I will definitely be on Santa's Naughty List this year after receiving so many lovely gifts from friends and not sharing with you all!
Back in October I won a giveaway on Maggee's blog and she made this beautiful cube finish for me...
Isn't it gorgeous? Maggee hand-dyed the lace to achieve the right colour. Now that's attention to detail. Thank you Maggee I absolutely love it.
Then I was the recipient of one of the many Christmas ornaments that Jacquie has been sending round the blogosphere...
Here it is already on our tree. Thank you Jacquie, it looks so pretty and smells absolutely delicious too!
Then last week Sally had a clear out of some Halloween ornaments and fabric, and knowing that I didn't have much in the way of Halloween designs, sent them all to me!
Thank you Sally - I know you said I could pass them on but I really don't think I will! The pumpkin face is already a favourite with my boys and I'm sure I can put the fabric to good use next year.
And then my dear friend Ingrid of Mii Stitch sent this beauty along with some Christmas gifts...
Thank you Ingrid - you know I love everything and am already planning to buy more of those cute Flip-It designs!
Ingrid also sent a gift to our friend Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher. Please do check out the photos on Ingrid's blog here as they are much better than mine, plus my gift looks great side-by-side with it's stitchy twin!
As promised, I also have a finish of my own to share, and here it is! Started as one of my Crazy January Challenge pieces this year in memory of SoCal Debbie, this is Pretty Little Paris.
Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street
Started 7th January 2015, finished 2nd December 2015
Stitched on 16 count Rustico aida
with recommended DMC threads
I'm very happy with how it turned out, it's so bright and colourful! I made a few adjustments to the bridge running along the bottom as it was charted unevenly and my tidy brain couldn't cope with that! Apart from that it was stitched just as charted with the recommended colours.
This one is my 12th finish of the 15 new starts I had back in January and sadly I will have to carry the remaining 3 over into 2016. I plan to finish at least 2 of them next year but more of that later!
I am busy stitching on Christmas goodies now which I will share on December 24th as part of Jo's Advent Blog Hop. See you then!