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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Amazon Wish list

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, it's so lovely to read them and interesting to hear how similar some of our Sundays are.

Today I thought I'd share some of my ideas for what I'm hoping Father Christmas may bring me this year. I find the easiest way to do it is keep a list on Amazon, those very accommodating people let you add things to your list that you may have spotted somewhere else even if they don't sell it. I  also like that I can have as many lists as I like, so I have one with ideas for my daughter, one for my son and one for my husband (I keep his listed as private so he can't take a sneak peek). It doesn't mean we do all our shopping at Amazon either, I'll perhaps list a book I'm interested in then hubby may source it somewhere else, especially if he can find a better price. It just means I'm very lucky and receive presents that I really like....

The first present my husband ever bought me...

Yes, you're right, an iron! Not that particular make or model, but it was an iron, I managed to contain my excitement! I do have to say though that he has more than made up for this in the many years since... with the help of lists and a gentle nudge in the right direction.

This is a book I'm hoping I may be lucky enough to receive this year

Here's the blurb:

Welcome to the whimsical world of Hatched and Patched designer Anni Downs. Whether you love applique, patchwork, punchneedle, or hand stitchery, you'll find the perfect project in this diverse array of quilts, sewing accessories, bags, and home accents.

Definitely one I think I'd get a lot from.Does anyone have a copy? If so, have you found it useful?

How about this beauty?


Indulge in the sentimental pleasures of stitcheries with wistful vintage artistry. Inspired by nature and stitched with the gentle romance of days gone by, noted artist Kathy Schmitz creates designs that use simple embroidery to create thoughtful keepsakes.

I feel quite inspired just looking at the pictures.

I'm also hoping for this beautiful little starfish ear cuff. It's a wraparound one so doesn't need a pierced ear.

 I love starfish, it looks so pretty.

Also, this sweet cross stitch picture. It's counted cross stitch which I love to do, just the thing for a winter's evening.

I keep looking at these

pads to use while blocking my knitting or crochet. I've seen some children hopscotch ones which would work just as well.

This is on my wishlist, but not for now, I'm hoping to treat myself to a scented climbing rose next Spring to climb over our small pergola/arch.

We did look at some during the summer, but didn't see any that were right. Most of the climbers we looked at weren't scented. I did plant a Morning Glory on one side though, it's already reached the top of one side and has lovely big blue flowers that are shaped like bells. I shall be asking for advice when it comes to choosing our roses. I've heard good things about David Austin roses?

Anyway, that's a few of the things on my wishlist. What sorts of things do other people hope to receive, or any really inspired gifts you've received in the past.... anyone else get an iron?

Take care


  1. Funny, we're starting to plan a family party in December. I can't say it's the weather making us plan for Xmas as it's so unseasonally hot but thoughts are definitely in that direction.

    1. We usually start thinking about it this time of year, can't be doing with a last minute rush xx

  2. I too keeps lists on Amazon, i've never tried to add from other sites though, i might look at that.
    LOL at the iron present. One Valentines my husband forgot to even get me a card, it was on a Saturday on this particular year and he went to the pub to watch the football in the afternoon and came back with a present for me, he said, "i bought you a cheese and onion cob, when i couldn't stop laughing he said, what's the matter, you like cheese and onion!!

    1. Oh well, at least their hearts are in the right place xx

  3. Wonderful ideas, I hope you get all that you deserve!

    1. The most important thing is everyone being together and happy xx

  4. I only keep a list of books on Amazon that I want, I didn't realise that you could add things from other websites. I'm always happy to receive crafty gifts, stationery, perfume or books. I'm really very easy to buy for.

    1. I think I'm always easy to buy for, daughter too, but hubby and son are not easy at all xx

  5. Hello Cheryl - it has been lovely, reading your post today - I did smile at the thought of an iron as a gift.......!
    I have the book, Stitches From The Farden, and you really would love it, I think. So many really pretty things in it to do.
    A as for David Austin Roses, oh, where to start! We live close to their rose centre, so visit often - the roses are absolutely glorious, and the perfume from them - amazing! You must get one - they do have a catalogue, too.
    As for any 'different' gifts - my husband once bought me a huge box full of Lilliput Lane Cottages - no idea why he did that to this day!!
    Have a beautiful week!

    1. Thank you, I think we may send for a catalogue in the new year so we can choose one for Spring xx

  6. An iron, oh that did make me laugh!
    Love the fairy cross stitch, she looks so pretty. The starfish is cute, anything seaside related makes me happy.
    No idea what I'd like as yet, I'm busy trying to come up with ideas for others.
    Lisa x

    1. It's the men I have the hardest time thinking of ideas for, especially when they say 'oh anything' xx

  7. I especially love the book! Nice picks ♥

  8. I love to look at my wish list and I enjoyed looking at yours!


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