Down the chimney he will go. Have you been good girls and boys? What's on your wishlist? Do tell!
I don't have much on my list but this is something new (to me) this year - I would love to have the Millennium stitching frame. Since Nicola showed this on the Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year blog, it has become a very popular frame as I've seen it on many of your blogs! One can dream...
Meanwhile, here comes the Santa's sampler by Prairie Schooler (book no 73).
I stitched this on 30 count WDW Parchment linen using DMC floss plus I added a few floss out of my stash just to "spice it up"! The flowers, for example, are stitched with CC Wild Berries. I so love this sampler!
Now I want to share with you a recent charity shop find - a teacup and saucer called "Spode's Tower". I just love the colours...
But most of all, I love the design on the inside of the teacup! That floral band is so pretty! Yes, I only got one. Now I want to find something similar, but a different pattern, in blue!
I've been showing quite a few Daisy photos so here is equal time for Julius. I saw him this morning with his tail twitching madly as he watched the world outside. Must be the birds.
We were a bit worried about him a week ago as he was throwing up his food for a couple of days but fortunately, it has passed and he is as much a crazy cat as ever. He likes to play these games of 'tag', whether with Daisy or an imaginary friend! Sometimes it sounds like a stampede here - it's very funny.
Lastly, I want to thank you (again) for all your kind words from last week. It means a lot to me. This has not been a kind year and I don't mean that as self-pity but that it hasn't been kind to a lot of people. I found out another friend (my GF's husband) has cancer and it's inoperable. I found out another couple of friends (we've lost touch) from years ago are both ill. Yikes. It just makes me very introspective about a lot of things in my life.
Anyway, enough of that. It's time for me to start baking Christmas cookies and it will start this afternoon. As I am not working, my efforts should be much better than previous years! Let's all hope so!
Thanks for stopping by. Be careful out there when you're shopping - I've seen tempers frayed already on the streets!
Have a great week!