Thursday, 31 December 2009

Farewell 2009

Well here we are at the end of another year. What a year! I've learnt how to blog -- now that's amazing. I've enjoyed 'meeting' other bloggers and all the new to me designers have been a fabulous discovery. Thanks to you all for that. Most important of all my hubby and I celebrated our Ruby Wedding in November.

I had a lovely Christmas with my family spread over all the Christmas period and have had a fantastic 'stash' enhancement. Between my sons and their family they have bought me just about everything I need for Jim Shore's' 12 Days of Christmas'. I have just to order the fabric- I had intended to do this for Yoyo's Christmas Sal but as I hadn't the essentials at that time I have started Jim Shore's' Three Kings' instead. I have a feeling that I'll be doing both of them though as I really enjoy the beading and the brilliant colours of his designs.
My niece gave me a Mill Hill Winter design that is gorgeous and my fab sister a design that comes in it's own 3-D box along with a comedy one to do with kitchens. I'll have to put pictures of these on at a later date as we seem to be having a bit of a problem getting the computer to recognise the camera. My hubby has managed to get some pictures to load.

Here's an update on my Mini Christmas Mandala - I haven't done as much as I would have liked because before Christmas I wasn't too well so stitching I'm afraid was put aside. I have altered bits to suit myself, I'm going to use beads instead of French Knots on the large trees and have decided not to put the gold beads on the ironworks as to me they look a bit clumsy and hide some of the delicate back stitching.

I really must put some time in on my Papillon SAL as it is getting behind somewhat. I don't think I've touched it for an age. Another one I must get restarted on is my UFO for I've Started so I'll Finish

I'm sure you can see --I've rather a long way to go with my UFO. It's 42" long and I keep wondering why I bought it in the first place I evidently needed cheering up at the time(it's that long ago I can't remember).
Still with the UFO blog I'm sure I'll get there in the end.

Well I'm now off to have a cup of tea and some mandala stitching or beading.
To all out the have Happy New Year and may the Stitch be with You


Jen said...

That Santa sure is one cool guy. He enhanced my stash with loads of great stitchiy stuff too! Three Kings is looking good. Happy New Year!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Happy New Year! I love your work - especially I love that Three Kings, but then, I'm a Mill Hill addict!

lenna said...

I love The Three Kings piece and want to get it also. Yours looks great. What is the color fabric and count you used? That blue looks super. Great job so far!
I love his stuff!
Happy New Year ~

Justflo said...

Hi Lenna,
The fabric is permin 28count.linen 'Nordic Blue'.
The photo doesn't really do it justice. It's a beautiful colour.

Jennifer said...

Looking forward to seeing how We 3 kings is progressing . I love Jim shore designs . Happy New year!Great blog!

lenna said...

Thanks JustFlo I did go back and reread your blog and saw the name of the fabric. It is really pretty on the website. Then I went to and they have both fabric and pattern. So . . . come pay day I will get them for myself. Let's just call it another Merry Christmas gift. Like I need one more.
God Bless ~