Monday, December 20, 2010

I Have Been Busy

Since my last post I have been very busy. I have framed Sophia.

I have finished Isabella Johnstone and also framed her

I have nearly finished Harriet Burry and there is about another days stitching on her.

I have got this far on Hannah Lancaster and I am currently filling in the bricks on her house.

I have also made a few of these lovely patchwork cushions for the family. I saw these being made one Sunday afternoon when the boys all went to the Football (Soccer). I was able to watch a TV show that I don't normally watch as it isn't my DH's cup of tea and I saw these lovely cushions being made by hand. What intrigued me was that they were filled with unprocessed bran and scented oils. I have also added lavender to mine and I had added lavender oil to the mix. My spare room smells quite delightful at the moment lol.

For an Australian Summer today, it is quite cold. At 6 a.m. it was 5 degrees C in the Mountains and by the sky it looks as if it could snow. If it did it would only be a light dusting and probably wouldn't settle.
I hope you all have your Christmas preparations in hand. I currently have a boiled pudding bubbling away on the stove. It is always a major feat when I make one of these and you wouldn't believe the washing up. Oh boy lol.
If I don't post again, before Christmas, I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that Santa is good to you.
Merry Christmas.


Margaret said...

Oh Sandra! Everything is beautiful! I want to stitch everything you stitch. lol! I need to learn to frame too. Just gorgeous! I bet your walls are amazing with all your stitching masterpieces. Hope it warms up for you soon! Sounds more like winter. Brrr!

Chris said...

Your samplers are beautiful and inspiring.
I need to putdown the ornaments and start sampler stitching again.

Have a great week!

April Mechelle said...

Your samplers are just beautiful !!I want to stitch them also. I bet those pillows do smell great !! Merry christmas !!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your samplers are gorgeous.

Kim said...

Gorgeous!! I just love the cow on Isabella! Beautiful samplers all!

Alice said...

Merry Christmas! Your samplers are stunning!

Love to Stitch said...

You are an inspiration to us all!! Amazing work you do. Your samplers are gorgeous. Everytime I look at your blog, it makes me want to leave work immediately and start working on some of these beauties :) Exquisite framing. I wonder what your sampler wall looks like? You must have more then one, perhaps someday you will share that with all of us!!!!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Sandra! Everything looks wonderful. I just got a few pieces framed too so please come by soon. Isn't it a great feeling when you can get your babies framed?

Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Those samplers are absolutely beautiful Sandra. I honestly don't know which one I like the most. Okay, I like all of them! :o)

Love your pillows too - those will make sweet and wonderful smelling gifts!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

The Scarlett House said...

Hello Sandra, when you do a post, you really inspire me. I mean REALLY, REALLY inspire me! Both framed pieces look fantastic. (I just picked up Sophia to do in 2011) and I promise (myself) that I'll finish my Harriet, too. I've saved your email about the "fix" for the house/window problem. Hannah is on my list, too.

I'm curious about the boiled pudding...what is in it?

Merry, merry Christmas to you!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh! Sandra, your samplers are exquisite. I need to learn how to frame... or, I should say, get over my framing mental block--I do know HOW to do it, I just prefer not to! ;) I especially love your Isabella. Hope it warms up for you soon! It's minus 6 here at the moment, which is frigid for Ireland--but it's our winter!! LOL

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season.

Suzanne said...

Thank you Sandra for sharing these photos of your samplers. They are all so lovely. I love the pillows you put together.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.

Kathy A. said...

That is some wonderful stitching progress. So many lovely finishes.

I wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases!

Karoline said...

Lovely framing and great progress on Hannah and Harriet.

I hope you've had a good Christmas

Deanne J said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your pillows.

Michelle said...

Oooh lovely! Your framed pieces are stunning!

marylin said...

Your blog very beautiful !
have a good day

marylin France

Joanie said...

OHi Sandra! I've found you again! Your samplers are gorgeous and I'm loving your progress. I hope you are well. I think of you often!