Monday, 9 December 2019

9th Day of Advent - Stitching Update

I've had my eldest grandson, Oliver, after school this afternoon and I take him to his swimming lesson on a Monday evening too.  It's usually around 8pm by the time I get back in home, so only a quick post tonight to show you the progress on my January Calendar girl and my Advent gifts.

I've only stitched on this piece two Sundays so you can tell it's a quick stitch, not because I'm a quick stitcher, lol

I love the way she's looking :-)

I probably won't pick her up again until next Sunday but with any luck I should have her finished then :-)

I was asked in the comments last week what fabric I was using for the Calendar Girls, I always forget to mention my fabric but it's 27 count Linda, evenweave, Vintage mocha.

I've tried to get a photo but it's not very good in the artificial light.

The fabric is mottled on one side only so you can chose to work on either side.

This is the mottled side

And here you can just about see the difference in one side to the other.

For this project I'm using the none mottled side.


I don't open my advents before I go to work in the week, I save them until I get back at lunch time and then I'm not rushing, here are my lovely gifts from today.

From the top-

From Lay Family yarn
From Craft House Magic
From Jo.  Jo included a little pin today :-)

And a handbag size hand cream in my Body Shop calendar, I haven't tried the vanilla before 😃

I hope your Monday has been good :-)



Jo said...

Your stitching is so neat. I'm always interested to hear about the fabric being used in a project as, being new to cross stitch, I don't really know the difference between them but I often see stitching projects and wonder what fabric is being used.

butterfly said...

Your stitching is coming out lovely .
More lovely advent goodies .
All that pretty wool What are you going to knit with them , or are you going to wait until you see them all first.
They must look wonderful together .
Have a fun week.

Jane said...

Your cross stitching is so lovely! I really want to have a go. I'll see about buying a little kit after New Year and give it a go. Your little Bodyshop gifts look divine and you'll be able to pamper yourself with little luxuries well into next year. Best, Jane x

Jackie said...

Lovely stitching. You will be finished in no time.

I love Bodyshop products and our sons know this. I usually get a few when Christmas or my birthday rolls around.

God bless.

Lowcarb team member said...

Very nice advent goodies …

All the best Jan