Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  

I think everything is done.....just the last few little gifts to wrap, and then some family time with some Christmas cookies and an old movie or two!

I haven't managed to get much stitching done this last week or so, but there was one thing that just had to be stitched.....

... a congrats card for my son who graduated university. Of course, you know how superstitious we Scots are, so I didn't want to stitch anything until he had all his final grades! My needle was smoking as I had only one day to get this done before he came home.  My son was delighted that I had used one of my own designs....which really pleased me too!

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but it's a miserable rainy afternoon here. 

I also framed some stitching that I had completed earlier in the year...

...again, the pictures are not that great :(

This is a Christmas present for my son's girlfriend....hope she likes it!

Well, I think it's time to indulge in some Christmas cookies!

Merry Christmas everyone....hope Santa is good to you!

Until next time...happy stitching!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Being organized is over-rated!

Well all I can say much for thinking I was organized this year! As always I'm having my last minute dash to get everything done in time.  Here's what I have been working on...

This was a free kit from The World of Cross Stitching magazine....such a cute design! My plan had been to make my own card, but I ran out of time and ended up using the card supplied with the kit - so much quicker!

Then I finished up one of the ornies that had been sitting in my to-do pile all summer long....

The little hedgehog stitchings were made into cards....the picture isn't great as it was late at night when I remembered to take the photo!

I also finished the knitted scarf, which turned out fabulously! (well, I think so anyway!)

I couldn't really get a good photograph of it, but you can at least see the wonderful pattern and colour changes. I made it into an infinity scarf and was planning on giving it to my son's girlfriend.....but I'm tempted to keep it for myself! :)  Maybe that's why I'm on Santa's naughty list!!!

I also managed to make some little embroidered gifts. 

I little mug cosy and matching coaster.

And a second one in bright pink...

And the little butterfly button looks adorable on this, don't you think?

I just have to add some more edible goodies to these gifts and then two more pressies are completed.


Well, no rest for the wicked as they say! I still have  a few little finishes to get done before Christmas....wish me luck (and a few extra hours in the day!)

Thanks for stopping by at this busy time of the year. I appreciate all the comments.

Until next time....happy stitching!