Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Works in Progress

Christmas Treat Bag

As you can obviously tell, I’ve been busy this morning, going by all the separate posts.  I finally finished off two pin pillow tutorials that have been languishing since last weekend, and I’ve been listening to my flatmate clean up the flat in readiness for her mother arriving this afternoon.  It seems she’s worked out how to use both the mop and vacuum cleaner, all that is needed now is to work out how to take the recycling down to the rubbish bins, and it’ll be a perfect day from my perspective! 😛

This afternoon I’ll be hibernating in my room all afternoon catching up on some of my own housework while I finish off the last DVD of Criminal Minds Season 1 – then I can take it back to its owner and trade it in for Season 2.  There may not be any more stitching done this weekend, but yesterday I did manage to finish up a little cutie – as per normal I’ve managed to misplace my bags of charms that I know I had in my hot little hands last weekend, so hence the tidy-up in my room that is well and truly needed.

Shepherd's Bush-Christmas Treat Bag

“Christmas Treat Bag” by Shepherd’s Bush
stitched on 32ct hand-dyed Belfast linen by Countrystitch
~ in colour “Little Boy Blue” (Kiwi Illusions)

with recommended DMC and Mill Hill beads

Then yesterday I started another Christmas ornie that was already kitted up and ready to go … but I looked at the fabric already cut out and thought ‘what a waste’ – after a quick measuring up with a ruler, I decided if I was frugal enough I could just get two ornies out of it, so lo and behold my stitching session is now seeing two ornies grow side by side instead of the one!  It’s a bit slow going on the stitching front, but at least it’s a start!  And as I’ve already stitched this one before for myself, these are eventually going to reside with family or friends some time next year.

I seem to have forgotten all about Christmas ornies this year, so doubt there’ll be any to be sent out this year.  Last year I didn’t even manage to post out Christmas cards, so at least I’m ahead of the game this time, and have a pile ready to be posted out over the next week or two.

And on that note, I’d better haul it and get my A into G! 😀

6 thoughts on “Christmas Treat Bag”

  1. Christmas Treat Bag is a nice little finish.
    When browsing your blog I saw the wonderful little autumn and Halloween pillows that you finished lately. They are all so cute and I love the different ways of finishing them.

  2. I love those Shepherd’s Bush treat bags! Nice job on the Christmas one.

    Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows – I only discovered it in re-runs a couple of years ago, so I played catch up on DVD, too.

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