Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas


Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas. Here we are at Lapland UK (the one that IS okay lol) with our one to one with Santa. We had a wonderful time and felt really looked after by all the elves. We ended up ice skating which Lily had never done before and I hadn't done it in a few years so was a bit wobbly to start with.

We had a lovely day today and DH got me a new laptop YAY!! which means I can come on here a lot more now. He also got me those gorgeous scissors from France that some folks have been seen with. Woot woot!! He also got me the complete seasons dvds of Prison Break.

Now I have been stitching. I stitched this for my good friend Amanda's Christmas present but she hasn't got it yet so if she happens upon my blog it's game over. Anyway, here it is. It is from Cross Stitch Happy's blog and is the hummingbird triangle scissor case stitched on silkweaver opalescent 32 count linen. It was my first attempt at making one of these.



I will have some more pics of stitching soon as I am doing a few exchanges and am I waiting for the folks to recieve them.

Some peeps were interested in the Basket of Biscornu idea I mentioned in the last post. Well if you are still interested, my good friend Tracy has set up a blog for it and will be sending out invites to anyone interested in joining. She is also offering an incentive to people who do all 12 biscornu. Go take a look and if you are interested then please email her and tell you you'd like to join. The more the merrier!

On another note, I have been contacted by Paula from Kelmscott Designs who has asked if she can give something toward the incentive I am offering on the Needleprint Beatrix Potter SAL blog. We are pretty full on there now - only a few places left and I will be closing for membership come 1st January. But what a great, thoughtful thing for Paula to do. She is of course joining us in the SAL as well. Yipee!

Here are some pictures of projects I have kitted up ready to start next year - goodness so many of them..

Marquoir Marie Rose

Marquoir Marie rose

This is a beautiful freebie which you can see and find how to get it on Tempus Fugits blog here

Papillon How does your Garden Grow mystery 2008

Papillon mystery How does your Garden grow

I still need to choose two greens for this but love these Anchor multicolours.

Gift of Stitching All Things Counted

GoS wallet with rajmahal silks

Look at those Rajmahals shimmer!!

Ink Circles Quackworth

Ink Circles Quackworth

Chart kindly gifted to me by Edgar. I can't believe I finally got my hands on Old Willow Stitchery Threads!

So there's me for a bit. Have a great rest of the Holidays everyone. God Bless you all for reading and leaving me such kind comments through the year. I appreciate every single one of you. xx


Anita said...

Have a wonderful christmas and happy new year to you and your family. What a lovely picture of your family.

mainely stitching said...

Wow, you are SO organized with your post-Christmas stitching! :)

I hope you enjoyed a great Christmas - I love the picture you've shared! :D

Brigitte said...

This is a very nice scissor case, just perfect for your new scissors. I had already seen the chart, hmmm it looks really tempting.

I'm also planning the new cross stitch year. You will be doing some wonderful pieces.

glamlawlib said...

Lovely family photo and great stitching plans.

(BTW I hope your dinner was nice after the wait and I'll get that chart off to you next week ;)

Cindy F. said...

Great family pic w/Santa!
You did a beautiful job on the scissor case! Congrats on that awesome finish!
Great gifts from dh! I hope you post pics of the scissors:)
Happy Holidays:)

Ruth said...

And a Merry CHristmas to you! I want all your stitching and all your stash.... well, I ordered my own computer though so I'll let you keep that new toy ;-)

Olga said...

A lovely Christmas picture!
You've kitted a lot of pretty projects for the next year! I love the floss and fabrics you've chosen.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas with some wonderful activities for your family!

Tracy Dixon said...

Your scissor case looks great very nice finishing and those Raj silks are beautiful can't wait to see them stitched up although I think they will be a challenge to use

Julie said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, a great pic of you all.
Love the scissor case, very pretty.
Nice choices for new starts in 2009.

Jeanne said...

So happy for you getting a new laptop Hazel and your finished scissor keeper is beautiful. Isn't it fun to start new projects! Yours look lovely, as does your family picture. Happy stitching in 2009!

Cheryl said...

I love your Christmas photo with Santa! Thats great you got a laptop!
Lovely scissor case and i look forward to watching your new projects in 09!

Ranae said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful christmas day together.
Nice pic of your family with Santa. The hummingbird turned out awesome, Congrats!
Looks like you have alot of wonderful things going on

paru's_circle said...

wow basket of biscornu!! this is awesome!

Sharon said...

Hi Hazel, what a beautiful family photo!