Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Rainbow is cross stitched...

It is a sense of relief to put the last half stitch into the rainbow over Noah's Ark. It was tricky to stitch because I had to fudge it in places (ssshh, don't tell anyone)!  I have also found time to almost completely backstitch the rainbow phrase "two by two they came".  There seems to be many more stitches to put into this sampler as I have the lower third of the ark to completed, a border and then an outer border of animals. I hope I can finish it in 2014!

Promises Kept
Dimensions The Gold Collection
18ct raw AIDA
Our Christmas day proved to be a true Aussie Christmas complete with warm weather, swimming in the pool, wearing sandals and eating prawns off the barbecue. All of us, especially our three year old Tom had a fabulous day. Tom is still keeping an eye out for more presents as he is sure there is just one more left to be opened.

DD (15) performs a Toyota jump
Three year old DS's new boat

DS (13) just hanging around
I have decided to do the WIP Crazy January Challenge in 2014. Rather than start a new project every day I am going to work on a different WIP each day for the first 15 days.  I have enough WIPs I don't need to start more LOL. January is the quiet month in my life so I am hoping I will get lots stitched.

Happy New Year!
                       Jan x


Minnie said...

Beautiful stitching, wish I could have had that weather for Christmas. Happy New Year!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your stitching looks beautiful! I'm glad you and your family had such a wonderful Christmas :D

Shebafudge said...

What a wonderful Christmas you look to have had. I'm just a teensy bit jealous of that weather!

Julie said...

Noahs Ark is looking wonderful Jan, I'm going to enjoy seeing the bottom half grow over the coming months ... not sure why I thought you only had the top bit to do...

Seems strange to see sunshine pics and swimming pool photos of Christmas Day, great pics though.

Have a wonderful 2014

Shelleen said...

Noah's Ark is looking good. Christmas looks weird with warm weather and kids in pool. we have cold and snow, which is normal to me lol.

Linda said...

Noah's Ark looks fantastic Jan. The kids look like they are having fun.


Blu said...

Noah's Ark looks lovely!

What a fun Christmas. I'd much rather celebrate in a pool than be freezing up here :D

Chris said...

Lovely stitching!
Looks like a fun holiday!
Happy New Year!

zenuwpees said...

Tres beau bonne annee bonne santée et belle broderies Marie-Claire

Catherine said...

Looks like great fun!