Friday, December 28, 2007

The end of a fab year!

lily's first solo

This year has been a great year for me stitch wise and other wise and a lot of it has to do with blogging. All the wonderful people I have met through this blog and all the wonderful inspirational blogs I have read have moved my stitching on to a different level. I have learned a lot. I have learnt new techniques and how to finish items into things I never thought possible. I have been beautifully gifted and received some gorgeous goodies in exchanges. My stash has increased considerably as has my wish list and I have more wips than ever!

Obviously I don't know how next year is going to go as I am having my baby in 11 days time. I have plans to stitch samplers mainly esp getting my CDC finished and Patchwork finished and I also want to start the Collaboration Sampler that I have kitted up. I also have a few quaker designs in mind too. I will have to see how things go. I will be stepping down from exchanging for the time being until things start settling down.

I have completed my design for the Frosty Friends exchange and will post up a pic as soon as the recipient rec's it.

Here is one I have started and is coming along at a nice speed. It is the Papillon Creations Simple Little Quaker. It is stitched on 32 count Lavender Mist linen and uses Amethyst Dinky Dyes Cotton.
Papillon Creations Simple Little Quaker
It is lovely to do and hopefully it will give me another finish before the end of the year.

And here are the wonderful gifts that Tracy sent me.
Tracy's gifts to me!
She sent me some lovely charts with the threads and extras to stitch them with. I love the gloriana. I will use it on my Patchwork.
Tracy's gifts for baby and here are some gorgeous knitted items that her mum and aunt made for me. Love them all. She also sent me some teddies and a bib and she also sent Lily some card making stuff which I thought was just so generous. I feel so blessed to know you Tracy. Thank you so much. Here is a close up of the gorgeous blanket.
Close up of blanket

Oh and if you are wondering, the first picture is of my dd and my dh doing her first solo in church. She sang down the mike whilst dad accompanied her on the guitar. A very special moment that I thought I'd like to share with you all.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have a blessed and prosperous new year and all through 2008. The next time I post will probably be after I have had baby so watch this space.



Anita said...

Wonderful pic of your dh and daughter. Wow, I am impressed that she sings at such a young age.
What a great christmas gift you got. Take good care of yourself and have a smooth delivery. Happy new year and looking forward to see your new baby.

Redwitch said...

Good luck with your new arrival! Lovely photo of your dd and dh, you must be very proud :) I really like the colours you chose for your SLQ too and some lovely gifts too! All the best to you for 2008!

The Silver Thistle said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year Hazel! I'm looking forward to hearing all your news in 2008!


Kathy said...

Lovely picture of daughter and husband.

Good Luck with the new baby!!

Happy New Year!!!!

Ranae said...

Simple Little Quaker is looking great, I love the colors.
What a fab pic of dd and dad.
Good Luck to your family and will look forward to the wonderful news.
Happy Holidays!!

Judith said...

What beautifull gifts you received and your sampler looks lovely.

Juls said...

Lovely stitching!!!! And such a special moment with DD and DH!!!! Something to be cherished for sure. Can't wait to hear baby news!!!! Good luck!!!

cathymk said...

Your daughter looks so sweet! I remember doing nativity plays at our church's Christmas service (didn't look half as professional in those days!!)

Simple little quaker is looking gorgeous - fingers crossed for finish before the end of the year.

Wow, baby is due soon! The time has flown! Looks like you are all prepared! Good luck with the delivery.

stitcherw said...

What a great picture of your DD and DH, she looks so cute in her nativity outfit.

Lovely gifts you received, and your quaker piece is looking gorgeous too. I hope you all have a wonderful new year and you have an easy delivery.

Cheryl said...

That is such a lovely picture Hazel. What a treasure.
Cant believe your baby is due already! Feel like you just announced you are pregnant. This year has flown by. I totally agree with you on the blogging thing...ive learnt so much too and "met" so many lovely, kind people.
All the best in the next few days. Will be thinking of you! x

Becky K in OK said...

Anxiously waiting for your next post! Good luck in your new delivery.

Sam said...

What a special moment that must have been for your dh & dd :o) Such beautiful gifts you have received too Hazel - hope you're taking it easy for the next few days, I'm sure 2008 is going to be a wonderful year for you and your family xx

tkdchick said...

What a beatuiful pic of your hubby and your daughter, turly a moment to treasure.

You got some awesome gifts! We await your baby announcment!!!

Sally said...

What a lovely picture of your Dh and DD. She is so cute!

Lovely gifts you received from Tracy.

Love your SLQ! I knew you'd love stitching it and I love the colour you have chosen.

Have a wonderful 2008!

wanda said...

What a lovely pic of your DD and DH! Your gifts are really nice and wonderful. Get plenty of rest and I will be thinking of you and your new baby!

Dawn B. said...

Happy New Year and hope you have a safe delivery of that new bundle of joy.

Barbara said...

That's a real nice pic of your DD and DH. Hope your delivery will be easy.

Take care Hazel and a Happy New Year to you!

Dawn said...

Sweet pic of DD and DH. I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year:)

Wendy said...

Happy New Year, Hazel! Great picture of your darling DD and hubby. I'm looking forwards to your next exciting post :-D

Margaret said...

Love the picture of your DH and DD. You must have been so proud.
Such lovely stitching Hazel and such wonderful gifts.
Wishing you an easy delivery and you and all your loved ones a wonderful 2008. Sure looking forward to seeing pictures of the little fellow.

Rowyn said...

Simple Quaker is looking great!

I love the photo of your DD and DH.

I look forward to hearing your news re baby no#2 - good luck and all the best.

Carol said...

Happy New Year Hazel!

nutmeg5 said...

Simple Little Quaker looks fantastic. I love the colors. Good luck with the new baby and have a great year.

Karin said...

What a sweet moment between your DH and your daughter. Hope that your delivery goes smooth and that you have a happy and healthy baby in 2008.

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Your lavender sampler is just lovely! I am visiting for the first time.