Anyway, I did have a really lovely birthday on Monday, and Himself bought me a Kindle - which is so, so wonderful - I love it! Secretly, I think it's his sneaky way to get me to sit down and rest! It's working - in a couple of hours yesterday I had downloaded and read my first digital book, which was actually a freebie, 'Clover', the fourth book in Susan Coolidge's 'Katy' series (which I loved as a child, and still adore) and the fifth book is lined up ready to start this evening- whoo hoo! Anyone got any recommendations for good books? I'm normally a fan of science fiction/fantasy, historical and crime - but I love a good classic family story too!
Stitching has progressed slowly and I've been making lots of things - none of which I can share just yet, as they are all for Christmas presents.
I did plan to do something inspiring for the blog for Christmas, but time's against me. So I drew this little mini reindeer design, which I hope to stitch onto some napkins for the Christmas table.
It stitches up really quickly so you could use it for a last minute project. Sorry about the poor quality of the photos, which I must blame on a really murky December afternoon in the UK.
As it's rather a Scandinavian style, I simply outlined it in back stitch. To finish it off I used stranded cotton ( 2 threads) and a size 7 needle in the same red for the decorations, which are just back stitch and lazy daisy flowers . It would look sweet stitched up as a tree decoration, on a stocking, or even as a Christmas card.
(Hmmm I may do that myself.......).
Here's the design..
To print actual size:
Happy Christmas stitching and creating! ( and reading, hee hee!)