Monday, December 22, 2008

A New Challenge for 2009

Coming up in January of 2009 Sharon over at Pin Tangle is going to be doing a "Stitch Explorer" Challenge. A new challenge will be posted on the 15th of each month. If you have not already done so, go on over and sign up for it. You will learn lots of new styles, stitches and techniques. I have signed up and excited for the first installment to be announced. Here is the link, see how easy I have made it for you. Look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Stitching,

Some Christmas Spirit to Share

Just thought I would post a few pics of the trees that I have already put up and out this year. I have five more to go and will post those when I get them up. That should be sometime tomorrow I hope. I am running out of time for this!lol. Been busy here and have had so much to do and not enough time to do it in. Anyhow, I hope everyone enjoys the pics! This is called a "Brides" tree as the ornaments each hold a special meaning for a new bride.
Angel: symbolizes God
Bird: good luck
House: family shelter
Teapot: hospitality
Pine Cone: eternity
Fruit: plentiful blessings
Rose: Virgin Mary
Animal: peace with nature
Santa: giving and caring
Fish: Christ and fertility
Flower Basket: beauty in the home
This is the tree with the rest of the decorations on this table in the entryway.
In the same entryway since it is very large is my "Disney Character Tree" which is a 50's replica of a nice shiny silver tree. I put all my Disney ornaments and some stuffed Disney characters on this tree. This is my fun tree for the kids!lol
Next we have the main tree which is a work in progress, as I need to make some more of the flower balls and ribbons. But this will give you an idea of what it will look like when finished.
This is a pic of my son's tree in his loft room. Of course he is not finished with the decorating part of it. Says he will do it sometime this week!lol. Kids are so funny.
Next we have the five multi-colored small table top trees which are also in the entryway on top of my blanket chest.
Have you guessed yet that I love Christmas trees!lol Up next we have a purple tree that I was given by my middle daughter as her room colors have changed along with her taste. She is into more earthy tones This little tree is a novelty and it has fiber optic lights all through the branches. When turned on it is pretty.Next is one of two porcelain trees. The other tree was broken during our move and subsequent storage of all our stuff. Still I have this one at least.
Next are the two trees on the fireplace hearth in the living room. None of the fireplaces in this house are usable, thus I decided to place these two here.

Those are the tree's that I have up. I will post pics of the last five one day this next week. Is there anyone else who loves trees like I do? I would love to know so I could come take a look at yours. The last pic of this post is of my Nativity on the living room mantle. Of course this is something else that I collect and I have about twenty of them so far. None are the same and I do have a few vinatage ones also.

Whew, that is a lot of pics for one post. I do hope you enjoy my little festival of trees! Check back this week to see if the others are posted for your viewing pleasure.

Happy Holidays,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Wonderful Giveaway and a New Swap

Over at Em's Scrapbag (here) you can sign up for her 100th post giveaway. Be sure to go by and look around and leave a comment to enter. She has some really nice things on her blog.

Then over at Foxgloves, you can find her here, she is heading up a new swap for Valentines Day. The sign ups are until Dec.29th so you have time to go and join in the fun, your swap partner will be given to you on Jan. 2, 2009. I have already signed up and am looking forward to swapping out a Valentines package with someone. Packages will be mailed out by January 21st so that gives you plenty of time to gather, package and send so it will arrive in time for the big day!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Small Update

Whew..........I have been busy putting up Christmas decorations and have put up ten of my trees so far. I will post pics when they are all up and ready. Should be one day this week. This is my favorite time of the year as far as holidays go. I love the way all the decorations look and the smell of all the wonderful bake goods. Hmmmmm........which reminds me, I need to start making my cookies and candies that I plan to give as gifts. Not long before it will be time. I may post a few pics later today although that will depend on my available! I never seem to have a lot of spare time lately. I Happy Holidays everyone,

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Drawing

Lenna over at the Stitching Cow is having a drawing for one of her Cottages in Common which is her online class for Christmas at a value of $300. Go on over to her site and check it out. go here for the details on how to enter. The drawing is on December 24th. While there check out her site and all the goodies she has. I have put a link in the sidebar that will take you directly to the site for all the info.

Happy Stitching,

A little of this and that

Whew, where should I begin as this has been one of those weeks. First let me say we had a wonderful time with our family for Thanksgiving. The down side to that is that I fell on our way to my moms and hurt my left ankle/foot area as well as a big strawberry on my right knee. It looks better now but was really black and blue for a few days there. Cannot walk on it as of yet and the swelling is beginning to go down. The up side is no broken bones, just a really bad muscle and ligament sprain. Will be laid up for a while with foot as it is, but it could have been worse so I am not going to complain. Below are a couple of pics of my foot and it is much better today than it was two days ago.I'm just so thankful to the Lord that it is not broken! Now I will have plenty of time to sit and stitch. I also need to do my decorating but have not been able to do all of it as of yet. Will post pics when I am finished. Happy Stitching everyone,


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