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Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Jingle, Sparkle and Joy for FNSI and the best event happening here in West Australia.

Hello,

Happy Sunday,

I joined in Friday Night Sew In and decided to work on a cross stitch that was supposed to be finished in February! I continued stitching a little every now and again over the weekend and the stuffing was added while watching Landline at lunchtime today.


 This is a design by a blog called Midsummer Night Designs. This blog hasn't been active for a while but there are several lovely designs available for free.  I stitched on 14 count Aida.  Lavender went in with the stuffing and the ric rac and button tin came out to see what could be used up. The same Christmas fabric on the front was used for the backing. This Christmas ornament will also count as a finish for One Christmas Item a month.

The best event in Western Australia is happening soon.


No matter where you live in Western Australia if you are a blogger or read blogs you are invited to attend a bloggers meet up at the next craft show in Perth in May which is held at the Convention Centre. Anthea from Hibiscus stitches blog is asking that you let her know if you can attend this event. Several other things are in the planning stage as well. I can tell you days like this are so special and it would be so wonderful if more people could attend. Anthea has a page on her blog dedicated to this, please have a look. The bonus regarding this blog gathering is that Shopping is involved. Bloggers from other parts of Australia could even attend and you are most welcome.

In my last post I had a recipe for the Vanilla Slice. Sandi who is a no reply commenter asked where the recipe came from. Check out the link at http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/vanilla-custard-slice-L3882.html  Did you know that if you are a no reply blogger you can fix that by looking at this page.

Thanks to Wendy and Anthea for hosting both these link ups.

Happy days.
Bev C
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23 comments:

shez said...

Wow Bev I love this ,such a lovely finish,and I hope you have a wonderful bloggers meet.xx

creations.1 said...

A beautiful finish and addition to your xmas box!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Another beautiful stitched pillow.
How exciting and hope there will be other bloggers that will be able to meet with each other. Sounds like a wonderful palace and anywhere one can buy things to add to our hobby in one place is a great way to spend a day.
Have fun and have a wonderful Sunday.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Marilyn said...

You have a lovely finish, and it is perfect for your Christmas Item for the month.

sunny said...

I love your little cushion! I hope your bloggers meet-up is a huge success. I 'know' a few bloggers who will be there, and I wish I could join you all!

Christine M said...

Your little cushion is gorgeous Bev. A great finish!

Jeanette said...

A beautiful finish. Love it. Hugs,xx

Terri said...

Fun cross stitch project for your Friday Night sew-in. That sounds fun to go to that craft show, especially to meet other crafters, learn some new techniques or pick up some new projects.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...doing a big catch up here as for a while I just couldn't get I to your blog without it flicking off! Nice little pin cushion there and perfect to put away! Bloggers Meets are the best!

Nicky said...

Cute sparkly and joyful stitching Bev! Your blogger meetup will be so much fun, I hope you get lots of lovely bloggers attending.

Fiona said...

lovely little cross stitch..... I do wish it was easier to pop over and join you all... would be so nice to meet you...
Hugz

Lynda said...

Such a lovely Christmas cross-stitch. Sounds like lots of fun coming up for you at the bloggers' meet.

Astrid said...

Such a cute Christmas ornament! OOOH! Quilt Show! I think that will never ever happen here - lol! Have fun! That vanilla slice looks yummy. I made cranberry / oat muffins yesterday, perfect for breakfast.
Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

Hi Bev
Hope I get to see you and lots of other bloggers at the May Quilt Show. I just love your sparkly, joyful Xstitch by the way xxx.

Lin said...

Great little ornament Bev! xx

Cheryll said...

That's a gorgeous little cross stitch Bev. :)

Karen said...

Lovely little cross stitch. Enjoy the Blogger's meet!

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a gorgeous finish, blog meet ups are always fun.

Julie said...

Somewhere along the way I missed this post Bev, thats a gorgeous x-stitch you have done. Wishing you a wonderful bloggers meet up - sounds like so much fun :-)

Mitzi said...

Hi Bev! It's good to see you blogging and creating again. Did your blog get a makeover too? It looks lovely!

Barb said...

your pillow is adorable

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you get a good response......blog meets are just the best fun..........you already have a little core so would be nice to add to it.........

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your cross stitch ornament is beautiful, lovely!