29 December 2011
26 December 2011
1. Have fun!!!
2. Goal to finish them by December 31.
3. No NEW stash buying unless I am at a retreat,vacation or my birthday. NO EXCEPTIONS!
4. I will start when I return from Virginia, around January 22.
5. Have fun!!
|LHN Coming to America|
|Poppy Kreations Red, White and Blue|
|Vee&Co Summer In the USA|
|Waxing Moon Designs Witch's Garden|
|Imaginating Born Shopper by Diane Arthurs|
|CherryWood Design Studios A Stitcher's Prayer|
|LHN Deck the Halls|
|LHN Gingerbread Village|
|LHN Bringing Home the Tree|
|LHN Thirteen Colonies|
|Christmas Tree 2011|
|Amy under the tree|
|My nephew, Anthony and me|
|Amy,Dawne, John, and Anthony|
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
25 December 2011
18 December 2011
These gifts are from my Secret Penpal I have been posting since August. This package I got a snowmen stocking, stuffed snowbaby, Santa chocolate, a few skeins of DMC threads, an ornament, fabric postcard, crossstitch ornament kit, Santa felt kit, and socks. My penpal is Norma from Creativity Has No Limits blog. Don't you love her blog title? She is a mixed-media artist and her blog is fabulous. Check it out. It has been wonderful getting to know
Norma and looking forward reading her blog in the future and following her creativity. Thank you Norma!
|Snow by Shephard's Bush, threads and button, Peace ornament|
I joined a Christmas exchange in my Pens and Needles group. I got stuck on a RR, and it took me awhile to finish it, which got me behind on my exchanges. I got my package from my partner, Lynda, a week ago. I felt guilty not sending my package out in time, I didn't open it right away. Today I decided to open it, since I send out my partner's package yesterday. Oh wow, I was spoiled! I got a stitched ornament, Snow from Shephard's Bush, which was on my wish list, plus the threads and button that goes with it, ribbons, ric-rack, green, red,and white threads, monthly planner, red and green fat quarters fabrics,buttons, hot cocoa, a list pad and stationary kit (pad, journal and a pen.) Thank you Lynda!
Yesterday was Dad's birthday. I was up at 7 am, baked him a carrot cake, his favorite and homemade ravioli, 234 of them! Yes, I counted them and all done by hand, no machines. It took me about 13 hours it do, including cleaning. I leave in ten days to Virginia and I have so much to do before than. I have to finish crocheting a scarf, stitch 2 ornaments, organize my projects for the Crazy January Challenge, and WIPs/UFOs challenge, bake cookies, and some last minute shopping. Oh and the wrapping and finish decorating. I didn't even start! The tree is up but the cards are not. I am still getting some everyday.
10 December 2011
I organized a Wishlist Exchange in the ILCSing Yahoo group,where a person sends two items from their partner's wishlist. Betty send me Little House Needleworks Winter Wonderland and Ginger & Spice Florida Sampler. I really want to start on Florida Sampler but I got to good and stitch my exchanges first. Thank you Betty!
08 December 2011
|pan of brownies|
06 December 2011
On the Sixth day of Christmas, I got 2 Christmas kits, one a Santa and the other an angel. There are jingle bells to add and when assemble, their limbs move. Man, I could really freak my brother out by changing their poses. He will totally freak out if he notices the changes. I will be trying to stitch them by next Christmas. I am really excited for tomorrow. Thank you Elizabeth!
05 December 2011
I mailed out Christmas cards today, 54 of them. I think I might have to send some more if I can afford to do so.
04 December 2011
03 December 2011
Well I got my haircut. Alot of hair was cut from my head. Here is the pile:
Most of the hair is in a bag. There is an organization call Wigs for Kids so I am hoping to send my hair to them. It is too short for Lockets of Love organization. I think 6-7 inches were cut off. Now do you want to see my new hair do? Am I hearing yes? LOL Ok here is my new hairdo. The picture is not the greatest.
02 December 2011
See you tomorrow with Day 3. I am getting a haircut tonight. I need it badly,lol.
01 December 2011
I joined The 12 Days of Christmas exchange in I Love Cross Stitch yahoo group. I am going try to do a daily post. Elizabeth send me this HUGE box of gifts,and its heavy to lol. Since its the first day, I get to open a present. Inside the wrapped gift was:
A Christmas Ornament leaflet from Leisure Arts and name tags in blue and silver. I love the gift and ornament patterns will come very handy in the couple weeks. Thank you Elizabeth!
For those wondering, I have the Traveling Stash Box. I have taken a few stuff which I will show soon. I will be setting up the giveaway by the end of next week. For my Follower's giveaway, it has been postpone until January. I am leaving Dec28 for Virginia. Maybe if I get something down there, like a souvenir be added to the giveaway.
I will post tomorrow with gift 2. I cant wait to see it.
17 November 2011
08 November 2011
05 November 2011
I got there lovely gifts from Lisa S for Falling into Halloween exchange on the Stitched with Love blog. I LOVE the cat ornament and the back of it is a little heart charm saying Made for you. The wooden box is going fun to paint before next Halloween. The bats are so cute and I have used a couple already. The fabric is adorable and I can't wait to start the pattern and ribbons. Thank you Lisa! You put a lot of thought in my gifts and I appreciate it very much.
As I was writing about the snow, the mail came in and I got a package from my Secret Penpal. She sent two mini Christmas ornament and a beautiful Thanksgiving post card. Next month I get to find out who my penpal is, and I can't wait. I have no idea who it is.
Until next time,