Christmas Design SAL – December 09

Blackbird Designs, By The Chimney with Care, Stitches and Spice Wintered Marble 32ct Belfast Linen, The Gentle Arts Thread Antique Rose and Avocado, Weeks Dye Works Light Khaki and Sunset, Crescent Colours Nutmeggie

Well, I managed to get finished the tasks I set for December for Yoyo’s Christmas Design SAL – two of the Blackbird Design Stocking Series from the January 2009 By the Chimney with Care booklet.   Knew I couldn’t do the third stocking as I need a different linen, which I’ll order this week, so the aim is to get that one finished in January, and hopefully at least 1 of the February stockings.

Blackbird Designs, By The Chimney with Care, Stitches and Spice Wintered Marble 32ct Belfast Linen, The Gentle Arts Thread, Apple Cider, Antique Rose, Avocado, Cornhusk

As I sat over 2 nights watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while I stitched the 2nd of the stockings, I estimate that each one takes about 5-6 hours to do.  I may try to make Sunday – stocking stitching day from now on!

It’s nice to be able to say that I have done what I set out to do.

Am busy finishing off my blocks for Aunt Pitty Pat’s Holly Jolly Christmas Block Swap – want to get them finished this week and winging their way to her.   Will post photo’s when they are all finished.

Though having a break today, as Mum has come to stay for a week, and we’re having a sit down day – have all of series two of East of Everything to watch, Mum is doing some handquilting and I’m in a stitching mood, so will be working on some cross stitch (not sure what yet!) or some embroidery.

Having a great holiday so far… a bit of a viewing, reading and sewing feast.   Have been to the movies twice this week – on Monday to see Where the Wild Things Are and last night to see Sherlock Holmes – both thoroughly enjoyable.   Have more plans for flicks this week – hoping to see Meryl Streep in It’s Complicated on Thursday and off to see Little Ashes on Sunday – Robert Pattinson as a young Salvatore Dali…

As for reading, bought a bundle of books on a remand table the other day but have been on a bit of a reread kick – slowly working my way through the J D Robb Naked in… series.  Have read the first 13 of the series over the last few months, only 14 more to go!!!

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One Response

  1. What are you up to? How is your home holiday going? Whya ren’t you spending it blogging about what you are sewing?
    Happy 2010, too!
    XXXX

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