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Monday, June 27, 2016

Five Little Finishes - & Smalls Report for June

The year is half gone, and I am pleased to see that I am more than half-way through my 2016 Stitching List. I'm focusing on the positives, because this has not been a good stitching month for me. I had not a lot of time available for stitching, because of an assortment of circumstances including my rheumatoid arthritis playing up, a very bad chest infection that lingered for much longer than I would have thought possible, and a trip away in the van that overlapped the chest infection - not my best decision!  Anyway, that's all in the past now, and I'm planning to knuckle down and be more productive in July.

I did manage to stitch and finish up five Christmas ornaments.  Two more initial Santas (adapted from LA's Alphabets Galore booklet) - for two much loved four-legged family members (if you have good eyesight and a flexible imagination, you might see beaded bones on the back of the ornaments).




Another "Memories Keep Christmas In Our Hearts" ornament (adapted from the design in 2015 JCS Ornament Issue) for a special friend and her husband.



Baby's First Christmas ornament for a new honorary great-niece (born yesterday).  The teddy is a freebie from the DMC site - I changed all the colours.




And a Christmas ornament for the granddaughter of an old friend.  This little Annabelle lives in New Zealand.  The stocking design is an old favourite, adapted from a chart in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet - I changed the size, colour, & pattern of the stocking, parts of the doll's design, and the rest of the stocking contents.


So, that's it for June.  I'm hoping July will be a more productive stitching month.  Though I have to admit I have a want to do some crochet, and it's likely I'll give in to the impulse, so my stitching may have to wait a little longer.

15 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

Wow, I would have called that a productive month! Lovely finishes on everything. I hope your RA settles down and you stay healthy. I'd definitely do some crochet if that's what feels right. :)

Julie said...

Your ornaments always looks so lovely.
I hope you are soon feeling much better.

CathieJ said...

Your ornaments are adorable. I love the way you finish them. I hope you feel better soon.

Ruth said...

Oh good show! You have a marvelous collection of accomplishments there.

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Melinda said...

I just love your ornaments. They are finished so perfect. I know I have a book with those Santa Alphabets in - They look so great as ornaments.

Michele Stravato said...

I love the way you finish these ornaments. Keep up the good work and hope your arthritis settles down.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry you've not been well but you've still produced some gorgeous ornies again. I love the little beaded bones on the dogs' ornies, what a fun idea!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very beautiful ornaments

Brigitte said...

What a productive month you had. These ornaments look so great.

MaƂgorzata Zoltek said...

Fantastic finish!!!

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of stitching progress despite little setbacks. Love the ornaments and their different finishes, very pretty.

Irene said...

wow, sono bellissimi, mi piace molto come li finisci

Anna van Schurman said...

Define productive. LOL. I think you did well despite your setbacks.

Stitching Noni said...

So sorry to hear that you haven't been well... I have RA so know what you go through when it plays up! Although I must admit that the Humira that I am on now works a treat and I haven't had a flare up for a very long time - fingers crossed it stays that way as a cold winter is not my friend!
I just love the new ornies you have finished! They are just gorgeous :o)
Take care... and here's to a well and productive July!
Hugs xx