Thursday 29 December 2011

Today I wish you.........

Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles-7196136F645A42518399E76B3529798B@GayleVAIO

A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself.

An unexpected phone call from an old friend.

Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...

The fastest line at the grocery store.


A good sing along song on the radio.

Your keys right where you look.

I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget.
It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

Wishing you a very Blessed Holiday Season
and the best i
n 2012 and....

Sunday 25 December 2011

Nell loved her christmas pressie!

Isn't it lovely to see a present you bought someone being appreciated!

Here's our Nell with her little pillow we bought her and she loved it right away... how did we know?? Well she started to chew a corner but did stop with a firm NO!"

Then she did the thing that all dogs do... she tried to 'hump' it!!!  If you don't have a  dog or never have you wouldn't know they did that but they do...LOL

We do love her and she too will be having a turkey dinner... which is where I am off to now as I am in charge of the cooking this year!
Hope every one has a wonderful christmas time

Chris xx

Sunday 18 December 2011

A Very Happy Dance...

I put the last few stitches in this last week, but Christmas preparations prevented me from posting pictures of it.. Rosewood Manor's Spring Quaker has been a delight to stitch.

Each motif is different and the colours are beautiful. I have loved watching this grow.

I put in my own initial rather than that of Karen Kluba the designer.
In 2012, I have all ready kitted up... Anniversaries of the Heart, a Blackbird design, all 12!!  plus another Rosewood Manor called Quakers and Quilts.. as well as these I have several charts all ready to stitch so watch this space!  I am thinking of joining in a challenge, where you declare what you have to stitch and then stitch like mad all year to get them completed! Anyone know of any or I may start one myself?


Friday 9 December 2011


If you're a regular blog reader then you'll have come across Gaynor's blog.. she is one young woman..

Having been diagosed with cancer a month or so ago, she is fighting with all her might but also always thinking of others.. She is starting up a help group where she lives in Ireland.

A very courageous young Mum..sorting out her Wips to take when she will be away from her family for radio therapy as it seems it is a 2 hour journey so she will have to stay there. But not to be down about that she is taking her stitching and also doing a givaway.

Do pop to her blog to take part ot just to read her story of her journey with this dreadful illness.
I am praying for you Gaynor every day.

Chris xx

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Christmas ornies for pressies

Here are the Christmas ornies I stitched for friends.. all arrived except for a couple of over seas friends, but they don't blog so quite safe to show these now.
I loved stitching them all and doing different ones for each friend.
Stitching progress is good because I am determined to finish my Rosewood Spring Quaker before Christmas or at least before 31st Dec as I have a new large stitching project for 2012.
I also have some socks to finish for Dh and he has said he'd like a scarf.. so I will crochet his in just double crochet, navy and wine colours with a cream stripe.. so keeping busy all the time.
Hope everyone like us has been caught up in the Christmas spirit, we have an Advent Candle which nearly did all 25 numbers when we forgot we had lit it on the very first night, even though it was there right in front of us!! And a  lovely little Musical Tree with little numbered drawers, each one having a little decoration to hang on the tree. We take turns to open the drawers, so there is no fighting over whose turn it is, after all we are adults. We have also bought a very red sequined table runner with matching napkins for the table on Christmas day?!!! Oooo it is getting exciting!
Happy days and happy stitching.
Chris xx