorsteps and she told me when she got home she ate three before she even hung up her coat! That just makes my day!

So, no fresh stitching to show this week but I thought I would collect what I have to show you. I stitched and finished more Christmas designs in the last year than I've ever done, which actually reminds me ... I have some I should dig up. They were meant to be framed but maybe I could temporarily fudge them to just hang on the wall, a la Marly!I love her displays!

Here we go:
My husband put up a couple of these IKEA picture rails above a work table recently and I so love them for I can quickly change the display. 

Here's my "bowl" for this year.
The little tree  highlights recent pieces from stitching friends Andrea and Paula (Kelmscott Designs).
Then of course, here is my quiet little helper. Daisy was "talking" to me this morning while I was staging and taking photos.  I love that pose!
Thanks for coming by and thanks for leaving me comments to read and smile at!  Have a great week, however crazy and busy it gets!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tell Santa - Have you been...

 or Nice?

Such a sweet design from Blackbird Designs. I think this comes from the Christmas Garden booklet. I have stitched this once before for an exchange and I liked it so much I wanted to stitch it for myself.  

Here's a peek at my next project in progress. Any idea what the design is?  
It's been busy around here as I've been doing lots of tidy up, clean up, and decorating. I don't know where I'd gotten the energy from but I just went with it and got 'her done! Now will begin the Christmas baking! 

I need to take a break from stitching as well. I tend to just sit for what seems like hours at a stretch and now my neck feels like it's going to give me grief again so I'd better do something else! Does that happen to you with stitching? How long can you sit and stitch for at a time? I am just curious. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you won't get strained by all the Christmas shopping! ;-)  Have a great week! 

Monday, 1 December 2014

My Pinzzz, finished!

A finish - finally! This is My Pinzzz, from Plum Street Samplers.

Such a pretty design! I love it!

We woke up Saturday morning to a light frosting of snow.  The weather is hovering around freezing mark and the roads are just icy.  But we have sunshine and for that, we can't complain!
The Christmas lights are already strung up and we are getting ready to decorate soon!

Hope your Christmas plans are taking good shape! Have a great week!