A bit of Christmas stitching

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day – here in Sydney I spent a lovely day with Brenda & Nigel, and Brenda’s sisters, nieces and cousin.  As always Nigel did an awesome job with the food, and we all ate like Kings.  The rest of the day was spent, in my case, stitching in front of the TV while we watched Scrooged and the final episodes of the Vicar of Dibley.  I’m glad I went prepared and took a wee LHN design to start – it gave me something to do while everyone else was snoozing at odd times during the afternoon.  And if I’d got all the DMC threads to hand, I would have almost finished it!!  My needles were definitely smoking yesterday (and until 3am when I got back ‘home’ as I still couldn’t put it down).  Here’s my progress so far – I just need to buy some more DMC (3371, 739 and 3011) then I can get it finished.  Unfortunately I took a drive out to the shops today, forgetting that everything is still closed for Boxing Day, so it will be sitting unfinished for a wee while now as I’m back to work tomorrow.

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Necessities Sampler by Little House Needleworks

Seeing as I can’t finish my LHN piece, I have no choice but to start one of my CA Wells pieces … which means I have to start concentrating on my stitching again yikes!!

On Christmas Eve I managed to finally put the finishing touches to a couple of ornies that were stitched during the first part of last year.  I really really need to get back into my stitching routine so I can stitch a few more for next year!  Anyway, here are the latest ornies in their finished state (I forgot to take a photo of one, which I gave to Kerrie at the weekend).

a-little-joy-finished christmas-2000-sampler-fini
christmas-rose-finished merry-yule-2-finished
merry-yule-finished

And here are two that Mum stitched for me, that I’ve also finally finished into ornies:

mum's-ornie-1-finished mum's-ornie-2-finished

I’ll finish this post with photos of my friendly flatmates right now – they’re both so incredibly friendly and cuddly … the photos were taken from their visit onto my bed this morning 🙂

mark-&-liesa's-kitties-1 mark-&-liesa's-kitties-2

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13 thoughts on “A bit of Christmas stitching

  1. Sounds like a lovely Christmas Anne! What a fabulous lot of work you put into the necessities sampler – very pretty indeed! And such lovely ornies for your friends!

  2. Hi Anne,
    Your Xmas ornie are all gorgeous! Makes me think I should have kept one or two of those Xmas XS mags…not really – Pam has just sent me another one!
    Love your flat mates…cute pictures! Hope your new year is better than the old one (as far as the roof over your head, lol).
    Hugs
    Gina

  3. Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Those are fantastic ornaments! I’ve got big plans for making a ton this year (next year I guess, lol) because I didn’t manage even 1 this year 😦

  4. Sounds like a lovely Christmas! I didn’t get in a stitch all day so I’m very envious 🙂 Lovely start and progress and beautiful ornies. And beautiful kitties too! 🙂

  5. Seasons Greetings Anne 🙂 Sounds like you had a wonderful day and I think your ornament finishes are lovely :-). Cute little cats too 🙂

  6. So glad you had a great Christmas. Your finishes are wonderful and I’m including the LHN one as you are so close to finishing it off. Aww kitties are so cute, they look like nice kitties for once!

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