Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Just Nan

Ladybug Santa

I’ve been working on this little piece in my bedroom over the last week – it never ceases to amaze me how long it takes to stitch up such a little project, but that over-one stitching and all those colour changes really slows things down.  All-in-all, though, I’m quite pleased with this one, and now all that is left is to finish-finish it into its little WhimZi Frame.

Just Nan-Ladybug Santa
“Ladybug Santa” by Just Nan
stitched on 28ct Misty Blue Cashel linen
with recommended threads (DMC & Kreinik #4 braid)

Just Nan-Ladybug Santa

That’s the entire stitching update for this weekend – the rest of the weekend was spent having a handyman come to visit to put the hot-water tap back on in the shower, then driving over to the other side of the world for a few hours to visit with my best friend’s Mum, Doreen, who’s here visiting for a couple of weeks.  As we have a ‘date’ tonight, and we’re out Fri/Sat next weekend, this was the only opportunity I had to say hello – it was really lovely to see her again, albeit briefly 🙂

Tonight we’re off to the movies with a couple of hot guys … the most sexy and gorgeous gay couple we know (beautiful both inside and out) … first up is a quick bite to eat, then we’re off to see the Prince of Persia.  The two boys and Katie can drool over Jake Gyllenhaal while I just enjoy the action (Jake just doesn’t do it for me, alas … although even I have to admit he looks better than normal in the trailer for this movie).

As for what else is happening – my new job finally got announced last Thursday night, and I went to my first offsite meeting with my new team members on Friday morning.  Even though I don’t take on my new role officially until 1 July, it was good to get a heads-up of projects that are currently underway that I’ll be involved with when I start.

Weatherwise we’re all pretty sick of the torrential rains this week in Sydney – I don’t usually mind it too much (and it’s been raining on and off for a few weeks now), but this week has been especially horrendous.  Have to admit, if we weren’t meeting Peter and John tonight, I would be very tempted to bail on going out to the movies … it’s totally yucky outside!

Anyway, there’s just enough time to watch another old episode of The Mentalist before I have to start getting ready … so I’d best get cracking …

10 thoughts on “Ladybug Santa”

  1. I always look forward to visiting your blog as you always seem to have something finished or in the process that I’ve never seen before. Like this cute Santa. He looks lovely Anne. Well done :o)

  2. I really love that Santa – I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. I may need to search that one out for myself!

    Hope you enjoyed the movie!

    What’s next on your stitching agenda?

  3. Hi Anne! That is a very adorable Santa!

    I just got the package from you in the mail. Thank you so much for the chart and the amazing scissor fob! It is very lovely and will look amazing on my blue scissors! I am in the middle of moving house so I will blog and post pictures after I get settled at my new place.
    Thanks again, much love!

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