Brown/Blue Spotty

3 December 2011

Exchange Updates

I have now heard that my last two ornaments have reached their destinations.
This was sent to Joyce in Texas who was my partner on the Friendly Stitchers group.  It's Noel by Log Cabin Needleworks, stitched on 18ct Rustico with DMC threads.  I really love this design and will be stitching it again for myself ~ hopefully soon.



Sandra in Wales was my partner for TGOSM group's ornament exchange and I stitched Winter by The Stitcherhood.  Another design that I really like ~ this one is on 32ct Sand Linen with DMC threads.  I have already stitched this one for myself  on a smaller scale.

I'm still stitching ornaments for the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2011 but they will probably all be staying in our home.  I'm hoping to finish my Secret Santa piece for Tuesday Stitching group ~ we'll be exchanging these at our Christmas dinner mid-month.

Today has been spent shopping with the LM ~ at a fairly sedate pace I have to say, although the trip on public transport nearly ruined the day!   LM doesn't really "do" public transport.  In addition to Christmas things we have been investigating new phones ~ so many handsets/deals/bundles, and would you expect to hear words like gingerbread & ice cream sandwich in a phone shop?

There are those of you out there who know that in our house the LM does most of the cooking, including some very lovely cakes ~ well not today!  Tonight we've had homemade roasted butternut squash & sweet potato soup and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself as it was very tasty, there's even leftovers for another day.  We have a surplus of apples so tomorrow I may make Eve's pudding ~ a favourite of mine as my lovely Mum made it many times for us.

I'm off to watch Strictly ~ enjoy your evening.

Kate

18 comments:

cucki said...

beautiful ornament..they both are so sweet..have a lovely weekend..
happy stitching xx

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Again, let me show how pretty the ornament is that you sent me. I have been showing it off to co-workers,family and friends. Also the neat postcards. Would love to be able to visit your county someday.
Happy Holidays, Joyce

Barb said...

Oh I like Winter one Kate, sounds as if you had a lovely day and well done on the soup -one of my favourites spicy butternut squash soup yummy.
I reckon Mr Savage may be going home this week ,what say you.

staci said...

Wonderful ornies...I'm sure your recipients were thrilled!

Happy Shopping!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous ornaments. Very lucky receipients.

Mouse said...

ooo lovely ornies :) and the soup sounds lovely any chance of a bowl ??? love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Wonderful ornaments, and the soup sounds delicious

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kate, those are two lovely ornaments I've stitched the first one myself as well.

73mw said...

Gorgeous ornaments and the soup sounds delicious!

jane said...

Lovely ornaments Kate and that soup sounds delicious

Julie said...

Mmm your soup sounds delicious.
Super ornaments, so beautifully finished.

Sally said...

Love those ornaments Kate. They are so pretty.

That soup sounds delicious. I've never tried making soup.

This is the first year I've ever watched Strictly and I'm loving it! I'm hoping Harry will win.

Joysze said...

Love those ornaments. :D

Cleejoow said...

lovely ornies! really pretty :)

Madame Chantilly said...

Thank you for your comment! :-)

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

I have really enjoyed your blog and look forward to following your posts. Gorgeous ornaments.

Lenne said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Anne said...

What beautiful ornaments!!I really love the Winter one by the Stitcherhood. I've been meaning to stitch this, perhaps next year! I love the colours you chose. So pretty!!