I stitched some cross stitch hearts a few weeks ago and took ages deciding how to finish it. I had thought of some kind of wall hanging, but the inspiration never really came to me. Since any type of finish is better than a stitched piece lounging away in a drawer, I decided to make it into a pillow.
The cross stitched hearts were a free design from I got off the internet. Unfortunately I don't have the designer's name or link to give credit to.
I also decoupaged these votive cups bought at the thrift store a few weeks ago:
I have lots of cancelled world stamps and thought an all-red collage might look OK. I'm happy with them- even happier at the price: less than a dollar for both!
I tried this recipe for Nigella's chocolate orange loaf, and it turned out really well. Chocolate and orange is probably my favorite combination. I think the recipe is in her Christmas book, though the recipe I have was reprinted in a magazine.
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