Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Gifts & A Scary Christmas Night!

My dearest blogging friend Angela and I always make each other special Christmas gifts each year.  This year I got to add 2 new beauties to my Christmas collection.

First up is the gorgeous ornie - 

Lizzie Kate - Peace Blessing
Stitched on 28ct Mushroom Jobelan using DMC.

And my big stitched gift is -

Carriage House Samplings - Merry Christmas
Stitched on 32ct Autumn Fields Lugana using DMC.

Both are just delightful and that pillow has pride of place on top of my Christmas display table.  Thank you Angela for another wonderful year of friendship.

And here is what I sent Angela - ornie -

Snowman Flatbed
Stitched on natural linen using DMC.

And the stitched gift -

An element taken from Blue Ribbon Designs - Peppermint Twist
Stitched on cream linen using DMC.

This was Angela's first needleroll and I'm soo happy that she loved it.  I also included some other goodies in her parcel.

I hope one and all had a lovely Christms Day.  Our day was great with hot temperatures so we stayed inside most of the day in the aircon.  However, things changed for the worse that night.  We had a strong storm front hit us and what felt like cyclonic winds raging through our suburb, it was very scary and as I put my head down on my pillow to go to sleep I heard an almighty crash and jumped up to look out the window to see a very large patio roof blowing down the street, it was heading straight for us.  It stopped on the verge next door and across the whole road and folded over.  This was lucky as it then stopped it from moving any closer and we waited for the emergency services to come out and make it safe.  Alas, I had a sleepless night as I wasn't prepared to go to sleep whilst it was still out there.  In the morning as the sun rose and we got to survey the damage we had three fences down and our blow up swimming pool was a wreck.  So I dont think I will forget this Christmas for a long time.

It was very dark but here are some pictures of the patio on the lawn and across the road and you can see all the dust in the air.

Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, December 24, 2010

Xmas Swap Rnd 5

Here is what I sent to Laura in the SWAP with Nina Rnd 5.

I made her a hanging pillow with a Renato Parolin design. I could tell from her blog that she liked RP designs and this one was very enjoyable to stitch.
I also included some little Xmas goodies in a bag.

Here is what I received from Mehike in return.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Stash

WOW, my first post for December!  What a mad month so far, I have spent all my spare time chasing down gifts, shopping around like a mad woman before the real crazy massive crowds get to the shops.  I finally finished everything on Thursday and all I have to do now is wrap it all.
I dont know about everyone else but I find my parents are the hardest to buy for.

Anyway onto the stashy goodness.  I placed an order a little while ago which was delivered yesterday and here it all is:-

Milady's Needle - Christmas Elegance
With thy Needle & Thread - Gathering Acorns
With thy Needle & Thread - Gardener's Pocket
La-D-Da - O Birdy
La-D-Da - Pumpkins Three
Shakespeare's Peddler - Sampler Roundy
Fat Quarter of 32 Count Belfast "Toasted Almond"
Fat Quarter of 40 Count New Castle "Days Gone By"

I will soon have some exchanges to show, they are currently winging their way across the ocean to their new owners, as soon as they arrive I will show you.
Until next time, happy stitching