Monday, 19 November 2012

A SnowGlobe for Christmas

Thank Goodness, my class with Aneela Hoey on Saturday ticked off loads of things from the huuuge to do list!

Autographed Little Stitches!

I felt so terrible as I managed to run quite late - I had to go home because I was convinced that I'd left the hob on (I hadn't), and as a result, missed two buses and then the train by one minute! Thankfully, I wasn't too late, and arrived to find the lovely ladies hadn't yet started. Aneela commented that it felt like we'd known each other for ages, and it was great to see at least one smiling face that I recognised.

Embroidery from Little Stitches with Sew Stitchy sashing

We were very productive during the session, despite me getting distracted by chatting, eating chocolate brownies and drinking all of their Apple and Rhubarb juice, and I managed to complete my embroidery (there's a photo on Aneela's blog of my nearly finished hoop - is it geeky that I'm quite excited by that??)

Embroidery from Little Stitches with Sew Stitchy sashing
(Please excuse the rubbish in the background of this photo!)

When I got home, I used some squares of Sew Stitchy to frame the embroidery. I was being lazy and didn't want to cut too much, so I left the embroidery at 9 1/2"sq - this feels a little big though.... We were discussing the art of knowing when to stop, but I'm not yet adept at this - do you think that it needs a bit more detailing to balance it out?

This will hopefully be going to a Gran (as in, one of our three Grans, not a random one!)

Oh, and to prove that I am making progress with the other items.............

HST BOF Ornament Block

I've done some more of my HST BOF blocks!
(and by some I mean "made the HSTs and trimmed them for one of the other five blocks which I need to make"......)


  1. Ooh love it! What a fun class that must have been!

    Have to admit, I did have a laugh about the random Gran! That'd take Christmas to a whole new level ;)

  2. Your snow globe looks lovely, what a great class. If you are going to quilt it I think you could leave it as is and take up some of the space with quilting.


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