Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good-Bye, 2011! Hello, 2012!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve! Before we look forward to a brand new year, I thought I'd share some pictures of last year, namely the past 2 weeks. The first picture is of the ornament that I stitched for my stitch group exchange. I was in a Quaker stitching kind of mood since I had just finished Quaker Christmas. I found this ornament in the 2010 JCS Ornament Magazine and it's by Legacy Designs.
Here's the ornament I received from the exchange from my friend Janet. I believe it's designed by PS.
I really enjoyed looking at our tree this year. We have an artificial tree, but for some reason the ornaments looked particularly good on it. It was fun to gaze at them all.
Here also is the stand we use for our grandchildren's Christmas stockings!
The grandchildren were waiting patiently in front of the tree before we started opening presents!
The weather was so mild on Christmas Day that the grandkids played outside! Last Thurs they all came with their scooters and had a ball riding on our driveway and curved walk.
Our Addie started playing the violin this year and her homework over the break was to perform a concert. She's doing quite well and we enjoyed hearing her play.
Lastly, I want to add my Jan 1st projects.... The North Wind by LHN and Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs.
I'll close wishing you all best wishes for a happy, healthy year full of many blessings!


  1. Your ornament is beautiful and the one received, cute as a button! I love your tree and the stocking stand - how cute! Congrats to Abbie! YAY!
    Super projects to start off the New Year!

  2. Did Jerry make your stocking holder? What a great idea!

  3. Nice idea for the stocking stand! Winter Wonderland is one of my favorite ever done pieces - hope you enjoy it as much!