Thursday, 4 December 2014

Online Advent Calendar Day 4

Hello, and welcome to the Online Advent Calendar organised by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching

If you haven't been here before, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Christine and this is where I blog about my various crafts (I'll try almost anything craft related), my love of all things geeky, my family, and life in this beautiful little corner of North Cornwall. (Check the link in the sidebar if you want to see my other blog, which is dedicated to our Wedding photography business)

The "rules" for this Blog Hop are to post a picture of some Christmas stitching and write about the best present you ever had. The first one is easy. Lots and lots of Christmas stitching around here.


This is the ornament I made for the Needlecraft Haven ornament exchange. The design is by Olde Colonial Designs from this year's JCS Ornament Edition. Made pretty much as given in the magazine, except I swapped out the threads and fabric for what I had on hand that was similar in colour, and added the outer part of a shisha mirror to the top of the hanger. Because, shisha mirors.
And this is the beautiful ornament I received from Angi, and which I just adore.


Both DH and I did a spot of crafting yesterday. I made up this charm pack runner, having been inspired by one I saw on Tanesha's blog here (hers is much better than mine), and David made me the gorgeous beach pebble Christmas tree.

Well, I've prevaricated for long enough, I have to write about my best ever present, and I'm drawing a complete blank. I've had so many different great presents over the years, all wonderful in unique ways, from the bits of tinselly, glittery gluey-ness that the girls made for me when they were small, to books and crafty goodies, from beautiful bling to geeky gloriousness. I just can't single one out, so I'm hoping Jo will forgive me for writing about the worst present I ever got instead. Yes, the year that David bought me...

An ironing board cover.

Yes, an ironing board cover.

Damn thing didn't even fit the ironing board.

The rotten bugger kept his face straight for very nearly half an hour before he caved and gave me my proper present.


22 comments:

Gillie said...

Lovely ornaments, Christine.....it was a piece of extra tension that the stinking thing didn't even fit.......! Did you like your present when it was finally handed over 😃?

Barb said...

I love the ironing board cover present - that made me LOL! (Those are the 'presents' we always remember.)
I think DH has a great sense of humor & that's worth so much, isn't it?

Happy Holidays to you :-)

Julie said...

Love the little ornament you made and such a pretty one from Angi too.

LOL... gave me a giggle this afternoon. Wonder what exciting thing you'll get this year?

sew.darn.quilt said...

These are lovely ornaments. Too funny about the ironing board cover :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part. The two ornies are both lovely.

I did think about Worst Present and thought it might be too sad for Christmas but your's is just too funny!
I'm going to blog about my best and worst because it will make you all laugh too.

Brigitte said...

Two very nice ornaments.
An ironing board cover - what a hilarious gift, hahaha.


Sally said...

Hello Christine

Beautiful ornaments!
I love the ironing board cover present - if it fit it would have been really useful (:

Carol said...

Ha ha--love the ironing board cover gift!! Too funny :)

Lovely ornaments, Christine, and the beach pebble tree is so creative. It must be nice to have a husband who enjoys creative stuff, too!

Katie said...

Nice to "meet" you Christine. I'm hopping on my on the blog hop. Love your piece you stitched. Too cute! The one you received is fantastic too.

I LOVE the beach pebble tree!! We love going to the beach. I gotta admit I LOLed at your worst present ever. We love pulling jokes on each other like that here too.

Heidi Kuijer said...

Waving across the sea to you Christine! Boy it has been too long and I miss visiting. Beautiful ornaments! And that story...lol. Boy he did a great job keeping it from you.

Hugs from Holland,
Heidi

gracie said...

Pretty ornaments and sweet story!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful ornaments Christine.

rosey175 said...

Ahaha I would've attempted to strangle my husband with the cover, all in good fun, right?! ;) Your husband has a great sense of humor and love his little tree! Must be nice to have access to beach pebbles! Both exchanges are lovely too~

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

Lovelly ornies!
Have a wonderfull Christmas Season!

xoxo

Sally said...

Both ornaments are beautiful Christine.

Love the story of the ironing board cover!

beadgirl said...

Ha, ha! My father once gave my mom a vacuum for Valentine's day, but unfortunately for both him and her, it was not a joke.

I love the pebble tree -- how is it constructed?

Kaisievic said...

Very lovely ornaments, Christine and I love the story of the ironing board cover. I have a similar story - for my 30th birthday my DH gave me a Weber BBQ! The sad thing is it was my real present and there was no other surprise. Now, what was I going to do with a BBQ when he is the one who does all of the BBQing? I ask you?

Astrids dragon said...

Your ornament is lovely and your pebble tree is so cool!

I hope your proper present was better than the ironing board cover!

cheryl said...

Lovely ornaments, and very cool pebble tree. Merry Christmas!

jocondine said...

Love the Noel 2014 ornament Angi made for you, lovely holly design. Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël ;)

Hazel D said...

Beautiful ornaments. Love the story about the ironing board cover.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely ornaments. Great story about the ironing board cover.