Have a wonderful Christmas!

Just a couple of days to go and we celebrate God's amazing gift to this world. Seems a bit strange really, that we receive gifts when it's Jesus' birthday we celebrate!

Thank you for sharing my journey through 2012. You've enriched my life - even though I haven't met most of you!  Your encouragement and sweet comments have put a smile on my face.

The fruits of a productive few months earlier in the year are upon me with lots of projects being published at the moment.  There'll be a corresponding few blank months in about half a year's time seeing I haven't been producing too much lately!

My Butterfly and Roses Needle case is in a recent issue of Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine:

It has silk ribbon roses and grub roses on the outside:

A pretty butterfly or two on the inside:

I love that I have the freedom to tackle a variety of different styles of stitching. Sometimes I am in a Country mood; sometimes it just has to be a Classic elegant look; other times I am totally lost in the world of silk - be it ribbons, threads or fabric; some days I dream of redecorating my house into Shabby Chic; occasionally my love of pastel colours is put on hold and I even break out into brights. If "variety is the spice of life", then I think I like it spicy!

The new free Block of the Month quilt for 2013 is progressing well and the quilt top is almost complete. Keep an eye out for it in January.  Meanwhile, the 2012 free pattern will be available until 31st December, so make sure you download it while you can!

I do hope you have a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.



  1. And I wish you a very special Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

  2. Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  3. Val, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us this year and I am looking forward to more beautiful projects in the New Year.

  4. Looking forward to a new pattern in 2013! Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas and New Year season!!!

  5. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Val. Thanks for all your sharing throughout the year. Hugs, Christine xx

  6. May you and your family have a Blessed Christmas.


  7. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  8. Also to you all the best for Christmas and His blessings.

  9. I haven't heard of grub roses, but I love the design. I will look around to see if anyone here in Knoxville carries that magazine. Such good news to know that 2013 brings a wonderful new project! Thank you for not using the Blogger identity. Sometimes I have to go through 3-4 of those before I can actually read the number!

  10. Merry Christmas and A Very Happy & Blessed New Year to you and your family:) Thank you so very much for another wonderful year with you and another beautiful set of patterns :) Looking forward to another amazing year with you.


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