Lots of stitching to share

… but not a single thing stitched by me! 

All the following stitching is what my Mum (aka June, aka The Dragon) has stitched so far this year – she’s crazy about Christmas ornaments, as you can tell – these are a mix of well known designers (namely Prairie Schooler), magazine designs and freebies 😀

Mum's ornies 1

Mum's ornies 2

Mum's ornies 3

Mum's ornies 4

Mum's ornies 5a

Mum's ornies 6

Mum's ornies 7

Mum's ornies 8

Mum's ornies 9

Believe it or not, there’s also a similar sized pile of ornies that are almost finished – she’s an ornie machine!!

Also, here’s proof that Mum has stitched a bookmark kit that Sharon gifted her with as we were leaving Melbourne … it still has to be finished into the bookmark itself, but all the stitching has been done now.

Mum's bookmark

It’s amazing how much Mum’s stitching has improved over the last 12 months – she has only been stitching since she turned 70, and her stitching is great (and I’m very proud to now have a pile of her Christmas ornies left here to grace my tree … although I’m not too sure about the fact I have to finish-finish them haha).

Mum flew home yesterday morning, so the flat is quiet once again … I’ve brought work home the last two nights so that’s taken my mind off being sad for too long.  Fingers crossed we’ll get another chance to catch up before the end of the year 🙂

Now it’s time to get a few more things done before I hit the hay for the night …  Don’t expect as much stitching from me for a while as work is frantic, and it will just continue to get worse between now and the end of June – ah, I miss the days when we got paid overtime back in the call centre for the extra hours {sigh} 😉

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13 thoughts on “Lots of stitching to share

  1. Look at all those lovely ornies and all stitched by you Mum. Oh, you’ll treasure these for years to come, I know I would 😉

  2. Wow… your Mum really has been stitch up a storm! How wonderful that she took up stitching at 70. Lucky you, getting to keep some of these beauties for your own tree.

  3. Wow!! That’s a great pile of ornaments, they look wonderful 🙂 Happy finishing 🙂 Oh I know the feeling, when we were living out of country it was always so sad when my parents left. Now they live only couple of hours away. I hope you’ll have another chance to meet your mum this year!

  4. Wait – your mom stitched THAT MANY just this year??? And she’s over 70???? I am amazed and deeply impressed. Way to go. Mum!!!!!

  5. I am so pleased to see that she stitched the book mark… I wish I had even stitched a couple of things this year – she puts me to shame… I miss that I couldn’t see her this time..

  6. Goodness gracious! Your Mum certainly is an absolutely stitching machine! I’m glad that she’s enjoying it, though, and getting so much done. She must really feel accomplished. 🙂 I’m sorry that she had to go; I can understand that you’re sad when she leaves, especially since the two of you are so close. *hug*

  7. Goodness gracious! Your Mum certainly is an absolutely stitching machine! I’m glad that she’s enjoying it, though, and getting so much done. She must really feel accomplished. 🙂 I’m sorry that she had to go; I can understand that you’re sad when she leaves, especially since the two of you are so close. *hug*

  8. WOW, she has been very productive, they look fantastic. She must be so glad that you introduced her to stitching. Don’t be too sad that she had to leave, just keep fond memories in your heart.

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