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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 - All Wrapped Up!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  Our's was lovely and not too hot for a nice change.  I spent the morning with my husband and son and then late afternoon went to pick up my Grandad and headed over to my parents house for dinner.
My husband and son bought me a new printer (which I was in desperate need of), a lovely hanger for mini quilts which I have been able to use to display the wallhanging that Sharyn sent me and also some quilting templates.  I also received some face cream and a milk frother for our coffee machine from my parents.

Here is a picture of the hanger with the mini quilt on my wall.


Well tonight is New Years Eve and we have not made any plans, so it will be like a normal night for us, and that is if we make it to midnight, we are usually too exhausted after working all day that we don't see the New Year in.

Here are the results of my 2013 stitching.

Exchanges = 15
Gifts = 4
ME stitches = 11

Total = 30 (Alot less than last year)

Here is a recap of some of my favourite finishes in 2013.








I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to visiting with you next year.  May 2014 bring you peace and happiness.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa Sack Opening Day

YIPPEE!!! I had such a lovely time opening up my gifts from Sharyn in the Santa Sack Swap this morning. She gifted me with such lovely handmade items and extras.
Here's an overall picture of everything and then some individual pictures of the handmade items.

Cute little mug rug/placemat
Amazing mini wallhanging
Matching tote, zippered bag and tissue holder set

Thank you Sharyn for such a fun exchange, your gifts will be treasured.

Here is what I sent to Sharyn.

A cross stitched and quilted table runner.


I had to borrow the picture from Sharyn's blog of the entire parcel as I forgot to take a picture of all the extras I included.


What a fun and exciting exchange that was, I will definately be signing up again next year.  Thank you to Cheryll for the organising.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm All Ready For Christmas!

I cant believe I just said that, but yes for once I am all ready for Christmas.  All gifts for family have been bought (just have to wrap my Son's gifts), the tree is up and all my stitching for gifts and exchanges are done and either in their new homes or still flying there.

I have been stitching and decided to work on a little something that will eventually become a table runner or wall hanging type finish.  I'm hoping to work on some quilting and applique in the New Year and I want to be able to transform this into a new finish.  We shall see how I go.


Lizzie Kate
2011 Flora McSample Ornaments

It will soon be time for the Santa Sack Swap opening day, and I'm soo looking forward to opening my parcels.  They are sitting under my tree patiently waiting, calling out to me as I pass by every day.  My partner for this swap is Sharyn.  She has also received my parcel that I sent to her and I really hope she likes what I put together for her.

Next post will be pics of what my Santa Sack contained.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Charts For Sale

I have just created a For Sale tab at the top under my header picture.  I have listed charts from designers such as Little House Needleworks, Homespun Elegance & Rosewood Manor.
Please check it out!

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa