Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Stockings Were Hung

I haven't shown a close up picture of our stockings in a few years now, so I thought that I would revisit them again for you.  And show you the new one that was added this year.  This year we add baby Liam's to the family stockings.  Liam is a joy to behold, he wakes up with a huge smile on his face and lights up even the gloomiest day just by being him.  We love our baby Liam and we can't wait to watch him grow into an amazing man.  His Mother's stocking Nicola, hangs between her two precious sons Liam and Jaxon.  The rays of sunshine in our family.

I'm also posting pictures of my recent finishes.  Next year I have to resolve to post more often. :)  The first two are by Sharon Bennett of DaffyCat Designs.  This fine lady much to my enjoyment designs one of these gorgeous little deer each year....and I am only too happy to stitch them up and hang them proudly on my tree.   These two are Ribbon Reindeer and Xmas Tree Reindeer.   I still have to stitch up stocking reindeer and I will have that done before the year is up.

Next up is Mary's Sampler, the Sunday SAL that was posted by Paulette of Plum Street Samplings.  I love this design.....not sure how I am going to finish it yet, but I'm going to display this somehow in my house as well.  :)
My last finish update is Redbirds Rejoice by Blue Ribbon Designs from 2013 JCS Xmas issue, there are several more that I still want to stitch out of this on but time ran out....so I'll do them as time goes by. :)
And finally one of the finish of the ornaments that I finished this year.  I give you all HOPE....when I was down by the tree today it just struck me as being so pretty I thought I would share it with you.
Peace and Joy everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ready for Christmas!

The house is ready....the gifts are bagged. ( I don't wrap anymore)  and today I'm finishing up doing some finishing on ornies and baking some cookies and I'm all set.  But my chores for today and not things that "need" to be done, they are things that I "want" to do.  There's a big difference.
The Mr. & Mrs. ornament that is a little farther down is "our" ornament that we chose this year for our 10th Anniversary :)
I'll post my recent finishes tomorrow.