Monday, 26 August 2013

Link Up For Christmas Through The Year...

It's time to link your Christmas Through The Year item for the month!
 There is a bit of Christmas sewing going on around Blogland at the moment, so I hope you will be able to link up with me. If you are not familiar with CTTY, please go to the tab at the top of my blog where you will find all the information you need to know.

My Christmas gift item this month is a simple & beautiful bookmark.

 I purchased it as a kit & stitched it about 2 years ago (I think!), but didn't want to finish it as per the instructions... so it has sat in my box of unfinished items for all that time... until I had a revelation at 4am Sunday morning!! I just love the look of that cottage, & those flowerbeds bursting with colour, you might even be able to make out the white picket fence...
The technical info is that it's stitched on 18-Count Aida, & every square inside the yellow-gold border is stitched... yes, every single square! I'm only now just remembering how fiddly it was...
(Cheeky me, this is also going into my Sew It's Finished count for the month)
 There's a lovely cheery prize for one participant this month... Three fat quarters, don't you love the clever 'selvedge' print?! Plus a sweet pre-printed design from The Birdhouse, great for making a quick & easy Christmas decoration for your home... or for next month's CTTY!
You can link your item any time until the end of Thursday (West Australia time)... Can't wait to see what's being made!

12 comments:

shez said...

love your bookmark Anthea,you can see that a lot of work has gone into it.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bookmark is beautiful, I can appreciate all the work to complete all those stitches!! Hugs Wendy

Julie Cefalu said...

One of my favorite gifts - a handmade bookmark to go along with a really good book! I love yours!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Cheryll said...

Great bookmark Anthea! AND sew much work in it too! :)

Helen said...

Beautiful bookmark with so much work and a great finish.!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous book mark...

Sharyn T said...

How lovely Anthea. A special pressie for someone. Sharyn:)

Lin said...

Your bookmark I really pretty, I love it.

katherine said...

That is a stunning bookmark ANthea.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Lovely bookmark. And I love the star pattern too. It is so fun to see what everyone is making~ thanks for being the sponsor!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful bookmark Anthea, so many little stitches! Gorgeous finish.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful bookmark, it would be a great Christmas present!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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