Thursday, December 23, 2010

one last gift.....

On Tuesday night I exchanged gifts with my dad's girlfriend, I made her this little ornament by Lizzie Kate, I have made this one many times over the years but it is very cute and I so love how this came out, she loved it as well! Me and Mary T have participated in a advent exchange this year and in the coming days that will be over but it has been nice as well, I do not have a pic of everything to show that I have gotten past day 13 because I have been using the stuff that I have gotten, Mary has so generously given me lots of fabric to use which I have been putting to use already! As well as some bookmark kits that I am working on as well and some supplies and silk floss that I look forward to using, I cannot afford to always buy silk floss so I look forward to getting to use this sometime soon! I also got some awesome patterns that I intend on stitching sometime soon! I also got a nice gift from my friend Kay out in England, she too sent me many cross stitch cards for me to use so needless to say all of my friends have given me so many stitchy goodies this year that have been and will be put to good use! I hope all of my friends have a blessed holiday season! Thank you all for your kind words through the year and for stopping by.

Friday, December 17, 2010

many little ornamnets....

Today is my sons Christmas party at school so all this week I have been pulling all nighters for the last 4 nights to get all 13 of these ornies done! This was a freebie that I got from the Lizzie Kate website, they turned out pretty great I think, I look forward to getting home today so I can finally crash and get some much needed sleep!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Some wonderful gifts!

Me and my friend Mary took part in our advent exchange this year. Her package arrived today which means I got to open up 13 gifts and oh my was I ever spoiled! I know the picture does not show it all but I got some white chocolate covered pretzels, some gourmet cocoa mix, perforated paper to stitch on, a Christmas card kit, some floss and fabric, floss bobbins,socks, a candy cane pattern, snowman paper, hot plates, some more sewing needles, a little frame and a very pretty star ornament that says welcome! Thank you so very much Mary I love everything. My husband had some hot cocoa already and says he loves it. I dipped into the pretzels already as well, I could not help myself. We also have been hit hard by snow, my son had his first snow day of the school year today, my kittens Tamzien and Gisborne just love the snow and have so much fun watching it fall as you can see!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My December snowman

Since I finished my angels from the Curtis Boehringer barefoot angel of the month club I decided to jump right in and start the next series which is the snowman of the month. This was not as detailed as the angels were so I tended to move a bit faster with this. I decided to share a few more pics of some of my other trees in our house, the first 2 pics are of our trees in the bathroom. The little set of trees is in the living room, these are my husband's trees that he decorates with his ornaments that I do not like to go on our other tree in the living room, some of the ornies are from his past and sports themed. The last picture is of my kitchen trees. Less than 2 weeks away now until Christmas, I am worried about not getting it all done, but am working on it little by little. I so love the holidays but it will be nice to breath a sigh of relief when it is done as well! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

a few small finishes to share.....

I have a few small ornaments that I made this week, each one only took a day to stitch up, I like those the best, cute but simple! The first one is by Lizzie Kate and the second one I got from a Leisure Arts book that I checked out of the library called 100 cross stitch ornaments. I also wanted to share a few small nice and wonderful surprises I got from a few of my friends that really made my day. I have been blue for the last few months but have been keeping it to myself and with the holidays here I have been getting increasingly blue especially since something happened that has affected me and my husband on Sunday, I have noticed that I have been stitching an awful lot I suppose this is me keeping busy or else I would lose my sanity! lol. On Monday I got this beautiful card with these beautifully made handmade ornies by my friend Liz, on Monday I also got a secret Santa package from my friend Juli with so many goodies! Last but not least my little girl Tamzien who always makes me smile posing by some snowmen while having visions of cat treats and toys running through her head! Thanks as always for stopping by and for your kind words.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy December!

I finished my last angel in the series of barefoot angel of the month club by Curtis Boehringer. I really love how she came out! I also did December swirls by Bent Creek. I am also sharing a small cat ornament that I made for my friend Savannah, she is a fellow cat lover like me! I figured since I finished the last angel, I will share all the angels that I made for each month from the last year. This was one of my few goals for the new year that I was able to do and master throughout the year without steering a different direction. Since I finished all the angels I figured I would start on the next series by Curtis Boehringer which is the snowman of the month club. I will have more finishes to share later in the week with more pics of my house decked out for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind words.

Monday, November 29, 2010

End of November already and some finishes

I hope that all my fellow stitching friends and fellow bloggers that celebrated Thanksgiving had a great holiday. My holiday was good, it was busy and fun and just went by way too fast, but then holidays do tend to do that. I never got around this month to posting my November angel that I finished, I am currently working on my December angel of the month from Curtis Boehringer and then I will be done with the monthly series! I will have to post pics when I finish the December angel of all the angels that I did for each month this year. I also had a few small finishes of things that I made for friends and such. The bookmark and small ornament I made for my friend Debi, the ornament came from a book called patchwork Christmas by Willow Ridge designs, the second ornament I made 2 of these one for me and 1 for my sister, it is called all mine by bittercup designs and then of course my November angel by Curtis Boehringer. With each post I am going to try to remember to post pics of my house decorated for Christmas, I always talk about my trees in each room of my house and been asked a lot to share pics of what they all look like, so today I am sharing pics of the trees in my room, a lot of homemade ornies by me and friends on all the trees. As always thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

Friday, November 12, 2010

More small Christmas finishes

I have been doing nothing but stitching with all my free time I have had this month as you can tell. I finished some more ornaments to send out to friends in the coming weeks. Seeing as they do not follow my blog it is safe to keep showing off what I have been working on this month! My first finish is by Prairie Schooler of course! I so love how this came out, I want to keep it for myself! This one goes to my friend Liz, I think she will love this! The set of 4 ornaments are just a basic snowflake that I had gotten from a Leisure arts book, these are going to my sister, Lianne, Debbie and then I made one for myself. This next one I so love, I wish I could have gotten a better picture. My camera is 10 years old so it tends to want to give me issues. This lovely ornament is by Midnight stitching and it is called Quaker snowman. The last set of 2 ornaments are a quick stitch design by Lizzie Kate, my friends Juli and Carol are getting one of these. I am at the half way point of ornaments but to still have some more things to make as well but I am getting there too! Thanks as always for all the kind words and for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas finishes....

Throughout this month and next month I will be posting a lot of updates because I am working on finishing up my gifts for friends and family. The first 2 finishes are for me and my Christmas trees. They both are leisure arts patterns that I got from a few books that my local library had. I really love the cardinal, this one is on my tree in the bedroom because I have a somewhat theme going on in there. I have angels and cardinals on the tree in the bedroom. The reindeer finish is in my living room on the tree out there. I have some Prairie Schooler finishes that I made into ornaments that have been on my tree as well from last year. My third finish is for my friend Kay as you can tell it is a PS Santa. The last one is a snowman design that I made for my friend Michelle. I have made the finishing on these simple and easy because in the next few weeks I have to start sending out all these gifts to friends and family that I have made and since I have to send out to 20 different people that are scattered all over the world I have to make sure that the shipping for everyone's packages are not that bad on my budget. I currently am working on some ornaments for friends and am almost finished with another PS design for my friend Liz. I hope to update next week with all my finishes! I had brought out some of my Christmas stuff already and I thought I would share a pic of my little girl Tamzien chilling by the Christmas stuff, what you don't see is how naughty she can get at times with the some of the Christmas decorations. Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments. Have a good week!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!

Well it is officially November and another Halloween is in the bag in our household. Halloween anymore in our home is not as hustle and bustle as it used to be when my son was younger, the last few years he has been helping me pass out candy at home because he no longer wants to go out and trick or treat which is fine with me but sad in a way too because I have many moments where I realize my teenage son is growing up and things are always changing, I find myself thinking back to the good old days when he was a baby and toddler, time stop moving on so fast! I have a few finishes to share I have made for the third time in a few months now this little number by Prairie Schooler and a little Christmas ornament called patchwork Christmas and last but not least I finished November twirls by Bent Creek. Throughout the month my hands are going to be busy I have a lot I want to get done and need to get done so I am hoping to be able to share with all of you what I do throughout this month! I hope everyone who celebrates Halloween had a great Halloween weekend. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Small finish

I just finished my October angel of the month by Curtis Boehringer, I think it turned out alright. I also wanted to share that last week I won the blog anniversary contest that was held by Donna. She awarded a 20.00 gift certificate to go shopping online at which I will be using on Thursday after payday! Thank you so much Donna! I thought I would share a pic of my kittens who are growing up too fast. Tamzien is the grey one, she is laying by her brother Gisborne. They came from the same litter of kittens, we had a third one but little Eli passed away last month which was sad because these kids are like peas in a pod the way they do everything together. Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy October

I have a few finishes to share, the first one of course is by Lizzie Kate called gather a harvest of love. The second one is by Bent Creek for the month of October. I should have gotten more stitched but I have been moving at a turtle's pace it seems! I also wanted to share a pic of what I got in the mail from my non stitchy friend, Liz. She knows I love to stitch so I was more than thrilled to get this nice surprise in the mail and will be used! Not much else to share but to say thanks for stopping by and have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some fall and Christmas stitching

I have a few small finishes to share. I finished my September angel from the Curtis Boehringer angel of the month club over the weekend. I also wanted to share what I stitched for my friend in the Halloween and Christmas swap I took part in. Since she lives in the UK, I wanted to make sure the ornies were not too much so shipping would not be too harsh on me. The fall ornie I made for myself last month also it is by Prairie Schooler. The Christmas ornie was a freebie by Lizzie Kate. Since my last post last week not too much has been going on, my son's first week of school was good, he is slowly getting into the back to school mode. I took in one of my kittens last week to get fixed, the other one gets fixed in early October. She is slowly getting back to her naughty self which is good to see. I decided over the weekend to decorate for Halloween as well, I am enclosing a pic of my little girl Tamzien in the pumpkin patch, she was the kitten that got fixed last week, she is my little cutie! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy September

I have a few small finishes to share with everyone. The first piece is a little something called Full Moon. The second piece is somewhat my creation. I usually every month do the monthly design from the Curtis Boehringer 3 for 2 club. I did not like so much how the design for September looked so I pieced something together from a fall pattern that I had hence the leaves falling around the word September. I hope to in the next week to have my barefoot angel of the month done for September. I had some personal setbacks which have been hindering my progress, but after this I need to finish the Mary Englebreit piece I have been working on for a friend after that I will figure it out! Tuesday was my sons first day back at school, the first day went well. He started the 8th grade this year so this year things are going to start to get complicated for him because this year the teachers are starting to prepare the kids for when they go to high school next year so there are certain things expected of him throughout the year so here's hoping this new school year is a good one. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend that just ended.