Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Christmas Stitching

Hi everyone,

Christmas is over in our house - it always goes fast at the end.  Thought I would post a photo of one of the golden crackers on the tree...right there next to whoever that Disney character is!

I learned a few things this year about Christmas and my family :)

1.  There's a reason people have fake trees - so they don't have to get under it twice a day to water it!  Also, most fake trees come pre-lit! Thereby giving you an extra 3 hours to decorate.

2.  If you make a needlepoint Christmas pillow THEY WILL SIT ON IT!  Not pick it up and admire it!!  Although, when you gasp they will pick it up and stare at it wondering if it is about to explode or something.

And, so now on to the New Years resolutions which are usually the same as last years....finish more projects and learn to make soup!

Happy Stitching,


Friday, December 21, 2012

Eat Your Heart Out

Hi Everyone,

It's BACK!  And a good thing Ruth packs well as the box did not look good on my doorstep :)  I get to keep the pillow until the end of January when it goes to the birthday girl!

Here's a picture of the edge... I love the rolled finish- that's ribbon wrapped around the edge

And as a last thought for today...if you have WAY TOO MANY Christmas ornaments, they make a nice centerpiece on the table and if you are really favors

But guess who's left in the kitchen to watch?  Don't worry she has presents...

Merry Christmas,


Monday, December 17, 2012

Work Stoppage

Hi everyone,

My friend Mary has stopped asking me when I am going to post an entry on my blog.  I told her you can't post if you're not stitching.  Not only have I not been stitching I put off Christmas shopping and decorating until YESTERDAY.  With everyone coming in for a week I have now put everything away until New Year's. So I have a few photos to show you what Floridians do when they are slacking off :)

Here are Eric and Emily flying to get stone crabs... (I think I stayed behind to nap)

Here's the Little October Witch Angel - love how this is turning out.  Stopped her after Thanksgiving :)

Then there's the partridge from my Melissa Shirley 12 Days of Christmas (you've already seen this)

But, last Sunday we had to take a day off to go up to the center of the state to see REAL ones!   Real ones don't wear beads FYI...


And lastly in order to rest up for the week ahead we flew to Useppa Island for 2 days of reading and sleeping.  Yes I did start on the 4th day of Christmas !

And this week we will be thankful for our families and pray for those who have lost so so much.

Merry Christmas,