Monday, 13 December 2010

A very happy dance and lots of finishes!

 My Golden Gate Houses finished!
I have loved stitching this and now it is finished I think I am going to get it professionally framed.
I love the design and the rich colours and am very pleased as to how it has turned out.
We actually saw houses like these in Sans Francisco on our honeymoon!
And all my crocheting and knitting for christmas are finished too. This scarf and hat was for my friend's birthday and in spite of the snow, she received them only a day or two after the date. And they have been worn already!
And how could  I let Christmas pass with our knitting some socks.
Two pairs, one for each of my grand sons.
I added another colour for the welt, heel and toe to make the yarn do two pairs!
And some chocs for my daughter in a decorated jar! I used glass paints for the lid and then stuck on some pretty blue buttons.

And that I think is all my making done, although I quite fancy a little crochet hat for my grand daughter; black of course with sequins and beads.
And I have  a new ball of self patterning yarn so I think a restful time over Christmas knitting socks!
Happy stitching n' knitting to you all.
I am now stitching my Celtic Lady and will post pics of my progress next time.

11 comments:

Sue said...

wow Chris, you have been busy! I love the crocheted hat and scarf and the cross stitch looks lovely now that you've finished all the backstitching, I don't blame you for wanting it professionally framed, it will look so good.
I'll look forward to seeing your progress on your Celtic lady....Sue xx

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is stunning. Looking forward to seeing it framed. Love the socks and buttons.

stitcheranon said...

Lovely finishes! Fantastic! Well done: they all look amazing!

amelia said...

This is amazing!! You are the most talented lady!!
I'm green with jealousy and wish I could do these things myself!!

Nicola said...

Your Golden Gate Houses finish is fantastic Chris, and it certainly deserves to be professionally framed. Great crocheting and knitting too.

Julie said...

Congrats Chris on a super finish, i'll look forward to seeing that at the meet-up next year LOL

Lovely handmade gifts for your family

Vonna said...

OH WOW!!! Your San Francisco street is gorgeous! STUNNING! really, really love it!

Leslie: said...

I adore the San Fransisco houses! I know just where they're located in the city, too. Been there several times. All your crafting is so good and I wish I were so talented. Have a wonderful Christmas season. :D

Cootie Bug Connie said...

Looking good!

Rachael xx said...

That design is lovely, and what super handmade gifts

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on finishing your San Francisco Row Houses. They are gorgeous done!
and knitting wow - you keep those needles singing.