Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Final 2011 Finish, Two Exchanges and I am a Winner.

I have just finished my Jolly Little Santa, this is a Lorri Birmingham Design called 'Tis the Season'  I have to say he was the hardest thing I have ever stitched, not the design but the fabric, its a 32ct linen and a (In the words of Father Ted) very very very very dark blue, that just about destroyed my eyes.  I nearly gave him up quite a few times but am so glad I decided to carry on, I love him to bits, well it might be totally horrid but I cant now see properly ;-)


I received this gorgeous Christmas Tree from Helen for an
Exchange we were taking part in with the Emerald Isle Group
It is stitched 1 over 1 so hope Helen's eyes are back to normal.





These are my stunning squares from Renee with Fair and Square Exchange
You cant see from the photo but the Pear is outlined with memory thread, the effect is gorgeous
We were trying to make something to remind us of the season, Hasn't Renee done a wonderful job.

Lucky Lucky Me!!!  I won this little snowflake treasure stitched by Karen.
Karen held a giveaway on her blog
http://karenshandiwork.blogspot.com/
I was so very pleased it looks stunning on my tree.

























Finally, I want to thank all my followers for making me feel I have friends all over the world and wish everybody a Wonderful Christmas and every one of you a Very Very Happy New Year.    

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some finishes, some exchanges and a winning.

I have quite a few photos to show off this post, I have been busily stitching for My Brothers Engagement, some Christmas Exchanges and look at the lovely threads I received from Ruth
You may have noticed my new hobby, Digital Scrap booking, I love doing this with photos of my stitching.  I use My Memories software.  If you are interested in learning more about this program I have a link on the left hand side, if you decide you would like to give it a try please use the code STMMMS49241 for a discount.  Until next time Happy Stitching and Happy Scrapping.

I stitched this for my Brother and his Fiance, it was a lovely shock  finding out they have  got engaged,  this is a Victoria Sampler design and thought it apt for them.

I stitched this for an exchange we are doing with the Emerald Isle Group for Jenny, this is also a Victoria Sampler design.


I made this for Nancy for TGOSM Chrismas Exchange, and ohh again this is a Victoria Sampler design.

I received this gorgeous hanger back from Nancy isnt it wonderful, I also received a bag of Maple Syrup Sugar which smells lovely, I am so excited about trying this out.  I have had loads of help from the TGOSM group with ideas. Thank you so much Nancy.
This is the Christmas Exchange I received from Ally with the Friendly Stitchers Christmas Exchange,  isnt it cute, and what a wonderful card, thank you so much Ally.

These threads came in the post this morning, so very pleased.  I won these on  a blog Giveaway from Ruth.  Thanks so much Ruth I will put them to very good use.

And finally, I made these hangers for my tree this year.  These are from the new chart designed by Rosewood Manor called Christmas Blues.