Wednesday, December 27, 2006
But the good thing is --that it isn't over yet. This weekend I am hosting a get together of 6 friends for our *Christmas* party. We will stitch, talk, eat, exchange gifts, eat, stitch, catch up, stitch......well you get it. So my Christmas is lasting for two weeks! These ladies are the best friends a person could have. They visit with me and take care of me throughout the year and make me feel very special at all times. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have such a group of caring, loving friends. I will definitely tell you all about our weekend next week.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
On Dec 23rd I had a nightmare about her and I just knew something had happened. I was determined to find her somehow. I decided that the next morning I would call her estranged husband and see if he would give me her telephone number. (I had my doubts that he would co-operate, but I was determined to try!) So on Christmas Eve morning I called but didn't get an answer. Later that afternoon I tried again. I was NOT going to let Christmas come and go without talking to her!! I dialed the number and SHE answered the phone!!! It seems that she and Harold had missed each other more than they realized and had reconciled! And she had come home!
I was estatatic! As was she. And we talked for an hour and it truly was the best Christmas present I could have wished for! And to make things even better...her health was better. Her Cancer had slowed down (although not in remission) and she was feeling good.
My Best Friend is Home Again! Miracles do happen.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Well, the holidays have really cut into my stitching time but I have managed to finish a couple of small projects. One is an ornament for an ornament exchange. I designed this Hardanger ornament and stitched it with DMC Pearl Cotton on 20 ct Metallic Lugana. I added a Mill Hill Snowflake Treasure to the front and personalized the back. I then made it into a windchime. I hope my recipeint likes it. Here is the front side:
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I have just a few minutes while getting ready for the Family Get-together tomorrow so I thought I would share a photo of Ian's stocking. I think it turned out beautifully. I will be getting his to him on Monday so it will be ready for Santa to fill up with goodies.
Friday, December 15, 2006
This week has been really crazy and I didn't get much stitching done. But I did finally get Kaitlin's stocking finished. And I think it turned out really well. She will be getting it on Sunday when we have Christmas here at my house. So it will be hanging on Christmas Eve when Santa comes to visit.
I have been busy trying to clean just a bit and put up a tree. It is difficult for me so I am just putting up the small tree again this year. But when I got out all the hand stitched ornaments given to me by stitching friends over the last three or four years it really made me smile. These are the only ornaments that will be on my tree and it will be beautiful.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Both Maternal and Paternal Grandparents
My 2 Brothers and 1 SIL
My Son and Stepdaughter
My 2 step Grandchildren and spouses
My 2 Great-grandchildren
And, of course, my late DH and me--including both surnames, both first names and both initials and our nicknames as well--Stormy and Bo
I think that's a total of 29 names/initials and 3 dates, some stitching motifs and I am going to make a place for a Celtic motif of some sort to represent our heritage. Lynne, did an absolutely fantastic job on this and I am completely satisfied with the results.
I am going to be using White Belfast for this one to make the Dragon Blood really stand out beautifully. I can't wait for Jan 1st!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Today I received the *package has been sent* notice from Vikki Clayton about the package containing my skeins of reds to try out for my FAS. I am so excited. I will finally be able to make the final decision on fibers for this so that I can start it on January 1st. ( I always have a special project to start at midnight on Jan 1 !) 2007 is going to be the year for ME. I am going to limit my model stitching and my obligatory stitching as much as possible so that I can get some things finished for myself. I know, I know. I say this every year--but this year I mean it!
French Alphabet Sampler--begins Jan 1st
Chatelaine's Mystery X Garden--begins Jan 1st
WIP's for Alhambra Garden (Chatelaine), Ingrid Bergman Rose (The Silver Lining), Rembrandt Tulips (The Silver Lining), among others--will be completed in 2007!
Friday, December 01, 2006
Today I would like to share a photo of a model that I recently finished for European Cross Stitch. It is Alphabetissimo from Papillion Creations and was stitched on white Jobelan using DMC fibers. Altough I haven't stitched this type of sampler before, I really enjoyed it.
Christmas is getting really close and I am no where close to being ready. I did manage to get Jason's Christmas present without him seeing it. And I think he will be really surprised when he opens it! I want to get my house cleaned up but just don't have the strength and energy to do it. I seem to be doing everything in slow motion these days. But I am going to try to get some things done tomorrow.