Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mid week update

Last night we had the annual Christmas party at my work where the clients invite their families to come along, and we also invite people from the community (including the local mayor)that have supported us over the past twelve months. It was humming! We had thought at the start of the night we were going to have miles of food leftover but everything went down a treat - at least we won't be having party food for morning and afternoon tea over the next few days, lol.

so after a busy few days I'm looking forward to a very quiet evening in tonight, chilling out in front of the tv, stitching on Evergreen. I've still to make up my Peekaboo pincushion, I finished the Beecharmer biscornu though on Monday night after putting up our Christmas tree and other decorations.

now for some photos - some recent finishing, the Beecharmer and our Christmas decorating.

a bag for my friend Tracey

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Britty Kitty with Butterfly by Brittercup Designs for my MIL, Heather

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The Beecharmer by Indigo Rose

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I think we need a bigger tree!!
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a collection of wall hangings
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my wooden ornament tree
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a small tree with mostly Mill Hill ornaments

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and lastly, the angel at the top of our tree. This was a gift from a very dear friend of mine about 10 years ago when Glenn and I had our first Christmas together, the first year our house was built.

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It was so wonderful, as I pulled out of the box all the ornaments which I'd received in exchanges over the past few years. Reminiscing you might say.

With our Christmas cards almost done, lots of shopping done, and the decorations up, it now feels very Christmasy. And its now only a week or so until Glenn and I are both on holiday - yippee!


Anonymous said...

You have such lovely needlework, Katrina. I just love that bag too! Kath sent me a similar one in an exchange and is is perfect for all my travel needlework.

Susimac said...

Lovely pics of all your wonderful ornaments and of your latest lovely finishes.

Jenn said...

They're all so gorgeous... I'd love love love to know how you finished the Britty Kitty... it looks like a little easel!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so wonderful Katrina. Christmas is definitely int the air at your place!
Love you new finishes too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely finishes!

Cathy said...

So many fabulous handmade decorations!!! Wow!

Carol said...

LOL! You definitely do need to upgrade to a bigger tree!

Sylvie said...

They are all so beautiful!

KarenV said...

Love your finishes Katrina! I must make one of those bags over Christmas ;)

Your tree looks just like ours - absolutely stuffed full. All your decorations look great!

bunnyhead said...

Oh my, look at all those trees full of stitched goodies! I just love your new finishes, especially the bee charmer which is adortable!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It's all so pretty!

lena-lou said...

You have so many ornies and they all great, I like the wall hangings too :-) Nice finishes!!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the wooden tree with ornaments!! Britty Kitty is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many ornaments! That's very impressive. The bell-pulls look great too.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow you have been a busy bee, well done.

Hugs xxxxx

stitcherw said...

What great ornaments and pictures, you're really in the Christmas spirit. While my outside stuff is up, still nothing on the inside. I loved the Britty Kitty flatfold, very cute.

AnneS said...

I could've sworn I'd already commented on these, but obviously not! Just wanted to say your latest finishes are totally scrummy - love the biscornu especially ... and your Christmas trees are all gorgeous! :D Not only are you the Queen of Needlerolls, but you'r also the Queen of Ornies ;) Your gift for Kath was beautiful too - very thoughtful, and I bet she adores it :D

Anonymous said...

No-one could doubt that a stitcher lived at your place!=)

Meari said...

Wow! I love all your stitchy stuff. It's all lovely.

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