Good Monday afternoon friends!
Has the snow arrived where you are because very unusually for us, we have had a very cold, frosty snowy weekend! The kids are happy and even now out enjoying a snowball fight! It really does make it seem like Christmas is just around the corner.
I'm one of those disorganized Christmas shoppers - I go out without a clue as to what to buy for family and friends and just take what ever appeals on the spur of the moment. Usually it works out OK! That's what I was doing this morning and I'm relieved to say that I've only a couple of presents to find and I'm done! PHEW! It'll be great to be able to craft and stitch up some Christmas items for our home and just ENJOY the lovely atmosphere at Christmas! I've a couple of things in the works, so to speak :-)! Let's just say I'm now completely addicted to Country Stitches patterns - isn't Brenda's work amazing?!! And thanks to her and Shazy my ever helpful friend, I've just discovered the fun that is punch needle!
Now I do admit to this being a hasty first attempt at punch needle - I was so excited to see the end result that I seem to have left it a bit too patchy but here's my first piece from Brenda's free pattern~
I am definitely smitten and will be doing some more asap!! But back to that crazy assortment of odds and ends I needed to finish and discipline myself to sort out before trying anything else!! LOL!
Here's what I've finished, just simple things I created myself: a star tuck pillow~A wall pocket with cute little snowman and his Christmas tree and candy cane~
These twin angels are called Joy and Hope and are also going for a song on my selling blog tonight! Their hair is made up of bells!
Hope you enjoyed stopping by - it was fun getting sorted but there's still lots to do and that's what I'm off to do now!
Best wishes and happy stitches!!
~ Finished ~
2 hours ago