Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Tatty Ted/Me To You Bears!

Over the years I have stitched many Tatty Ted Designs.  My first one was for my daughters 21st Birthday card.  My boss saw what I had been stitching and suggested that I could stitch a card for her daughter Hannah, who was just a little younger than mine.  So, for many years I stitched Birthday and Christmas cards for both of them.  I did most of the Christmas designs twice, but not all the birthday ones.  There was one problem!  I hated the backstitching for Tatty Ted.  So the best way around it was to stitch two at the same time, but leave the backstitching until the end.  I knew I had to finish them both, and on time.   So here are some pictures of what I have stitched.  These were mostly taken on my old camera (pre digital), so not always good photo's.

First the Christmas Cards.


Next, Birthday Cards.

Surprise Post!

I have had some lovely things come in the post for me during this month, but I keep forgetting to post pictures of them for you to see.  First I received a package from Kate at MSCSG (Margaret Sherry's Cross Stitch Group).  I won a competition and was asked what prize I would like.  So I chose some DMC threads/floss, as I find it difficult to buy in the shops.  And a package came with some lovely purple ribbon also.  Here's a picture.

And just last week I received a "Giveraway" prize from Christina who's blog is called "Fugue".  I'm just so lucky.  I love the Christmas Ornaments Magazine and can't wait to get stitching.


There are some lovely Giveaways about at the moment.   Do go have have a look at the following:-

Patty C is having a Giveaway at "Hanging On By A Thread". The Winner will be announced on Thanksgiving Day (24 November 2011).

Tanya is having a Giveaway at "Friendship Crossing". Draw will take place on 25 November 2011. Now extended till 30 November 2011.

Lisa at "Hocky Mom Stitchin' Hobby" is celebrating 3 years blogoversary and is having a Giveaway. There will be two winners!! Deadline to enter is 27 November 2011.

I will also update my sidebar with more Giveaways as soon as I spot them.


Well, I think that's all from me!   So, Happy Stitching Everyone.


♥ Nia said...

ohhh you have stitched so many Tatty Teddys :D And all so adorable! Can't pick just one as favourite =)

Thanks for sharing about the giveaways! :)

Tricia said...

He is so sweet! I dread the backstitching on them, too, though!!

cucki said...

wow so many lovely tetty teddys..i love them all so much..beautiful stitching.
keep for you xx

Lee said...

what a lovely collection of tatty teddy... I'm glad I dont have to say which one I like the best as that would be very hard.

Stitching Noni said...

What beautiful stitching! They look gorgeous as cards :o) I love Tatty Teddy designs, but like you don't enjoy the backstitch! But they always look so good when finished.

Thank you for the giveaways :o)

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