Friday, 24 December 2010

~ Happy Christmas Dear Friends ~

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"
  ~Author Unknown

Friday, 3 December 2010

~ What a naughty blogger ~

That's me....I know it's been a while but, no excuses unless you could call a major 'stitching lull' an excuse.  Well that is what I will use as my excuse this time :))

No stitching has been done here for some time now and as I wait for the lull to pass  I  have been keeping busy doing other things. I have an extra crafty interest now since my neighbour introduced me to card making and I have to admit to being quite hooked now on paper craft . I have also discovered  You Tube and am amazed at how much stuff is available to watch on there.  So many  people sharing their talents and doing amazing tutorials etc.  So much to learn!!

Anyway, I did want to show you a couple of things.  For sometime now I have been wanting a cabinet so that I could display my stitched bits and pieces and have them behind glass as opposed to sitting gathering dust in my two tiered cake stand.

  This is how they used to be and then in their new home......

DH gave the cabinet just the right amount of shabby - just the way I wanted it.

These are the 'guard dogs' keeping watch from above......

and here are the shelves....

Ben was a little bit upset that I posted a photo of the 'watch dogs' and not him.  He makes a much better job of looking beautiful than being a watch dog :)) He does have rather an odd expression on in this one though.

I had quite a job getting him to raise his head off the floor long enough to take this photo - lazy thing lol!!

Just to prove I have at least finished something, here is my Miss Mary Mack.

I have always loved Mary and here she is awaiting framing.  I love this dark linen.  I think it is from Birds of a Feather but can't think of the name of the colour now.  I have an image in my head of framing her in a big heavy dark frame like the one I used on my  La D Da Garden Angel here I think this would suit her beautifully.

A few weeks ago, my son became engaged and I plan to stitch a sampler for him and his beautiful fiancee for their wedding.  I ordered three pieces of linen which arrived this week.  The colours are from left to right....R & R Creme Brulee, Lakeside Vintage Luna and Lakeside Navy Bean.

 Aren't they lovely.  I am planning on stitching La D Da ~ Tie that Binds which you can see here  I think the Creme Brulee is the best option.  What do you think?

Have you ever had a song or a ditty just stuck in your head for days on end and you can't get rid of it?  That happened to me recently.  DD showed me this very cute You tube video of Shirley Temple singing The Cuppy Cake Song.  I had never seen it before and thought it so cute.  Decided on making it the ring tone on my phone but wish I hadn't (since changed it again).  It was just well and truly stuck in my head until it started to drive me nuts. Anyway, here it is if you want to watch it but don't say I didn't warn you LOL!!
(Hope my background music doesn't get mixed into it. I don't know how to fix that)

Well, although it had been a while since we chatted, I did have a few things to talk about.  Hope all is well in your worlds and as always, thanks for visiting with us.

"When late morning rolls around and you're feeling a bit out of sorts, don't worry; you're probably just a little eleven o'clockish." 
                  ~ Winnie the Pooh