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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Seasons Greetings - Ho! Ho! Ho!

Belated Christmas wishes and best wishes for 2008 to all my friends out there on the web.

This year has been full of changes and has brought me to a rather comtempaltive mood as we face another year. Age is really just a year tally, but it brings with it strange thoughts and the need for projects that stretch and challenge. Quite what these will be is in the lap of the Gods, but I feel the need to be bolder, and more focused, to plan and think ahead, not one of my strong points...

as the New Year comes a creepin' my thoughts turn to my Mum, who would have celebrated her birthday on New Year's Eve, forever the optomist, like her I will look for the "silver lining" while cloud watching.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Quaker Tree

I seem to be on a roll at the moment with my stitching - and am making the most of it.
This is a freebie from The Workbasket called Quaker Tree.
Stitched on 32 count Permin Linen (sorry don't know the colour) using Needle Necessities 139. Not quite sure how I am going to finish it - suggestions welcome!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The North wind doth blow....

The Drawn Thread
Four Fat Friends
Stitched on 32 count Antique Green Linen
using WDW threads
The North Wind doth blow
and we shall have snow
and what will the Robin do then poor thing?
He'll sit in the barn
and keep himself warm
with his head tucked under his wing
poor thing.
Traditional Nursery Rhyme
The first of my Christmas stitching , and a wonderfully jolly quartet they are - don't you think?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Like Mother used to make...

Talking with my DD the other day when preparing a meal, we were laughing about the fact that she can't make Egg and Tomato sandwiches that taste like mine - at least that is what she claims. But it got me thinking - because despite following her recipies to the letter, there are one or two dishes Mum used to cook, that I cannot replicate!

She used to make the most delicious Trifle, and I make it every "holiday", and yet there is always that question, its good, but not quite like Mum's. Likewise her Potato and Onion Pie.

Has anyone else come across this - or is it me!

3 Finishes this week

Tote made from a fabric bit I had in my box

Drawn Thread Little Spot sampler - using stated DMC threads
LHN Cherries using Crescent Colours

Please forgive the first photograph, and don't try and strain your neck looking at it, but it is a small tote I have made for my God-daughter for christmas. I was quite impressed with the finish, that I have another in construction,.
Finally the Drawn Thread little Spot sampler is finished - this has been a WIP for a while, and needless to say didn't take long to complete, once I'd sat down to it. The LHN Cherries, was a lovely quick stitch, both this and the Little spot were birthday gifts from Nicola.
Having this weekend at home to start some Christmas stitching - so who knows what I might achieve.
Thanks to everyone who has left comments recently - I do appreciate you taking the time.