A big thank you to Katrina for a lovely surprise in the post. It cheered me right up. Here's a lovely Christmas ornament from pretty fabric to brighten up our mantlepiece (we don't have room for a full size tree and I haven't yet managed to get one small enough for the bit of space we do have).
Thanks so much Katrina - it's just lovely and the colours are perfect - lots of red and gold this year.
I've done a little stitching this week - it's taken all week but here's a Christmas ornament for a friend.
It's a freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs stitched on 32ct Strawflower from Lakeside Linen using a mixture of recommended threads and ones in my stash. I was inspired by Andrea's lovely posts of the ornaments she's stitched. If you've never visited her blog, pop on over, her stitching and finishing are amazing!
It's not been a great week here. I'm not allowed to give details but work is still uncertain. I don't think I'll know or be allowed to say any more until the new year. There are several people affected and it's been very sad and horrid at work this week.
On the bright side, we are healthy, we are so careful with our energy use the gas company gave us back £50 this week as we were so much in credit (!), my half sister is over from New Zealand and just spent a lovely day with us, and all the cats are very cosy and happy....