School is out for the year for our girls, today is their first day of holidays, and it does feel great to be done with school lunches and homework for the summer. Yesterday the girls took their teachers some end-of-year thankyou gifts ............... home-made vanilla essence and some sweet Candy Cane peppermint bark.
(Oops -I forgot to take another pic of the essence with it's labels added)
Yesterday I received some very exciting mail, this is my finished Stitching Round the Block piece home from Leanne. She had a kind friend who did the stitchery part of the final round, and they both made a wonderful job of the hexies and the butterfly stitchery. We all stitched our own centre block, Janis completed my Round 2 and Raewyn Round 3, followed by the final round by Leanne and her friend. All the girls made a beautiful job of my block, so thank you ladies, and now I must decide how I'll finish it. This is the project I showed the hexies for on my last post, which I have been terribly behind on getting done for Janis. But it is a lot closer now than it was a few weeks ago Janis, I promise!
Just look at those teeny tiny stitches!
I heard from Annette from Jindis Cottage a couple of days ago that my SSCS gifts had arrived safely at her house. So here is a pic of the little ornament I sent her, this is French Country Star by JBW Designs from the 2010 JCS Ornament Issue. I stitched this over one and it is tiny. Can you see the little motifs within the star - reindeer, trees, stars and hearts? So that is the first half of the SSCS revealed................. I'm still waiting every morning at the mailbox for my own exciting parcel to arrive. lol
And a side-on view to show how I finished it..........
As I am finishing this post, the girls have almost got the Christmas tree up, they've been begging me for a few weeks to get it put up. I've made them wait, as we've had builders here for the last three weeks, and I wanted to have a proper clean-up before we got all the Christmas decorations out. So, tonight is their lucky night and it's starting to feel a little like Christmas round here!
I hope you're all enjoying the festive season ...... till next time ........happy stitching ..............Nicky