Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018 - January

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This year I have decided to join in with Jo from Serendipitous Stitching who hosts Gifted Gorgeousness. 

This is where you can share the stitching projects which you have been given as a gift or you intend as a gift for someone else....There are lots of ways to shoehorn a project into Gifted Gorgeousness and it looks as though I may be pushing my luck as I don't receive much in the way of stitching items as non of my friends stitch and my family very rarely buy me stitchy gifts but I can stitch gifts for others. 

Anyway this is where the pushing my luck comes in....




My lovely husband 'gifted' me this DVD for Christmas (after some clever prompting from yours truly of course)....and my intention is to pick a few projects and stitch them for my family as gifts for Christmas this year.....is that a good enough shoehorn?....

I have started stitching this lovely ABC chart from Bent Creek as a gift for a friend who loves cats....




And I gifted this little gem to myself...




This is also my first stitching finish of 2018 too.

So that's it for me so far but I have more projects in mind.

Now I need to see what everyone else is doing for Gifted Gorgeousness.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Monday, 8 January 2018

January WIPocalpse - 2018

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

After sorting through all my stitching stash I have decided to take part in this years.....


WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

I have so many projects that I have started to stitch and/or kitted but nothing seems to be reaching the finishing line.....I thought by joining in my motivation may get a kick start and I would see some finishes....We will see!...

Every month we share the projects we want to finish and show our progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'

My name is Debbie and I have been stitching for about 30 years.....Oh that sounds terrible....and I have so many things that I want to stitch I don't know where to start.....

Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2018:-

The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Bluebell - Miabilia
5  Kitty Cat Row - Bent Creek
Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
7  Hope - Little Sheep Virtue no. 1 - Little House Needleworks 
8  Cardinal Winter - Little House Needleworks
9  Strawberry Biscornu - Jane Greenoff
10 Mini Owl & The Pussycat - HAED
11 Forever Friends - HAED
12 Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks
13 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
14 It's Snow Cold - Little House Needleworks
15 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
16 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
17 Jolly Happy Soul - With Thy Needle & Thread
18 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

Oh dear this list looks a bit heavy going and rather ambitious but I'm a big girl and I'm sure it will be fine!!!.....

I have no plans for rotations....I will stitch whatever takes my fancy as I go through the year but at least this list gives me some kind of focus and hopefully will keep me motivated in one way or another.....and hopefully my taking part will see some finishes......

A big 'Thank you' to Melissa for hosting this SAL.

Good Luck to all those stitchers who are taking part....I look forward to meeting you all and watching your progress throughout 2018.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy New Year.....A Bit Late......

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Happy New Year To You All....I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.....

I know...I know...I'm sorry this is a little late....

Our Christmas was lovely although very quiet this year.....

I have been struggling with a flare of my Fibromyalgia for a few months or so now and on top of that I got a wonderful humdinger of a head cold....but things are beginning to improve now....Thankfully....

Not much crafting going on yet but I aim to remedy that.....'Oh the things that I will do'....

I'm joining in with a few things this year to try and spur me on to finish some of my projects...

Firstly I have joined in again with the Goodreads Reading Challenge....



I have pledged to read 24 books this year......so far I'm on track....

I have joined in with.... 

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018


Smalls SAL 2018


And finally

WIPocalypse 2018



So this should keep me busy and on track.....I hope......


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Monday, 25 December 2017

Advent Calendar Day 24 - The Night Before Christmas

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I made it....a day late but I managed to finish Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt.

Day 24 and the prompt was

The Night Before Christmas







I would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Julie for organising the Advent Calendar Scavenger Hunt, I have really enjoyed taking part and to 'Thank' everyone who took part who left me such lovely comments about my posts.


So I would like to wish everyone 

A Very Happy, Healthy & Peaceful Christmas


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a wonderful day.



Advent Calendar Day 23 - Nativity

Hello there.

Hoping you are all well.

So on Day 23 of Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt

The prompt was

Nativity





I have had this little Nativity scene for a few years now and I often sit and think how beautiful it is.....this is one of my favourite Christmas decorations.


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Friday, 22 December 2017

Advent Calendar Day 22 - Father Christmas

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

 Day 22 of Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt

And the prompt is

Father Christmas




A work in progress....

Lavender & Lace

The Spirit Of Christmas

Goodness I can't even remember when I put this piece of work on the frame, when I blogged about it or when I last put a stitch to it but it is on my 'To Do' list for 2018......or not....who knows......!


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Advent Calendar Day 21 - Winter

Hi there everyone.

I hope you are all well.

 Day 21 of Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt

And the prompt was

Winter



This is a very special photograph for me, taken on the road from Whitby to Pickering in January 2016, 15 minutes before we had our car accident....although I blogged about it and made fairly light of it at the time, see post here, looking back now I realise how serious it was and that we are so very lucky to be alive.....

But alive we are and grateful for everyday we have.....it makes you realise how incredibly precious life is and how very fragile too. God was watching over us that day......sadly I never did find out who the wonderful family were who helped and looked after me but I thank God they were there and remember them always in my prayers.....

I still love Winter and I still love the snow and the magical scenes they create but I am deeply aware of how things can change in a matter of seconds, how dangerous and hazardous this beauty can be and also how very precious our lives are....a life for which I am truly grateful.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



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