Monday, 17 December 2007

Finishing weekend

I had a good "finishing" weekend. I stitched this Debbie Draper Designs freebie when we were in Canada in June and finished it as a wee pincushion on Saturday for the Cross Stitcher's Lottery. I wonder who'll win?!
I also made the squares that Donna stitched for me into a pillow and it is on display in my lounge. A perfect Christmas decoration! I don't know if you can see from the photo but the fabric is green with gold sparkles and matches Donna's sparkly linen perfectly.
Speaking of Christmas decorations here is a picture of my Christmas tree this year. Next year i definitely want to have more ornaments stitched for my tree and for around my home. I must start keeping things for myself!! A couple of my friends and I meet up on Sunday evenings and we're going to try and make at least one Sunday a month Christmas stitching time! I wanted to stitch The Prairie Schoolers 12 days of Christmas as 12 separate ornaments but only managed to complete 1 (which you can see here)!! How pathetic ;-)
This isn't a great picture bu these are my favourite decorations - the lights in my front window. DH hates putting them up but they look so great (which you probably cant tell from this picture LOL)Have a good week!

28 comments:

Barbara said...

Your tree is very pretty!

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree. I love your pincushion. The colors are just beautiful.

Jaimie said...

Your finishes are lovely! I love the little skating snowman! Your tree is gorgeous!

Vonna said...

I keeping some to myself next year too ;) It's my NY's RESOLUTION!!!!
I love Donna's Santa...that's a cutie for sure! And your wee pincushion is just super! Good job you!

Ruth said...

Tell your DH the lights are stunning!!!! Love `em! Wouldn't look like the holidays without them! No doubt his extraordinary skills at putting them up made all the difference in the world! :)

Congrats on your finishing extravaganza. I need to make some serious inroads tonight in my pile ... fingers crossed!

DaisyGirl said...

The little pillow is superb! Great finshing! I think the lights look fine on your tree!
Donna

Suzanne said...

Great finishes and your tree is looking good.

xstitch.nl said...

The pincushion is so sweet and the backing fabric just perfect!! Looks like you're ready for the holidays... :o)
Have a wonderful Christmas, Cheryl!!

Leena said...

Your finishes are lovely and Christmas decorations look very pretty!

tintocktap said...

Donna's Santa looks like he's having a great time, your finishing of him is perfect! I love the colours of your pin cushion too!

Carla said...

Lovely finishes!!
Your Christmas tree is very pretty!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great finish for the lottery....that would be to funny if you got me for either the WH or WQ... :) I really love the pinkeep you made me for the LHN exchange.

edgar

~Kim~ said...

Hi Cheryl

Just wanted to inform you that you won the Full of Hope kit on Stitch Pink. Can you please email me your address, and I will get your kit out to you.

Thanks!
~Kim~

Juls said...

Wonderful finishes!!!! And your tree is beautiful!!!!

Hazel said...

great finishes and lovely tree. xx

Anita said...

The snowman is very cute with the finishing. The debbie drapper piece looks great and what an awesome christmas tree.

Anita said...

The snowman is very cute with the finishing. The debbie drapper piece looks great and what an awesome christmas tree.

Lynn said...

Love your finishes,especially the Santa!
Your tree looks great! I just finished decorating mine last night.
Tell your DH his handiwork on the lights is awesome!

sugardoll said...

Love the pastels on your lottery entry. Good luck!

Beautiful tree! =)

Paula said...

Your tree is gorgeous, and I love the lights in your window....
Hugs, happy stitching.....

Annemarie said...

Love your stitching/ finishing and Christmas decorations.
Ah... New Year's resolutions! I certainly hope you will be able to stick to them!

Kathy A. said...

Check out the SAL blog today. There is a special message.

Meari said...

Nice job on the finishes, Cheryl.

Dawn B. said...

Great finishes and thanks for the card.

mymarkdesigns said...

Nice finishes! Every year I tell myself I'll stitch ornaments all year long, but always find myself with just one done by December LOL I hope you are able to meet your goal :)

Concetta said...

I love your Christmas tree, Cheryl... So pretty. :)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Have a great holiday!

tkdchick said...

Cheryl, your finishing is lovely and so is your tree!

Jessie said...

Very pretty finishes Cheryl!

Beautiful tree and wonderful lightings~