Tuesday, 14 July 2009

~ Christmas in July?? ~

Hello, I am still around but have been a tad busy recently. Not too much to show in the way of my stitching although I am still plugging away on my current SAL which I have to say has got a little behind recently as I have had a friend visiting and we have had lots to catch up on and by the time evening came around - well, I only seemed to be able to managed a few stitches before I could feel my eyes becoming heavy!! Oh well, I will be racing to catch up this week. Can't have Sandra getting way ahead now can I LOL!!

I have something very beautiful to show you though. My visiting friend was asked to bring me a gift from our mutual very dear and long time friend, Wendy (NZ). Now you may remember me showing you back last year of the beautiful Christmas stocking Wendy had quilted and beaded. Well look who was the lucky recipient of one of these masterpieces.

Not only did I receive the stocking, Wendy also made me the beautiful wine bottle cover as well. My photos just don't do these justice as the hand quilting and beading is just superb. The Poinsettias and Holly berries are so real looking. The stocking is lined with gorgeous green and gold Christmas themed fabric and the back of the stocking is corduroy velvet. I hope you can click to enlarge and see the detail. I love them dear friend and feel so special that you made these for me. Thank you!!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Just make sure the puppies don't get hold of them! :)

  2. Lovely gifts Chrissie, I look forward to seeing them in real life.

  3. Chrissie, over here we are supposed to be having summer but it might as well be winter...sigh. So, your lovely gifts got me right in the mood for Christmas☺

  4. What wonderful gifts! Lucky you, Chrissie!

  5. Chrissie, was just thinking - how about another picture of that handsome blond you live with - uhm, don't tell your husband I said that☺

  6. I should make some of those!!! Cute stuff!

  7. Hi, that marvels your blog, create marvelous embroideries, are good indeed, and compliment for the dog, splendid!

    I hope not to have served errors grammatical

    Regards as Italy

  8. I love your gifts, you must be thrilled!