Sunday, December 16, 2018

this is it ....

This is it - I won't show you any more Christmas cards ...  ^^


The top one is a design by Aliolka - I love her quirky designs - the lady who will receive this used to raise sheep on their farm.

The other is a La Comtesse design - I love stitching the European Robin - it's for a married couple and one of them is facing serious health issues just now.

I made both envelopes from gift wrap - for the previous cards that I shared the envelopes were made with parchment paper and brown paper (no pix) - I like all of them.

no matter what you do,
someone always knew you would

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

foxy ladies ...


These felt ornaments were fun to make ...




One of the foxes is for me and one isn't. ^^   The tree is an  Attic Heirlooms design and the fox is by Michelle Palmer.

We're having a spell of mild, sunny weather and it's delightful! 
 

we are like snowflakes -
all different in our own way



Saturday, December 8, 2018

another card ..

This a card for another neighbour ...






I used pale grey parchment paper for the card and ribbon under the cross stitch piece (an Alita design) - everything is attached with double sided sticky tape - I love that stuff!  ^^  I haven't made the envelope for it yet - I'll likely use some Christmas wrapping paper or brown paper for that.


in a world where you can be anything ...
be kind


Monday, December 3, 2018

reversible ...

In my stash of WIPs I had two cute pieces the right size for candle mats so I put them together to make a reversible one.  The embroidered side reminded me of my friend K so I emailed her with a photo of it and asked if she would like it - she said yes (well, she could hardly say no could she?).  ^^   So once the mail is moving again I'll send it to her. 



This side has been grunged/antiqued and I'm not sure of the origin of the design - it could be a combination of designs.



Sunshine has been conspicuously lacking this autumn so when the weather man promised us 3 days of sunshine for over the weekend I was looking forward to it.  Hmmph, we had 3 days of fog instead - it was mild and the hoar frost was very pretty but really .....

your speed doesn't matter,
forward is forward 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

winter ...

This one says winter to me - reminds me of a ski chalet -
 it's a freebie from Maryse ...




 Speaking of winter ... it snowed all day today and there is more in the forecast for the weekend - no worry about whether or not there will be a white Christmas.  In my lifetime I have only experienced one Christmas without snow -  it was a balmy 20C and I enjoyed it. 

 
 it's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

too cute ...

This is just too cute - it's a freebie from Danybrod .....



this one is from Durene Jones (also a freebie) - there is one for each season ...




I forgot to share these poppies ...


 this is a card for a neighbour ...



 and this one is in honour of  Esther the Wonder Pig- I follow her on Facebook - her story is a heartwarming one - she always makes me smile - I love her to bits ^^ ...



only an open heart can catch a dream

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

finished these ...


I stitched these ages ago - they've been a work in progress (WIP) since I had to decide on the end use.  This is what I came up with - mini quilt or candle mat - I like versatility.  ^^  The top one is a design I found online with no credit to the designer.  The other is a Theodora Cleave design that I stitched in variegated red (DMC) - I really like her designs and have stitched quite a few of them. (The fabric is aged although it looks wrinkled in the photos.)







listen and silent are spelled with the same letters