Saturday, December 03, 2011

Happy stitching day

Today I had a special visit from two lovely stitching friends who travelled far - all the way from Birmingham - to spend the day with ME!!! Lovely! Tina (NO BLOG!!) and Lesley came up from the sunshine into the rain with their gorgeous projects and we had a great time chatting and stitching and eating too.

Here's Lesley with her gorgeous HAED!

and lovely Tina (Happy Eyes!) with her By the Bay wip!

I had put up my ornie tree early especially for them! I haven't got any of the other decs up yet but this little tree does warm my heart. Oooooeeeeeeee Christmas!!!!! This little tree really is overloaded this year and I am expecting another three to go on it as well!!! I promise more pics in another post sooooooooon.

Speaking of ornies, I gave my exchange ornie to Tina so I can show you it now! It is a La D Da one from one of the ornie mags. I loved stitching this one. Sooo pretty.

Designer - La D Da
Fabric - Belfast vintage mocha linen
Threads - DMC and a hand dyed - just raided my stash

We listened to Vintage oldy Christmas music and had Baileys and home made coffee and walnut cake - recipe from here. Yumm yumm. Oh it was such a lovely day!!! Please let's do it again sometime. Pretty please!!!

We had a lovely lunch of fresh bread, salami, cheese, olives, sundried toms and other bits and bobs I had spread out. Nom nom nom. Diet is on hold for now!

I even got out an old wip - in preparation for the forthcoming WIPocalypse. Go and sign up - what are you waiting for??? I am dedicating another post especially to this with a loooong list of wips and up and coming new starts. Now, why did I ever put this pretty down? I love working on this!

Design - Ann Taylor
Designer - Heartstring Samplery
Fabric - my own hand dyed 28 count something - possibly Brittney
Threads - DMC

So now, I am dreamily milking the last cosiness of the day whilst the children are sat watching the semi finals of X factor - grrrrr.. I wouldn't mind but they haven't even watched it this season at all. But I am staying in my cosy world with my stitching and another glass of Baileys while the rain continues to drip down. Hope you enjoyed a peek into my day! We will have to do this more often girlies.

Cheers everyone.



Chris said...

What a perfect day Hazel!
I love your little tree, the ornaments are wonderful!
Everything, the stitching and food look yummy.

Margaret said...

What a fun day it looks like you had! Loved seeing all the WIPs, the food (yum!!), and your WIP especially. I love that piece! Nice exchange ornie you made too!

Robin said...

What a lovely day to spend the day! Great friends, great stitching and by the looks or it, great food! I hope you can do it again soon.

Gillie said...

What a nice day and lovely stitching! That La D Da piece is beautiful, no wonder you enjoyed stitching it.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like a great day was had by all. Your ornie tree looks lovely but you'll seriously need to think of buying a larger one for next year. I know it's a bit early but ... Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.

Jackie said...

It's really fun to get together with friends and stitch. Your day sounds really fun and cozy. Letting the kids watch X Factor and capturing the last bits of fun for the day sounds like a great idea!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the Heartstring Samplery piece. Thanks for sharing your day, it looked like lots of fun.

Cole said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!!

Myra said...

A day spent with stitching friends is just the best! Lovely stitching and your little tree looks fabulous.

Louise said...

Oh Hazel! Isn't it so much fun to get together with stitchy friends!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog..don't get too many comments and I so appreciate you always stopping in. Love all your works always! Have a fun weekend,
Louise xx

staci said...

Looks like a wonderful time spent with your friends, stitching and good food!

Your tree is cute...that's wonderful that you need a bigger one for your stitched ornie collection!!!

Catherine said...

What a lovely day you had! The food looks so yummy and the stitchyness is all so pretty!

valerie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Hazel! Quiet days with stitchy pals are the best!

KnittingDays said...

Oh yes,it is good to have days like that sometimes. I am happy for you,Hazel.The stitching you and your girl friends do is beautiful,and seems impossible for me to do.The cake must be delicious. love and blessings.T.

Deborah said...

Looks like you and your friends had a perfect day! Your little tree is so cute. Love your wip.

Suz said...

Nothing like a girly get together with old friends is there?
Looks like you all had a wonderful day sharing a beautiful hobby

Annette said...

How Fun! Good company and good food and still being productive. Can't get better than that. I enjoyed seeing everyone's WIP. All look beautiful. Love your tree.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you all had a perfect day. Lovely stitching and food. Your tree looks great. Hope you get to do it again.

Christine said...

What a lovely day, and all your stitching is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, a great day for you and your friends. With stitching, laughing, talking and some great food.
I also joined the WIPocalypse in order to finish some of these projects sitting in my drawer. And I joined the new Crazy Challenge so that I will always have new WIPs to add to the WIPocalypse, lol.

jane said...

Looks like the most wonderful day! Lovely stitching too.

Rachael xx said...

I love stitchy days!!

Ohhh what is this WIPocalypse, It sounds like I need to join!!!

Julie said...

So lovely that you had a stitchy day with Lesley and Tina, we missed you at the meet up, how lovely. Your homemade cake looks so yummy.
Beautiful project you've pulled out, super colours in that one.

Sally said...

How wonderful that you had a stitchy day with Lesley and Tina. I loved it when Lisa came back in August.

Your little tree looks lovely. I'm going to have to buy another tree for my stitched ornies next year.

The La D Da ornament is beautiful and I love the WIPs you've pulled out. I keep thinking I should sign up but I only really have one WIP that I know I'm definitely going to finish next year. Planning on lots of stitching from my stash though!

Vonna said...

It looks like you had a LOVELY day :)
I've been considering trekking to my LNS Tuesday Stitch-ins...I think your post just got the fire lit under my backside! :)

Joysze said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!! :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Hazel, it looks like you ladies had a fabulous time! Jealous!

Lots of beautiful stitching!

cucki said...

hello dear hazel, its me cucki from south africa..your new friend and follower too :)
thank you so much for your comment on my so happy to see it :D)
i love your tree..and ornaments so much..
it is looks like a lovely fun day together..
lovely friends and lovely stitching..
keep well and keep in touch..big hugs xx

Giovanna said...

Such a pretty ornament! Love the sampler too.