'Tis the season......


to be jolly!! - Well almost it is.

Mum and I do a Christmas ornament exchange most years, and this year the one I have received from mum is simply wonderful, the top part (the Christmas writing) is part of a Brightneedle chart, the santa and the reindeer on either side are from a Prairie Schooler chart and the bottom bit mum made up herself and finished it into the cutest fatest needleroll, its just perfect and will look wonderful on my tree when I put up soon - This years christmas theme/style is kind of country meets homespun in my house and hopefully it will look how I want it to look LOL! but I know that this fits it perfectly.


For mum I gave her a choice and she picked Brittercups ornament from this years JCS ornament magazine, I stitched it on white evenweave using DMC and trimmed the edges with cord and beads and I made the hanger part with the same bugle beads.

My first ornament this year


I have been itching to show you this wonderful ornament that I received last week before I went away, today is my first opportunity - isn't it lovely! I don't know yet who my exchange partner was that was sending to me from Stitch & Stash Christmas exchange, but she sure got this ornament right for me, I really love it and thankyou to whomever it is that sent it - I find out next month I think.

I had a great time over at my parents and visiting my sister and her family and I had a lovely time in York on the Saturday, apart from my Marks & Spencer experience and the fact I hardly got a Christmas present bought - remind me next year not to 'do' York for Christmas present shopping it was a total bleugh!! Never mind I will finish off on the 5th December over here at home.

I have more to show - maybe tomorrow or Thursday, mum and I did our annual ornament exchange and boy is it a cracker that mum made for me, its adorable and I am spoilt!!

Tomorrow I am going to a funeral of a very lovely lady, it will be a sad day I think.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!

Harvest exchanges


I received the lovliest flatfold from Lucy yesterday its really cute, and I am so chuffed to be the first that Lucy has sent to on SBEBB - she told me that it was her first SBEBB exchange. The design is called Autumn House by Trilogy and is stitched using WDW and GAST - Thankyou so much Lucy I think its wonderful.


I was sending to Michelle and she let me know tonight that it had arrived safely, I picked to stitch 'Harvest fob' by Shepherds Bush and I finished it as a floss fob (my first one made this way), I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and I'm glad that Michelle was too. Its stitched on 32ct linen using a mixture of threads and I finally got to use my Cropodile for the punched hole and rivet - that tool sure is cool LOL!!

Apologies for not being around much lately either commenting/visiting or posting. Life has a habit of getting in the way of everything and so I won't bore you all with my sorry tales, I should be back to normal (well as normal as I can be) I hope next week with some more goodies to show

Thought I would share


a couple of little beauties that mum made for me in redwork, I know she spelt my name with an 'E' on the end, but as the finished ornies is really tiny, mum said it was too small to not put an 'e' on the end - Only mum can get away with it LOL!! They are so lovely, and I was really touched that she stitched them for me. Mum gave me the little tin plaque too.

Last night Mark and I went on a good old fashioned date - we went to the cinema and saw the new Bond film - Quantum of Solace - OOOoo Daniel Craig to my mind is the BEST James Bond ever and this Bond film was brilliant, full of action and brilliant effects DC is real eye candy. After that we went to a little restaurant and had chicken parmesan, what a great evening we had and the 'date' was long overdue we had some real together time which we have been sadly lacking of late due to all our other commitments.

On the stitchy front I am busy stitching Christmas ornaments, I did do La de da's 'Smell my feet' and had intended to finish it for Halloween, but missed the time and I also still have to finish my little thing I was doing for 'Think Pink' month last month, hopefully I'll have them done in the next couple of weeks.

Bev at Fobbles has told me that my Jill Rensel mount and kit have arrived for our SAL for Shepherds Bush 'Sail Away', I can't wait to get it started. We are meeting together Bev and I and a few of her friends next weekend to start this - I'm all excited LOL!!

Hope everyone has a good weekend.....


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