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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Another Slow Stitched Santa, and Mother’s Day

Santa is sitting in his sleigh with the sack of toys, all he needs is to get hitched up to the reindeer and he will be on his way.

Santa in his sleigh block

This is the final stitchery block of four of the Christmas table runner.  The next step will be to piece the fabrics for the centre of the runner, then add the stitcheries to each end.  I’ll add this to my List of Six projects when I write a new list. 

But never fear, I still have several hand stitching projects to work on.  Including this Christmas stitchery which I had tucked away and forgotten about.  I’m going to do a little hand quilting on this, then make it up as a Christmas cushion for the caravan.  I’m not too sure who the designer is, perhaps someone will know?

Small hand quilting project

Today is Mother’s Day here in New Zealand.  Our Sunday morning started with our usual Sunday morning treat, of bacon and eggs breakfast, Robin’s specialty.  I like tomatoes with mine, and Robin gets two eggs.  Can you see the selvedge placemat under my plate?

Sunday morning breakfast

Then I opened my Mother's Day gift from daughter Nicky.  Wonder what it is?  Oh look, chocolate!  Lindt chocolate with fruit centres, doesn’t it look yummy.  Guess I’ll be sharing these with you know who.  Hopefully I’ll hear from son Michael?  He doesn’t “do” Mothers Day but a phone call would be nice.

Gift from my daughter Nicky

And Gemma wants to say hello to all the Mothers out there.  As she is getting older (she is all of one year old now) she is starting to do things differently.  Such as lying in the front of her play tunnel, to watch the world go by.  Not so long ago, the tunnel was just the thing to run through very fast, in one end and out the other at high speed, jumping  out at us as we walked into the kitchen.  She doesn’t have her “crazy times” so much these days.  Gemma is very loving and likes to keep close to us.

Happy Mother’s Day from Gemma

12 comments:

Julierose said...

Happy Mothers' day Jenny! I love your Christmas Stitcheries...Santa is just so lovely--I like how you did his beard...nice work hugs for a wonderful day Julierose

Maria said...

Santa's looking good and nice small Christmas project for you to work on...
Nice placemat under your special brekky..
Hmmmm! Nice choccies from your DD and I hope you son gave you a call. 🤗

Maria said...

Sorry Gemma, thanks for your Mother's Day greeting...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think a lot of people do not "do" the special days anymore - here one daughter will as she lives near by and she will come over after we take our walk this morning and she is planning to cook this afternoon for me - the other daughter might send me a text at some point in the day!
Have a great day

Tired Teacher said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you receive a call from your son. The chocolates look divine: I haven't seen that kind in the stores. Congratulations on finishing another Santa block.

Jenny said...

Yes, pleased to say that I finally got a call from my son Michael. He is not very good with birthdays or Christmas either.

Karen S said...

Gorgeous Christmas stitching. And it looks like an enjoyable Mother's Day, too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely Christmas stitcheries!
Those dark chocolate covered fruit treats made my mouth water!
Hope you enjoy some with your stitching today!
Happy Mother's Day!

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny what beautiful stitcheries cant wait to see the finished piece.
Happy Mother's day too glad you had a lovely day and the selvage placemat looks awesome xx

Deb said...

Love your Christmas stitcheries, The Sampler stitchery is a Red Brolly design. Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day and those chocolates look yummy I will have to keep my eye out for them.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Happy Mother's Day! I have to find those Lindt chocolates. I love Lindt (or any chocolate almost) but these look extra-special. I'm liking that placemat quite a lot, too.

Karen said...

Santa is so chubby and delightful. Nicely done.