Friday, 27 December 2019

December Smalls

There was no new stitching of smalls that took place this month. I had all these plans and had pulled all manner of charts from my stash however a vile virus destroyed all my plans. Around Dec. 8 I started to feel not quite like myself and over the next few days realized that my body was fighting something. By my husband's birthday on the 12th I knew I was full out sick and I didn't recover to any extent until the 23rd! By then I had seen the doctor who diagnosed a chest cold/virus that had morphed into bronchitis and now required antibiotics. The drugs did their thing and my lungs are very slowly recovering. I suspect the coughing will go on for a couple more weeks though.
Consequently I did nothing and I mean nothing! I had no energy to even pick up my needle and I'm only just now starting to stitch again. Once my energy did start returning I got down to some serious finishing. I had my granddaughters ornies to complete as well as a friend's gift. During the process I also finished off several other small pillows.

Here are my gift finishes:

The two for my granddaughters are designed by The Little Stitcher and the last one is a design by Little House Needleworks called Potted Poinsettia.

Here is a pic of the ornaments and pillows I set out to finish followed by some pics of my small pillow displays throughout the house.

So no new stitches but lots of finishes! I'm pleased with how the month ended after losing most of it to ill health. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very low key because although I'm somewhat recovered, my hubby is just coming down with a cold. 
Here's to lots of new smalls stitching in the New Year!


  1. Very sorry about your ill health and hope you are both feeling well soon. Meanwhile, what gorgeous finishes! Wonderful work. Happy New Year to you from me outside Ottawa, Canada!

  2. Lynn: So sorry you were so ill, I hope you get back to full recovery asap.
    I hope your husband is not coming down with what you had.
    Your finishing is wonderful, it is good to see a post from you.

    Happy and Healthy New Year to you both

  3. Poor health never comes at a good time. Glad you are on the mend. Beautiful FFOs

  4. Hope you are feeling better, what a bummer to be sick around Christmas.
    Love your header pic.
    All of your ornaments and baskets of smalls are all so pretty.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Lynn, oh dear! It sounds like you had a miserable December - poor you! Glad to hear that you are on the mend and look at these lovely finishes for Christmas - all of them are so pretty.

  6. Just catching up on my blog reading, I hope you are feeling all better by now!
    But so many lovely finishes, they all look great.