Wednesday, 26 December 2012

#55 Festive Fun!

Good morning!

How are we all today? Slightly hungover? Overdosed on Turkey? Whatever the answer I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

I did, despite falling asleep at 6:30 in the evening and missing half the night! I do it every year though, David just laughs at me...

First I want to thank you to everyone who sent me a Christmas card, I ended up with cards from America, Canda, Portugal, Iceland, England...if it wasn't for all of you I would of had a measly 5 or 6 cards this year (work do this thing where instead of sending cards we give the money to charity, which is all very well and good but when you don't have children this results in very few cards...).














Next, I want to share my stitching presents :D Yep I got some! Hooray!

 The Cat Kit was from my boyfriends parents, his Mum is also a crafty person so she knows how nice it is to build your stash :)

The Gorjus Kit is from my other half, I pointed a few out to him as he needed ideas of things to get me so it was sort of a half surprise hehe :D

At the bottom is a thread pack for Mini the Black which my Grandparents got me. It is my new year start for a group on Facebook, I am itching to get started already! As well as all this my sweet American pen friend Beth got me some note cards, which will definitely come in handy!



Today is Boxing Day here in England, we won't do much other than relax and eat Turkey sandwiches. Sadly tomorrow it is back to reality and back to work. Oh well, at least I have my Birthday on Monday to look forward to :D

Emma xo

26 comments:

  1. You have some cute kits there and I just had a look at you 2013 goal list, you have some great choices and they are all big projects - I think my favourite is the stepping stone cottage, nice - good luck with your goals :)

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    1. Thanks! - I think I need it to get all those done :D hehe x

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  2. What a nice stash! We celebrate Boxing Day in our home too, so nice to relax. Enjoy!

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    1. Exactly! :) Sadly I was back to work today though... :(

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    1. Thanks! I am itching to get started on them but I must behave...(for now)

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  4. Hooray for new stash! That is a lot of greys and blacks, haha. :D Love the little kittens.

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    1. Yep, I will be having nightmares about DMC 310 for sure! hehe :D

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  5. Love your card display - Love new stash

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    1. Thanks Melinda, hope you had a great Christmas :)

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  6. Good morning Emma and Itzy; I am new to your blog and love your beautiful pieces. What is a Mini the black? We here in Canada also celebrate Boxing Day and do the same! LOL
    Hope to talk to you again soon, Lulu

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    1. Thanks Lulu, welcome to my little corner of the blog world :D I saw someone else stitching Mini the Black and knew I had to have it! It will be a challenge but I am looking forward to it :)

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  7. Just found Mini the Black; wow, beautiful. Good luck with that. Also, love your 2013 goals. Good idea! L

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  8. Emma, Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love finding new blogs for other great stitchers. You new stash looks great and made your holiday season even better I'm sure.
    I will include you in the drawing for the Lizzie Kate's traveling pattern that I just finished.

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    1. Thank you very much! They were all a nice surprise on Christmas morning, I love a bit of stash enhancing :D hehehe

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  9. What a lovely collection of xmas card! Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and what wonderful stash!

    Happy New YeaR!

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    1. Yes, it was lovely to come home to a christmas card waiting for me in the mail box from overseas!

      I hope you had a great Christmas and have a happy new year :)

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  10. What lovely pressies to add to your stash.

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  11. Lovely presents you got Emma! I think it's hilarious that you fall asleep right after the turkey!! Nice way to display your Christmas cards too!!

    Happy New Year to you Emma!

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    1. Oh I think it is all the build up in the days before and remembering everything I need to do, then non stop on the day until the dinner is done, then I think thanks to a mix of wine, endless food and finally a chance to relax just knocks me out, lol!

      I like to have them on display, once the curtains are shut at night you can't see them if they are on your window sill!

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  12. What a lovely stash!

    I know you've been awarded the Liebster Award, but I'd like to nominate you for it again!

    See my blog Stitchy Sam for details!

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    1. Thank you so much - very kind of you! :)

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  13. Ohhhh I'm stitching the same Gorjuss girl :D
    I see a little Nia on your card display ;) hehehe
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family :) Hugs&smiles

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    1. I know :D I see me maybe adding more of the Gorjuss Girls to my stash - they are so cute!

      Indeed you do spot a Nia card - thank you!

      My Christmas was lovely, thank you - I hope yours was too :)

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  14. So many great stash! I just love stash! ehehe
    Glad you had a great christmas!;)
    kisses

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