Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and a few finishes.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  Have a wonderful time.
I have been busy opening some gorgeous exchanges I have received and I have managed to finish my book for a Stitch along I have joined for 2013, each month we stitch, sew or craft a piece of work to include in the book.  I am really looking forward to starting.
This is the book I have just finished to hold my monthly pages.  I stitched part of  Bee's  Needleworks  chart for the  center of my front cover.

I can now show you an exchange I took part in with bbinteractive
I made my partner Meagan the design above which I took from the
latest edition of Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue
I received the gorgeous Ornament below from Meagan.

I have also just finished part 8 of Around the World in 80 Stitches.
I really enjoyed this section, everything seemed to go well.

I also managed to get part 8 of Confetti of Hardanger finished, this is designed by
Bee's Needleworks.

I also received this gorgeous ornament and some very tasty  chocy Tree Ornaments  this morning in the post.
Its from Kath and is a swap I took part in through XStitch Monthly.  I showed you my orny to Kath in my last post.

Keep warm and safe everybody. xxx

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cosy Stitching

Winter is setting in here in Ireland, its lovely to sit in front of the fire stitching away listening to the wind and rain outside, (not such fun if you have to go out in it) lucky we have an open fire as the boiler blew its top last week and it will be another week before we can get it sorted.
I have taken part in a few Christmas exchanges again this year, some I cant show yet as their partners havent yet received them, so thats for next time.  I am also excited about a travelling pattern heading my way to stitch.  It was started over at Craftymoo and has just been stitched by Cucki, if you want to head over to Cucki's blog and see her gorgeous stitching.

I stitched this little ornament for a Christmas  Exchange I took part in with the Friendly Stitchers group.  The designer is 'Janet Designs for Carousel' My partner Meari sent me the cutest Ornament (pic below)  Simply gorgeous, it will look fantastic on my tree.  Thanks Meari.

I have just joined a new group X-Stitch Monthly and joined in with the Christmas Exchange.  I stitch this  Ornament from the latest issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornament edition. Thankfully Kath liked it.

I also am up to date with my two SALS 'Around the World in 80 Sts' designed by Papillon Creations and Confetti of Hardanger designed by Abi of The Stitch specialist.  I find the 80 sts a little hard at times but really enjoying them both.

I stitched this for the 10th Anniversary of Friendly Stitchers competition, I really enjoyed stitching and making this little hanger. Mine came joined third.  The other entries were stunning.

Finally I stitched this from a chart supplied by 'The Victoria Sampler' Looked great for Halloween .
Happy Stitching everybody and keep warm and safe. xx

Friday, November 2, 2012

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas and 25 give-aways! Enter Now!!

Pop over to Victorian Motto and check out this fantastic giveaway she is holding for Christmas.  Say I sent you 'lanybleu'

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas and 25 give-aways! Enter Now!!