Sunday, 27 September 2015

Too many projects and too little time...

Hi everyone !

This week I've been doing all sorts of crafts , so my stitching has had to take a bit of a backseat . . : (  Sadly there just isn't enough hours in the day for me right now to do everything I want to .
For example , I've been making crochet snowflakes . . .

 . . . that I am going to stiffen and hang in my Christmas tree this year .

I've painted acorns in silver and gold . . .

. . . and I have made more handmade decorations for my Xmas tree :

The one cross stitch related activity this week was that I joined the wonderful SAL Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics , which gives me motivation to get some stitching done every Friday at least ! So this Friday past I worked on my Christmas tree for the Christmas Ornie SAL 2015 . . .

. . . and it is now finished ! Yay ! In the original chart (designed by Maria Diaz from the free leaflet with The World of Cross Stitching issue 183) the tree trunk and the top of the tree are left empty . . .

 . . . but I thought it looked odd so I decided to repeat the pattern ALL the way to the bottom and the top . I'm very pleased with it , but of course I have to turn it into an ornament as well in the next few days . . . Wish me luck !

I also started on another letter from the Crocus ABC in The World of Cross Stitching issue 212 : )

The ABC is designed by Lucie Heaton and it is a joy to stitch : ) I'm thinking I should use it to make something for myself too . since I like it so much . Maybe when all the Xmas stitching is out of the way . . : )

I have also started to stitch on a Iphone mobile case : ) This is the one that I am using right now . . .

. . . but I want to stitch myself a Christmas-themed case too ! A Christmas Fanatic like me certainly  needs a proper Christmas case !

I don't have a chart for this cover so I'm going to try to 'design'/put together something that I like . I have started off with this Christmas Tree from an old leaflet of Xmas designs from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine and then we'll see . . : )

I must try to get some stitching done on my Christmas gift projects this week - I have really missed my stitching ! The days and the weeks are starting to go by really fast now and there is sooo much I want to stitch before Xmas !

How is your Xmas stitching going ?

Happy Stitching Everyone !



  1. There may not be enough hours in the day but you have certainly made the most of your hours - fabulous work x

  2. Wow! You have accomplished a lot! What neat phone covers.

  3. Love, love, love those ornies you made, the snowflake would look fab on your Christmas tree:) I also like the change you made fr the original chart. Your phone covers look neat, those colors, so cute!

  4. Everything looks great! I don't have any Christmas stitching this year but definitely next! I have my eye on the falling snow pattern on haed but I'm waiting to buy it until I finish my WIP for my cousin.

  5. Oh Annie, you have made such lovely pieces of Christmas decoration, so very creative. I have a whole collection of patterns for crochet snowflakes and one day I will make some ... one day. As you say, there are never enough hours in a day.

  6. Your snowflakes and Christmas decorations are beautiful. And so is your stitching. Well done!

  7. Your snowflakes and Christmas decorations are beautiful. And so is your stitching. Well done!

  8. What a great idea to stitch a phone cover!
    You have certainly been busy with all of your decorations for Christmas.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my post - loved reading about the little furries especially your sister's!! I don't have your email address so couldn't respond directly to your comment.
    Hugs xx


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