Thursday, 24 December 2015

Seasons Greetings

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to those of you who don't celebrate then I hope you enjoy the holiday. We are going to be quite busy for a few days then hopefully have a few days of peace and fingers crossed quiet though with two teens and their younger brother, of that I am not so sure!
I have a few last makes to share with you before joining my family for a few days of festive fun. The first is the baby blanket that I started in the summer for my niece. A big push and it is done and with its recipient hopefully keeping her cosy.

It's not a huge blanket but big enough for a buggy or car seat and gorgeously soft and squishy. I must admit I found I was just a teensy bit reluctant to part with it, it was so cosy on my lap ha ha!

A while back I discovered Home-Starts Snowflake Appeal and before I knew it was busy crocheting snowflakes. They are very therapeutic to make and quick too which is always a bonus. Most of the snowflakes were sent on their way but as is the way with these things there were three stragglers that I had just never got round to finishing off and it was now too late to post them. 
Here they are being starched and glittered. 

Although thanks to the wonderful winter light I can't get a decent photo to share the lovey sparkles with you all boo hoo! 
This little star was sent off to a special lady and the other two have found there way onto the family tree.
While taking these pics I thought I would share some of my stitched Mill Hill Bead Santas that I made the year I was expecting my son. I was in the very early stages of my pregnancy at the time  and was suffering from morning sickness and for some odd reason stitching these made the sickness a whole lot worse. I had purchased a whole load of kits to do but only got these stitched before having to admit defeat. I got rid of the rest of the kits a few years later when I realised I just couldn't stitch them without feeing very ill again... Weird huh? Anyway I love my little Santas but still can't help looking at them and feeing a teensy bit queasy lol. 

These are all stitched on perforated paper a first for me.
All that remains is for me to wish peace and happiness to you all. 


Vickie said...

Merry Christmas Ali! I can see how parting with the blanket would be hard. It is lovely. What precious Mill Hill ornaments. Interesting story to go with them.

Brigitte said...

A wonderful blanket. And these crocheted snowflakes are so darling. I have always wanted to make some but whenever I was thinking of it spring was already on the doorstep, lol.
Merry Christmas!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! How funny that you still feel sick if you try to work on those Mill Hill pieces! I know that I still can't stand the taste of dijon mustard from my pregnancies, but I hadn't thought there would be the same effect like this! Very interesting! Well, the ornaments are gorgeous anyway! Happy Christmas!