Saturday, 8 December 2012

The end of a busy day

Today I had a long list of chores and I now feel deliciously tired and satisfied with all chores crossed off the list.
A small Christmas ornament was stitched -  I stitched over one on 32 count linen and my tired eyes complained bitterly.
Fabric (of unknown provenance) and DMC floss were from the stash cupboard and the chart was a freebie from The Sampler Girl blog - here.
Tonight while the fish was baking in the oven I finished this up into a small round hanging ornament.  
Unfortunately although hanging on my Christmas tree for the photo shoot, this ornament is going on a journey to hang on someone else's tree.   Just in time for Christmas!
On Friday amid pouring rain I managed a trip to the Library and here's a photo of the loot.
The bottom one is called Japanese Farm Food and I am really enjoying that and although you can't see from the photo, there are post it notes stuck at pages where I want to test the recipes.   Ginger Milk Pudding sounds really great and may feature on the menu Chez Moi over the next couple of weeks.
This evening however, the television wins over books.   Antiques Road Show and Midsomer Murders hold my attention and I plan on making a start on my Hari Kuyo needle book while watching those programmes.   Have a good evening everyone.


  1. Wow I love the cute ornament so much sweet
    Enjoy the books
    Love x

  2. The ornament is darling. I'm printing the chart now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. The recipient of you ornament will treasure it.

    We share the same taste in books. You have picked some good reads.

  4. Lovely finish! I know that it will be treasured by the recipient.

  5. Your finished ornament is very pretty, not much fun stitching over one on 32 count though but it's worth it when you see the end result.
    What a coincidence that you should include a link to Plays with Needles. I used to visit her blog frequently and then lost the link and couldn't remember the name of the blog so it was great to find it quite by chance.

  6. What is the Heyer title? I love your photos of the stacks of books!