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Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Hi everyone .
Well , I have been in a bit of a stitching slump the last couple of weeks, think it's due to having the kids at home for the holidays , my routine was all out and I didn't have as much time to myself.
I managed a small cover kit for SFC, which was part of a send along , but even that took lots longer than it would normally.

Not a great pic , but the best I could get at the time ,and it's now been posted off to the next person in line.

So ,I thought I'd show the ornaments I made for Stitch and Pass it on . They haven't been shown on there yet , but they were received the beginning of last month , so I kind of feel I've waited long enough .

This is the chart we were to stitch from . As I was the first person ,the pressure was on , so I thought it would be nice to stitch both designs. I didn't have the recommended threads , so used DMC , making my own conversions up by eye , looking at the cover picture.The snowman doesn't show up quite as well as it could , as my fabric was a bit lighter then the called for , but I still think it looks nice.One of them was meant to have little dangly bits on the branches , but I wasn't too keen on it so left them off.The little cardinal button on the snowman is as charted , thankfully , I bought him separately. They were lovely to stitch , but it took me a while to get the sewing machine out to be able to finish. Overall , I'm quite happy with how they turned out. The person receiving them said she liked them , so let's hope so.

I have some other non stitchy pics to show , but I'll leave those for another day.

Thanks for dropping by,



Jane said...

Hi Cath
As much as it's lovely to have the kiddies home for a while, life does seem to get turned upside down however organised you are so the peace and quiet again this week is a welcome return. Love the Christmas ornaments both stitched and finished beautifully ~ I'm sure the lucky person who received them was well pleased xxx

Shellie said...

LOl I know how you feel will get bk to it this week I hope.
Both ornies are gorgeous and I love the AOY ( of course) I have stitched that one myself and love it.
Hugs and Love Shellie xxxxxxxxx

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cath
The Christmas ornaments are gorgeous. I love them both, they are so pretty. I love the All Our Yesterdays picture too. Hope you are getting some time to yourself this week!

Carol said...

I have a difficult time fitting stitching in when my daily routine is disrupted, too, Cath...

I love the little girl holding her bear and the Christmas ornaments, especially the little stocking--you did a wonderful job on all!

Ginnie said...

I am lucky that my girls are old enough to do there own thing, so easter hols was ok for me to stitch as normal. Love the ornies and I'm looking forward to taking part in this same send a long for SFC also!

Mylene said...

I LOVE both your Christmas ornaments. Both looks gorgeous. Great job!

Elaine said...

Two gorgeous ornies Cath and a cute little AOY. Hope your stitching mojo is returning.

Sorry if you have emailed me in the last few days and wondered why I am not answering but I can't get any incoming or outgoing emails. Hubby is trying to get it fixed but so far no luck. Will let you know if I have to get a new one. Hugs.

Karan said...

Sweet AOY finish & I love the two ornies. Back to a good routine now the kids are back at school. :0)

Dawn said...

Hi Cath,
Beautiful stitching as always!

I hope you have your stitching mojo back again now. I never like it if mine goes walkabout now and again!