"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

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!


  1. 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.


  2. 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


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