Friday, 14 December 2018

Stitching for Arthur

Arthur's birth sampler

First Christmas ornament

And little Arty himself :-)  He will be 8 months old tomorrow!

I finished Arthur's sampler a few weeks ago and collected it from the framers on Monday, I'm pleased with how it came out, framing is not cheap but a good framing job makes all the difference to something special.  
I've stitched this same Bent Creek chart for all three grandchildren now, I love that it's not too babyish and will not look out of place in their rooms as they grow up.

His first Christmas ornament is also finished.  Again, I've stitched this same one for all three of them on their first Christmas.

Jenny hasn't gone back to work yet so I don't get to spend much time with Arthur on his own yet but on Saturday they took Oliver to the cinema and out for tea so I got to spend all afternoon with him, he was no trouble at all,  he is such a lovely pleasant little boy, and he loves to be snuggled :-)

I finish work tomorrow, so I have a lovely extended Christmas break to look forward to, and I need it!  
It's our Christmas 'do' next Friday but i'm giving it a miss again this year.   Years ago we used to have a proper sit down meal, which was nice and fairly civilised, but for the last few years it's been a buffet at one of the local pubs, not really my thing at all to be honest.  

Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper day and I was tasked with organising it, not that it needs much organising, more a case of putting up posters and sending emails round letting everyone know.  

The MD is giving a £25 gift voucher to the silliest creation, but the response hasn't been good I have to say, so we will see tomorrow.  I will be shaking my collection tin at them again in the morning, the money collected will go to Save the Children so it's all in a good cause.

Hopefully I will have a little more time next week so I'll try and catch up with you all again then.

Take care


Barb said...

Aarthur's birth sampler is lovely. I love it that it will grow with him. I never stitch a real "baby" birth sampler either. It's too much work to do for a very limited time.He is certainly a very cute little guy!

Julie said...

You did a great job on the ornament and sampler, nice frame of it too.
What a lovely happy chap Arthur looks, a sweet smile for his nanna.
Christmas jumpers here today too, the knit group have their Christmas meal today so we'll all look silly for that :-) .... I wonder if any of the ladies will have knitted their own??
Enjoy your extra Christmas hols, his lovely

Miriam said...

Yes, framing is not cheap, but you have done a good work and this is a nice memory for ever.

Jane said...

Your stitching is exquisite. I once had a go at cross stitch, but I kept pricking my fingers :( I only have small hands and fingers, but I'm all fingers and thumbs when it comes to anything fiddly. I have a few lovely cross stitch books, so maybe I might be inspired to give it another go some day. Best, Jane :)

Jo said...

Wow, 8 months already, they don't stay babies for long, do they? What a cutie he is and he's got a look of Oliver. The sampler and ornament are fabulous, I'm sure all your grandchildren will treasure the things you've made for them. Hope the Christmas Jumper Day goes well at work and that you raise a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause.

Poppypatchwork said...

I'm sat at home in my Christmas jumper, only me, but why not. Love your stitching for Arthur, he is a cute little boy.

butterfly said...

Lovely job on all your stitching Maggie I love what you stitched for all of your little ones .
We are out to our outside carol service at 6.00 tonight .
Our dinner is a sit down one this coming week like you I don't like not sitting down.
Hope you have a nice rest before Christmas , we should be free by next Thursday I hope, hugs.

Carol said...

That little sampler is so sweet, Maggie--I don't think I've seen that chart before. If I am EVER lucky enough to become a grandmother, I'll have to remember that one. Arthur is such a cutie as is his ornament. I'm sure you treasure the hours you have him all to yourself :)

Rhona said...

What a gorgeous sampler! I haven't seen that design before. Love the baby's first Xmas ornament sweet, as is little Arthur!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A magnificent selection of stitching for Arthur. He looks lovely in his photo.

Vickie said...

What a sweet sampler. The ornament for Arthur is just precious,like him!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely photograph of Arthur.
Love the sampler and ornament, so special.

Enjoy the weekend.

All the best Jan