Monday, February 13, 2012


January 2012..a busy month and also a very very sad month.
First a little catch up of December. The week before Christmas by doggie Chrissie got hit by a car. All good though. She is now my three legged Chrissie Dog. She was home for Christmas and well enough to wear her traditional out fit for the morning of  ' The Day '. ps Chrissie is named after this day ( I got her on Chritmas Eve ) and she was born on November 11, Her ' official ' name, oh la de da...giggles  is Christmas Remembrance English...Chrissie to us.
 Also I never really ever though I would actually get or have a " white picket fence ' but thanx to Chrissie's accident..hubby built one for her in the front yard. So I guess it's not really mine but Chrissie's. She can go down the steps but not up, so Chrissie will give you a little whimper to come carry her up..if she's not heard..then she is kinda cute...

First I will 'show of ' my embroidery creations from Nana's Nook for the first month of the year.
Alvin the Chipmunk on a T-shirt for a little friend of the Nook.
Another for a little friend of the Nook, yes she is a Dragons supporter... on a t-shirt..
and a matching towel..thou I have been told she thinks it is too good to be used..might have to make a second one so she can use at least one of them, lol
I was excited to get a Puss in Boots embroidery design, so have used it a couple of times so far. Firstly on a handtowel
and again on a T-Shirt
I had not hand crocheted anything since I'd lost my best friend D in October. She was the Queen for crocheted hand towel toppers. When her daughter-in-law gave me two hand towels recently, I chose to crochet them in the style I know D would of done. Gave me such a good feeling and extra special as I used one of D's crochet hooks. I have returned the now finished handtowels to L. I am now looking forward to more crocheting ahead...

 I have enjoyed making some embroidery hand towels for friends ... some variety is always fun xxx

My GS William (6) has a loose tooth. Well off I went to ' The Nook ' to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow. A little different from the ones I made years back. This is made like a little bag, it is much easier for the Tooth Fairy to find this handing off the door, from the end of the bed, etc then trying to find under a pillow. No lost tooth yet, we are still waiting.. but we are prepared !!
A quick little embroidery job...and simple. A Tea Towel for a machine dust cover..yep quick and easy and cheap....
So excited about these new designs...they are so cute and so different....and so much fun !! These are Dress Handtowel Toppers. There are 9 in the set, here are the six I have so far made.
Ballerina Dress...
 Cowgirl Dress...
 Frilly Dress...
 Nightgown Dress...
 Polka Dot Dress...
 Princess Dress...
Another set of new embroidery designs..bathroom theme..again there are nine in this set also. I have only made one so far..the toothbrush
I received a lovely gift from a friend of over 25 years. Go have a look at her Blog  My Friends Call me Nelly Also pop in to Nelly's Facebook Store Vintage Wishes  A very talented Lady indeed, who has an incredible love for vintage.  Here is my wonderful cute.....Record Handbag ..I LOVE IT !! Thanx Nelly xx

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And last for this Month is a very very sad time for my Family. My Eldest Daughter Theresa lost her Loving Husband AL. A doting Dad to our Grandson Bailey, a very much treasured Son-In-Law to us, wonderful Brother-in-Law and Uncle to our children and grandchildren.We will miss him greatly. Forever in our hearts x
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  1. What a start to the year Jen Dont forget the wonderful new play thing you got last week and he is gorgeous too xxx

  2. Was a good sewing start to the year. Kinda surprised myself after all the sewing done for December end of year. Oh the wonderful new play thing we received is for my February post, shall be more sewing added too due to this gorgeous little one. Don't think I will be able to hold out thou for another two weeks. Might have two posts for February xx

  3. Hi Jen,
    Your embroidery especially the hand towels are excellant work. love the use of the designs very original. Ken