Tuesday, 14 December 2010


So to keep three little secrets and one very BIG one has not been easy and I'm literally at exploding point!

This is my first Christmas in the world of blogging and I wanted to stitch and send some gifts to a few people I was lucky enough to have the addresses of.  Two of those have been received and one has been opened and the other kept until the 25th and the third one, fingers crossed, will reach its destination overseas in time for the big occasion.

I stitched this jolly fellow for Lesleyanne (Lesleyanne's Life of Stitches) and found the chart in the 2002 edition of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments.
Roly-Poly Snowman by Bent Creek stitched on 28~count natural linen in GA sampler threads

Lesleyanne sent me a lovely email upon receipt, thank you Lesleyanne and Merry Christmas to you.

Now for the BIGGIE!  Tomorrow we fly to Florida for a 2 week Christmas Holiday and my gang of 3 have been 'kept in the dark' for as long as we could manage.  Playing a Secret Agent is not my strong point but I have managed to consult with schools/colleges and absences for the last few days have been authorised, presents have been exchanged for the 25th, my brother-in-law has been signed up to come down from Scotland and look after the house and Tilly has gone to stay with a lovely lady who's a nurse at the Vets we go to.  This really was the hardest part and I already miss her terribly after only 4hours but her Christmas prezzies are here for when we get back and I shall certainly be doing some serious bunny shopping whilst I'm away!!!

My gorgeous 'Tinsel Tilly' xxx

I shall be keeping in touch with all your posts whilst we're away and hope to post as well but just in case I don't get the chance (you know what with shopping, theme parks, lazy days, cocktails, restaurants etc!!!!!!!) a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, may it be peaceful, joyous, memorable and snow-free!



Denise said...

Merry Christmas Jane -

Hope your flight is uneventful and your stay memorable! Have fun and welcome to the states!

Smiles - Denise

Hazel said...

Gorgeous ornie for Lesleyanne. x

Myra said...

OH Jane that Tilly is the cutest thing! She just gets prettier with each post. Yipee for you going to Florida - what a fabulous Christmas present. I hope you have a fabulous safe trip and enjoy every minute of it. Merry Christmas to you!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Have a wonderful trip, Jane!

Tilly is just adorable and I know she'll be happy to see you when you return.

Have safe travels and a wonderful, Merry Christmas!

Meadows08 said...

Have a great vacation! Sweet stitching and bunny.

CalamityJr said...

Have a wonderful trip, and merry Christmas to all of you!

Deborah said...

Have a great vacation! Tilly is beautiful. Merry Christmas.

Lesleyanne said...

Thank you again for my gorgeous ornie. You really shouldn't have but I am so glad you did as he is stunning. Have a FANTASTIC holidya in Florida and a really Happy Christmas and New Year. Tilly is more lovely with every picture. I love your blog header of her.

Annette said...

Secrets aren't easy to have!!!
But I love your ornament, the snowmen is so darn cute!
I hope you have a lovely holiday. Tilly will be oke, and will be glad when you are back to spoil her...hihi.
Have a great Christmas, enjoy it...

Cath said...

Gorgeous pictures of Tilly ,and what a fantastic Christmas surprise . Hope you have a brilliant time , and see you when you get back .XXX

Pumpkin said...

WHAT FUN!!!! No wonder you had such a hard time keeping this under your hat ;o) Have a wonderful time and I hope it warms up for you when you get there.

I'm sure Tilly will be alright. It sounds like she'll be in the best of care. Love her pictures btw ;o)

That snowman is so sweet and is on my to-do list. I can see why Lesleyanne loved him :o)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Jane!

♥ Nia said...

I love Tilly's photos, especially your blog banner =) so cuuuuuuute!
Enjoy your trip!! Have fun!!! :D

Mylene said...

Lovely ornament!

Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

Michelle May said...

Happy and safe travels! Love Miss Tilly in your banner and with the tinsel. She is truly precious!
Happy Christmas and wishing you a wonderful "year of the rabbit" in 2011!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Lynn said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip!! Merry Christmas to all of you, especially that adorable Tilly!

Sandy said...

Hi! First time ever I stumbled onto your blog! Your bunny is soooo cute! Adorable! Lovely blog!

Barb said...

Oh what a lovely secret to keep,Jane have so much fun and a wonderful CHRISTMAS, lots of pics for us to see, I am so excited for you.
Tilly is just so bunny scrumptious and in such safe hands.
The ornie is lovely and I shall have to see if I have that issue as I may have to stitch that.
Take care on your travels ,see you when you get back.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous ornament for Lesleyanne! So cute!

Have a fantastic holiday! Safe travels and see you when you get back!

Oooh I do so love Tilly.

Carin said...

Love that snowman !!
Have a wonderful holiday in Florida !!!

Ginnie said...

Hope you have a great trip to Florida.
Loving the ornie you did for LesleyAnne.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous ornament and that trip must of sure been a great surprise!!!!

♥ Nia said...

•*¨*•.¸.•*¨ Merry Christmas •*¨*•.¸.•*¨

CalamityJr said...

Happy new year, Jane. May it be filled with many blessings and much joy!

♥ Nia said...

Happy New Year!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*