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Monday, 12 December 2011

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS . . .


Do you remember my disappointment with my last Pine Mountain Designs kit?
The fabric included in the kit was completely different from the one they had both pictured and advertised resulting in the threads having no impact whatsoever WELL this is the kit I chose as a goodwill gesture from Pine Mountain who responded very quickly and very kindly . . .

'Home for Christmas'

These sweet little kits stitch up so quickly so I'm pleased I can say it's finished and I can declare another Happy Dance for 2011 . . .



As I said before they always remind me of wrapped sweets waiting to be opened, the ribbons at the end are always so pretty once they're tied into bows
In case you were wondering ~ the holly around the pillow IS real and comes from our Holly Tree in the back garden, normally the berries come too early and it's just the leaves by Christmas but nature having a law of its own this is what we have this year . . .

Both the birds and the squirrels love this tree and it's just outside our bedroom window so dawn is pretty noisy round here!

I've had a good weekend getting all the Christmas bits & pieces done so feel a little more relaxed now!  I hope everyone else is up-to-date too and enjoying the countdown?

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

19 comments:

Hazel said...

It is a beautiful finish and I must look into those as they look perfect and easy to finish. x

dixiesamplar said...

Love the pillow finish; a great gift idea too!

That tree is gorgeous...bet the birds and squirrels are in heaven, LOL!

Sarah said...

Beautiful finish! I'm half enjoying the countdown and half trying to pull together last minute wedding details for just after Christmas! Happy Holidays to you

CalamityJr said...

Your holly tree is so beautiful! I never thought about where holly comes from - shame on me! You did a great job on your pillow.

Teresa said...

Glad you are happy with your new kit. It turned out real nice.
Love the real holly.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

That is the biggest holly tree, Jane!! We have a small holly bush here that is about 6 feet tall. It's so pretty this time of year...

Love your Home For Christmas finish--glad the new kit worked out so well :)

Colleen said...

Wonderful finish on your Home for Christmas, pillow; I love it. That is one very big Holly tree, wow! How nice for the birds and squirrels to enjoy the fruits of the tree. :0}

Kate said...

Lovely finish n your pillow . Fabulous holly tree.

butterfly said...

Lovely pillow and stitching, What a holly tree must be the largest one i have ever seen.

Mouse said...

ooooo I likesee very much :) and wow your holly tree is fab :) love mouse xxx

Shirlee said...

Jane ... I am a new follower as of this morning. I found you via Sharlene's Stitching Site. Are you familiar with an old British sitcom by the name of The Good Life? If so, do you remember how Margo used to say "Thank you very much!" Well, that is what I'm saying to you this morning using the exact same voice inflection ... lol! I popped over here hoping to find an interesting stitching blog ... which I did ... but I also found your photo of the Pine Mountain pillow. I had to immediately go to my favorite online stitching shop & order it. Of course I found a few more PM pillow kits to order as well. If that's not bad enough, I then saw your post with the Shepherd's Bush Stockings kit. Went immediately to the SB site. Will call them & order that one when they open later today. Yes, I am pathetic ... lol! As you can see I also talk a lot : ) Blessings, Shirlee

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Mindi said...

Your finish is adorable! I love that holly tree, I've never seen one so large before. I'm used to only seeing small holly bushes. I'm glad nature cooperated this year and gave you some berries for the holiday season.

Lesleyanne said...

Your pillow is gorgeous. Your holly tree is looking stunning. Mine doesn't have berries. Glad you are feeling a bit more relaxed about the festivities.

Sally said...

Your pillow is gorgeous Jane. I bought one of their pillows a few years ago ( it had a sheep on it!!!!)

Wow your holly bush looks amazing!

pat said...

What a lovely and delicate work
ciao Pat

Pumpkin said...

Yay! That was so nice of them and I have to agree, I like the version they show on the package too :o)

WOW! That is quite the beautiful tree.

Catherine said...

Love your finish! Too cute!

Maureen said...

that is such a nice pillow - i've always fancied doing one of these (especially as they come pre finished - excellent idea!)

What a fab holly tree..

Lois said...

Love how this one turned out!

Have a lovely Christmas!