Saturday, 1 January 2011

Holidays, Gifts and a New Year

Firstly there was the wrapping; the bows took all day on Christmas Eve but it was worth it. 
 Then there was a present; this one was made for me by a fellow stitcher at work and isn't it great? She said she was inspired by my artsy stitching and had to try her hand at random stitches - I like the result. And isn't that bow and label just brilliant?!
 And then after Christmas I came home alone and started a little Holiday Cloth. Inspired by Jude of course. 
 I've been working on it after work every day this week. Work has been so busy this week. Isn't the time after Christmas and before New Year so odd? A dark and empty week full of strange times that always makes me want to watch Twin Peaks; which I did and stitched this during it; can you see a bit of Lynch darkness in there?
 And of course I finished the Winter Cloth before I started the Holiday Cloth. 
 Happy New Year everyone. 


  1. i like how that print was framed in the tree shape. happy new year and happy new cloth for 2011.

  2. yeah i loved that too; i like framing the under cloth with holes! i loved your little trees so much and the shapes reminded me of Twin Peaks so much that I had to use that shape on my own too. I like the little kink I got on the right hand side too; it seems like a branch. a little branch for the end of the year and the start of another; branching out. happy new year Jude. x

  3. I like very much the pieces I see on your blog as the stitching enhancing the appliqués.

  4. Yes! Yes! . . . love your gathering of after work trees,
    a forest of beauty, indeed-ie.
    many 2011 cheers!

  5. Lovely as usual! I hope you have a happy, healthy and creative new year!

  6. Thanks guys, happy new year to you all; happy stitching!

  7. nice wip! i made a flickr account and commented on it i think i have to figure out how to upload photos...:/

  8. Yay to your flickr account! Shall I teach you over the phone?

  9. Happy New Year. I'm really liking the holiday cloth