Monday, 15 October 2012

To Celebrate The Cooler Weather.....

.....I have a finish
If you've been visiting me for a while you may be forgiven for thinking that I had given up on cross stitching, but no, I just needed to find my enthusiasm for it again.
I found it when I dug this cute little piece out that I started some time earlier in the year.

I seem to remember stuffing it back into it's zipper bag In disgust when I miss counted the stitching on the roof.

When it did finally see the light of day again it really only took a week to finish it off.
I'm so pleased with it, and I have Mark at my local stitching shop to thank for the lovely framing, again.
It's yet to have a hanging place because I'm knee deep in decorating at the moment and all my walls are bare, so for now it has a place a top the fireplace in my bedroom.

DD#1 and #2 took ourselves off  for the day on Saturday, It was Jenny's due date and we thought a day out would keep her occupied, (and maybe help things along!)

We did a trip to some farm shops looking at all the goodies on offer, the fruit and veg looked so much better than what the local supermarkets have on the shelves, I wish there were farm shops more local to me where I could buy my green grocery, but sadly we don't have a lot of choice now. 
We had a lovely drive in the countryside and ended up at Webbs of Wychbold.  
They had the most wonderful Christmas displays out, I couldn't resist taking a few photos.

Wouldn't it be great to have this in your garden?

or these cute little fellas?

We called this the 'Home Alone Tree'
Because it looks like the one in the Home Alone film :-)

My favourites are the Santas though.
So many different ones!

Don't you just love their happy chubby faces!


I've been having a bit of a clear out because of the decorating.
Lots of things I've taken to the charity shop but I came across this craft book and wondered if anyone would like it?

It's brand new, and there are lots of projects to try out.
If anyone would like it just say, If more than one person shows an interest I'll put the names in a hat (or something like) and draw a name.
Jenny is 2 days over her due date now so we are all on alert for a phone call, every night I'm going to bed expecting to be woken up.
I hope he or she makes an appearance before Sunday, It's Marks 50th birthday and it would be nice to have his first grandchild here for that :-)

Until next time xx


Nicola said...

How exciting waiting for the baby. Happy birthday to your DH.

Anonymous said...

Hope your daughter does well and that baby makes an appearance soon.

Happy birthday to your DH.

Maggee said...

What a nice vignette with the Winter piece on your mantle! Quite nice! Hope Jenny has the baby soon! The book looks interesting, (under 30 minutes is what I crave!)but I live across the pond, so not going to make you send it out here! Hugs!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Hope the baby arrives soon. Happy Birthday to your husband. Great Christmas photos.

Julie said...

Beautiful finish Maggie, it's going to look lovely hung on your wall.
The Santa's are cute, but thos little penguins are cuter still.
Thinking of you all, much love
Julie x

cucki said...

How exciting waiting for the baby. ...
Happy birthday to your DH...very sweet finish too
Hugs xxx

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

that is a pretty winter sampler you have there - the white frame makes it look so fresh - the book is a great gift for someone - i pray you have a healthy grandchild - if the baby dosnt want to come out you can always tell your daughter to shift some plants - it worked for me!

Siobhán said...

Oh darn, I was hoping that you were posting with news of the baby! But I'm glad that you're posting all the same. ;) Love the finish!! I hope you'll share pics of all the decorating. I'm getting a bit tired of all our stuff, ready to make some changes around here as well.

I enjoyed seeing the pics of the Christmas displays, though it makes me want to gasp in shock at how quick the time has flown that it's already something to be thinking about!

Best of luck to your DD for a safe & smooth delivery of a healthy baby. Happy birthday to your husband, too!

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Hope the baby arrives soon!!!
Love the Christmas displays you've shown... it's almost time!

Mary said...

It all looks like so much fun, from your stitching to your holiday decorating!

Here's hoping the baby arrives safely and soon.

Melanie said...

Hope the baby arrives soon!! Lots of good thoughts for you all!!! :)

Lovely lovely finish! It looks perfect all nestled in amongst the pine and ribbons. :)

Lynn said...

What a lovely way to spend time with your 2 daughters, especially to pass the time of baby's arrival. I really enjoyed seeing all the pics of the Christmas displays. Those little penguins are adorable!