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Monday, 19 December 2022

Almost here !

 Well not long now, the weeks are rushing by, are you ready for the big day, I am getting there after very busy weeks . This morning we had coffee with friends out and did a gift swap at the same time.

It's so lovely to get with friends at this time of the year , when you only get in touch by phone or email most of the year. 

Also good to spend time with our family again after we all lead  busy lives. 

I do have some stitching to show , and some lovely stitched cards and gifts .

Oh it has been bitter cold the last week, and now it's milder with heavy rain and strong winds  not sure what I like  best , cold or rain . Our poor garden birds are not happy when the water is frozen  so we have been trying to keep them fed and watered . I have not fully decorated this year we have cut down a little .

I have planned to join in Martina's and Manuela's stitch along for the New Year looking forward to this .

I will make other plans also for the New Year , which will  include rotating my UFOs , and some new stitching of  charts I want to stitch , so lets see how I get on . 

So I did get to finish this UFO  .

                                          A LA BELLE ETOILE  by  C Mon Monde .

                                                DMC threads and material was from a large bag

                                                gifted to me years ago .


           From my dear friend Carol , who started me blogging years ago .
Thank you my lovely friend for your kindness throu out the years .
love the chart the ribbons and the cute card .

                       Don't you just love the Robin so cute sitting on the roof.

                              From my dear friend Sheryl , thank you so much my sweet friend .

From my friends N & P a  beaded bag and card thank you so much .

I loved this card from my wonderful daughter .
It matches all my decorations ,and robins that I love so much 
Thank you my sweet girl.

And below some lovely stitched cards 
Thank you Andrea love it .

                                      Thank you Manuela , another beautiful card . 

                                     Again another beautiful hand stitched card .
                                                        Thank you Martina .

               Thank you all who sent cards and gifts I will be back this week to show more .

                       I love my blogging family you are such loving and caring friends .

                                              See you again in a few days time .





  1. Such lovely cards and presents. It’s always nice to receive Stitchy goodies in the post.
    My bird bath froze completely so I got a silver foil tray intended for sandwiches at buffets and used that instead. Because it’s shallow, I was able to lift the ice circle out each morning and refill with fresh water. I made a pile of ice sculptures with the circles!
    Serendipitous Jo

  2. Maravillosas tarjetas.

  3. Dear June, you have a lot to show today. Lovely presents and you UFO turned out so very nice! So your weather is wintery, cold and wet like ours. Snow is expected of and on all week.
    Have a wonderful Christmas,

  4. Love that piece by C Mon Monde, so pretty!
    You have gotten some nice stitched pieces.

  5. Hello June,
    your finish look great.
    So many wonderful cards are arrived.
    I wish you and your family Merry Christmas.
    Nice that you join in, in our challenge.
    Hugs, Manuela

  6. Merry Christmas June: The Alphabet Sampler with an adorable snowman is so sweet, I really like the fabric you chose.
    I do not have any UFO's I am so afraid if I did so i would never get any done.
    Beautiful gifts from friends and the handmade cards are lovely.
    We have a couple of feet on the ground with a high of 10 above and 5-10 inch's coming tomorrow, ick.


  7. What lovely gifts and cards and I really love your recent finish. I was thinking of joining Martina and Manelas stitch a long too, if I can get the charts sorted in time.

  8. Beautiful gifts & cards June ... I also love your little snowy scene that you've just finished. Wishing you & your a wonderful festive season. xx

  9. It's great that you're joining us, I'm looking forward to your work.
    The UFO is so beautiful, it's done and looks fantastic.
    You have received beautiful cards, enjoy them.
    enjoy the coming Christmas
    Hugs Martina

  10. Un felice e sereno Natale a te e a tutta la tua bellisima famiglia.

  11. Beautiful cards and gifts have reached you. The UFO has become beautiful.
    Enjoy the Christmas days
    Hugs Andrea

  12. Nice thoughts from your friends and very nice too “ La belle etoile”
    Big hug,

  13. Oh June, A LA BELLE ETOILE is gorgeous! Your gifts are lovely my friend! Stay warm! It is frigid here right now.

  14. Dear June,
    yes, thank god i'm now finished with all the preparations for christmas. The last few days have been very "exhausting" from one christmas party to the next, after the long pandemic break from all the festivities we have enjoyed it very much.
    I like your winter cross stitch picture very much, also you got beautiful embroidered christmas cards.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing your embroidery.

  15. Your finish is lovely and you received so many beautiful gifts and cards!

  16. Dear June,
    yoou have completed a very magical new embroidery, I like the motif very much.
    And you got such nice Christmas-cards, unfortunately mine isn't there ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, hugs, Jutta

  17. I do love your latest finish, June--the fabric is so perfect for it as the white shows up so well! And what great gifts. I'm so glad you liked my card. I fell in love with that robin and am already stitching him for gifts for next year. Trying to get my gift stitching done early for a change as it is too stressful at the end of the year. My goal is to have my gifts stitched by my birthday in January. Wish me luck!

    I mailed my last card yesterday so, yes, I am done. I look forward to relaxing now other than cooking dinner on Christmas Eve for my husband, middle son and his girlfriend. Wishing you and Ron a lovely Christmas weekend with a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of the season, June! ♥