The Holidays went smoothly. My Mom and Stepfather came here for the Holidays! It was so nice to have them stay with us for a long weekend. The whole family went to my Sister & BIL's place to celebrate Christmas and a good time was had by all! Lot's of visiting and eating, and more eating.......I don't think I've baked so many sweets in one Holiday and my Mom brought all her baked goods too! Talk about sugar overload - I'm just starting to see my counters again as each container gets consumed or taken to work for others to enjoy!
Well let's see....On the stitching front I've been stitching some secret stuff so I can't show them. BUT I did stitch these beauties.....I can feel an ornament fest coming to town!
I received JBW's Red Mitten Collection I & II from Amy in SC as a PIF. I used some really pretty silk floss I received from Michelle in Washington. BTW, thank you so much Michelle, it was a pretty cool surprise when I received your Christmas Card! I'm hoping to finish these off this weekend.
This is the Blackbird stocking design from the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue. I'm almost done stitching another one with a P for Bruce.
I also decided to tackle the pile of Fair & Square pieces I received throughout 2008. I only got 2 finished during the Holidays. I decided to finish them as Pynkeeps and I really like how they came out. The 1st 2 pics are the squares I received from Melissa in CA and the other is from Diane in CA.
(side note, if anyone knows what chart I can find this type backstitched alphabet, I would really appreciate it you could drop me a line. I just love the style of the script - it almost looks like she charted her handwriting. If that can be done, easily, let me know too!!)
I also dragged out my Mirabilia 2007 Christmas Tree. I'm starting to get in the grove of stitching this piece. Its a lot of scattered stitching which I can't get into sometimes. Sometimes I can go for hours on the piece and sometimes I just look at the chart go ughhhhhh....I don't think so, not tonight!
Last but not least, I found some fabric for this new bag I'm going to try and make. I might be getting a little too advanced for myself, but I'm going to give it a try. My Mom really liked the pattern so I picked this fabric for her. Fabric on the left is going to be the lining, middle fabric will be the bottom, pockets, flap, and the 3rd fabric will be middle outside of the bag. I think she's really going to like it!
I also made a Jelly Roll Tote Bag for my Sister for Christmas and it was a big hit. Now I'm working on one for my Stepmother. I'll try to get pictures of them up sometime soon.
I hope all my blog and stitching friends have a Happy New Year! Thanks for all your comments; they really help keep me going on my posts!