Thursday, 8 December 2011

Santa Claus is coming....

Well, I'm definately not a professional and I'm nowhere near completing a masterpiece comprising of an idealic riverside cottage with gardens to boot. But I do like cross stitching and I can do a few basic designs.

I absolutely love receiving homemade cards, and this year Amy and I have decided we will distribute them amongst those we know who will appreciate the time and effort we have put in to creating them.

The following designs are just a sample of what we have produced. I'm not going to post a photo of all of the designs because I know some of the receipients are going to read this very blog post...

We've filled a box full of threads and designs so that is something to keep us busy in the new year when it's raining hard and we can't get in to the garden as much as we would like to.

I've got a busy day tomorrow. I have to go to university to submit my Econometrics coursework, and then I am going to do a spot of Christmas shopping so that I can finally tick Amy completly off the list. I need to get a shift on with my own wrapping too so I must buy some wrapping paper. However, saying that our bedroom has resembled Santa's workshop recently. I've been writing the cards and the labels and Amy has been wrapping the presents and tying the ribbon. It's been so much fun, I absolutely love this time of year. So after the submitting and the shopping, I then move on to socialising when I meet some work colleagues for a get together as a substitute for the lack of our Christmas party.

I've also got some things to do in the kitchen as well. I've got onions to pickle and cakes to bake.

'tis the season to be jolly...



  1. Whew! I'm tired just reading your post! lol,
    Pickled onions? My favorite part of Bread & Butter pickles is the pickled onions in them. Do you have a recipe for them posted here? Or will you be sharing it in the future? That sounds yummy!
    And those cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! The recipients will be very, very lucky. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you both!

  2. Those are very lovely, a gift in themselves.

  3. What beautiful cards and what a lovely idea !

  4. Wow! is there no limit to your talents? Super impressive organisation as well. I haven't even started my christmas shopping yet so there definitely won't be any handmade (by me) gifts under the tree. Ah well.

  5. Very nice cards. I hope the recipients reuse them afterwards. They could put them in a little embroidery ring and hang them on the trees for ornaments or just hang them on the wall for decorations.

  6. Wow, I'm impressed! Card-making is one of those simple savers I'd always like to get round to but never seem to have the time or inclination. Go you!

  7. Anything home made is most appreiated and I totally admire your home made cards, I do hope the receipients love them as much as we do.

  8. Hi Martin and Amy,

    I hope you both had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I've left an award for you over on my blog as I really enjoy reading your posts!




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