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Monday, September 21, 2015

A couple more Christmas ABC’s

Slowly but surely, I’m quietly working away on my Christmas ABC blocks when I get the chance. I like to take this sort of stitching to my Friendship Group when we sit and stitch together, in between all the talking and stopping for delicious home baking at morning tea times, of course.  I also pack my stitching bag for the times we go away in the caravan, and I completed my “D is for Deer” block this weekend when we were camping at Foxton Beach. 

P9200067 C is for Candle and D is for Deer

I needed Robin’s help recently when I purchased some more skeins of Perle 5 cotton.  He had to hold each skein for me while I cut it in half and plaited the strands together.  This keeps the cotton (reasonably) tidy in my thread bag, and it is easy just to pull a strand out as required.  Didn’t he do a good job!

P9020004 He has been a big help!

Plaiting the cotton reminded me of those long ago years when I used to plait my daughter’s long blond hair into pig-tails before she left for school.  Mornings were always such busy times with a young family, school lunches to make, school bags to get packed, and long hair to brush and plait, before my two children rushed out the door on their way to school.  Those were the days!


Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely stitching Jenny....it is so nice spending time away in our vans..enjoy x

Kate said...

Jenny, your Christmas ABCs are lovely .... and so is Robin. :D

Christine B said...

Lovely stitching on your alphabet blocks and so nice of your husband to be so helpful with your threads! Christine x

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love your blocks. And what a great way to safely transport the cotton, in a plait like that. Clever. And aren't men useful too. :)
Jenny, I too had hair to braid, with two daughters with long hair; I learned to French braid their hair and I used to love doing it. Haven't thought of that in awhile...thanks for stirring a very pleasant memory.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Love these alphabet blocks! Helpful husband are always great to have around!

Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Stitchery Link Party! Aloha hugs!

Anonymous said...

He looks so patient. =) The alphabets are wonderful. Is that Michelle's pattern?

Raewyn said...

Love your Christmas letters! What's even better than your man helping with the plaiting is that he posed for a photo for your blog!