First of all, "Song Of The Seasons", the LHN mystery sampler, is finally completed.
Here's something I've been wanting to show off but couldn't because it was a Christmas gift.
"The Ornament Cording and Hanger 1" from the blog "Learn To Finish With The Twisted Stitcher". The pattern is from the Just Cross Stitch 2008 Christmas ornament issue. And yes, Stephanie loved it.
Our family gathered at Sheila's house for Christmas day. It was a wonderful celebration, full of food and laughter. I noticed that Sheila had hung up a Santa that I stitched for her probably about 10 years ago. It's in the top ten of my favorite things I've ever stitched.
We have an antiques market close by that opens up one weekend per month. It's fun to walk around a few times a year to see what they have. I went to the one in December to see all of the vendors' Christmas gift ideas. I was pretty restrained in my purchasing, only picking up a pair of these interesting scissors. The brand name engraved on them is "Spear Brand". I don't know how old they are, or if they're even old, but I like them. After Mark gave them a good cleaning, they work great!
Our office Christmas party was a couple of weeks ago. Almost everyone contributed to the food offerings and they were all delicious. A particularly creative addition to our feast was the veggie Christmas tree made by one of our volunteers.
|Cute and delicious all at the same time!|
And last but not least, Mark's gift to Stephanie. He hasn't had a lot of time to spend in his woodworking shop lately, but he did make some time to create this wonderful little Christmas tree.
|The tree's not crooked. I am.|
And there you have my long-winded and photo-heavy post about all kinds of things. As we head into a new year, what are your crafting and stitching resolutions? One of mine is to finish what I've started and that means getting to work on those WIPs! And that is exactly what I'm going to continue to do this afternoon. So I'm signing off to get some stitches in!