Elizabeth Cox is finished and hung. I am delighted with her.
We have been having some cold weather at Poldhu Cove (well cold for Cornwall) and with clear skies the stars have been fascinatng to look up at.
I have used stars on my Christmas trees this year for the holiday cottage rentals
All our visitors this year are adults so rather than the traditional floor standing trees I thought to go with elegant and contemporary using the theme of gold, diamonds and pearls. I wonder if the theme will continue with the presents to go with the trees :o))
Ray has been away for nearly a fortnight and Blue and Poppy have been keeping an eye open for his return. We all missed him but now he and all his laundry are home.
Followers of my blog will be familiar with another blog I am involved with - Our Scarlet Letter Years. This group now has a Facebook Page and over 1100 members.
It is well worth checking out the Facebook group. In December we have three wonderful giveaways
1. A $50 gift certificate for the Scarlet Letter.
2. A Millennium Frame.
3. THE "KELMSCOTT" TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS where we have SIXTY of their stitchers accesories to be won.
2015 is going to be a fun year for the group with lots of group acitivites - we already have in place a group SAL for these four samplers starting January 1st
This SAL is being led by Krista of Just Stitching Along. All four samplers are cross stitch and you can stitch just one, some or all.
We also have "Mastering Mary - A Group Learning Project" where we will be working through step by step a sampler with specialiity stitches. There will be lots of stitch tutorials, analysis and studying of motifs and bands. If you have wanted to stitch a band sampler that is outside your comfort zone this is a great learning opportunity.
The sampler chosen for the Group Learning Project is Mary Hurst. She is difficult to photograph in one so below are several photos of some of her bands. She measures 6.75" (w) x 32.50" (h).
Thank you to Bethany Gallant for allowing me to use photos of her stitched Mary Hurst.
I would like to wish all my followers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May Santa bring you lots of stitching treasures to add to your stash.