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Saturday, 21 January 2017

THE BEST OF JANUARY.

Hello friends ,
Here we are again , this was another cool week.
I know many of us don't like January there are parts I don't like but I am going to give you a list of good things January can bring ,

No more Christmas Shopping .
No more writing out cards and finding friends have moved and you can't find their new address anywhere.
Less stress.
Time to look forward.
More time to relax and do our stitching.
Sitting by a warm fire nice and cosy at night.
Better TV. 
Nice crisp walks .
Watching the snow flakes full , if you have snow.
Pretty frosty morning .
A rest from the garden.
New growth shooting bulbs telling you Spring is almost here.
Sitting watching the birds you can see them much better now.
Naming the new birds that come to visit.
Watching our football team , at the top at the moment .
Watching a good film .
Shopping in the sales and buying many bargains mid January after the rush.
Nice hot soups and stews .
Well I think I could go on and on. 
So we have allot of positives at this time of the year .
I know you could write many more good things .
                                 
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Notice my new header this is another dresser in my craft room I know many of you like to view it each year . 
I have lots to show you so here we go.



          Almost finished this one just a little more to stitch .
                     Sei Peronaggi in cerca di Natale
                                   Cuore e Batticuore .

      
I have not finished yet I have her hand and the rest of the top and beading to do so still a few more weeks yet . And she wants to smell her rose! 
Not enough on the rest of the stitching to show  I have been out allot this week.

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 Another pair of pink gloves almost ready that's 3 pairs now , 
what colour next ?

                                     
 I recieved more beautiful gifts from my wonderful friends.
First from a sweet friend Karen in the US, some beautiful Christmas gifts.
Thank you Karen for all the beautiful goodies I will enjoy every one of them . 


From my dearest stitching sister Linda from Canada two wonderful 
Magazines that I am reading at bedtime at the moment .
      Thank you so much I love them.



And from my sweet friend Titty from Italy  , more beautiful gifts .
Always beautifully wrapped and smell so wonderful .
Thank you my friend .
                         

Yesterday I was out and found this book in a sale .


Was £12.99 down to £3.49 well what can I say ! did I buy it you bet I did .

 Here are just a few pages inside .






                          Well my friends that's about it for today 
Oh I did buy some new glasses at last after my eye test so hopefully lots more stitching . 
Thank you for all the wonderfully comments and I always read each one , so thank you for taking the time to come and visit me.
Will leave you with more photo's of my craft room .
This is last year at the moment it is very messy to cold to tidy up but in the Spring I will be back in there. 
Have a great week hugs to all.


Saturday, 14 January 2017

SNOW !

 Well hello again dear friends it's the weekend already .
I have had a good week , I met up with some friends for coffee and we talked about the last few weeks and what we had been up to.
The weather as been a little up and down one day really cold and the next sunny .
They told us we would have some snow but it never reached us here, only on the moor's can I see any white , but we did have another bad frost last night. 
DH was out this morning breaking the ice off the birdbath and feeding the birds.

Well what have I got to show you today , a lovely gift , stitching, knitting a new SAL and new start. 
I also redressed my dresser , too cold to go into my craft room yet but when I get out there I will bring in some Spring bits to put on the dresser.

Another Christmas ornament ready to put together.


Grande Histoire de Noel 
Les Brodeuses Parisinnes.
On 28ct white evenweave 
Once I get some free days I will start to finish them all and put away for next Christmas.

Below my Wip last week .


This week.


Growing slowly.
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 And here is my new start for this January, friends who know me know I always start a new WIP for the New Year.
After sorting I found this one .

  
We have the 12 months of the year,  now will I stitch them all !
I may do they would make a lovely throw over . We will see after I stitch the first one which will be April or May. 
I have loved Sunbonnet Sue for a long time I just love little children.
Takes me back in time what fun we had we had no mobile phones or the Internet , so we had to make our own fun and the time seem to last forever .
But life moves on so they say.



And I just made a new start on my SAL , I am going to make a table topper I think so but not sure yet.


                       Just started to stitch the edging .
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And here is another pair of gloves need to sew them together now and start the next pair .


Gifts from my friend Natalie from France 
Thank you so much love everything the magazines are just beautiful and love the butterfly pad I will keep my notes inside , even a gift for my last GGB. 



I was looking for something for this jug and wanted cream with just a touch of pink .
What do you think .


Only cost £1 they look real .
Here is my dresser now after all the decoration are put away.










Thank you to everyone who left a comment last week .
I do love to hear from you all.
I wanted you to know it means so much to me.
Could you please do one more thing for me , two of my sweet stitching friends are very ill could you please say a prayer for Maureen and Janet they are such lovely caring sweet friends .
Thank you , see you next week , have fun.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

HAPPY SATURDAY.

Hello again friends ,
Well that week went fast! 
Today is Saturday and it's always a happy day for me , it's my day and I don't have to do anything , I never cook on a Saturday.
I told DH this is my day to do what I want and I do , he is so good at the moment he his doing the shopping and later he well fetch a take away , I always love fish and chips best .
Well I have had another busy week hospital yesterday and my eye lid is better now and my black eye almost gone .
We packed away the Christmas things and cleaned the house and  put everything always,  looks so bare when you pack it all away.
We did go out a couple of days around the sales I brought some Christmas paper 1/2 price and Christmas cards but not much else.
I have made a start on my January stitching and will show you more in the coming weeks .
Here is another Christmas stitch , I want to keep stitching Christmas all year around.

Loved stitching this one so sweet I will try and put it together in the week.


           Winter wonderland free chart from 2008 cross stitcher.

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                 Re-picked up this WIP for the New Year .
  
 
                                         Victorian Beauty 
                                                by Lesley Teare 
                                         Cross /stitcher Gold.
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 I stitched up some gloves  from the pattern that Michelle brought for Christmas with the wool . They are so warm .
So I sent for some wool and I am also knitting lots for next Christmas for gifts for the family and some friends.

  


            And here are the next pair I have started in blue.
 

               The wool I sent for came in this lovely bag.

                       
                           Made from Alpaca and wool it's so warm .

 
         Where we went shopping in the week the gardens are full of birds and ducks , this one come running up to us wagging his tail bless him .


And Mr peacock was watching on the fence .


Well that's it for this week my friends .
I am going to play now with my crafts and sewing .
It's dull today but mild but a damp feel to the air .
My bulbs I see are bursting through the soil will Spring come early I wonder ! I really think we will have some cold weather yet and maybe snow , there are so many berries out there and that is a sign we will see.
Thank you for all the friends who left me a comment I love to hear from you all , have a lovely week and hoping it's a happy one for you all.


                 


 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR .

Hello dear friend'
I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. 
Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas .
We had a lovely Christmas ,  thank you all for  the lovely emails cards and gifts .
And also for the wonderful comments that you have left me through out this year.
My gifts went down very well at the dinner party and it was lovely to see how many loved my little wee gifts.
I have been up stairs looking and making notes for this coming year , I need to make a new felt ornament for our garden and craft show , and get back to stitching my Victorian Lady , I have a new SAL to start stitching with Maryse , and some knitting to get on with , so I need to get on with the above starting tomorrow and I also want to carry on stitching all this year round for Christmas and to stitch on two smalls so I think that will be enough for me to get my teeth into this coming year. 
 I also want to be a little more tidy and not throw every thing out of the boxes when I am looking for that right ribbon ha  and I really must tidy my craft room up this Spring .
Well we are in for the New year I had some surgery yesterday at the hospital on my eye lid and I have a few stitches in there and a lovely black eye . I had a skin tag on my eye that was getting bigger I think it liked me to much ha.
Oh and this year is a very big year for me it's our 5Oth wedding Anniversary and oh dear I am going to be 70 ! don't feel it everything seems to be still working  ! 
Ok I know you want to see my stitching not me talking about my self .
So first up is a little gift I made for a sweet friend .


 From  Grande Histoire de Noel .
 Les Brodeuses Parisiennes .
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And from our lovely friend Carol I had this lovely gift .

    
                What wonderful gifts and beautiful ornament .


Here it is Carol hanging on my dresser .
Thank you so much I love everything .


Carol knows I love little girls and snowmen , this is so pretty.

My DH and I have been watching the birds in my back garden we have 6 male blackbirds and it looks like the same big one is back if it is him he has the most beautiful singing voice you have ever heard it looks like him he has a orange beak that is so bright .
He will push the rest of the black birds away when he starts singing the middle of February . 

Happy Spring days are only weeks away now .
Well my friend's wishing you peace , health and
a wonderful New Year .

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

THANK YOU.

Hello friends , 
Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas .
Well it was not a white one for us it was very mild , but today it was white with frost .
We went to church on Christmas Eve  and it was full so many families were there it was a wonderful service .
We had a wonderful time on Christmas day with our daughter .
And yesterday we went to a friends house .
Now we are home for a few days to relax.
I just wanted to say thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts I received from friends , so I took a few more photos and some of my decorations .
I will be planning out my stitching for the New Year soon .
I think I will be stitching Christmas Ornaments all the year and I have Birthday gifts to stitch . I also need to pick up my WIPs again 
and start some Spring and Easter stitching . I hope 2017 slows down a little I found this year was moving so fast I was just holding on.
Thank you all for the lovely comments last time and wishing you all a wonderful New Year .
Here more pictures of all the lovely gifts and cards from sweet friends you know who you are. I have put them all together for you to see.
 







Thank you sweet friends I am so blessed .
Also thank you to my friends who already sent me gifts before Christmas day many on my last posts.
We also have had some beautiful Christmas cards getting on for almost 100 many hand made and are so beautiful .
So now a few on the cards and a few decorations.














Wishing you all a very Happy New Year .
I will be back then with my stitching and new starts for the 
New Year , I always start something new ha , why not it will be a NEW YEAR .