Saturday 30 September 2023

September Smalls

 Mary at Mary's Thread is the lovely host of the Smalls SAL. On the last Friday of the month we share our small stitching items that we have completed but not necessarily fully finished. 

Thank you Mary for hosting this great SAL, it's a super way to see everyone's little stitching. 

It's been a while as I have been very busy stitching our daughter and new husband's wedding sampler, it took ages and I think made me step away a bit from stitching. You can see it in my previous post along with a few wedding photos.

I have however stitched a few things, namely these 6 Christmas ornaments for the Ronald McDonald House in Orange. It's my way of paying back fellow stitchers' kindness in stitching for my Christmas trees.

I have already finished these and posted them to Catherine in the USA, I'll share the finishes in next months Fully Finished Objects post. 

Friday 15 September 2023

Fully Finished Objects and Gifted Gorgeousness in September

My FFO and GG is my special project that I have been stitching on since March ... a very special wedding sampler. It's an etsy design stitched over one, in some places just one stitch in each colour. The design matches their wedding theme and it looks more effective far away then looked at close up. 

Our daughter's wedding day was superb, every moment a treasured memory. We are delighted to officially welcome our son-in-law into family. These few photos are a mix of professional and our own. 

With my beautiful daughter
A very proud Dad
The newlyweds 

It was a superb few days; the night before at the hotel, the amazing day at the wedding venue (an Italian style villa) and the super family time the day after. A time full of smiles that passed by all too quickly but left lasting memories to treasure.

After all the excitement I need to review my projects and see where I am both project wise and blogging wise. I'm hoping to be spending more time in blogland and catch up with everyone's news and crafting. 

FFO is Rachel's, Ten Hour Stitcher, Fully Finished Objects blog sal which is a super chance to show and tell about the crafty that are completely finished. Thanks Rachel

And GG is Jo at Serendipitous Stitching's Gifted Gorgeousness blog sal when we share our latest gifts. These can be gifts given or received, or any item made using fabric, threads, buttons, ribbon, chart, backing fabric that has been gifted.Thank you Jo.