Thursday, 12 December 2013

Giveaway gifts

Hello all - I'm back!

Sadly not with any stitching to show you.  I have been very busy at work and catching up on the dreaded housework and ironing so have been falling into bed of an evening and not stitching much!

I did have time to stitch my very first ornament to enter into the ornament finishing contest over at the CCN showcase blog.  If you haven't already, please pop over there and cast a vote for your favourite ornament.  You only have until tomorrow to vote!  I have been surprised and pleased to receive some votes.  The standard is very high!

I do have some stitchy photos for you, but not of anything I've made.  I was recently lucky enough to win a giveaway on Heather's blog, and received a lovely parcel in the post this week.  Heather had very generously included a couple of extra charts as she had been ill and unable to post the parcel - so generous of her.  Here are some pictures of the goodies...

such a generous giveaway - look at those gorgeous threads!

a closer look at the extra charts - can't wait to get stitching!

and best of all, Heather included this gorgeous hand-stitched Christmas card...

So pretty...I love everything.  Thank you Heather!

I am a bit down in the dumps today as it's my work Christmas party and I'm unable to go.  It's a long story that I won't bore you with but I missed last year's as well.  So I am going to treat myself to a lovely stitchy day until it's time to pick my boys up from school.  I hope to have a finish to show you very soon!

Until next time (and please don't forget to vote for your favourite ornament!)



  1. Sorry to hear you will miss the partying. I hope everything os ok for you. A nice relaxing stitching session sounds just lovely. Well done on winning the giveaway and such lovely goodies you got you must be delighted with them.

  2. Heather sent you some beautiful charts! Don't worry about the work xmas party, I believe the most important one is the one with your family. Enjoy your stitching time!

  3. Super parcel you received, lots to keep you busy in there.

  4. A lovely giveaway gift, I hope you feel better soon x

  5. What a wonderful giveaway prize.