Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Presents! (Pic Heavy)

Wow!! I can not believe the time and love put into every one of these gorgous gifts!

First there was this gorgeous bag....
There are beautiful big pockets and even a keychain hook thingy (yes very technical :P ) inside! Perfect to hold my WIPs for the crazy 15 challenge/Wipocalypse next year. So happy. And the detail of the stitching *swoon*
A snowman ornament, so cute, threads and ribbon in my favourite color and a beautiful bag of beads and buttons.
Having admired these teatowels on Fionas Blog before I couldnt believe my luck when she made one for little ol' me! Love something that makes housework fun!
A gorgeous notepad, Christmas pillow, and what I think is a little owl keyring keeper, as there is a keyring hook thingy on the ribbon inside the owl. Fiona will be able to tell me whether I am right lol.
A beautifully stitched satchel? with the most devine smelling soap
A needlebook!! Exactly what I wanted for Christmas lol. and gorgeous baby blue aida (Hmm, I'll have fun finding a project or 2 for it)
Stunning Hexagons!
A cute ladybug (pincushion or just fun thingy) which DD (1) took an immediate shine to lol

So all in all I feel very humbled and blessed. They are all stunning and will be very treasured. Thank you so much Fiona, and I hope you get a little fun out of yours as well :)

And if you havent joined the Santa Sack Swap this year, its such a great idea, if Cheryll does it again next year, come and join in the fun!

Santa Sack Swap

Well today is the day! Dear Daughter (4) has been in charge of the countdown for the last week :) And I thought I would share a peek of what is waiting for me to open (although Im wondering with 3 other pairs of willing hands, how much actual opening I'll get to do :P )

So this is what the wonderful Fiona has sent me this year

Now Im off to supervise the opening of them as I know they will all be wonderful, thoughtful presents.

Christmas has come early this year :) (and I get a taste of how hypo the kids will be on the day!)

Happy Holidays :)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Bits and Pieces

Wow, its been nearly 2 weeks since Ive posted. Well in that time I didnt get too much stitching done, and what I did was kind of here and there on different projects with nothing getting finished :P

So what did I get done? Well a little bit of this...
Another little ornament from Janlynn
and that......
Another charity square thats almost finished
And I started on this....

A piece called 'Kookaburras' by Lesley Suzanne Davies for DMC

But my most exciting news is that last night after weeks of waiting, the threads and fabic turned up for my first ever HAED (Heaven and Eath Designs) start. And start i did if only a small start. I gridded the beginning of the design and finished my first 10 x 10 square this morning.
And to get some idea of the scale of this peice.........
Can you see my little square? LOL
The project Im doing is called Comfy Cozy, and sometime in the next 2 years should look like this....
So I have heaps of stitching ahead of me.

Now though Im off to the post offce to send Fiona a parcel that shes no doubt anxiously awaiting and then I will cross my fingers that it makes it by Thursday for her to open :-D
Happy Stitching as we approach the holidays :-)