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Summer stitching

Finally I´m able to blog again. My laptop crashed again but has now been fixed. I have been busy stitching though and here is an update of some of the things I finished this summer.

In middle of August I took my family on a little vacation. We stayed in a summer house in Húsafell for a week. We had the best time. We did some sight seeing, relaxed in the hot tub and we tried to take a walk but were too busy picking blueberries on the way so we didn´t get very far 🙂 LOL

I managed to get a lot of stitching done over there. First of all I finished By Golly Be Jolly. As you can see I changed the words into Icelandic.

By Golly - Be Jolly
By Golly Be Jolly by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 32 ct linen with DMC

I also started something new. Don´t bug me when I´m stitching! This is a kit I bought in Florida in summer 2008 and have been meaning to stitch it ever since. I finally dit it and the plan is to finish it as a pinkeep and hang it on my stitching lamp. I translated the words into Icelandic just to make sure my kids understand them!

Don´t bug me when I´m stitching
Don´t bug me when I´m stitching by the Sweetheart Tree

Two of my coworkers had their babies this summer. Sara got a girl and Eva got a boy. Of course I had to stitch them both a baby card.

Babycards

And now for some ATC´s. I´m totally hooked on them.

July Theme 1 - Pay it foward
July ATC – Pay it foward sent to Line in Abu Dhabi
We all had to stitch the same design

August birthday ATC
August Birthday ATC stitched for Angie Monroe in USA

Ruwani´s RR and a new RR start for me

I admit I´ve been a lazy blogger lately but I have been stitching a lot though.  Mostly I have been working on Round Robins and  I finished Ruwani´s RR in the end of January. Her theme is Cute Christmas and this is what I stitched for her.


Country Companions from The World of Cross Stitching

And here is how her RR looked before I posted it to Cindy.

I decided to take part in another Round Robin with 3 other ladies I met on Facebook and I´m really excited about this one. They are Jessica and Tami from USA and Ruwani from Australia. I had no idea what to pick for my theme but after going through all my patterns and magazines I decided on Friends.

I prepeared my fabric in January and I´m using white 28ct Jobelan.

This is the pattern I chose.  I just thought it would be perfect for my theme.


Precious Moments – In it together

I will be posting it to Jessica tomorrow.

I´ve been working a little on Be Jolly Be Golly by Lizzie Kate. I haven´t done a lot but this is how it looks today.

This weekend I have been working on HAED Red Poppy. I haven´t worked on it for a long time and I really missed it. I´m not ready to post a picture yet but I will be soon. Just need to finish about a 1000 stitches 🙂

December stitching

I have been very busy stitching in December.  First of all I was determined to finish all the little ornaments to hang on the O´holy night calendar. My daughter really kept me going and there was no mercy there. I´m happy to say I finished the last one on the 19th. Did I do a happy dance? Yes I did!!!

While I was stitching the little ornaments my fingers were itching for Red Poppy and I couldn´t get her out of my head. So of course she is what I´m working on right now. She´s got both her eyes now and I was up until 4 am just to finish her second eye. There was just no way of going to bed until I had finished it.

And I have a new start. I haven´t done very much but this is a Lizzie Kate desing so it will be a fun and quick one. It´s called Be Golly Be Jolly and I have started on the reindeer.

Jólasveina Biscornu

Ég ákvað að gera einn jóla biscornu og féll alveg fyrir þessu munstri frá Stitchwork. Það heitir Santa Round og þetta tók mig ekki nema 2 daga. Frágangurinn var aðeins að flækjast fyrir mér en ég fékk dygga síma aðstoð frá henni Lindu litluskvís. Takk fyrir mig Linda, þú bjargaðir mér alveg. En hér eru myndir. Það átti að vera pakki á bakhliðinni líka en því miður þá brotnaði hann svo ég ákvað að strekkja ekki alveg eins mikið á miðjunni til að halda alla vega öðrum þeirra.

Framhliðin

Bakhliðin

Frá hlið

Skeggið á jólasveinunum var saumað með Wisper garni frá Rainbow Gallery. Það er loðið og það var alveg skelfilegt að sauma með því. Það verður allt svo ójafnt en ég er nokkuð sátt við útkomuna.

Erla Björk

Jóladagatölin komin upp

Við settum jóladagatöl barnanna upp í vikunni og erum búin að vera að bæta nokkrum pökkum á á hverjum degi. Kláruðum svo loksins í gærkvöldi og þau opnuðu fyrsta í morgun. Ekkert smá spennandi. Alexander á jólasveinaandlitið, Einar á Jólasveininn í stiganum og Marín krakkana sem eru að fara í háttinn.

Gleðilega aðventu öll saman.

Erla Björk