Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christmas In July - Sent

It's time to show you what I made for my partner Peg in the Christmas In July swap.


This came as a kit, I just wish that the reindeer were fussy cut better so each hexie could display one.

A cross stitched pillow.


And the vintage teddy wall hanging piece I showed in an earlier post.

I have started stitching on my Carriage House Samplings Alphablocks again and am currently working on the "A" block.  I have also recently finished a small baby change mat/coverlet for my Cousin who is expecting a baby next month, I will share a picture in my next post.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas In July - Received

I was the lucky recipient of my Christmas In July goodies from Noela.
Words cannot describe how thrilled I am with what she made for me, they are all gorgeous and will be cherished as special Christmas pieces every year.



A sweet stitchery hanging ornie

Mini wallhanging

Amazing table runner

Thank you Noela.
And thank you Cheryll for all your organising.  Another fun year!

I will wait to show what I sent, as my partner is unable to open her parcels until today, due to her attending a retreat, so I will be back with another post shortly.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Saturday, July 11, 2015

CIJ Sent & More Stash

My Christmas In July parcel has been safely delivered to the post office and will be making it's way to my partner over the next week.  
This swap I had to seriously get my butt into gear and drag that mojo back .  Three pieces had to be made, and I did it!!! A mix of cross stitch and sewing pieces.  I really hope that my partner will like them.


I also used my birthday gift certificate that my parents gave me for 123stitch and purchased these stash goodies.  I'm starting to get into the Christmas mood.


Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Another Lovely Gift

I was lucky to receive another belated birthday gift from my friend Cindy.


Isn't it sweet, with the little bell hanging from the reindeer's collar.  Thank you my friend.
Cindy and I are also going to be doing a private Christmas ornie exchange with each other in November, so I will be lucky to have two ornies from her this year.

Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June CTTY Linky

I have recently completed a little fabric stocking ornie.


I am linking up with Anthea for the June CTTY.


I have also recently bought some stash from Barbara who was having a clear out of some unwanted charts.  I'm getting in the mood for some Christmas stitching.


Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gorgeous Gifts From Friends - Part 2

Here is another wonderful gift I received for my birthday from my dear friend June.  It was also June's birthday the other day, Happy Birthday dear friend.


The smell as I opened up the parcel was divine.  Thank you June.

I also managed another finish on the weekend.  I stitched this freebie design by Brightneedle, just chose to stitch the lady only, and finished it off as a tin topper.  It's quite an appropriate design for me as I was born in the UK and lived there till I was 9 and then my family emigrated to Australia.  So I am still proud of my English heritage.


More soon.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gorgeous Gifts from Friends - Part 1

I have received some wonderful presents from my dear stitching friends for my birthday this week.
From my wonderful blogging friend Anthea, she made me one of her wonderful pouches and gave it to me at the Craft & Quilt Fair the other Saturday.  I was so excited opening my parcel.
The fabric is a lovely vintage style and I just love it.  She also included a Kelmscott needle minder (my first ever!) and a cute little tin.


Thank you Anthea, I shall treasure it always.

And from my wonderful blogging friend Angela I received 3 finished cross stitch pieces.  I know all the work that goes into these pieces, so for Angela to send this to me is amazing.  Thank you dear friend, I love them all and I will think about the special ways in which I can complete them into finishes.


I will return soon with some more gifts to share.
Until next time, happy stitching
Lisa