Not that I had realised it.
That this was his last Nativity.
Apparently after Year 2, no more Nativity. Did I cry a few tears? You bet I did! Another milestone passes. Another little stage of his childhood closes. I weep for every one. Sad to see it go and feeling so very lucky to have him and to be able to share every precious moment!In addition to all the other goings on, he has been keeping me company in the workroom in the evenings making gifts for his teachers. I love to watch him sew. That steady hard concentration...
and a particular way he has of holding the needle so that the thread doesn't slip out at a crucial moment. This tree decoration is finished and ready to be wrapped..
I especially like his idea to add triangle 'spikes, to make it all three-dimensional'. Just perfect.
This brooch is still a work in progress and will be finished off tonight. I find it so hard to give these works away but he makes them with such love for a particular person in mind that they really aren't mine to keep!
I have also been busy and have stitched more Retro Owls and Big Dogs so that I can keep my Etsy store stocked into the New Year.And now...
"About time too!!" I hear you cry - "We have been waiting ages!"
❤ My '10000 visitors' giveaway! ❤
A Pinkest Pink Patchwork Puppy and a length of vintage fabric party bunting!Puppy is handmade from vintage recycled fabrics, stuffed with fresh new polyester filling, and trimmed with vintage buttons and hand embroidery.
Puppy measures approximately 18 cm long by 14 cm high to the tip of that fidgetting tail.
Please note this is not a Christmas giveaway. I know, the timing and all, but it's really not! A puppy is for life not just for Christmas and I wouldn't want you to think I was encouraging anyone to think otherwise!
Plus there is nothing Christmassy at all about the bunting. It can be used all year around and that's just what we do here in the kitschen- any excuse; Birthdays, special visitors, holidays, sunny days - every day feels better with a bit of bunting!
So, if you would like to give puppy a home, leave me a comment on this post and I will do something very technical to randomly and impartially select a winner!
If you would like two goes in the hat (I know, very technical! But it's a very fine hat!) just link to this post and tell me where to find your link and I'll pop your name in twice!
Good luck everyone. I'll make the draw at 6pm on Wednesday 17th December!