Tuesday, 11 September 2012
A long time ago in Bethlehem….
Christmas is sneaking up on us, only 104 days to go…….EEEEEK!!!…..when did THAT happen???? It seems I’ve only just finished packing away the Christmas decorations from last year!!!!! So, in my mind, I’ve been preparing!!! Those of you who follow my blog, know I like my stitching, so, when I saw this SAL, I knew I had to do it. This is the first block and you’ll find it in this edition of Homespun magazine….(volume 13 number 7) ….see???…..here –> Here’s my version……still a little bit to go on the first block….. but, I guess, to my defence, it IS a 14 inch square……..well…..before I trim it back!!!!! hee hee The little marmalade cat is looking on… as are the chickens….. and the mice….. and the puppy…. at the newborn Saviour……. This is a fun stitch-a-long, and I did start a little behind so I’ve a few blocks to catch up on. I’m using the same DMC threads they’ve listed in the pattern and it’s coming up a treat! They’re able to be printed off HERE, every second Wednesday, starting July 18 and finishing December 5……it’s up to block FIVE now!!!! (see what I mean!!!???) I’m almost ready to start this cute fella….. photo courtesy of http://www.completecraft.com.au ….complete with tassels and all!!! Isn’t he cute? I think I might have to do a couple of spare blocks and make them into some Christmas gifties for some special friends….perhaps bags or cushions??? But I think I’ll choose some of the smaller blocks…..otherwise they might not get them till NEXT Christmas! Have you started thinking about Christmas giving yet????? Sugary hugs xox :O)