Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ornament Stitching and more

Thank you to everyone who has been stopping by lately, your comments are very much appreciated. I've been a bit absent in visiting some of your blogs in return lately but I hope to remedy that over the next few weeks, once I'm home full time :)

I've only got three more days of work left before my maternity leave starts, hoping to have a couple of weeks at home before our baby decides to make an appearance :) At my last check up, my blood pressure was behaving itself but its still being monitored at the local medical centre every few days just to make sure. Baby is growing well, my "bump" has grown considering in the past two or three weeks, just as well I'm finishing work this Friday as my work wardrobe is getting a bit thin, lol. Except for when I've been at work, I haven't been up to much, just spending time getting things organised around the house with Glenn and of course, there's been plenty of stitching and knitting going on.

This month I've managed to stitch three ornaments:


Reindeer Garden -Threads Through Time, JCS 2000



Christmas Heart Pin Cushion -Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin, JCS 2000

Ho-Ho Santa -Poppy Creations, JCS 2001

I've picked out some fabrics to match these this afternoon so hope to get them made up over the coming weekend.

Next up is a small piece I've stitched for my lovely mother-in-law Heather's birthday coming up in June. I'm going to take this to a friend of mine that does very clever woodworky things to see if he can make it into a trinket box for Heather.

Happy are Those - The Sweetheart Tree

I was very chuffed with myself last week as I finally finished knitting the small shawl for our baby that I started way back in early December. I'm thrilled with how its turned out, here you can see it drapped over the bassinette. I can thoroughly recommend knitting with the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino wool, its so lovely and soft.

I'm off to my monthly stitching get together tonight so I'd better make tracks and go and get our dinner sorted :)

13 comments:

Gill said...

Lovely stitching, and the shawl is beautiful!

KarenV said...

Great finishes Katrina, you *have* been busy! :)

Love the shawl too, it looks really snuggly. Good luck for the last few weeks of your pregnancy!

Alison said...

Love the shawl Katrina! You're certainly stitching up a storm right now. Take care of yourself & get plenty of rest, OK? Say hello to Kath for me! :)

Melissa said...

WOW! Your finishes are lovely, and the shawl is outstanding. Before you know it, your little one will be here. What joy you'll have!

Wendy said...

Your finishes are awesome, especially the baby shawl. How wonderful that will be to bring the little one home wrapped in. And not much time for you to go...:-D

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your stitching is lovely! Let's hope the baby cooperates with you!

Nicola said...

Great ornaments Katrina and the Sweetheart Tree design will make a lovely box for your MIL. The shawl is beautiful. Enjoy your maternity leave and take care of yourself.

Nic said...

Lovely finishes, especially the shawl - how lucky is the wee one, to have a talented mum! :o)

Susan said...

That shawl is gorgeous, and I love the Sweetheart tree ornament.

I love the look of your new template!

Aussie Stitcher said...

The shawl is gorgeous and you have been productive with your ornament stitching.

Our Red House said...

Your needlework is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures.

Kate

Jennifer said...

Your knitting is just gorgeous!

stitcherw said...

Your baby shawl looks lovely, so soft and snuggly. Next time I'm at the store I'll have to check out the yarn and give it a squeeze, you make it sound so tempting. Your ornament finishes are beautiful as well, you've been very busy.
Sue

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