Sunday, December 30, 2007

A few finishes

Here we are! Almost the end of the year. Where has it gone? My goodness. It is almost 2008.

I have been extremely busy the past few weeks, but I have still managed to do a few small pieces.

I decided on a frame for the Spot of Love by Midnight Stitching that I did for my brother's wedding. The wedding was yesterday & I think they liked the piece. I am attaching a picture of it. If I could have gotten it to a shop, I would have chosen a different frame, but I had to make do with what I could get locally.

I am also attaching the ornaments that I have finished in the past couple weeks. One was sent to me in a Christmas Card, so I made it into an ornament. (they just sent the stitched piece)
I also added a picture of my dog opening his gift from my aunt! Crazy dog!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

more snow pictures

well, we have shoveled ourselves "out" now. It took 3 of us 3 hours+ to get it done. I didn't take pictures after that, but I do have some more before we started.


winter wonderland

it is Sunday morning & we are usually at church at this time of morning. Well, for the second week in a row, church is cancelled. Last week, it was due to LOTS of ice. This week, it is snow. Looking out, from inside my warm house, it is beautiful. Christmas card picture weather. But, reality way do I want to get on the roads. And, where is the snowblower that guy at Big R tried to sell us yesterday!?!? Oh wait, I said we don't NEED one!!! HA!!!
Anyway, here are a couple pictures, taken from my front porch. (I haven't stepped outside yet!!!)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Totally Surprised!!!!

Christmas came to my house this morning...Ok, maybe not Christmas, but a good friend, who made it FEEL like Christmas!!! One of the yahoo groups I am in does what we call Angel projects. There are usually 2 per year. I kept asking the group mom what were the angel projects this year. She kept telling me just the one I knew about. Well, now I know why!!!! I was the second one!!!!!

I don't remember this, but she said I was the one who started the Ornament SAL on the group. So, she had members stitch ornaments for me. HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!?!!?

She emailed this morning & asked what I was doing today & if I would be home. I told her I needed to run to town, but I would be home the rest of the day. So, she said she could come over later.

She walked up to the door & handed me this box! (beautifully wrapped in SNOWMAN paper!!!!) I opened it & inside were ornaments from 14 people!!!! They are all so pretty. I love each & every one & the time each person put into them.

I told the group mom I would have to go get a new tree for my stitching room to put them on. (my little tree was full already!)

So, DH & I went to Big R this afternoon, because I KNEW they had trees for 50% off. I got a real nice tree & it is now set up & all my ornaments are on it! (the new ones & the ones I already had!!!!) I want to post all the pictures, but I will just post the tree. Thanks for looking & thanks to each & everyone of you who did an ornament. I will treasure these FOREVER!!!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Yippee! It is Friday!

This seems like it has been the LONGEST week. Between being super busy & not feeling the greatest, I am glad it is almost the weekend!!!
I finished my last ornament for a group SAL on Tues. I am attaching it here.

I also finished the stitching part of a wedding gift. Now, I must decide how to "finish" it. Not sure if we should frame it or make a pillow. I am leaning frame.

Next, I did a super quick stitch. I needed something FUN after finishing the wedding piece. Today, I stitched it onto the little bag.

I am currently working on Sammy Snowcone. He is going to be adorable!!!!
Have a super weekend everyone!!!!
Edited to add designers!!! The wedding sampler is called Spot of Love & it is by Mar, of Midnight Stitching!
The little snowman is by Sam Sarah designs.
The ornament is Christmas Joy by Angel Stitchin, out of the JCS 06 ornament issue

Thursday, December 6, 2007

a few more pictures

I could only add 5 photos to the other post, so here are the rest that I took tonight!!!

More Christmas Decorating

I just told a friend that I had finished all of my decorating for Christmas. I told her I should post pictures on my blog, so I decided to go take the pictures & do just that!!!! I posted our tree & my outdoor snowmen a while back. And while I think of it, someone asked about the snowmen! Yes, we made them. My dad has the pattern, so he helped us. My husband did the cutting out & I did the painting. He put them all together! I love my snow guys!!!

I hope you enjoy some of my decorating. Merry Christmas!!! More pix in next post!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mail art made it!

I have received word that my mail art made it to it's destination, so I can post pictures now. I think the gal that got it was happy with it. And that makes me very happy!! I always worry that I don't do good enough when I do exchanges!!

I am still working on a wedding gift. I haven't had a lot of stitching time the past couple weeks.