It was nice to catch up with my friend Shirley yesterday before we head off to the beach for a summer holiday.
Imagine how thrilled I was when I received a piece of Shirley’s exquisite embroidery for Christmas. I have been totally rapt in this piece since she first began designing and stitching it as part of Sharon Boggon’s ‘Sumptuous Stitches’ course. Sooooo, to actually own it is a real thrill indeed.
Shirley has crafted the embroidery into a book cover. (A sketchbook which will be handy for my upcoming TAST designs!!) Not only has she done this amazing embroidery but the fabric is hand dyed by her, the cord is hand dyed by her and some of the beads she has also made. She is one creative lady.
Now I am going to show you some of Shirley’s handmade Christmas decorations.
Could these please be bequeathed to me Shirley??? Aren’t they beautiful too?
When we were in Brisbane on the weekend our daughter took us to see this house in her suburb which has a Christmas Light show in the evenings. It was spectacular. I only have a small camera, so the photos are pretty ordinary. The light show included music – magical.
It had an Australian theme, There is a cockatoo, koala, kangaroo and emu. Can you spot them? Santa made an appearance in the front window but I couldn’t capture him on camera.
As promised, I am showing some pictures of Robyn’s Christmas trimmings from our get together last Thursday.
We had really funky serviettes from Kaffe Fassett fabric and they even had a buttonhole in them. Thanks to Frances for these.
Yvonne, Robyn H and Carmel (with KF serviette attached!)
Beautiful Table setting
Table Centre – Glass tree with mini ornaments.
Monsieur Robynne with her Secret Santa gift – perfect – a silver glass Christmas Tree.
It gives Robyn and her husband, Alan, much pleasure decorating their home for Christmas and it gives everyone who visits (especially the Grandchildren) much pleasure too.
Thank you to all my wonderful blogging friends who visit this blog and I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas, all the best for the New Year and happy holidays.