Monday, November 27, 2006

another Christmas finish & small tree up!

Well, I had a pretty productive weekend! We stayed away from the stores this year! We usually do the after Thanksgiving shopping thing, but this year, we stayed home!
I started & finished another Christmas piece by JBW Designs. This is the first Christmas Motifs design. I used the white sparkly aida & the same NN floss on this one! I love how it turned out! I have another of her designs ready to start this morning! I hope to turn all of these into little pillows.

Also this weekend, I put my little stitching tree up in my craft room. The whole tree is filled with stitched ornaments. Most were done by myself, others my best friend made for me. Still others, my aunt made for me.

You will see that under the tree are lots of small gifts! One of the boards I am involved with is doing an advent exchange. We had someone's name & we were to get 24 small gifts for the 24 days of Dec., leading up to Christmas. We got something larger from their wish list for Christmas Day. JoAnn had my name & all of the gifts are there, waiting to be opened, one at a time. Oh my! Talk about hard!!!!!! But, I don't want to rush the season! I want to enjoy it!!


Anonymous said...

I love the JBW's with the variegated flosses!! Wish I'd thought to try that ... And the Advent gifts - great idea - and what a great reminder of what this season is truly about. Can't wait for you to share them each day!

~Kim~ said...

Good thing you stayed away from the stores, I can see you were productive in other aspects! Great job on your tree finish! And getting that stitching tree up! Gosh was just a year ago when you were getting people to stitch ornaments! Man oh man where does the time go!

You will have to share your gifts when you open them. :)


Heather said...

Beautiful JBW tree Shari.