To all my lovely readers :-))
Before 2007 comes to its close , I just wanted to share with you some final crafty things that I managed to (totally) finish in this year. Here we have a star created by me, shape and pattern, everything from myself. I was aiming for a little bit of a rustic, prim, homespun type look :-)
I find trying to sew with a prim homespun look quite a challenge (even though I love this look) as I naturally veer towards having to be neat and precise (my Nanny Winns training) ;-) however on this occasion I was satisfied that I got a good balance of neatness combined with a rustic look :-)))
My next things to see are from an idea I had seen on lovely Nancy's blog :) Nancy had been browsing around and came across these by this talented lady. Well lets just say I fell in love with a need to create one of my own one, so badly, that I started this one when I should have been in bed and finished at oh about 3 am ;-)) Nancy knows, as I mailed her a piccy before I went to bed that night LOL. I would not have slept anyway if I had not made one !!!
This mitt is pretty much a copy of the original idea. It was late and and I just had to do one!! This mitt had a great time getting mucky from gathering snow off the ground to make snowballs , do you see the frost that has set on it ?? ;-) Really lol... such a pretty thing should not get in such a mess :-)))
I decided to do another but this time to add my own ideas and see what it came out like as I really wanted to use some of the pretty linen and silk ribbons I have. I used some very large beads for the buttons on the top of the mitt :)
I wanted to do a fancy back on the mitt because I don't know about you ?? But... my ornies do not behave, no, lol, they do not, they twist this way and they twist that way, do yours?? Because of this I like a nice back ;-))) So below here is my nice back on the mitt :) On this occasion only allowed out to play snowballs for a little while then hung out to dry, still... Jack Frost got the tips ;-))
I never got the chance before Christmas day to show the lovely thread I received from the blogging Secret Santa, my little DD has a surprise thread too in her own package !! The thread colour chosen for each of us was perfectly right :-)) I was so surprised we were treated to this gift too, like so many other bloggers were !!
I would like to say our huge, HUGE thank - you to this wonderful person :-))) who has been so kind to treat so many of us in this community to a surprise gift. The Secret Santa, in my opinion, has huge dignity and a kind heart beyond measure as this person acts in such quiet kindness it could almost be over-looked and forgotten. This person does not shout from the roof-tops "Look at me and what I am doing /have done" and to me this says everything ........that these small thoughtful gifts with such great individual colour choices, send out to us all, have come straight from the heart !!! (I think) I am almost sure that I know who this Secret Santa is and I have thought about if I should reveal my hunch or not !! However lol , after thought, I do think it amuses this Santa's sense of humour to remain anonymous and keep everyone guessing so who am I to spoil that!!! After all... if Santa wanted to be known they would have signed their real name !! Thanks again kind , sweet person :-)) You made 2 people here have a very happy start to Christmas :-))) xxx
Below you can see little packages that I was so excited to receive and open...just the sight of these arriving made me get all emotional and rendered me speechless for quite some time !! I shall reveal the beautiful contents to you...... da da dah lol in the New Year........yes, lol..... cruel of me ;-) I know but ... I am going to make you wait lol ;-)))
So, dear readers, thank-you all so much for visiting my blog and meeting me here throughout 2007 to be my friend in cyber-world :) I wish you all the very best wishes for Good Health and Happiness for 2008. I hope the New Year brings all that you hope for with time to do all the stitching finishes you can dream of and of course I love to meet you here again next year 2008 , until then.......