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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year !

I remembered some more bits from last year (seems weird saying that ,lol.)
 Anyway , I little finish for my boy. This only took a couple of hours ,if that. I plan to put it in a key ring for him .
 I also stitched this up with the intention of making a notebook cover for my niece. I fluffed up on the final finishing though , so held it back. I will stitch it again and it will either be a just because gift or for her birthday , depending on when I do it .
 Orts ! I don't join in with the Tusal posts , but do like a show of orts at the end of the year . The kids graffittid my tub , so need another one at some point ,lol.
 Out of the jar .
  And a very special Christmas gift from a friend. Isn't this just gorgeous ? I love it so much and am going to display it on my shelf when i gets cleared of bumpf .
  And these lovely hand made earrings. So precious ,and a totally unexpected gift . For the last couple of years I have run a Secret Santa for my hubby and his blogging buddies (they paint and play with little figures). This year , his Santa also sent me a gift for organising things , how sweet is that. And , they were made by Mrs Claus , very impressed. Hubbys' other Santa (two different rounds) also sent me a big tub of Fruit Pastilles ,lol .
  A little bit of stash . Still waiting to hear about the rest of the threads I ordered. Must chase them up.
 I was thrilled to find this at the weekend . Had to take the kids out to spend their Christmas money and came across this mag . I looked all over for it a couple of months ago and couldn't find it , so it came home with me .
 As always, thanks for dropping by .

Cath

10 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

Lots of pretty things. Happy new year.

Emma/Itzy said...

Love the little minion! Well done on finding the book, it has some lovely projects in it.

Barb said...

What a cute little finish for your son! Lots of goodies in your post!

Brigitte said...

Oh, this is a great book. I found it last year in a Barnes & Nobles store when travelling. And after leaving through it for a little while I decided that it had to come home with me. It has some really lovely projects.
Wishing you a great stitching year.

Bekca said...

Ooh, I haven't seen that magazine before, you'll have to let us know what you think of it :) Gorgeous earrings too!
Best wishes.

Bekca said...

Ooh, I haven't seen that magazine before, you'll have to let us know what you think of it :) Gorgeous earrings too!
Best wishes.

Carol said...

Oh, the minions always make me smile--so cute, Cath!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching finishes. Gorgeous gifts. Happy New Year.

Julie said...

Happy New Year to you Cath.
Those stitched socks are fab. Super earings what a nice gesture.

I've seen on a blog last year someone made an ornament and filled it with ORTs from the previous year as they couldn't bear to throw them out, and also someone put them out onto a garden table for the birds to take them for nest material. What'll you do with yours?

Angel Blue said...

what wonderful gifts and love the little guy.