Thursday, 20 December 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

This will be my last post for 2007 as tomorrow H and I celebrate our own little Christmas before heading off to Dublin for the holiday season. There's plenty to bring over with everyone else's presents, never mind our own for each other (especially since you have to now pay £4 per bag that you check on the flight!). So we'll have a quiet night tomorrow - I'm cooking a ham, and H will be busily wrapping all my gifts (well, I'm hoping that 'all' isn't too ambitious a word LOL) before heading off to family chaos on Friday.

My parents let me know that they received the little ornament I stitched for them this year. It was a Prairie Schooler design called 'Santa Rides', and I stitched with the recommended DMC threads on 36ct summer khaki linen. I think I took the photos in a darkening evening, so they're not great quality.



Also, my SIL let us know that they'd received Orlaith's stocking and were thrilled with it, which is lovely to hear as it was a labour of love on my part - and H's too as he followed every stitch that I put in! I also tucked in a small ornament for them - another Prairie Schooler design, Redwork Santa, again using the recommended DMC floss and stitched on 32ct antique white linen.

I'm going to bring a bit of stitching over to Dublin with me - notably the SBEBB Winter House Exchange which I really must get going on - but I'm going to lay Paradigm Lost aside as it's just too big to bring. I'll join back up with the Snowbird SAL stitchers on the first Thursday in January. I'll be back in the new year with 2008 stitching goals and very likely some photos from our holiday.

Oh - and one last thing - you may remember the wonderful stitched box topper that Saskia sent to me as part of the Crazy Exchange. I've finished off her return gift this evening and it will be in the post tomorrow.

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and all the very best in 2008!

Happy stitching!

9 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Merry Christmas Stephanie
Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New year!!!!
See you back in January

Sharon said...

More beautiful ornaments! Merry Christmas!

tkdchick said...

Your ornaments look great! Merry Christmas, safe travels!

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Enjoy your holiday break.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Carol said...

Merry Christmas Stephanie!!

Bliss said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Stephanie. It has been a pleasure reading your blog.

Wendy said...

Those are great little ornaments! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and spectacular New Year!!

Hazel said...

Hope you are having a great holiday in Ireland! Lovely ornies you've made. Happy new Year!! x

ausxser said...

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and that 2008 is a great year for you :)

Beautiful ornaments from you :) AND I love your lottery piece :)