Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Stitching Pictures!

As you can tell, I'm still a novice at this blogging to post pictures and where to put my writing. Hopefully it will all come sometime, and I hope you will bear with me.
I attempted two new finishes this holiday season. The bell design is by Stacy Nash from last year's C-mas book, A Simply Early Christmas. I stitched this for a dear friend and I'm quite pleased with the result. She stitched the framed piece for me, isn't it lovely?
The JBW tree was for my stitch group exchange. I hadn't tried making a flat ornament before, but found it wasn't too difficult. I'm going to use it on a couple more ornament finishings this week, but I won't show them until after Christmas as they are gifts. The last picture is the stitch group ornament I received. It's very sweet and I love the braided hanger!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Stitching

I've been stitching some holiday pieces, some for me and some for gifts. These two pieces were out of my stash. The tuck is a SanMan kit and was fun to stitch. A quick project and turned out cute. The second one was a UFO, can you believe? Apparently I tucked it away in the JCS magazine with very little to finish. It's by Twisted Threads and from the 2002 issue.
My next post will have pics of exchange pieces. I tried a different shape and a flat ornament finish. I was quite happy with how they both turned out!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yes, I'm still here!

HI, Dear Readers!
Yes, I'm still here, I hope I haven't lost anyone because I haven't been updating.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a great time with our family at our oldest DD's house. There were 12 of us there and we had lots and lots of delicious food to eat!

Now that that holidays are upon us, it seems like time is fast forwarding at a very fast pace.
I have several stitching finishes to post so will get to that in my next post.

My DH bought a new laptop computer for me and I'm enjoying it immensely. However, my pictures are on the old laptop so I need to get on it to add them. One of these days I will figure out how to store pictures on the new one!

Hope everyone is nearly finished with their shopping and able to enjoy upcoming holiday events.

We had a lovely time yesterday at our DGD's Addie and Kelsey's church Christmas program.

That certainly got us in the holiday spirit, was such fun to see the little ones dressed in costumes and singing with such gusto!