Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Christmas Theme: PS Santa's - Xmas Teddy's - A Christmas Sampler and a New Car!

Hello, hope today finds you in a good mood, I know I am ... and you will find out why at the end of this post ... first up - finished stitching another PS Santa and started another ...



... got side tracked by Fizzy Moon and his little friend rushing out into the snow to play...


 ... just have to finish the back-stitching ...


... started a Christmas Sampler by Scarlet Letter, been a slow start with this one, I am new to counted satin stitch and just couldn't get that flower looking right - I stopped counting after I got to 7 as to how many times I cut the flower out and restarted and I actually completed the whole flower twice before once again cutting it out and restarting - anyhoo.. the threads on the fabric did become weak in that area, I took a weeks break from it and woke up one morning determined to conquer all - 3 hours later flower done!! Also ripped out the eyelet border that I had stitched with one thread and restitched with 2 .. I still have a long way to go with this one so hopefully I have gotten a good understanding of counted satin now otherwise it will be a few more christmas's to pass before this will be completed ...



... now, on to why I am so happy today - New Car, New Car!  Went out and bought myself a new car and get to pick it up today - so excited!  It won't be blue like in the picture, I chose white and also will be having the windows tinted fairly dark like in the photo because we saw a customers car at the shop done this way and it looked really good.  So happy day!


 Had better get ready to go pick up my new ride - my daughter wants me to pick her up from school so she can come with me as she's excited too - I told her she can talk to the car and the car will respond that's why she's so excited - modern technology can be so much fun - so that's all from me for now, will share photo's - take care and hugs ~
Amanda


23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new car! Quite awesome. Love the PS Santas.

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  2. Lovely, stitching, as always and your new car sounds so cool!

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  3. Wonderful sewing. I just love to see Christmas and winter stitching.

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  4. Congrats on your new car...
    Beautiful Santa and perfect sweet stitching..
    Hugs x

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  5. Congratulations on the new car! It sounds beautiful.
    Great stitching update. I love your PS santas!

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  6. The Santas are looking great, was shocked as I could be seeing Fizzy, & congratulations on the new car! And oh my! That Christmas sampler! I've got to look into that : )

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  7. Congrats on the new car! :D And your stitching is looking wonderful, great job!

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  8. Lovely progress on everything. Congrats on the new car.

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  9. hahaha! I had to enlarge the picture of your new car. I thought it was ours. We have a new Ford Fusion in THAT color. Enjoy, we do!

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  10. Congrats for the new car!Happy driving!AriadnefromGreece!

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  11. Lovely car enjoy , your stitching all looks fab.

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  12. Loving the blue santa, so different, but so beautiful.
    Have fun driving around in your new wheels.

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  13. Congrats on finishing another santa Amanda. Love the different colors. And congrats on your new car and new start.

    Linda

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  14. Wow!! Congrats on your new ride :D
    ahahaha you fooled your daughter! mean :p hehehehe
    You've been busy on your stitching, great works!! Love Fizzy Moon :)
    hugs&smiles

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  15. The PS santas look great!

    Enjoy the new wheels!

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  16. Hi, Amanda, love your Santas. Are those from the Old School chart or the yearly leaflets? I'm so glad you are doing the SL Christmas sampler, I wanted to do mine for years and finally got it done this spring! And the new car...woo too!
    Melinda

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  17. A new car....how exciting! Love the PS Santas and Fizzy Moon is so cute :) Great sampler too!

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  18. you chose the right car =)
    I have my Ford focus since 2000 and she is still working as at the first day =)
    lovely stitching you made, Fizzy moon is so adorable
    enjoy your new car =D
    xxx

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