It's lovely to have you visiting me today!
This cold damp day it's nice to be indoors thinking about Christmassy things!
Again this year I'm going to join Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and some cross stitch friends for Jo's Advent Calendar post. This is one where we all write posts about our Christmas stitching and then share them via Jo's blog on a date that she allots. Pop over to Jo's to see exactly how the Advent Calendar Blog Post worked last year! (This is my post! HERE)
Anyhow, I'm getting ahead of myself, it's been a while since I joined in with Gifted Gorgeousness (GG) because I haven't had any cross stitch to share ..... but all that has changed now, and I have some new kits I'm threading up ready to start !
I'm joining GG today with these surprise gifts I received. Some lovely fat quarters and, in the background Osnaburg - one of my favourite fabrics. Osnaburg is not a long-lasting fabric but it's really nice for embroidery,
and the lovely magnetic needle keeper is from my friend, Grace.
Because this post would be soo short otherwise I'd like to mention a couple of other things while I am here ..... do you remember my lace, tee hee, HERE, how could you forget? Well, here are a few photos of my latest piece in progress ..... or should I say "when I had just finished and was about to pull all the pins out"!
|I had finished before the bobbins|
gathered together like this, tee hee!
|I'm really excited how great this lace looks!|
AND I MADE IT!!
|It was such fun pulling all those pins out!!|
|So, I've made two leaves and the red piece |
will eventually be a flower.
(Oh, and since starting this post I was gifted a "new" lace making cushion which needed a cover before I could make more lace, so I made one yesterday, but that's a tale for next time.)
And here are my latest cross stitch purchases:
Three Christmassy kits ..... second hand, and a bargain!
I had to enlarge patterns and wash the folded fabric ready to use.
I have made a start, but no more pictures as yet!
Actually I started one of them a couple of days ago, and now its almost finished - this was meant to be my travel stitching ..... but it just took me over!!!!
Do pop over to Jo's blog to read more about Gifted Gorgeousness and to see what everyone else has stitched!
Keeping with the Christmas theme ..... I've just seen that Selma of Eclectic Home Life is returning to blogging once again this year with her latest Norwegian Christmas countdown!
HERE is a link to one of Selma's fabulous recipe posts - there are lots!!
Hugs and smiles,
Thank you for visiting, I love to hear from you!