Goodness me – Rosie’s quick off the mark sometimes when it comes to snaffling! I finished my Jolly Robin Christmas Hoop this morning – it’s the first project for the December issue of the magazine. I mounted it in a recycled painted wedding hoop and after happily tilting it from side to side for a while admiring the pretty red beads (that I found at the bottom of my button jar) sparkling in the light, I decided to send her a picture.
And then, before I realise what’s happening, I am no longer the proud owner of a Jolly Robin Hoop. Somehow I seem to have agreed to give it to Rosie as she tells me it will fit in beautifully with her other Christmas decorations! I am sure mothers everywhere will know the feeling …..
But even though my robin will be flying the nest before Christmas, he was great fun to stitch. Some easy applique, a little sparkle, pearls from an old broken necklace and a shiny button, French knots and whipped chain stitch for a bit of a change. I hope you like him too.