Brown/Blue Spotty

31 December 2011

I've Been Meaning To Post

Actually I've been meaning to do many things.
This week between Christmas & New Year should have been an hive of activity.  I had lots planned ~ stitching, quilting, sorting out my stash together with clearing the ubiquitous piles of assorted "stuff" that I manage to acquire.  In reality I have done very little ~ much of my inactivity has been related to feeling well under par, thankfully this is now starting to pass.


We made a family visit on Tuesday ~ my only trip out.  It was lovely to see the assorted clan, many of whom we don't see often enough.
I painted this a while ago for the most recent member of the family ~ we meet Isla Rose for the first time on Tuesday, what an absolute sweetheart she is.  She cooed and gurgled away contentedly while we all had cuddles. 

Talking of angels, this one was stitched quite a few years ago.  It was a kit that I received as a birthday gift from a friend.  All that was left to do was to finish had stitching the binding and adding a hanger ~ I borrowed a cropodile which punched the holes and set the snowflake eyelets, a bit of wire was added secured with a couple of polka dots buttons. I'm very happy that I have finally finished this.


 
My final TUSAL of 2011 and the complete year of ORTs in my Christmas bauble ~ that's a lot of old ragged threads!  Not the best pictures.



I have spent the last couple of days stitching yet another Christmas piece!
This is Ho Ho Ho in a Row by Lizzie Kate ~ I have the buttons to add to the wreath and the colour blocks to add to the bottom border and it's done.  I'm debating whether to change the colour blocks from the charted pink, red & green to filling them all with the blue ~ can't decide, which is why it's not finished. 
I have a few other ornament finishes that have not been revealed yet ~ perhaps I will show them during the dark days of January.


I would like to thank all of you for reading me here, and for all the lovely comments that have been left over the past 11 months.  2011 has been a year of both great joy and great sadness for me, in some ways I am sorry to see it close, but close it must.  Here's to a bright, happy & healthy 2012.

Kate

8 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year Kate. Love your angels and Ho Ho Ho.

gracie said...

Very nice stitching.
I send wishes for a happy New Year

Mouse said...

ohhh love the angel :) and the stitchy one too ...lol and well done on what you have achieved through out the year .. wishing you a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Some lovely finishes there. Have a happy New Year

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy New Year, may it bring you gifts of joy, health and happiness and lots of stitching time for you.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Kate. Happy New Year to you x

luciethehappyquilter said...

All your projects are lovely. I'm glad to hear that you feel better now. I wish you and yours a very happy new year. X

Gillie said...

What is it about that particular week, I too had so many plans! Here is to a great year for all of us, lots of stitching, blogging and family time!