Here's some bits and pieces that I've been working on this week. Before I do that I just want to show you this gorgeous exchange I got through today from Becky K. It is for the BBD exchange that got cancelled. I sent my exchange off to Su (thanks for all your lovely comments on that one) and I wasn't sure I was going to get anything back. But look at this lovely....
The design is from Thank You Sarah Tobias and I just love the backing fabric! Thank you so much Becky this really cheered me up. I am home alone at the moment with DH away so this brightened up my wintery day! I love the extras too. I have already used the cream (my hands are getting dry, esp my fingers) and I gave my own needleminder away so it is lovely to get one as a gift. Great pins too.
A while ago, Angela sent me a recipe for a yummy looking cake she had made and shown on her blog so this weekend I finally got round to making it and it was a huge HUGE success! Thank you Angela for this lovely recipe. Get ready to drool.
Malteser and chocolate cake courtesy of Nigella Lawson. I'm going to go and get the book now...
My dd decorated the top! Hasn't she done a great job?
I have stitched up my first christmas ornament fromthe PS Book Cranberry Christmas:
I am using 4210 and 319 on Brittany evenweave fabric 28 count which is lovely to stitch on. I am going to wait to make these up as I want them all to be the same shape/size etc. I have soem holly green felt but as yet I am waiting on some pinking shears.
Barbara - I said it was six sides - it is indeed eight sides - doh!
And lastly here is Teresa Wentzler's beginners whitework ornament which is hard to see in the picture but it really is beautiful. The stitches are all speciality stitches and so so easy to do. Don't be put off by it. It is a free design and can be found on her website. I used weeks dye works in Cherry Vanilla and used antique glass beads:
Happy stitching everyone,