Monday, January 19, 2015

It's been a while!

I can't believe that we're more than half way through January and I'm just getting round to writing my first post of 2015!

First of all.... Happy New Year!

Well things have been a bit manic in my household which is why I haven't posted. Lots of changes....some good, some not so good, but life goes on.

On to some of the good stuff. I have to show you some wonderful stitchy goodies that I got for Christmas. My daughter gave me these beautiful embroidery scissors....



They are wonderful! They feel heavy and solid....and cut like a dream!  The company does quite a few different styles (all absolutely gorgeous) so I can feel a collection obsession coming on ;)

And then my wonderful hubby, who ignored our rule of 'let's cut back on our Xmas spending', bought me three gorgeous cross stitch kits...



I'm amazed that he managed to pick the perfect designs....although I have a sneaking suspicion that  my Amazon browsing history kind of helped!  Now I have to make the difficult decision of which one to start first....and that's a good dilemma to have!

I have managed to get some stitching done and have been working on something that I started ages ago and have had sitting in my stitching basket gathering dust....or as I like to call it... a hibernating WIP  :)



This design isn't very big but seems to be taking me ages! There's lots of blending of colours and various numbers of strands to stitch with which is why I think it takes me so long....as well as the fact that I'm the Queen of slow stitching!

Now that I have managed my first post for 2015, I hope to be able to get back to reading and commenting on all your lovely blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona


19 comments:

Cath said...

Happy New Year . What fabulous stash .x

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love getting new scissors and yours looks so pretty. Your husband did good with picking out some really nice cross stitch projects for you. I would have a hard time picking one to start too! Maybe the one with the red bird? I have boxes of unfinished projects; but that is my goal this year...to work on them and bring them across the finish line! Happy Stitching!

cucki said...

Sweet stash and beautiful stitching x

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Happy new year dear.
Beautiful gift.

Ariadne said...

We have missed you! Happy New Year!AriadnefromGreece!

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooo scissors ....... and well done DH on the chart picks ... and wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

The Crazy Thread Lady said...

Wow lucky you to have such a nice hubby ;) I don't expect as much for mine hehe :D Happy new year, wish you a year full of stitching pleasure :) xx

Deb said...

BAHAHAH!!! Hibernating WIP! Much better than UFO!
Great hubby!!
Lovely stitching!

Linda said...

Love your Christmas stash. Pretty design your working on.

Linda

Barbi said...

There is nothing like a good pair of scissors! Your daughter and hubby made some wonderful choices for you!

Rachel Tomkins said...

You've been given some lovely stash and have a very clever husband for choosing perfect kits for you. I look forward to seeing them all started! :)

Preeti said...

Happy new year to you!! You got some lovely gifts :)

Mii Stitch said...

What a fab Christmas stash!!
Your family has been spot on :)
I'm currently working on one of your design.... Coffee related!!

Katie said...

Great presents. Love your new projects. Your hibernating WIP is looking great. Those types of patterns do seem like they crawl instead of hurry to get stitched.

marygracescrossstitch said...

I love the cardinal. That one is on my future stitching list too! Can't wait to see it.
Mary

butterfly said...

Love what you are stitching , and great gifts.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You got some wonderful Christmas stash!

Keep plugging on with that project!

Weronika said...

Wonderful work! Hibernating WIP and slow stitchingI know this case! I have so many of my hibernating WIP's! :) Good luck with yours!

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely crafty Christmas gifts! Your cross stitched sky is looking amazing, very beautifully done.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox