Category Archives: Christmas

Friday Photo Challenge

These Fridays come round awfully fast, in fact I didn’t even realise I’d missed last week! This week’s theme is decoration, so lots of Christmas photos coming! This is a Faby Reilly humbug, I’ve stitched two Christmas ones, the holly … Continue reading

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Christie SAL

I’ve just finished the fourth and final Christmas cross-stitch from Faby Reilly’s Christie Stitch-a-long. It’s a beautiful design of a heart shaped wreath. The designs are all designed as Christmas cards but I chose to make them into little Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Preparations

I like to take the first week of December as annual leave, give me a bit of time to get organised for Christmas. I’ve had a lovely week making presents for friends and family. Although I’m not that organised yet, … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

Another month has gone by! I’m doing pretty well on most of my challenges, I’m even starting to think about next years!! 1 Etsy store opened; Still no where on this one, I’m lurching towards my own website at the … Continue reading

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Christmas at Castle Howard

We had a fabulous day yesterday at Castle Howard for our WI Christmas day out. It’s become a bit of a tradition that we visit one of the stately homes decorated for Christmas. This is the second time we’ve been … Continue reading

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Monthly Photo Challenge

It’s the first Tuesday in the month so it’s time for Wild Daffodil’s photo challenge, this month the theme is Glitz so lots of sparkle and glitter (well maybe not glitter!)…On the whole I’m not a very glitzy person, but … Continue reading

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A Pair of Christmas Smalls

I’ve just finished the third of the Christmas cross-stitch designs from Faby Reilly’s Christie stitch-a-long. These were the first two… This time the design was a gorgeous Christmas tree. Faby’s designs are using soft muted colours (the star above is … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Yesterday I had a good mooch round the garden collecting foliage for my Advent Ring, it was the first Sunday in Advent yesterday so I made it just in time! Over the years in the garden I’ve managed to get … Continue reading

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Christmas Snowflake

Last month I needed to make something for the Christmas Decoration Swap organised by Deborah of Sweet Fallen Angels, it had to be a surprise so hence no spoilers on here! It took me a while to think what to … Continue reading

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Christmas Swaps

A couple of months ago Deborah from Sweet Fallen Angels suggested a Christmas tree decoration swap. I thought it was a great idea, I make a handmade Christmas decoration for someone whilst someone else is making one for me! I … Continue reading

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