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Saturday, December 21, 2013

We begin our Christmas, and time out stitching...

It's starting to feel as though Christmas is really in the air.
This morning we had friends over for coffee on the deck, and my reindeer mugs had their first 'outing' in twelve months. I use them in December every year, but with the move this week their appearance had been delayed somewhat...


Already parcels have been delivered to the new house, and both contained handmade decorations from dear friends.
Vikki made me a gorgeous Christmas stocking from a vintage doily and embroidered my initial on the front...


...and Dawn made me the sweetest 2013 Christmas angel!


Mr E and I plan to put the tree up before the weekend is over. Then our home will truly be filled with the festive atmosphere of twinkling lights and tinsel. I bet your tree is up already?

Because this has been such a heavy week physically and mentally, last night I printed up this lovely free pattern from Sedef at "Down Grapevine Lane"...


It is stitching up quickly, and will be lovely on a cushion or framed in a hoop when it's finished. I chose some sweet "Little Red Riding Hood" fabric by Tasha  Noel for the embroidery background...


...and spent a couple of hours this afternoon with my feet up and my needle in hand.
I love how this is coming along!


To see Sedef's original and to download her free pattern visit her blog HERE.
To make a Christmas stocking like Vikki made me, see her step by step tutorial HERE.

Back to setting up the house...more stitching later.
hugs
 Jenny


14 comments:

margaret said...

good to see you are all settled into your new home Jenny, I a sure you will be happy there and it must be good to have Blossom back living with you both, have a joyous Christmas.

Lida said...

Time to rest and look around and make the house your own! It already looks like you live there for a long time wit all the personal things! You were very busy moving and I was very busy getting married, but now we both have time to enjoy the Christmas days and our stitches!
Hugs
Lida

Shirley Ann Vels said...

How lovely to sit back and relax with some pretty fabric and threads! Can I ask what fabric pen you use to trace your designs? I am struggling to find one that I love, so far all the ones I have tried are a bit 'ho-hum'.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Shirley, it is a Zig Millenium pigma pen in brown, size 0.3 - it's wonderful. :-)
hugs
Jenny

Annette said...

Wow Jenny, your new home looks lovely so bright & airy!!! maybe I need a move to have a clean out....my sewing room is a mess!!! I love how you have all your little bits & pieces unpacked already. Merry Christmas to you and your family.....& a wonderful healthy New Year xxxx

Sedef @ Down Grapevine Lane said...

So nice to see my patterns used to make lovely frame art!! Looks like this one will be a real beauty, I love the fabric and the red flowers :)) I have also had a couple of your lovely followers send me sweet messages, which really made my day. Following you on bloglovin' now xx

Lyn said...

It was great to meet you and Mr E last week, glad the move went well and you are able to enjoy Christmas in your new home. Maybe we could meet for coffee and a chat in the New Year:-)

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous new project. Beautiful design. We just got our Christmas tree put up this evening. I was beginning to think we weren't gonna even get it up.

Victoria said...

You just keep amazing me. A big move & here you are unpacked & stitching!! Thanks for the new pattern. I will do it for my two longest friends to go in their Valentine pack as the centre of a table topper.

Chris said...

Dearest Jenny,
I'm so glad you're settling into your new home. May you enjoy the love of your family and friends and rejoice in the holiday season.
Merry Christmas!

Ozjane said...

Glad to see that you are settled. I am almost counting the days till decorations come down but all three main trees do look rather lovely.

Christina said...

What a relief it is to be settled after moving. Lovely new project. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Shirley Ann Vels said...

Thanks Jenny. Will this pen wash off with water? I have found the pens online but they say that they are waterproof.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

No, it is permanent, Shirley.