Sunday, December 28, 2008
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 http://stores.ebay.com/Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe
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
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
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
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
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
........here 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!!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
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
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
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!!!