Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas Holidays are most productive!

Over the past few days I have been busy cooking, cleaning, preparing for visitors, knitting and stitching.
Today my friend Kazumi comes to visit me from Japan.   She will stay a week and we will be out and about.
In between a major Spring Clean (in her honour) I managed to finish the knitting (yes, it fits well and I promise a photo later).   I also signed up for the 2013 Christmas Ornament SAL here so have made a start already on the stitching for those.   I am determined that everything for this SAL shall be from stash and so far so good.
First up is a mitten (an unknown freebie) stitched in my favourite DMC 115
Then a small Quaker Christmas from an ancient copy of the JCS Christmas Ornament  issue -  again DMC115
Now I am working on the hardanger top for a mini Christmas Stocking.   If this one is successful the HD3QBEM wants me to make a pair for one of the grandchildren for next Christmas!
There is still quite a way to go on this one.  I did make a start on the dreaded picots last night -  Picots and I will probably never be friends but we are slowly getting better acquainted.
And I finished the waxer that Amy sent me for my birthday. 
This was a small packet from Fine-ally Finished and I was unsure how to make it up so dithered for a couple of months before making an attempt at what I thought seemed sensible.   It appears to have worked and so the waxer is now at home in my sewing tool box.
I may not be at the computer for a few days so will take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Happy New Year.

8 comments:

  1. You have been busy and it is all lovely. Enjoy your visit with your friend. Happy New Year from Okinawa.

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  2. Enjoy your visit Margaret. Lovely stitching, as always. I hope 2013 brings you much happiness.

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  3. Super cute ornament stitching:)
    That is a beautiful colour.

    Wish you a lovely time with your visiting friend and a Happy New Year from Sweden.

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  4. You have already made a great start for your ornament SAL, I love the red mitten shape :-)

    Hope you have a great time when your friend visits.

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  5. Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

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  6. Gorgeous stitching, Margaret! Happy New Year!

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  7. Beautiful stitching! Wishing you all of the best in 2013!

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  8. Beautiful ornaments. My favorite are the Quaker ones. Happy New Year to you Margaret!

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