Friday 27 November 2020

Two Seconds and A lovely Gift

 The Second Christmas Mosaic Cushion.

I loved making this and watching those cute gingerbread people appear row by row.  I used yarn left over from the Queen Blanket. and had just the right colours for those cute little gingerbread people.

cushion cover christmas  mosaic crochet

This is the back side of the cushion,  just plain htr sts (hdc US) overlapping in the middle making a opening for the pillow pad to easily slip in.  

All finished off with Christmas buttons and cheerful red tassles.

then there were two 😀


Panels taken from the Letitia Holiday blanket 

I really can't decide what panel to use for the next cushion I think it's a toss up between the ornaments and the candles decisions decisions😕 

The Twelve Days of Christmas Sampler

The Second Day

If you can remember I have challenged myself  to complete a day a month so I'm on track by managing to finish this just before the end of November, I try to work on this in the afternoons while we still have decent light, I know that next month will more challenging craft wise so fingers crossed that I'll get day three finished in December.

christmas cross stitch

You can see all the details about this Sampler on Jo's blog here

A Lovely Gift

Thank you so much for all the Happy birthday wishes, I had a lovely birthday despite the restrictions, I was kept busy all day long with lots of doorstep visits from my lovely friends and family, phone calls and messages. I got lots of  lovely cards, flowers and gifts but I want to show you this one in particular because I wish that I could make something similar myself.

patchwork bag handmade

I happened to admire a bag that my friend Jennie was carrying a couple of months back, apparently one of her friends had made it for her and Jennie asked her to make one for me for my birthday

I love it and can't wait to use it and feel so touched that she did that for me, thank you Jennie!😘😘

Now how about a nice walk along the beach with me, I know that it's cloudy and dull and not that warm either but I never get tired of walking right next to the shoreline and dodging the water as it laps too and fro. It holds an endless fascination I could gaze at that seemingly endless stretch of water for hours.  

beach sea view walks

Have a lovely weekend😘

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  1. Your Christmassy cushions are beautiful Linda, and that's a lovely bag you got for your birthday. I'm sure it's not beyond you to make something similar :) I enjoyed accompanying you on our virtual walk along the beach - I wish I could have a lovely beach within walking distance to enjoy :( xxx

  2. Beautiful pillows and finished in time for Christmas.
    Walking along the beach is never boring, it is different every day.

  3. Your cushions are lovely and you seem to have them made up so quickly. I still haven't finished my Day 2 of The Twelve Days of Christmas but I'm very nearly there. I'm glad you had a good birthday and the bag is fabulous, what a wonderful gift. I've missed my visits to the coast this year. We went right at the start of the year so it seems ages since I've breathed any sea air. I shall really enjoy it when we can visit again.

  4. Your cushion is wonderful Linda. Well done. Love the bag and your beautiful photos of the beach, they bring me peace. Stay safe.

  5. Both cushions are terrific, Linda. And that bag is beautiful. :) The way you describe it, I think I'd love me some beach walking...

  6. Lovely creations, gift and pictures !!!!
    Have a cozy weekend !

  7. Gorgeous photos of your beach, Linda. There is something special about the beach, isn't there. Oh my, love, love, love those little gingerbread men, so cute all in a row. AND...the back is beautiful, too. I am glad you were spoilt for your birthday. How fabulous everybody visited you to make your day special. Love that bag!

  8. Great Christmas projects! Pretty pillows and a fun cross stitch project...just perfect for this time of year. A walk along the water is something I also enjoy.

  9. The gingerbread people are sooooo cute! Ahhh, to be able to walk along the beach. Hoping we make it to a beach in 2022. What an awesome birthday bag. Happy belated birthday.

  10. Your Christmas cushions are so pretty. What a great idea to take motifs from a blanket and use them as a cushion. That bag is so pretty. How wonderful that your friend took note of you comment and had one made for you. Your cross-stitch is beautiful. I wish you well in finishing the next square in December. The shorter days definitely make crafting more difficult. I love the beach photos, but it sure looks cold there.

  11. Love those Christmas cushions! Thanks for the lovely walk on the beach. It was a perfect start to my morning.

  12. Thank you for the virtual beach-combing walk. And I have bookmarked the "Twelve Days" SAL. I don't like doing mysteries as mystery projects, but I do love those ornaments. Maybe for next year. Yours are cute (as are the cushions!)

  13. Oh those cushions are very cute! How sweet of your friend to get you that bag! I love walking at the beach too but don't live very close to one.

  14. love the Christmas mosaic crochet pillows, specially the gingerbread it so cute.
    WOW I would love a walk along the beach with you. Enjoy.

  15. Your Christmas pillows are so beautiful... great job!
    Loved seeing the photos of the ocean... I miss it so much!

  16. Hi,
    Happy belated birthday! Love your pillow, so pretty, and the bag is beautiful, what a nice friend. Have a great day!

  17. Your cushions are adorable, especially the gingerbread guys. Lovely stitching too. Thanks so much for the great beach pictures, my heart needed that today~

  18. The cushions are wonderful and I really love the gingerbread one. I must put this type o crochet on my to do list for the new year. What a gorgeous bag your friend gave you. I love the beach walk photos, makes me feel like I was right there with you.

  19. Oh I like the Second Day sampler! Nice snaps of the beach.

  20. I love your cushions, such a fabulous way to showcase this style of crochet. Where I live we are almost as far from the sea as it is possible to be in the UK (Meriden is just a few miles away) so I get a bit envious when I see beautiful beach pictures. It looks glorious!

  21. Beautiful beach photos and I love your beautiful crafts too. #MMBC

  22. The gingerbread pillow is adorable. Thanks for the ocean pics. With COVID we never did make it to the ocean or even a pond this year.

  23. Your cushions are lovely.
    So pleased you had a nice birthday.
    I certainly enjoyed my walk along the beach with you, lovely photographs.

    Happy December Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  24. You made such beautiful cushions Linda! I love how festive they look. I'm so glad you had a nice birthday. How lucky you are to live by the sea and take those nice walks on the beach! Thanks for the blog visit today. Hope you have a nice week.

  25. Love the beach photos. They are definitely professional standard. And your gingerbread cushion is gorgeous.

  26. I love those ginger bread cushions but I must use all my power not to start another project. lol

  27. Hi Linda, I love this cushion too! Thank you for visiting and linking up at our weekly party. We are featuring you tomorrow at Wednesday Link Party 377. Here's the link to the feature in case you'd like to share it:
    Wishing you the best, Rhondda


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