Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Stitchy Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, and to my husband.  I hope you all have an amazing day tomorrow.

Thanksgiving is a special date for me and my wonderful husband.  I met him when he was showing an American friend around the UK.  Somehow I ended up offering to cook them Thanksgiving dinner.  Seriously, you have no idea how hard it was to find a turkey in Norfolk, home of the turkey, in November.  In the end I had to buy a frozen one, defrost it in the microwave and tell my children not to eat it in case I gave them food poisoning.  Fortunately no one got poisoned and one of my guests asked me out on a date. Luckily for me it was my husband and not his American friend. I didn't really like him at all!

 It took a bit more work than that for me to agree to a date, but in the end I gave in (it was before stalker laws came in you understand) and we have now been married for 15/16 years. 

I have had an interesting week...lots  of crafting which makes a nice change.

But first I had lovely post days.  The first amazing post came from Deena. 

Isn't it great? There was also a pack of wax crayons, but I'm in the process of using them for a special project I can't share just that is a lot of fun.

There are logs of sweets, a craft magazine and colouring book, Tinkerbell fabric, ribbons, owl notebok, and lots of sweets.  It was a lovely surprise Deena.  Thank you so much.

My Christmas exchange arrived from Angela as well. 

The finishing on the ornament was so neat.  Incredibly neat...and I love the little Christmas emery boards! Way too cute to use on nails, so I need to think of an imaginatative way to save them.

This light is terrible here to day but the ornament is gorgeous and I LOVE SNOWMEN!

So perfect.  Hubby drooled when he saw the Reese candy.  It's not something we really have over in the UK or Ireland, but hubby lived in the USA for a couple of years and his eyes lit up when he saw these...I had to share really didn't I?

It's ok though.  I ate all the jelly snakes Deena sent  me before he could see them ;-)  !

 Alls fair in Candy love and war!

Thank you Deena and Thank you Angela xxx

Now for three new designs which have all been blinged up and are ready for their forever homes.

Fergus tries to decorate the christmas Tree and gets into a bit of a tangle

Darn dull light, it is so hard to see what they look like in reality...let's try the un-blinged versions.

mmmm one thing you will never hear me say is 'wow, I love taking photos!'

These were stitched on Belfast Linen, 32 count, Capuccino.  It's been a while since Fergus and Holmsey came out to  play..I just wish you could see what they look like for real because they are very cute and the colours are so much better!

Righty oh...what does that leave me to say.  Oh yes, please check the last post and see if you have won a prize.  I can't really draw  more numbers unless the winners come forwards. 

Black Friday: hubby mentioned this and told me what it is all about so I am going to have a Black Friday sale over on my Etsy Store, a nice way to end the week I think. Feel free to pop over and take a look.  It will be Black Friday GMT time xx

Have a great long weekend to the guys in America, and have a great normal weekend the rest of the world xxxxx


  1. The ornaments are adorable. Nice gifts.


  2. Glad you liked your package and I can't wait to see your crayon creation!

  3. Fantastic ornaments!!! Lovely gifts too xoxox

  4. Your ornaments are so adorable.

  5. Lovely ornies, loved Fergus tangled in the tree, too cute!

  6. I think your Ornaments are lovely :) So glad you liked the Snowmen, it's one of my all time favorite Christmas patterns so I knew I had to stitch it for you :)

  7. Wonderful stitching so pretty and Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. at least you didn't have flaming turkey wings
    we sell lots of reese products in my DD's sweetie shop :)
    love the blinged up ornaments ... have a great thanksgiving if you are celebrating again ... love mouse xxxx

  9. Lucky girl, those packages are amazing.
    Dont Holmsey and Fergus look amazing, lovely finishes. x

  10. Super ornaments, I'm a sucker for a manger scene and this ones so cute.
    love and {hugs} xxx


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