Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Catching up for February

I seem to have dropped out there for a while, but at least while I've been MIA I've been productive stitching and finishing ornaments.
Here are all my finishes for February.

Ribbon Reindeer
free design from Daffycat

I used the stitching fabric for the backing on this one (my preferred method for finishing) and repeated the boarder on the reverse.
I love these little reindeer's, Sharon kindly sent me the charts for her little creations and I will definitely be stitching them all before Christmas.

Yuletide Greetings
free design from Oakhaven Designs
My own colour choice - DMC 782 and White

Christmas Eve Flight
free design from The Sampler Girl
Again, my own colour choice but I forgot to make a note of them!

And the last one is a Lizzie Kate

This Lizzie Kate one has been waiting to be finish finished for well over 12 months, I came across it when I was having a sort out, I'd forgotten all about it!
I've also been doing lots of baking.
I have pledged 200 cakes to this years Heart Radio appeal, they are supporting 3 children's charities this year with their Bake a Wish, you can read all about what they are doing here.  So I've been inflicting my baking on work colleagues for the last two weeks and demanding asking them to donate 50p per cake .
here is what they have had to endure so far:

Chocolate fudge cake & carrot cake cupcakes

Raspberry and coconut slices & a Lemon drizzle cake

Sultana cake (very similar to Manor House Cake)

I'm happy to say that I haven't poisoned anyone....yet (grin) and they are going down a storm so far.

I'm heading off to our stitching group tonight and I've made a Victoria sponge to take for when we have our cuppa :-)

I appreciate you stopping by today and leaving a comment, 
see you soon x


cucki said...

Such a yummy post..
Sweet stitching x

Petites xxx et Cie said...

You gave me hunger! your cakes are just perfect.
Lovely stitching!

Melanie said...

Lovely ornaments and the cakes look Devine.

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely goodies, Maggie...stitched and baked!

valerie said...

All your ornie finishes are beautiful! Great job! And your baking looks scrumptious. How wonderful to help and contribute in a small way. I am sure your coworkers are pleased to have a treat and help at the same time.

Kay said...

Gorgeous finishes, I love the colours you have chosen.

Deb said...

Your ornaments are so sweet. Really nice finishes. And those baked goodies look wonderful too. Wish I was one of your work colleagues!!

Katherine said...

WOW! I mean really WOW! How many cakes? 200!? When you wrote about Victoria Sponge all I could hear was Helen Mirren saying "spunnnnnge" in Calendar Girls! You seem to be rolling out enough goodies to do your OWN production.

Ruth said...

Amazing -- yummy cakes and even yummier ornaments! You are a true inspiration.

Christina said...

Beautiful finishes Maggie - so neat!
Oh wow, the cost of a piece of that Victoria sponge with a cup of tea right now?? Priceless!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, all these cakes are making me SO hungry. You have no idea. (Haven't had supper yet and you totally got my stomach rumbling.)
Love the new finishes!! They are all impeccable. :)

lynda said...

Those treats look so yummy!
I love all your ornies...aren't Sharon's reindeer the cutest?

Katrina said...

Hi Maggie, I love all your ornie finishes, just gorgeous, and your cakes, oh wow! How delicious they all look, and I bet tasted just wonderful too!

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous. The cakes look very yummy.

Mouse said...

ohhhh thanks for that now I need some cake ...!!! on my way and got some pennies in my purse ZOOOOOMMMMM ....oooo while dashing through the door love your finishessssss .... see ya soon :) love mouse xxxxxx

butterfly said...

Maggie can I come to tea, What wonderful yummies.
You ornaments look wonderful I also just stitched the daffycat one too hugs.

Julie said...

Super collection of ornaments Maggie, i do love your Oakhaen one, the white reindeer is superb.

YUMMY!!! they all look wonderful, i would have a hard job choosing just one piece to eat. I hope you raise lots of cash.

Erna said...

Lovely finishes Maggie and delicious cakes ...can almost smell them..
Erna x

Lynn said...

Such lovely finishes! You're inspiring me to get moving on some of mine!
Your baking looks absolutely scrumptious! I don't think you'll have any problem raising the necessary funds for your charity.

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh!! I feel like a slug now for not being much of a baker except for the holidays.

Your finishes are amazing! Love your finishing touches.

Anonymous said...

I was sensing a reindeer theme and then you threw me off with that last finish. LOL They are ALL beautiful.

The cake charity idea is such a good one. Looks like you've baked some tasty treats for sure!

Mylene said...

Such beautiful finishes, congrats!
And wow!those really looks yummmmmmmmmmy!!!

Loraine said...

Oh boy, you are making me hungry! Love your finishes. They look perfect. I hope your have a great weekend.

Nicola said...

You have put me in the mood for baking today. I adore your banner photo and all your beautiful ornaments.

Unknown said...

Lots of beautifully finished ornaments and some gorgeous looking cakes too!

Anne said...

A feast for the eyes!! Love your finishes Maggie especially the little Daffycat design. The star button is so charming. Those cakes are making me drool!! YUM!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

You finished some beautiful ornaments in February.

Jeanne said...

It's hard to keep up with blogging, at least for me! I love all your ornaments. I did one a month last year but am behind already this year. :) Good to hear from you.