Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Santa's Village progress and another Father Christmas mug rug finished

Hi everyone, here is my latest progress on Santa's Village, I have started stitching the next house and then I only have two houses after that to finish. I am quite pleased with it, I showed it to my sister the other day and she loved it!

I have also been stitching another mug rug, I started to stitch this on Sunday as I wanted to enter it into a Pattern Review competition for holiday stitching.

I previously made this in traditional christmas colours  but also wanted one to co-ordinate with my craft room. I have taken lots of photos for this so that you can see the work in progress.

I was also in a baking mood over the last few days so I decided to make some home made bread, it was worth it and so delicious! (photo below)



Home made bread
Apparently if it cracks on the surface it is because the dough dried out when proving, I forgot to oil the bag it was placed in for proving, but it tasted delicious all the same, and I also think it gave it some character!lol 

Happy New Year everyone, thanyou for all of your comments and good wishes throughout the year.

Happy Stitching!


Catherine said...

Your village is looking great! I love your mug rug ~ so fun in the blues! And that bread ~ yummy!

Lisa T said...

Hello Lynn,
Santa's Village is looking beautiful. So many hours & you are almost to the finish line. I love the Mug Rug & your homemade tags. What a lovely idea.

The bread looks delicious..I will take a piece please :-)
Happy New Year & best wishes for 2014!

♥ Nia said...

Your stitching looks beautiful!! :)
Happy 2014!!!! :D

Bonnie Brown said...

Santa's Village is looking great! I hope to start mine this month.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

I wish you all the best for the New Year!

sunny said...

The bread looks delicious!!!! and your Santa's Village is progressing nicely. I haven't even finished the first one yet. Perhaps in 2014? Happy New Year to you11

Christina said...

Your village is looking great. Love your mug rug, very cute. Oh, warm bread with butter. YUM

Happy New Year!

Marjan said...

Beautiful rug! I love the color and it is so well embroided. A good tip about the labels, thank you.
Santa's village is developing very well. Is it a work you do only in the end of the year?
Happy new year!

jp said...

Hi Lynn,
Your Santa's Village is stunning and I love the mug rugs. I look forward to seeing the village completed.

Marilyn said...

Wow i love the village...can i ask how long you have been stitching it?
i like the Santa mug hug.and home made bread tastes wonderful...i have a breadmaking machine.best invention ever..happy new year...

Kate said...

Lynn, I'm reading this very early in the morning and your loaf of bread has awakened my tummy and it looks deliciously crunchy (your bread, not my tummy). Your Christmas Village was a lot of work but is so lovely. I really like your Father Christmas mug rug - the blue is very nice. Yesterday I was putting away my Christmas items and noticed that I'd only put a label on one small quilt and I had used the method you showed ... hmm, not sure why I didn't do the same with everything. Have a wonderful 2014!

Andrea said...

Love the mug rug, the back is just as neat as the front. Hope you had your cup of tea.

A Happy New Year to you!

Melody said...

Happy New Year! The bread looks delicious, and what beautiful mug rugs!!!

Denise SA said...

Bread look delicious and what a good idea for making labels. Thank you for sharing


Preciosos trabajos. FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!!!!!!

Катенька said...

ах как вкусно! и красивые работы! деревенька просто чудо!

с Новым годом!!!

Roberta said...

Lynn, just love these little houses and so wanted to do them, but time was not on my side. Yours looks just wonderful

Happy New Year

AnaCristina said...

Happy new year!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Pam in IL said...

Your Santa's Village is looking great, Lynn! I never got past the first one because I'm stitching them individually and not happy with the fabric I chose and the size it turned out to be. Maybe it will be something I work on in 2014.

Love the mug rug you're working on too. What kind of fabric are you using?

Happy 2014!

Marsha said...

Love your mug rug. I want to make a few this year. That bread looks delicious.

Carol said...

Oh, that mug rug is so adorable, Lynn!! You make things looks so easy--not sure if I could make one without you by my side instructing me!!

Lovely progress on the village, too...I'm sure you're looking forward to finishing this one up.

Oh, homemade bread--my weakness!! Even more so than chocolate :)

Angel Blue said...

Very pretty and the home made bread looks so good.

Maminti, a kicsi zöld tündér said...

I wish you a cheerful new year!

myrica said...

Santa's Village is looking beautiful
The bread looks delicious, and what beautiful mug rugs.
Have a nice day

KimM said...

Mug Rug - great idea and so CUTE! And that bread - can almost smell it wafting through our kitchen as I looked at the pics.
Have a wonderful 2014 -

Valma said...

ho my ! it's as if I could smell that bread from here =D
so yummy
wonderful works done again here
amazing mug rug !
Happy New Year to you dear Lynn
Have a very crafty 2014, can't wait to see new delights for the eyes here =D

Ellen said...

Hello Lynn ,

Your Santa's Village is so beautiful!! I love it!! ;)
Where did you buy these paterns of the little Santa's Village's?
I would also like to do this , if you have an e-mail adres I hope that I hear from you ;)

I wish you also a Buon Natale 2014!!

Loving Greetings Elle ;)

Laura said...

Dear Lynne,
You do such beautiful work...I just love visiting your blog! I have a question...do you use "wonder-under" or any type of fusible interfacing on your pieces? I'm wondering about the edges...

Sweet blessings,

Lasma Tampubolon said...

Your Santa's Village inspire me.
Look simple, nice, colorful.
One of my wish list project.
Can't wait to see your post of the progress.
Hope I can make My Santa's Village.


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