Sunday 13 December 2009

Tis the season to be jolly

Deck the hall with boughs of holly tra-la-la-la la la la.
I thought I would go and collect some holly from the garden - here is my holly tree and I saw the birds have left me 2 berries ,this was one of them! Oh well their need is greater than mine I suppose.
Another week has fallen off the calendar and apart from the normal seasonal things that need doing ,it has been pretty uneventful
Sam did his Shepherd bit on Wednesday,Kate said he was a very smiley shepherd. Alfie is going to be sheep this week. I haven't shown you our baby bear who is almost 3 and he is a whirling dervish. Took a pic yesterday but it is a little blurred so forgive me for that,he was probably whirling at the time lol,

Ollie is fine this week, thank goodness no visit to the vet.Only for his medication for epilepsy.
We have DONE the Christmas shopping this week as Martin had a couple of days off,as I cannot walk for very long we do it in stages, our list seems to have dwindled a lot these last few years with dear ones no longer here. I like to give to friends for birthdays , and Christmas is a time for family pressies, as well as birthdays of course but you know what I mean.
By the way to my pagan friends Yuletide blessings, can you tell me WHY can I not get a card with Yule on . I am a Christian so of course the 25th is special, but to pagans the 21st is their Winter Solstice and it is special to them so I am sorry if you get a "christmas card" but I did adapt it for you !

We are having a bit of a family worry at this moment in time,our daughter in law Sue is having to see ,you will have to forgive spelling on this, neurologist,think that is right,tomorrow. Her G.P. has got her to see a consultant in a week, her co-ordination is not right and her symptom's are like being drunk without the alcohol.Not funny when the room spins and you cannot get out of bed. Just hope she is going to be ok she is very special and is so important to the family. Sorry I do not mean this to be a gloomy post. We also have a friend who has gone into hospital for major heart surgery today,op is on Thursday, it is touch and go if she will make it so keep her in your prayers on Thursday.Will let you know how things go.

I am now putting worrying head back in the dusty cupboard, along with the miserable one.

That's better a stitchy head . I know, I can hear you from here thank goodness for that. Well I have a couple of things to share and an exchange I cannot yet as it is not reveal day. So shall we go a-stitching.

Now you can see the pics I couldn't show you last week.

First up is a pic of the stash . Blackbird Stockings for September and October.

Then Homespun Elegance Joyous heart (more later) and a bird one, Do not worry, by Silver Creek Samplers.

Down Sunshine Lane sent me my first auto ship for LHN sal ornie which arrived this week.

Last but not least I received threads from Vicki Clayton (thanks Julie ,I think you may have started something with these threads.So here is pic before the great start,Tina(no blog) is doing this with me over on Yoyos blog. Not sure how to link blogs so you can click on them . Another lesson to be learnt.

More goodies to show you are a little birthday gift for Tina ,she only gave me her birth-date last Saturday ,so I had to stitch her something quick and get it on the post on Monday. Her birthday was the 8th but it did not reach her till Wednesday, She didn't mind and seemed to really like her little gift.
Which was

I sent her the little scissors too as I thought they matched quite well.So you can see my new chart came in very useful.
Then it was Sally's birthday,she has really kept in touch over the last year and is always so encouraging. I did M designs Miss Macs Needles and pins for her. I had some pretty lace in my box and used it for a trim. I added Sallys name to her pillow and filled it with lavender. I have a thing for lavender since Su sent me a lavender filled pillow earlier in the year. Anyway here is a pic of it,it isn't very clear I am afraid.

So for this week that is all the stitchy news. I have another couple to share with you but that a secret for now .

Just heard the weather forecast and BRRRRRR -baby it is going to be cold outside. So wrap you all up warm , I have my Julie scarf on indoors at the moment its helping my
painful neck. I have had baking head on and just taken shortbread and twinkle tarts(mince pies) out of the oven , ooh don't you just love the smell of Christmas .Take care all and I will speak to you again next week.
In answer to comment by Jane I will look forward to seeing YOUR tree next year, and also I cannot find your blog?
Thankyou to those of you who left me comments ,I get all excited when I see there has been one,small things give me pleasure. Diamonds are a favourite lol.

Hugs and warm wishes to you from me Barb


Julie said...

I do hope all goes well for your DIL and your friend too.

Lots of nice stash there to keep you going, looking forward to seeing your version of the LHN. VC silks are gorgeous to stitch with, i only sent it for you to try it, no where did it say BUY MORE!! LOL

Lovely stitchy gifts for your stitching friends. Are you sure you hadn't had a G&T when you took the pic of your little treasure?

Hope you have a good week
{{big hug}}

Stitchabilities said...

Oh I like seeing pics of peoples stash.
Lovely gifts for your friends.
Barb the tree on my blog wasn't mine :0) and the signatures I have left a little post in my sidebar o you can see where I got them from
Have a wonderful christmas

Julie said...

Thank you for the lovely 'boofle' card that arrived today... wonder if we have an old cardy in the back of the wardrobe, got me athinking now...

Karan said...

Sending lots of healing vibes for your DIL & friend - hope all goes well for them both. Hope Ollie continues to so well too.
The whirling dervish looks a lovely bundle of mischief. LOL :0)
VERY nice stash! Gorgeous gifts too. Hope you'll post WIP pics of QC. :0)
Don't worry about the Yule card - unless you have a local New Age shop or a M,B&S event you won't find them. The main card producers haven't cottoned on yet. LOL :0)

Karyn said...

Oh Barb, your blog makes me feel so warm and as if I am sitting visiting with you :) I am praying for your daughter in law and your friend....please keep us all posted :) Your gifts and stash are just beautiful! Please, Barb, lots of WIP pics :)


Sally said...

Sending lots of good thoughts for your dil and your friend barb.

Thank you so much for my lovely pin pillow. I love it so much and it sits on my chair arm as I'm stitching so that I can smell the calming lavender:) {{{hugs}}}

jane said...

Hi Barb, will do my best with the tree and my blog is sadly out of date. My New Year's resolution is to get it up and running as I am starting a SAL with Sally

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