Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Welcome to Wednesday - it is a snowy day here, we are sitting on the tail end of the big snowstorm that is hitting Winnipeg.  We are not expecting to get near as much as they are, but we will get some.

At the moment it is warm out there, only about -5C and it has started to snow, but luckily without any wind to push it.

I didn't get my Cinnamon buns made yesterday, so I am going to try again today.

Yesterday I got sort of side tracked with my embroidery floss.

I was looking for some colours for the new little project I am starting (Joyful Judy) and my floss containers were so mixed up, the numbers not in any sort of order, so I tipped them out and started organizing.  It took most of the morning to get it done.  Now I will be able to find the right colours quickly.

Are you wondering what the Celtic Cow is?  If you are facebook, you will already have seen her.  I have made the cutest little Celtic Cow ever.  It is not my pattern, but one I found in a 2001 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments.

I have hundreds, maybe thousands of patterns of many different crafts in my pattern library.  Some are in magazines such as this one, others are original vintage publications handed down to me from family members and friends, some I have purchased off the Internet and some were free copies off the Internet.

 Until a couple of months ago, I didn't even realize I had several years of issues of this particular magazine... what a treat to find such great patterns by such creative designers right in my own pattern library!

This Cow ornament was just called a Christmas Cow ornament - I renamed her the Celtic Cow!

In the magazine, the ornament is stitched and made into to a small pillow-like ornament with braid to hang it.  Mine is not going to end up that way.  I intend to find some old strips of wood somewhere, and make a small plaque that I will adhere my piece too.  I will fringe out the edges of the canvas to give it a more unfinished edge, and then the Celtic Cow is going to hang on a wall in my kitchen.

There are also some cute patterns in this magazine, of other animals, which I might make as well - there are several sheep, a raccoon... all good animals to make their home in my country kitchen.

Here she is:  My Celtic Cow, complete with a cowbell...


For some reason I have two copies of this particular magazine.   There are 75 ornaments in it, and every one is a really special.  Here are some of the projects you will find in this book.


I am giving away this spare copy of this wonderful pattern magazine.  To enter, please leave a comment on this thread or send me an email.   Remember you must be a follower of this blog in order to leave a comment, so it you haven't signed up for that yet, now is the time to do it.  It is easy to do just click on the tab on my page and it will walk you through the steps.

A great small project to keep or give as a gift!

Happy Stitching!

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