Thursday 15 December 2016

My final commission piece is finished ... Now for Christmas!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
just like the ones I used to know
where tree top glisten and children
listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow!

Yesterday I delivered a journal to a lady who bought it for her great Niece and I was over joyed with the reaction as she had some tears... It is always so lovely to know you have created something that they had in their head and you have managed it.  It is a secret obviously so I am going to ask that comments on here are ok as the Mum of the little 4 month old is not a member of my blog but if you are reading this from the link on Face Book, not to mention the words Daisy;s Memory Journal as we do want it to be a surprise under the tree next week.  I was not going to put it out there for that reason but I know you are all interested in what I stitch and this was a pleasure to make. I am friends with the lady on FB you see. That is it for me for 2016 no more work that needs to be completed before Christmas so now I can concentrate on just getting ready for the big day and in moments of non madness pick up my own basket of stitching and sit by the open fire and sew! bliss.

I have decided to today to hand stitch some place cards so I am going to do a little stitching later,  So a little Santa hat on one and then write a name and another a wreath and another is going to be a candy cane ... I need to do more than this so I will have to have a little think as to what can be fairly
simple but effective ...

One of my loves is laying the Christmas table with vintage table cloth, well in this case is is a vintage linen sheet but joy of joy it has two red stripes around the outside like a border so it is perfect for this years table.  I have got candles and twinkling lights and all sort going on.  Personally I simply love crackers! ... I know it should be a child thing but well what can I say!

I have made a few non pull crackers as decoration and so I am going to have fun decorating the table in the dinning room ( there is no stitchery on it from today! my husband will be so surprised!)
Also as the first part of this blog says I would love some snow ( see child!!) I would love to wake up so at least a sprinkling.

Every year I say I would like to do more personal stitching and so my New Years resolution has been made in my head already for 2017, there as some things I really would like to stitch and one of them is a Christmas picture that I can put up yearly and for January as it can be a bleak month after all the decorations are down.  I always fill the house with flowers after they come down.  That said I have some resident fairy lights all the year.  Firstly on the mantle over the fire in the lounge and also coming down the stairs as well.  The stairs at Christmas just get greenery and painted ice skates added this time of year but always the stairs are lit up every day!

So I am going to leave you with a peek at the secret memory book ... shhhh! an I  best get on today
with so much to do and a little later some hand stitchery ... Have a great day and as always Happy Stitching! XX


  1. Off to sort my tree out. only artificial, we have done the real trees in the past, but we have a simple display nowadays

    Julie xxxxxxxx

    1. Enjoy decorating it Julie and have a wonderful Christmas.

      Thank you for all your support in 2016.

      Sarah xxx

  2. I am reading your blog whilst my turkey and need cook. The children and partners are coming tonight for 2 days so tonight is Boxing tea and tomorrow is Christmas day and I feel all under control at the moment. I haven't completed this year's resolutions yet so I'm not thinking about 2017. Maybe my first resolution should be to complete my resolutions ! Xxx

    1. Gosh Sandy two Christmas parties! Hope you all had a great time.
      Enjoy your time off and will see you back here in 2017.

      Sarah xxxx

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    1. Thank you Dawn I enjoyed this commission thoroughly it was simple but really pretty and the poem inside is gorgeous..
      Sarah xxx