Friday, July 26, 2013

More Christmas items..

Well it is time to share some Christmas items for the month again..the months seem to roll around quickly.  I found another star pattern at Attic24..just 2 rows is all that is needed to make these cute little stars, and I used cotton this time..(that was a different experience to wool)....
Remember these parcels that I shared last week..
well they were sent to Michelle as part of the Xmas In July Swap... and the contents were briefly in the box for July so I suppose I can share them too as they are Christmas items.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Xmas in July Swap

It's the 25 July and time for all of the participants in this swap to open their parcels.
My lovely parcel of goodies arrived from Michell in the North Island.  I am absolutely thrilled. This is what was inside....

Michell made me this lovely cross stitch ornament... Candy Shoppe...there must have been a lot of counting of stitches going on there..
....Something to hang to remind me of the joy of Christmas...Peace, Joy and Love
....and then a small cushion with a saying that really sums up what Christmas is all about..Christmas has a special magic of its own...
and it has been very special being able to celebrate in July with the opening of these special gifts. Thank you so very much Michell for these lovely surprises and the thought and stitching that went into them.  I love them!!
And a very special thank you to our Swap Mama, Cheryll for her great organisation.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


I'm back again, a little later than I thought I would be.  I joined in with lots of others stitchers around the globe last night for fact I was also lucky enough to be able to join my stitching group for the whole afternoon yesterday since I am on holidays.. so lots of chatter and a bit of work done on this project..(it has been a bit of a slow mover and keeps getting put back in the box when there are other things that need my attention) I am rather pleased with how far I got with it..

Today was my lace group's I started to wind some bobbins and get ready to start a new project..much better to do that when you are in good company.
I joined in to Christmas In July and sent off my parcels earlier this week..the big reveal is on the 25th so all I can show of what I sent is this..
I hope that all of you that joined in to FNSI had fun...I'm off to look at what you got up to....

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Busy, busy, busy...

I got a bit of a shock to see that it is a month since my last post.  June is usually a bit of a 'write off' for me....mid year reports to write at school and a lot of finishing things off before the end of term. Just three days till the end of the week and the holidays.  They seem so late this year and I am really looking forward to them.  I can't remember feeling this tired in other there has not been a lot of stitching at night..just some bits for a secret project.
Be back again soon with some things to share....