This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stocking finally finished...and a gift from a blogging friend


Finally...pleased with myself as the newest stocking is finally finished...the 4th one along. At times I thought it was going to take forever...after appliqueing the back I found that I had done it on the wrong side...so pull it all undone and start again...then the needle broke...no spares of course...then I ran out of cord...nevertheless, all done now...and hanging proudly with the others!!!
...and then to my delight and surprise, just at the right time...what seemed to come as a reward...a Christmas gift from my blogging friend Andrea!!! Okay, put it under the tree...but Andrea says go on, you can open it now...so,

...a lovely tree ornament, cookie cutter and a Christmas tea towel!!! How did you know Andrea that I always buy myself a new tea towel for Christmas!!! I have had the most fun with this blog...setting it up as Queen of the Armchair after my surgery...and meeting lots of lovely people out there!!! Now, it's off to deck the halls, spread some cheer over the weekend with decorations, flowers, candles and of course...some good food and bubbly. Enjoy your weekend in this lead up to the Holiday Season!!!

12 comments:

DAWNIE said...

Oh wow the stockings are so lovely. these is so much work in these. I admire anyone who has the patience do do crosswork - well done!!

Maree said...

WOW.!!! your Stockings are Truly Beautiful what a Lovely keepsake...cheers

Fer said...

What a collection of stockings! The present is lovely too. :o)

Patty said...

My compliment from Italy.

a good yarn said...

Your stocking is such a lovely addition to the set and they look so charming lined up on the banister.

Andrea's gift is delightful!

Have fun decorating.

Cheers...Ann :)

madeleinemiranda said...

Love the stockings! What a nice gift to receive :) How sweet!!

Take care

xxx

chiara said...

Dear Ingrid, your stockings are really amazing!! how long did it iake to make them??? wow!
the mistake in my embroidery is visible..the right reindeer has a longest and thinner nose! one stitch missing..thank you, hugs!

Micki said...

Well done Dzintra! I love all the stockings! They are so lovely!
Micki

Annabelle said...

Dzintra those stockings are a work of art.I always admired but never even tried....too impatient...lol!The gifts are just precious.
Hugs Annabelle

Sandi said...

Your cross-stitch stockings are really beautiful. They look lovely all lined up together.

Caramallow said...

wow thats wonderful. now do you fill them all? if so wow amazing.
cute presents too

Sarah said...

I cannot get over all those BEAUTIFUL Shepard Bush Stockings!

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