Christmas is getting close!
The tree is up and decorated. The gifts are wrapped and under it. The Christmas menu has been decided on and I am cooking the turkey, dressing, deviled eggs, and a sheet cake. My 3 girls are filling in and around and are such a big help! Easy to see why I enjoy holidays so much more now than 20 years ago when all the cooking was mine to do :)
Here is what I have been doing stitching-wise--
The final piece of Merry Cox's So Dear to Thy Heart-the box lid- is finished! Now all that is required in 2013 is to finish-finish everything. Hmmm, hope that feeling comes over me soon!
Birds of a Feather
32 ct scrap of mystery linen
Called for WDW threads
I started this one to work on when I'm away from my magnifier. Left off the date and initials as I might use for a future exchange or gift. It is a quick finish!
Here is the latest in my advent exchange with Lorrie from A Stitcher's Snippets-
Day 19 was four wonderful patterns from Grills de Maryse-love her designs and am already doing her 2012 and 2013 SAL's
Day 20 was a scissor keeper with a pair of beautiful scissors. Lorrie said her dad made the scissor keeper. Thank you, Lorrie's dad!
Day 21 was one of the "candles" from Etsy with a sampler on the outside. I saw these on her blog several times but in person they are so pretty! Can't wait to use it.
Day 22 is a beautiful needlebook with my initial handstitched on the front. This large size is so much easier to find when it is buried in a project bag! I'm already using it.
Almost done with our exchange and I'm so glad we did it! Hope you are too, Lorrie. :)
Finally more stitching for your viewing pleasure. This was my final Christmas party of the season--my local ANG guild. No ornament exchange this year, unfortunately. But the tree at our hostess's house was FULL of inspiration!
Here are some examples-
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my followers and readers!
I'll be doing a report next week on the end of my advent exchange and what stitching was accomplished in 2012 and what is coming up in 2013!