Tuesday, 29 November 2011

WIP's - this and that!

I was sitting in the sun stuffing (pillows-not myself!lol!) and stitching a few seams, when it came to me, I better pop on here today as the rest of the week is hotting up to be very busy!

Again the colours are showing a little brighter than they really are, but I have used a Christmas red instead of my normal barn red.
Just some little pillow tucks, stenciled,

Larger pillows, stenciled on prairie type cloth-excuse the pins but the bottoms are being sewn this afternoon!

I have put out a few little bits of decor for Christmas, simply because we were changing the fireplace in the living room and it just seemed easier when it came to cleaning and dusting the room rather than the everyday stuff.
I got son out with the glue and snowflakes on Saturday and this is what he produced for me. I will try and get some red berry holly nearer to the holidays, but in the meantime this will have to do.

And a closer pic of the fire.....We took out the fireplace and gas fire and put in this wood burning stove and I LOVE it-soooo cosy. This room seldom got used as I never felt comfortable with the gas and we always seemed to migrate to the other room with the wood burning stove in it.
We put a 17th century beam above as you know I needed something to decorate!lol!
These bits are only set up meantime until I get my Christmas lights out.

As I was putting a few Christmas bits out on Saturday, the postman came with a parcel for me! My purchase arrived from Christine (Preferably Prim). Christine does such lovely handwork and x stitched these lovely little pinkeeps on linen and beautifully backed in ticking. Love them Christine and thank you so much for the 'partener'-you are far too good to me! Don't they look fab?

Do you remember these wooden items? I think I got them last Christmas....well, this is the project I have been working at, on my bathroom floor! Excuse the mess but I though I would share. I need a man now to put them up, then the fun part of decorating them:)

Whoops, I better get off this computer before my cherubs come in from the bus, or they will think I do nothing else!lol!
Have a great and safe week,


Friday, 18 November 2011

A few small finishes!

I couldn't let my week of hols go past without sharing a little of my crafting/stitching.
To think that I honestly thought I would get 2 days to 'play'.....who was I kidding??

Maybe not 2 days, but a morning here and a snatched 1/2 hour here and there and I did not too bad at all, in fact, I am really pleased with what I achieved this week, between Christmas shopping, cleaning, out a few evenings and some stitching, oh and a little bit of painting, yes, it was a great week all in all.

I really enjoyed doing the little x stitch I showed last time and while doing a little tidying in my sewing room, I came across another little Christmas one I must have downloaded last year from Debbie-Woolensails blog.

I know...I liked the wool finish, that I did it again!lol!

You can catch a glimpse of one of the little trees made last week-son got me my wood blocks:)
And below,just a close up-I love the colour of the green wool!

Again while tidying my sewing room, I came on this little punch needle by Country Stitches, I started last year. I have him temporarily attached to the little board, so I can change with the seasons!

My obsession with trees continues.....I appliqued a little snowman to this wool crazy tree and gave him a light to carry!

And to finish with? Another tree of course.... Hubs thought I had taken leave of my senses when he saw the state of the kitchen while making this one-it got a grand haircut!

Hope you are all getting time to enjoy some stitching??? thanks for visiting again. I have a few other little projects in the making, just need another free morning or 2??
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, 17 November 2011

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Christmas stitching

I know, I know.......I said I would post on a Wednesday and believe me, I fully intended too and especially as this is my very favourite time of the year for crafting/stitching, but it's ironic isn't it? It's always my busiest time of the year for things other than my stitching!!!

Family, home, church, entertaining, running the roads, all seem to take priority at this time of the year. Don't get me wrong, I am delighted to be fit and able to do them, but.....sometimes I yearn for a little more time to make Christmas things, but guess what, I am on hols next week and I have promised myself and those around here, that mama is going to have several days of play!!! Watch this space:)

I did manage to find some time to make a few short projects, so that made me feel 'Christmassy'

This little pillow is a 'Country rustic primitives' pattern. I finished it off with wool of course, with little wool applique tongues.

Next is a runner, very difficult to photo, especially with my phone!

A little tree I made, but I will show a better pic next time. My son is to make a little wood block to set it in, but I don't see it yet!lol!

I still need to spray stain the snowmen a little, but I'm a little afraid to, in case I make a mess! Sorry, a bit blurry there!

Next-these little wool applique mittens were a kit I got a while back from Primitive Gatherings. Probably a bit big for the tree, but you get the idea.

This gives a better idea of what they look like-this was before I cut them out with their backs-make for a nice runner or something sometime??

Whoops, don't know what happened there, it published before I said farewell!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping in, I hope to be back with something after my few day's of 'playing', but we shall see!

Shazy x