I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing Christmas.
It seems I've been in the kitchen for the last week, preparing our Christmas Dinner and still with all my effort, I spent another half day (of Christmas) in the kitchen. I won't complain as the dinner was absolutely tasty, followed on a relaxing evening.
There was not a lot of stitching going on this month, I was distracted by making a gingerbread man for DD (school project), which was a family project…so DD and I made the gingerbread fella out of cardboard, painted him brown, and gave with a sprinkle of glitter with rick rack, buttons and a bow,
He is much cuter in person.
Then her teacher wanted a stocking, labeled with their names for little goodies. So this is what I ended up with, a Hello Kitty stocking and went right along with out pink and purple Christmas decor.
I've rejoined my local quilt guild and participated in a little gift exchange. Some of the ladies are really getting into the wool appliques…so thought this was befitting;
a wool applique pillow.
I was surprised when I received this packet in the mail from another stitching sister, Abbey Rose, Christmas House Sampler and threads. I so thank you darling (you know who you are:)), and as I conveyed, I really do appreciate it and it warmed by heart.
It appears I did not get a good angle on this, but the sampler's message here is "Peace on Earth". It came at a perfect time, as I really needed this bit of comfort.
Alright! I have updated my 2012 finishes page by adding the photos I could find of the projects I finished during the year. Wow! I am in amazement too, so take a look if you all would like.
At the beginning of the year, I ventured out to create a bit of different Christmas for my family. We've never had a pink and purple tree…we had other rainbows, but a pink and purple color way.
So here they are. They were truly, truly, a lot of fun to do them each month, and of course some months I had to double up, because I really wanted to see this tree up and lighted for Christmas,
Country Cottage Needlework: Merry and Bright
Charlotte's Web: Christmas Magic
Erica Michael's: Lights of Advent
Plum Pudding: Fa la la
Bizzi Creations: Enjoy the Holiday
Designs by Cathy Jean: Snow Baby Emily
Little House Needlework's: Hallelujah
Little House Needlework's: Cocoa
…and I did, and the girls loved it too. It really is much more beautiful than the picture can say.
2012 Christmas Tree
Alrighty friends, this post will wrap it for me for 2012 and I hope you all enjoy the pics.
For 2013, I've signed on for several SALs, and will be working away from my stash, so I hope to see you all in passing.
Y'all take care and be safe for New Year's.
All my best to you all.