This is Winter Lady by Primitive Hare, from the latest Gift of Stitching magazine, which I thought was a perfect choice for Kath.
stitched on 32ct platinum linen using recommended threads
For many years now, Kath and I have exchanged an ornament at Christmas time so I decided to give my one to Kath along with her other birthday pressies. This year I chose Rejoice by Mosey 'n Me from the 2009 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine.
stitched on 32ct dirty linen using recommended threads
For Kath's birthday dinner she had requested fish 'n chips, as she didn't want me to go to any trouble since we'd all had a busy few days and it was midweek, but I went ahead and jazzed up our meal with some fresh salads, and then individual sticky date puddings with butterscotch sauce for our dessert. Mum made the loveliest fresh fruit salad - talk about yum!! A few glasses of bubbly wine also went down a treat!
What a lovely time we had celebrating Kath's birthday and as its been awhile, so good to have a catch up during these busy pre Christmas days.
I've got several new ornament finishes to share over the next few days - I'm very pleased to say that the last of my 2011 ornaments and gift stitching are all finished. I also started on a new project on the 1st December, Holiest of Nights by Homespun Elegance, aiming to have it stitched by Christmas Eve! Kath and I have chosen our holiday project too, the Holly & Ivy Sampler by Shepherds Bush, which we'll both be starting sometime during Christmas week.
See you soon xx