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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

To give, to finish, and to start...

The last week I've taken a break from sewing, spending time with my husband whose home from work for the next six weeks, and decluttering our home.
A last minute gift was made yesterday from an embroidery I made a month ago. I love fuschias so I drew a design, matched the colours with my own fuschias by the front door, and used the embroidery to make a journal cover for a new friend. She is all alone so we invited her to come spend some of Christmas Day with us. A lover of butterflies is she so I made sure I added a golden one.

At night Blossom and I have been watching DVD's of "Monarch of the Glen" whilst cross-stitching...we love being carried away to the Scottish Highlands!
I am getting much closer to the end with my Lady of Guadalupe project. Isn't she beautiful!? Once I'm finished the cross-stitching I'll do the backstitch which will truly bring this design to life.

And what have we here?? I bought myself a stash for Christmas! A 1/2 Jelly Roll of romantic roses, pretty fat quarters in floral blues, and my favourite - a layer cake, "Woodland Bloom" from Moda. I'm totally hooked on the shabby chic look, but I like sparks of deep colour too. We'll see how my 2009 plan to redecorate in that style eventuates over the next 12 months. :-)

God bless you this wonderful Christmas!
Jenny


2 comments:

Journey of Truth (Sarah) said...

I get all dreamy when I see all your darling projects. Your OLOG stitch is gorgeous. I found it online finally - just have to order it. It will be a nice project to work on in Hawaii. I'm still finishing up the back stitching on my 11 year old's "birth annoucement". Oy vey! I start a project, move to another and dance around like that constantly getting frustrated by unfinished stuff. My goal in 2009 is to complete those things already begun.

LOVE the fabric you've bought. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

onbeingsingle said...

Oooohhhh Jenny, I LOVE that fabric!! I can't wait to see your finished cross-stitch. I have LOTS of half-done cross-stitch around here which I should pick up and do a bit more on.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas? I enjoyed reading both of your blog posts. You are an inspiration!!
Love, Fee xx