Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ornament Finish

I have been very busy the past few days with family here. I did have a little time to finish up this ornament that I started a while back. It is one of three from the Candy Cane Wishes pattern by Plum Pudding Needlearts. I used some dmc flosses. I used 3 flosses from Nancy at
I used her red, green & brown & love how they look. I am going to do the other 2 patterns on this same aida. It is a rainbow opal.
Thanks everyone for visiting & commenting!!!!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

12 days of Christmas exchange

A group of online friends & I all were involved in a 12 days of Christmas exchange.
Renee had my name & she outdid herself with the gifts. She put so much thought into what she got for me! Everything was perfect!!! When I thought I had opened the best gift, something came along the next day that I thought was even more special. I have attached a picture here of the gifts I received. Renee, I subbed 2 candles I had on hand, because I have already been using the ones you sent!!!
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Thanks so much Renee for making the 12 days exchange a wonderful experience!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Progress on model & Merry Christmas!!!!

Well, since all of the Christmas preparations are now done, I have had a little time to get back to my passion in life! Stitching!!!!
I feel I have neglected my model & it feels so good to get back to it! I am enjoying so much working on this piece!!!!
I would like to wish each & everyone of you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for making my blog a stop in your busy lives!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas came early!

Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!! I went out & got the mail today & there was a Christmas-y looking package. I couldn't figure out who it could be from. It was for me! It was my exchange package from one of my groups.
Sherry had my name & oh my!!! We were sent a stocking to stitch & fill. She went all out. I love every single thing she included.
So Sherry, if you see this, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! You truly made my day today!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Last RR neighborhood house finished

I just finished constructing my last RR house. This one is Pinetop Lodge by LHN. Another of Diane's charts that I haven't stitched, but I love the houses, so I am using them on the RR pieces!
With this, my commitments for 2008 are finished & I am going to get serious about my model now.
Thanks for all the comments about the candy. My family really enjoys them & so do my husbands co-workers & people we give the gifts to!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My stitching has been suffering because......... is what I have spent a LOT of time on recently. This is an annual tradition that I cannot stop! I have tried, only to be told by MANY, MANY people that I cannot stop making my home made candies. And every year, when I say I am going to stop, I end up adding new things to my list. I still have 9 lbs. of the wafers on the counter, so I am not done yet!!!!!
In this picture are my turtles, choc. peanut clusters, several varieties of mints, peppermint bark, peanut butter & jelly bark, choc. covered cherries, cherry centers, raspberry chunks, molded peanuts & peanut butter fudge. I THINK that is everything! Don't eat too many while looking or you will get a tummy ache!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Neighborhood RR has come home!

My neighborhood RR piece has come home & now it is my responsibility to finish it!!! My house is the house in the middle & then 4 friends built their homes around mine. The bottom is a stream, running thru the neighborhood. I have to finish that, as you can see. I also will put some words on it, telling whose neighborhood this is!!! I am very happy with all of the houses. Thanks gals!!!! I am not sure how many of them read my blog!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Walt the Malt---finished

Good morning! Between a very busy day yesterday, I was able to 'finish' Walt the Malt'. I was looking at posts on the 123 board & saw this finish. I thought it was perfect for Walt, so to the basement I went for canning jar lids! What an awesome, simple, adorable way to finish an ornament! It has so many possibilities! I plan to look for various ribbons & such when I go shopping with my best friend this weekend!!!
This ornament fulfills my obligations in 2 groups! We do an ornament each month. I completed & FINISHED all 12 of them!!!
Thanks for visiting & Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift received & Christmas & stitching!

Wow, it has been a while since I updated my blog!
We had a very busy 4 day weekend. I was SO GLAD to HAVE to stay home yesterday. (I babysit on Mondays!) It felt good to stay home!!!
On Friday, my husband & I did the annual Black Friday sales. We left home before 4 am & were gone until about 2 pm. We got a lot of really good deals!!!
When we got home, I had a wonderful surprise in the mail. Mylene sent me a beuatiful package. It is a pinkeep she made, a card, and a box of wonderful chocolates!!! I am being kind & sharing with my guys, but oh, they are yummy! The funny thing about this is, I had purchased DMC for Mylene that very day!!!!
I am adding a picture of my stitching tree for you to see. It is so pretty with the ornaments from so many people, besides the ones I have done myself.
And, on the stitching front, I am working hard on my model, which I do not have a picture of today. I also stitched my Dec. ornament last night & added the final stitches this afternoon.
I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season. Take time to relax & enjoy the season!!!
thanks for stopping by for a visit & thanks for the comments!!!