Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How do YOU get in the holiday mood?

The holidays are fast approaching..........tomorrow is the first of December and it seems after that, the days take on extra speed! Before we know it, Christmas is here, then the New Year! Where did 2010 go??

I'm just not there yet with the holiday mood. I don't mean to be a humbug by any means! But, we haven't had much cold weather, altho I heard we had snow flurries today, but I didn't see them. The tv ads haven't gotten me in the shopping mood either. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were lost on me. And, I'm really not ready to put up the decorations or the tree.

But, I have been doing some holiday stitching! Here's a Little House Designs piece called Holly & Berries. Think I will turn it into a flat hanging ornament.

And, I have been stitching on other ornaments...one for my stitch group exchange and a couple for gifts. None can be shown yet.

Anyway, maybe between the Christmas light displays, cards that will soon be arriving, cookies that will fill the house with wonderful aromas, and possibly even some snow on the ground, I will be ready to enjoy this most festive time of year. After all, none of this preparation is important if we forget the Reason for the Season, celebrating the Christ Child's birth.

How do YOU get in the holiday mood?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blogger friends!

We will be leaving soon to go to our oldest daughter Jennifer's house for our Thanksgiving feast later today.

There will be 8 children and 7 adults in attendance! And I'm sure there will be plenty of food!

I'm wishing each of you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm Back!!

Hi, All! Did you think that I'd abandoned my blog completely?? I know it certainly looks that way.

It just seems like this has been an especially busy fall. I do want to update you on my stitching tho. Between pumpkin patch visits with both sets of grandkids and 2 trips to Branson, I have managed to get a few finishes to show you.

But first, last Sunday when I returned from my wonderful stitching retreat in Branson, I saw this beautiful tree in my front yard! Now mind you, it was a dull color when I left! It was so striking and so yellow Sunday, and still is! Actually more colorful than the Ozarks!

Now to the stitching: Here's another Little House ornament. It's Snowy Pines. I love the added touch of the beads.

Next is the piece I stitched for my stitch group block exchange. It's by Homespun Elegance and from the Simply Autumn leaflet.

This Waxing Moon design was the block that I received from my dear friend Sandy. Isn't it lovely?

And finally, I have a finish from the retreat.... This is Blackbird's Waiting for the Harvest. This is an example of a design change due to mistakes! My initials weren't spaced correctly so I had to add another row of stitches on the left side, and my friend Janet stitched the over one 2010 beside the R to correct that spacing! The result, creative changes, LOL! Thanks, Janet! You know me and over 1. Maybe I'll make a New Year's Resolution to bite the bullet and conquer over 1!

I hope everyone has a stitchy weekend!

Sharyn :-)