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Friday, November 28, 2008

A stocking...and charms

Finally, amid much excitement...I have finished cross-stitching a Shepherd's Bush (http://www.shepherdsbush.net/) stocking for the newest member of the family. This stocking will join 8 others hanging on the staircase this Christmas...I have yet to add some charms, wadding, backing...and then quilt it. Will post it with all the others when ready. Co-incidentally, all the stockings just pertained to the chosen person and this one is no exception...
...this stocking is in honour of a family tree of which we all inhabit a unique branch...It is for Grandmothers who become memories, for children who become Mums (and Dads)...and for dreams which become babies...who each of which bring with them a little piece of heaven... (text Shepherd's Bush Printworks)
AND THEN to add ...

...the most delightful charms received from Cathy at http://www.cathypentondesigns.com.au/, beautifully packaged...with ribbon, always a pleasure to receive something from Cathy...it's like a gift in itself...she never ceases to amaze me at her gorgeous work...


...the 25 for Christmas Day for Jo-Jo to wear...she gets so excited about Christmas...and any occasion...it doesn't matter who is celebrating what, she is always first in on their special day...and just amazes us all how much love she shows...she certainly has taught us much and continues to do so...and then I had to have one too!!! We will wear them on Christmas Day...perhaps with red or green corded type of ribbon...perhaps the present one with black velvet...or then again the same ribbon but in hot pink!!! Will see on the day...

...but wait...there's more, Cathy has inserted the back of them with vintage papers, and then layered them inside...how unique and special is that...I just had to share this all!!! May you all enjoy your special unique touches...whatever they may be...in the lead up to Christmas and the Holiday Season...

7 comments:

Cathy Louise said...

Thank you Ingrid as always for your lovely words about my charms...So glad you liked them...Love Cathy xxx

a good yarn said...

Such a beautiful cross-stitch and lovely sentiment. Christmas should be about these things.

Cathy's charms are brilliant! What a clever girl and the vintage papers on the back are a delightful touch.

Christmas? Bring it on!

Cheers...Ann :)

Sandi said...

What a lovely cross-stitch you have made.
I love the charms from Cathy, so thoughtful.
Cheers,
Sandi x

chiara said...

Hallo! Thank you very much for your nice comment and for putting me among your favourite blogs. It's a honour and an emotion when I "see" people from the other side of the world! I'm going to link you too and visit you. Your 20 year old quilt is wonderful!
bye

Oma aka Meme said...

all so beautiful
you put such a bright meaning into
Christma
hugs, Meme

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Love you newest project. Pressies from Cathy are gorgeous.

Annabelle said...

So very lovely, especially the sentiment.

p.s. Luv that song of the Beatles you have playing "Anna"...very close to my heart.

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