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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Happy Hat, Food Throw,Christmas Bauble,Cross Stitch and Crochet Bunting."


I do hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. Ours was just perfect, all the children at home this year. Thankfully Ainsley and Julian put on the Christmas lunch this year. I only had to supply some rather delicious cupcakes. .

I have crocheted this hat twice before, once for me and a blue one for someone little. This one is the child's version and was made especially for Jacob, our Grandson. He did look rather cute in it. I used a 5 ply Pellicano cotton and a 3 mm hook.

I made this  food throw for a gift for Debbie for Christmas. I machine embroidered some bees, ladybirds, pansies and a piece of cake on some pink netting. I found some curtain weights to hand sew on each corner to hold the net down.

Hooray, I even made up this  Christmas patchwork bauble, it was given by a fellow blogger just before last Christmas. Lots of folding and pinning involved.

The cross stitch is finished. I changed a few of the thread colours and are happy with the colour choices I made. This will have to wait until Summer is over before I drop it into the framers. Hot weather and travelling in a car are not good for framed items.

My last finish for the year is another crochet bunting. This time I used up some size 10 DMC  Cebelia crochet cotton.I could have kept crocheting these little motifs.

As I finish typing this my 600th post I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. All the best for 2015. I wonder what 2015 will bring , I have been looking through my sewing room and de-cluttering and have found a few projects from pre-blogging days that need finishing. Hopefully January will see me finish one or two of them.

Happy days
Bev C


Deb said...

That wee hat is absolutely gorgeous Bev. Such a cute wee style. And I bet the food throw was well received, they are great to have and use. We are always using ours. Good luck with getting your newly found crafting starts finished and Happy New Year.

Karen S said...

Well done on 600 posts!!!
Good to read that your Christmas was enjoyable. Love that hat. It would be gorgeous on a toddler.
You have kept busy with a lot of lovely projects.
Happy new Year.

Maria said...

Sounds like a perfect Christmas with all the family, Bev...having everyone together can get difficult sometimes :-). Love all those projects you finished too! Happy New Year xx

Vickie said...

love the hat gorgeous.. nice quiet Christmas here as well..happy new Year to you and yours, cheers Vickie
WOW 600th post you chatterbox

Clare - Aimetu said...

Happy New Year to you and all your family x x

Dolores said...

Finishing anything is a good goal. I'm sure we all have things that could use a bit of time spent on them to get them completed. I will continue to muddle through my pile.
Happy New Year and congratulations on your milestone of 600 posts.
Love, love, love the hat.

Dasha said...

What lovely goodies you have shown Bev.
Good luck with that decluttering. It is a very satisfying task, even though it does eat into sewing time!

Christine M said...

Lovely finishes, Bev. I love the little hat. Happy New Year to you, too. Hugs, Christine xx

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Bev to you and your family,
I love the sweet little crocheted hat and your cross stitch .
Many thanks for the kind note you left for me

Best wishes

Julie said...

Some gorgeous creations in this post Bev, you sure have been busy. Hope you had a wonderful christmas & heres wishing you a happy, creative New Year.

melanie said...

What a gorgeous hat, love it!

Happy New year to you and yours :) xxx

Anthea said...

Just popping in to wish you a happier & healthier 2015 than 2014 served up for you Bev...
take care & happy stitching xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

So many lovely creations, the cross stitch is beautiful and I love your new bunting, such pretty colours. Wishing you a wonderful New Year and many more posts.

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed seeing and catching up with your projects regards ofaigh

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Glad you had a great Christmas with the family Bev! Congratulations on your 600th post!