I finally finished off the last ornament of the Plum Pudding series - the little red bird, as well as managed to stitch the backstitch border around them all so I can finish them up as little pillows. I think stitching it twice is enough for now. I may stitch them again later, as they do really work up quickly and are really quite nice too.
Also during my surfing I saw a cute little ornament stitched up a few blogs so I hunted it down fo myself and have already stitched it twice! Its the "Joy" freebie ornament by Lilybet Designs. Another very cute and quick stitch.
You can't really see but there are white stitches scattered around the tree as if it were snowing, it shows better in real life. As well, the star buttons are missing from the tops of the trees, but I'll add those when I actually do the finishing.Here they are all together!
I had a great time and my hubby was pretty good, he enjoyed himself as well. We hit Traditional Stitches' open house did a little damage there - at least I did, and then since we were fairly close, we also went to Cochrane and hit the Stitching Corner, where I did a little more damage.
After we went to the two stitchy stores, we thought we would give the guys a break - though they did really well, and we looked around a few different stores in Cochrane. The weather was so nice - I think it was +8 or 9 that day that we stopped at the ice cream shop and each grabbed a cone. Yummy! (shhh... I will admit as good as Cochrane ice cream is, I prefer My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe over by Garrison Woods...more flavours and bigger scoops too!)
Here is what came home with me:
Needle Threader - My Big Toe Designs
Joyeux Noel - Blackbird Designs
Button Up for Christmas #2 - Victoria Sampler
Button Up for Christmas #3 - Victoria Sampler
Time to Read - Jeanette Douglas Designs
With My Needle - The Goode Huswife
We really need to do this more often, if not the stash shopping but getting together with stitchy friends. It was fun day out.
Also don't forget to enter into the draw for the three prizes of my year end giveaway! I'm so excited to see so many entries already! Good luck to everyone!