Thursday 15 December 2011

A little finish

I have just finished another little Christmas gift ...
Peace on earth cushion - Tis the Season by Natalie Bird
This was another quick gift to make and I really love the stitchery pattern. 
I am from a large family (I have 6 siblings) and Christmas dinner is at my house this year so that means about 30 people!  We have been getting a little ready (I think next week we will suddenly have to start rushing to get all the jobs done on time!)  On Sunday we got our tree ...
Each year we buy a new ornament for both children, they are getting quite a collection now.
Charlotte and Josh's decorations for this year
The Christmas stockings are hung ...
I made these last year for the kids, they are a Tilda pattern
A penguin for Josh
And a snowman for Charlotte
I have also done a little Christmas baking ...
Rocky road
I usually make this as a slab and cut it into squares but I thought it looked more Christmasy this way.  It is a very easy recipe and I have included it below for anyone interested:

Rocky Road
270g chocolate melts
2 Tbsp kremelta (solid vegetable fat)
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
1/3 cup red glace cherries
180g mini marshmallows
Melt the chocolate and kremelta and add all the ingredients, taking care not to squash the marshmallows.  Spread into a tin or put into mini cup cases like I did.  I decorated with melted white chocolate and chopped red cherries.  (This is a Destitute Gormet recipe for any NZ readers.)
I have got the fruit cooking at the moment to make a Christmas cake, I am trying a new recipe so I hope it works out.  So, I have got a little done!
It is Friday Night Sew In again on Friday, I am hoping to get a little Christmas sewing done for me this time.  The link for FNSI is on my side bar if you are interested in signing up too. 
Happy stitching, Wendy


  1. Love your little pillow and the stockings, the baking looks yummy as well, I may have to try this recipe. Good luck with the Christmas cake, I haven't made one in years, looking forward to a slice and a cuppa when I visit your blog next?

  2. lovely xmas goodies and thankyou for the recipe and love your tilda stockings.

  3. Hey Wendy, love the pillow! And the kids decorations are very cute. The rocky road looks YUM !! Good luck with Christmas dinner 30 !!!!

  4. Love your stitchery and your tree!:) No need to stress on the Christmas preparations...I'm sure everything will be perfect and all will have a great time! Remember to enjoy!

  5. lovely little cushion... the background fabric is perfect... and such cute decorations and stockings... christmas is going to be so fun at your place...

  6. Cute cushion, Same background fabric that I used on my Christmas Banner that we were stitching. The kids decoratons are super cute and BOL with cooking for 30 .... I get flustered doing lunch for 10!

  7. Yum...I love rocky road. All your Christmas thing look wonderful

  8. Love your little pillow and your tree looks so beautiful....getting very Christmassy at your place Wendy. The Rocky road looks great.

  9. I love the little pillow. :o) Soo cute! And your tree looks great. Sounds like you are going to have a fun Christmas!

  10. Ilove your cushion. Your house looks very nice. The ornaments of the children are very beautiful.

  11. Lovely post Wendy. As usual lots of gorgeous home made goodness to see and drool over. Love the little cushion. It's no good.. I must get Tis The Season I can't resist any longer and it's all your fault! Love your tradition of buying Charlotte and Josh an ornament each year. What lovely future memories you are giving them. Now then... do you think I could reach into this screen and pick up those Rocky Roads... I've got a cup of tea ready! Yummy!

  12. Lovely cushion !! I love all your Christmas decorations...
    I wish you good luck for your dinner for 30 people !!!

  13. Hello Wendy,

    Your little cushion is great, the fabric is beautiful. Great stockings and the RR sounds delicious.
    happy days.

  14. Things are getting more and more Christmassy at your house ... love your tree. The cushion from Tis the Season is lovely, why do I never think to make smaller projects from all of those gorgeous books?! That rocky road looks great in the little cases, too pretty to eat....

  15. Cute cushion...the stockings are fab and the RR looks delicious...

  16. Wendy, you are going to have so much fun with such a large family.. hope they all help you.. I love the concept of getting a new decoration each year for your kids.. Hope you have a lovely time..

  17. Wendy, may I ask where you got the Peace on Earth saying on the pillow? Is it available to purchase? Thanks so much!


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