Monday, 16 January 2012

Don't Faint. It.s Me!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all. My computer is now working.....hopefully. I know that it is an absolute age since I blogged. I've had a busy time. I went volunteering at Chirk castle before Christmas telling stories. I love doing this and I must have read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' about fifty times over a ten hour period split into two days. and also making up my version of 'Rudolf' I read to all age groups and had a Christmas sing song at the end of each story telling or reading. Takes days to gat the old voice back.
On a Christmas theme I did a little stitching for my sister in law and then forgot to take a photo. But I did some 'Bottle Aprons' a quick stitch but effective.
I decided that I'd make some coasters for my DH and I for our Christmas table

I also made the effort and finished off 'Starlite, Star Brite'. Must say it was good to see something actuallly finshed completely.

I had some lovely Christmas gifts from my family from clothing to smellies. I also had a beautiful cross stitched Christmas ornament and a scissor keep along with a frogging needle. ( Now I really can't imagine what you use a frogging needle for) it looks very pretty

I was also given some Charts. These are really great. I am now in the process of getting all the threads and fabric together. I have taken a pic. of some of them and next post I'll be showing you some more.

I didn't manage to finish my 'Surprise Christmas Gift' not that I'm so surprised. Still there is another Christmas. I am just starting to get back into stitching after getting hooked on playing 'Mystery Games' by Big Fish Hidden object Games they are and they are quite addictive. so it's a good job that our computer now seems to be happier.
Here's my Mystery Stitch
This is really hard to get 'you eyeback in' with this, as it is all one stitch here and one stitch there and the colours are all so very close.
I have also made a start on another piece but as I have forgotten to take a photo I'll leave you guessing.

My apologies to Cath at Stitching Chicken, I did try to contact you over the African designs but for some reason it was refused but thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm off now as my Mystery stitchiis awaiting me. See you all next time.


Bernice said...

I love the Santa coasters, they are so cute

Barb said...

Cute finish. Your WIP looks nice too. I look forward to seeing more of it.

TammyK said...

Great finish :-). Cool new stash!

Lesleyanne said...

Great finish. Your wips look gorgeous.

Mylene said...

Those Santa coaters are so cute!!!

Mouse said...

ooo welcome back and happy new year to you too ... love those santa coaster and your starlite finish too :) good luck with your wip mouse xxxx

Bekca said...

Congrats on your latest gorgeous finish. That's a good stash enhancement too, can't wait to see your progress on these new designs. Happy New Year to you!

Siobhán said...

Love all the new stash!! Congrats on the finish, too--the coasters are adorable!

Brigitte said...

These Santa coasters look gorgeous, a neat idea. Great new stash.

grannyanne said...

Fantastic stitching. Looking forwar to seeing your progress this year.

Always smiling said...

Happy New year to you too.. the coasters are great and I love love love that Star brite Star is so pretty.. I think I'll look out for that one myself. I am doing a christmas ornie a month and so far I have managed it. ok ok so there's only 2 months gone so far!! LOL
Keep stitching you're doing great!
Chris xx