Sunday, 20 April 2008

April is in the Tin

I have now completed my April ornament in my year long stitch-along with my friend Sandra. This one is now safely added to my tin with January, February and March.
It is another Little by Little Design called My Little Christmas Gift and is from the JCS Christmas Ornament book 1999. I chose to finish mine as a little pocket and used two old buttons from my mother's very old button jar to hold the handle on. I couldn't find two of the same colour so I have used two different ones which match the colours perfectly and rather like this look. After all, why does everything have to match perfectly!! I can picture it hanging with some red berries in it at Christmas.

Sandra chose to finished hers in the pillow style and added a handle to duplicate the handle of the basket.

It has been a wet and quite cool weekend so we never got out for a walk. However, Ben did a great job as the 'clerk of works' watching over to make sure I was doing everything right while I was sewing. Doesn't he look a picture of innocence in this photo I took of him tonight. Awwww, beautiful boy :)

At least our rainwater tank has quite a bit more water in it now.

< ~ The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  1. Great finish for April Chrissie, I love the way the same design can look so different depending on how it's made up. Looking forward to our May challenge.

  2. Both look terrific, well done!

  3. Beautiful stitching. Love both versions.

  4. Love love love it and have to stitch it. In fact I have to stitch every single ornament you guys have stitched. Well done. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  5. Hi Chrissie. I'm glad you liked the room!