Friday 12 December 2014

Val Laird's Free Christmas Patterns

Val Laird lives in Queensland and has a lovely blog filled with her beautifully worked stitching. Chel shared this link at the Down To Earth Forums recently and I just loved the doves...I am going to re-do the wing line on the higher dove as it is too dark. I worked the flowers etc in 3 strands of thread but only used 1 strand of a metallic gold thread to do the blanket stitch joining the two pieces together...I also lightly stuffed mine too...

As I turn 58 years of age today I've had to change the "About Me" here on my blog from mid-50s to late-50s but truthfully I don't feel a bit different :D Here I am yesterday in Perth with a very, very cheeky Father Christmas...

I'd better get on and do some housework I back later


  1. Love what you have done with my free Christmas dove pattern, Sue.

  2. gorgeous doves! padding makes them look a little more realistic :))

  3. Those doves are just beautiful! They definitely go into the idea box bookmark for next year, maybe I will begin working on Christmas before December! Happy Birthday! I too turned 58 this year and have decided that 60 really is the new 40 so that makes us 38! Hope your special day was lovely!

  4. I love the white felt doves - splendid. Santa's bloomers look a trick :-)

  5. Those doves are gorgeous, no wonder you wanted to share.

    That's one sexy looking Father Christmas, and he does look rather cheeky!

    You are looking well Sue xx

  6. the doves are lovely and many happies Sue, have a wonderful day
    love Lorraine xxxx