Monday, 5 October 2015

Catching up with you all...:)

Hello Everyone !

How are you all doing ?
Here in Sweden there seems to be an cold virus epidemic going across the country ; just about
everyone I know have been coughing and sneezing and eventually the virus found me too last week .

I spent the week on my sofa doing nothing else but going for short walks with my dogs and watching films . There wasn't much energy for blogging or reading other blogs or anything else that required brain power . Luckily I managed to do some easy cross stitching at least , but most of it was on a secret Xmas gift which I can't show you yet . However, the last day of September I actually managed to finish my ornament for  Christmas Ornie SAL . . .

. . .which felt like quite an achievement at the time .

My stitched Iphone case is slowly coming together .

I just stitch a bit on it here and there in between other projects so it is going very slowly at the moment .

Today I've been working on these strawberries . . .

. . . which are proving to be a bit of a challenge for me since I hate to stitch the same thing over and over and over again ! However , I think the aida band will look great once it is sewn onto a towel , so now I am determined to get this finished ! I've stitched all the strawberries I need so now I just have to finish them off with the green bits and the grey and white backstitch . . ! I tell you , I am going to be so relieved  pleased when this project is finished !

If you are curious and wonder what the background is on the last photo , I can tell you that it is the back of my BEAUTIFUL christmas blanket that my sister made for me last year ! I just got it out today to be enjoyed all the way until Christmas: ) )
Do all you crafters want to see it ? ?
Of course you do . . !

Isn't it beautiful ? ? ?
Whilst I quite happily can spend hundreds of hours on a cross stitch project , I can't imagine ever making a quilt like this one ! I think my sister would say the opposite lol : ) Isn't it great that we can enjoy our different crafts together and exchange such beautiful gifts with each other ? ? ?

Happy stitching everyone , and stay healthy !



  1. I hope you are beginning to feel much better. Your christmas ornie is beautiful - love traditional colours. Those strawberries will look delicious on your project - I hate back stitching. Wow what an amazing quilt - both you and your sister are very talented.

  2. I love the quilt! And of course the stitching is lovely too :) I especially like the IPhone case. Christmas trees are one of my favorite parts of Christmas.

  3. What a sweet and talented sister you got:) Great stitching progress still. I hope you get your energy back soon, take care:)

  4. Oh, I'm with you on not liking to stitch the same thing over and over. I usually only do it on pillowcases or Christmas ornaments if I'm making more than one. But it does drive me nuts, lol! When picking out patterns, that is one of the things I look for that might make me put it down - too many repeating patterns.

  5. Let's hope that the virus has left you slone in the meantime and that you are feeling your old self again.
    You finsihed a wonderful Christmas ornament. And your sister's blanket is so beautiful. Good that you can share both your hobbies for gifts for each other.


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