Thursday, December 19, 2013

CHRISTMAS! RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.... Picture heavy...

Hello my friends!!! I don't know how many times I can mention I'm sick... Sick again, that's me. This time Upper Respiratory Infection. I have never been this sick right before Christmas.. But I'm marching on...
I have been working on some gifts to send out. I hope they will arrive to the special people before Christmas. I will be mailing tomorrow. Trying to send priority mail. I have decided that I want to do so RAKs this 2014 year for my blog readers. I appreciate all my readers. If you would like to receive a little stitched something something from me this coming year. Please email me (under the About Me contact) with your snail mail address. I will try every month to fix a little something up and send out. I will post a picture and say it is own it's way to a new home... I wanted to do something fun and to show my appreciation for my blog readers.
Now for the pictures of what I have been doing while coughing and snorting.....

This is a necklace I stitched from a kit that Pam gave me one Christmas. I'm just now stitching it up to wear.. I love it Pam!! She went to Shepherd's Bush and gifted me with this kit! 

 Peace On Earth !  So cute!  It came with a ribbon. I may run the ribbon through the necklace and then add 2 little crystal beads to it.. It was a fast easy stitch that turned out wonderful! Pam's blog is http://confessionsofasouthernstitcher.blogspot.com/ Thank you Pam! I will enjoy for a lot of Christmas times.
 Next up is one I did for Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits. It is on it's way to you Shell. Just a little preview. Harrington and Hannah The Buns! I even stitched Harrington with his wonky ear.  lol I love stitching the little over one and putting in the jewelry Things.. (can't remember what they are called) I designed that pattern.. I couldn't find any bunnies with a wonky ear...

 Next up... I joined The Sampler World's Snooty Parrots SAL on Facebook!  We are stitching Barbara Ana's Snooty Parrots Sampler all together through the year of 1014. Barbara (designer) has joined in on the fun! We have 2 extra charts we can stitch to go with The Snooty Parrots.  We call ourselves the Snooty Stitchers Society.. lol After the sampler only.... Everyone is making parrot scissor fobs. You know me .. I'm a follower.  Here is a picture of mine.  We start our sampler stitching on January 1st 2014. I have my linen and threads ready to go..

 This stocking I love!!! Bonnie (no blog) and I talk by email about everyday or every other day. We love the some designs! I had been out of town all weekend and she sent me an email Tuesday and asked if I got my package?  All Right!!! I ran to the mailbox and throw open the door and there sat a packet from Bonnie!!! Of course, I opened it right then and there... (still a kid at heart)  I love it Bonnie!  We both love to needle punch! She did this for me! I love it! It has top place on my stitching tree. She said the curly toe gave her some hard times trying to put the back on.  I bet it did.. lol  But I so Love it!!! She also sent me some of her stitching magnets! My frig has all the ones she has ever sent me on it... lol. She belongs to The Samplermakers Group by Lori of Notforgotten Farms. Bonnie always post her finishes on that site if you are a member. Beautiful stitching and finishes always from Bonnie.
This is my little stitching tree this year.. I may have to get a bigger tree at the end of this Christmas for next year. I'm wanting a twig tree. I hope I can find on after Christmas.
I have been decorating still. I say every year I will decorate and finish shopping way before Christmas. I want to just enjoy the tree and the holiday. Well... Finished decorating this past weekend. Here are some picture, Sorry for the blurred ones... I told y'all there were a lot of pictures...

 Craft room / Sunroom Tree. All Hallmark ornaments with a couple of like ornaments. See the crafts on the table.. Working on Josh and Zoe some ornaments.

 Living room Tree with 1965 Elf from my first Christmas. Also my stitched Scrooge stand up from Just Nan pattern. Tree is decorated with ornament through the years and vacations.. I got the idea for the wash tub from a facebook group called Primitive Christmas.

 This is a card my hubby brought in to me from work. Their warehouse is an old pharmacy building. he found this card in an old desk drawer with a postcard from 1967. He told me Merry Christmas when he gave it to me!  I love anything old! I bought a mat and painted the wooden frame green.  I think Santa looks great on this card!! 

 Decorations on the bar. I love my forest trees and my reindeer!  I love Hersey kisses too!  lol Can you tell? That jar was filled to the top!

 This bowl was full too!  lol  This year's Santa picture with The Grands!! 

 Frosty makes another appearance this year too!  lol I love this set. Michelle of Raspberry Rabbits sent this set to me one year!!  I put him in the kids bathroom. Oh No... Looks like his Scarf is caught under the lid!!!  lol But, he is still smiling!!!

I will leave you with the picture of the cake I made two days ago. I must be sick!  I have only ate 2 slices!!  lol  I will try and post again before Christmas.. I have more to show!!! 
Till Later.....
 

10 comments:

llknbillburg said...

All your decor looks great! I am jealous that you have all your wrapping done. I am so far behind!! But I hope to get back on track tomorrow. I have joined the Snooty Stitchers too so maybe I'll see you there!! Laura

Connie Moser said...

Merry Christmas: I just started following your blog and love it. Your stitched items are so cute and I love your various trees. The wash tub tree holder in your living room is a great idea. I do hope you will be feeling better soon. Connie Moser

Barb said...

I hope you feel much better very soon. This is a bad time of year to feel poorly! Your house looks so pretty and festive! I love your little cross stitch tree.

Cindy said...

I am so sorry that you are sick again! It's terrible to get sick during the holidays, but it sounds like you are getting things done anyway. Your trees look so pretty and I love the wash tub idea. Also love the stitches necklace.
Have a very happy Christmas! Cindy

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope you feel better soon. You've been busy even though. Merry Christmas!

Stitchinowl said...

I love all of your Christmas decor! The forest trees on the kitchen bar are cool. Your hubby is so nice to bring you home the card from the '60s. Love seeing all your Christmas trees, especially the one in the washtub.
Carolyn

EvalinaMaria said...

All looks lovely! Since I'm a big fan of Barbara Ana designs I've join the Snooty Stitchers {Snooty hugs}

Glenna said...

I always love what you stitch and all your decor. Poor you, for being sick! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anne said...

Beautiful ornaments and decor April! I hope you feel better soon!! Have a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Catherine said...

So fun seeing all of your goodies! I do hope you are feeling better ~ battling it here myself and it is not fun! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!