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No time to chat … but a few finishes completed!

Mum has been visiting over the last couple of weeks, so I’ve been avoiding the PC like the plague and we’ve been having a blast together as I’ve taken 2 1/2 weeks off work as well to make the most of our time together.  We’ve had a great time pottering around Sydney as well as spending a wonderful day a week ago with stitching friends (Alison, Amanda and Karen) as well as Alison’s lovely Mum June.  We’ve eaten lots of good food, drank good wines, and experienced new scenery.  Every single day has seen at least one fantastic highlight.

Unfortunately the start of the holiday was overshadowed by the news of Mum’s youngest sister being admitted to hospital for what appears to be the end stages of throat and lung cancer – we’re still awaiting for the final prognosis from the oncologist, but it didn’t seem very promising two weeks ago (we’ve had no news updates from the family since).  We have still managed to have an upbeat holiday, however, and appreciated all the time we’ve had to spend together 🙂

It’ll take a few posts to put together a mosaic of where we’ve been and what we’ve seen, so I’ll probably wait until after Mum’s gone home before spending that length of time at the PC … but in the meantime I’ll show the various stitching projects that have crossed the “finishing” line over the last couple of weeks:

Prairie Moon Designs-Merry Xmas

“Merry Xmas” by Prairie Moon Designs
Stitched on 32ct Thunderstorm Belfast linen
with recommended Belle Soie and NPI silks

Waxing Moon Designs-Halloween Short Stack
“Halloween Short Stack” by Waxing Moon Designs
Stitched on 28ct Misty Blue Cashel linen (I think!)
with a mix of recommended threads and DMC

Blackberry Lane Designs-Frosty Blue
“Frosty Blue” by Blueberry Lane Designs
(from the 2010 JCS Christmas Ornie issue)
Stitched on 32ct white opalescent Belfast linen
with recommended DMC threads and Mill Hill beads
(the fabric looks blue because I took the photo when it was laid on blue fabric oops!) 

Prairie Schooler-Spring freebie
Spring freebie by The Prairie Schooler
Stitched on 32ct Lambswool linen by Wichelt
with recommended DMC threads

The other finish I have is for a Snowman ornament exchange, so I can’t reveal that finish just yet – this one will be going in the mail any day now to it’s new home, but I’m definitely going to repeat stitch this one for myself!  Originally I was stitching Frosty Blue above for my exchange partner, until I saw my new choice stitched up by Amanda at our stitching GTG and I changed my mind and stitched that one up instead 🙂

And on that note I’d better sign off as Mum wants to go over to Coles so it’s time to put the walking shoes on and get some fresh air … I’ll catch up with more posts in a few days if not before 🙂

16 thoughts on “No time to chat … but a few finishes completed!”

  1. Oh wow, that ‘Halloween Short Stack’ is absolutely adorable. I may have to look into that…

    ‘Grats on all the finishes!

  2. You are way ahead on your Xmas and Halloween stuff! (or do you just like stitching those designs at any time of the year, lol)
    Glad to see you back posting; I was wondering where you were. Had visions of you laid up with a crook back or something else that was preventing you stitching or blogging or both! Nice to have a break, especially when it is spending time with your Mum 🙂

  3. I love all of these finishes. The Christmas skeletons are my favourite, my oldest son would love that. He has a sense of the macabre!

  4. Hello!! from Hermosillo, Mexico!
    OMG the Halloween Short Stack is so funny!! and so bo-oh-oh-tiful!!
    reminds me to “Catrinas” and the celebration Dia de muertos (Nov 2)
    best wishes for good health Mum’s youngest sister….

    cya !! <3<3

  5. Great to hear from you, Anne, and to know that your Mum is doing well (I am sorry to hear about your aunt, though).

  6. Awesome finishes Anne. Sorry to hear about your Aunts health. Sounds lie you have been having a fantastic time with your Mum though.

  7. I was a bit worried about you, thought you may be ill or having a hard time at work – so I’m really glad to hear that you are having such a nice visit from your mum. Sorry to hear about your aunt, though.

    And of course, congrats on all the finishes!

  8. Was even better seeing your finishes in person! Great to catch up with you as always & lovely to see your Mum again too! Oh, where did you get the PS Spring freebie from?
    Sorry to hear about your Aunt too.

  9. You’ve been busy, dear lady! And everything looks to be lovely and stitched with your usual precision. Great work! 🙂

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