It's always nice to receive a surprise in the mail and this lovely ornament dropped through my letterbox today. Julianne had stitched me a Christmas surprise, the design is by Prairie Schooler. Thank you so much Julianne it really did brighten my day today and it looks wonderful on my Christmas tree, it accompanies the lovely PS santa that you stitched for me in our exchange in a previous year.
Talking of exchanges, Christine and i have have exchanged our Christmas ornament. Christine has a love of penguins so i decided to stitch Chilly's Gift the free design from Stitchy Kitty for her, i made it into a little pocketed pillow and added a little chocolate treat as the gift from Chilly! The finishing on the one i received from Christine is stunning, i do love the ric rac edging, it looks so effective, i might have to have a go at that next year when i am making an ornament. Thank you so much Christine, it was a fun exchange.
You may have noticed that i haven't visited your blog recently, i do apologise for that but i have in fact not been on the computer at all. I have been really ill with the respiratory virus's that are about here in the UK, mine almost turning into pneumonia and i have only just escaped a stay in hospital (much to DH's relief).
Christmas for DH and i will be very quiet and peaceful, he has been an absolute star whilst i've been unwell and has put the tree up and also this wonderful hand knitted nativity that his late mum made for the children some years ago, we are now all organised and ready for the big day.
It would be so nice if the snow that is around lingers, its been so lovely to watch the local children outside playing since they finished school for the holidays. It does make it seem more like a traditional Christmas card scene when snow is here, i know its no fun for travellers but its great to watch out of the window.
Thanks to all of you for your visits here, i'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas with your families and loved ones. A very special thank you to my special stitching friends who have sent cards and gifts for me.