Finally Framed

Well the shop called and said that my Aurora Cabin had finally been framed so I went and collected it this week.  Wow, I love it!  It looks amazing and I still love this picture as much now as I did when I first set eyes on it at the craft exhibition several years ago.  Thanks mum for the birthday money that allowed me to get it done. 

I am still stitching the garland round the window on the Candy Cane Santa and it’s looking very festive!   Bought a new floor lamp to sit by my chair so that I can stitch easier at night (just a plain boring old floor lamp) and it’s making such a difference.  Can actually tell the difference between mid green and dark green now hehe.

And one final picture for this update, I got a tattoo for my birthday on my wrist.  It is a tattoo of my children’s initials (one of whom we lost at 8 hours old 17 years ago) so I thought I would let you see that too.  I know not everybody likes tattoos but I have been talking about getting one for several years now and only just got brave enough to do it.  Piccy was taken just an hour after I had it done.

 

 

 

Christmas Bow

A few days late with my update on Candy Cane Santa but here it is at last, a lovely Christmas bow in the corner of the window garland.

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We had a busy weekend as we celebrated my 40th birthday early (it was yesterday) and then my husband was called away as his mum is in hospital down in England again.   Before he went away he let me pick a cross stitch kit for my birthday so I ordered an Anchor kit called Winters Sun that I absolutely fell in love with as soon as I saw it. 

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With some of my birthday money I took my Aurora Cabin that I stitched last year to the framers so I can finally get it put on my wall.  Ouch £95  but it will be worth it as I really don’t think I could frame that myself.   Should get it back next week so will post a picture when I do.

Christmas Greenery

A quick update today on the garland that will be around the window on Candy Cane Santa.   All stitched in half cross stitch using 4 or 5 threads, some in one colour, others in a combination of 2 colours and starting to look very festive.   Am about to start on a big red bow  that is in the top left hand side of the garland so will update again when I have done some of that. 

 

Not sure where the blue hue came from in the picture but I took it with my mobile so will blame it on that !

Candy Cane Santa

 

We have had quite a few frosty mornings over the past week or so and it has put me in the mood for some Christmas stitching, so I decided to make a start on Candy Cane Santa by Dimensions.  I absolutely love this design but I know I won’t have it finished for this Christmas, maybe next year hehe.  

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In the meantime I haven’t really done anything to Pleasures of Winter over the past few weeks.  It’s a bit rumpled after having been rolled but thought I would let you see how it looks at the moment.  I think I will work between these two for now and will get my threads ordered for some Christmas cards although I don’t plan on doing many this year, not everybody appreciates them unfortunately!

I have decided to buy different fabric for the Joan Elliot Ladybird Fairy that I had started.  Having looked at the beautiful fabrics that other people have stitched her on I thought I would wait till my birthday in a few weeks time and order myself something pretty as she is so gorgeous.

I am going to start updating this blog every weekend rather than it being as random as it has been of late.  Even if I haven’t stitched much I will post it anyway.

Forgot to mention that the threads came so I could finish off  Woodland Winter so that is now finally rolled up and put away till I find a frame for it.

Wishing you all a good weekend when it arrives.