Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone
New Year

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas is over

It's sad, but that's it for another year.

So, please tell me.................

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas?

What was your favourite gift that you received?

Did you get anything stitching related?

And what did you most want and didn't receive?

Thanks to all of those that wished me a Merry Christmas.

And hope to be back later.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More christmas

Felt decorations
made by my daughter

I just thought I'd show you these that my daughter made a couple of months back. Whilst st University she got job at Hobbycraft on a weekend, and they like to know that you can craft. So she was asked to make something, and took home a mini sewing machine and some felt and a Hobbycraft leaflet, and she produced these. I'm not sure how she managed to find time to make them , as Uni was really hectic, and then she came down with a terrible cold which lasted 3 weeks, and also meant she missed work the weekend she should have taken these back. We have no idea what happened to these decorations and no one ever commented about her makes after she took back the left over felt and the sewing machine - which seems a shame. On a visit to the store they did have a Christmas display with various made items but not these, so who has them and where did they go?

Anyway, if any of you should visit Hobbycraft in Leeds and you see these on display I'd love to know. The job ended on Sunday as it was only a temporary job.

And if you want to make some the instructions are here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My first Christmas decoration

A gift from Sally

I received this wonderful ornament from Sally. Sally and I do an ornament swap each Christmas, and knowing how Sally likes Robins, I nearly stitched her this one - but I didn't!. Thank You Sally, I love it.

Intertwined Mittens

My daughter wanted mittens. The brief was mittens that were chunky, and with twisty bits on the front. I found this pattern on Ravelry, and set about knitting them. They were quick to knit, but I would change them slightly if I were to knit them again. I would move the thumbs around a bit. When you wear them the pattern is not all at the front because of where the thumb is. You might be seeing another pair of these soon, if I get some more wool. These were just knitted in some wool I already had from a sock kit, and they are 75% wool, so hand wash only. I just hope she likes them. I will be giving them to her today, when I go and collect her from University, she has now finished for Christmas and is coming home. I am not looking forward to the washing!

Poinsettia House

I am loving this one, but sadly I have now run out of the thread used to stitch the house, although there are only some leaves to still stitch with it. So if you're planning to stitch this one, please note that you will need 2 skeins of Clay Pot, if you stitch on 28ct.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The December SAL

Poinsettia House
by LHN

It has become a tradition for Sally and I to do a Christmas SAL in December, and we chose Poinsettia House for this year. This is our third year and we have already decided on next years! So this is my progress pic. We also have Lesleyanne, Lisa, Hazel and Claire joining in with us this year, although only Lesleyanne is doing the same design.

I'm sure you all know by now that the UK has been hit with snow, so I will leave you with a few photo's taken yesterday morning.

The view from my stitching chair, as I look up.

The garden table and chairs

And the third picture seems to have disappeared!