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.