Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Is Over

It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted a blog
so I decided it was time to get caught up.
I have tried to keep up on the reading of blogs but I
got a little behind on that also.
Right before Christmas I was busy getting some last minute
Stitching done.
Last year I wanted these stockings done, but never got 
around to it. And I got the last one stitched on
on Christmas Eve this year. The girls all picked out there own
color they wanted.

The other project that I was working on was
pillow cases for each of the grandkids.
I should have said 6 grandkids and 1 son
Trey & Gavin got John Deere pillow cases
Kyla got butterflies
Kacee got princess
Kynzie got Tinkerbell
Sharlee got Minnie Mouse
and my son TJ got a Farmall pillow case
they all loved them.

Then I started a bread cover for the New Year
Isn't this just the cutest!
This was a little bit fussy with lots of half stitches
but I had fun spending a couple of evenings
stitching it.

And now that Christmas is over and the house
is cleaned back up I started stitching again on my Santa that
I had planned to have done by now. HaHa. It looks like it will be
for next year.
I have added the green section since I last took a
picture of this Santa. I will continue to work on him
until January 1st when I will be starting the
2012 Crazy Challenge. I will be doing 15 new starts and
will make a list of my WIP's (I think there are about 10 of them)
and work on finishing them up also.

Here are some pictures from Christmas Day here on our farm.
Kacee with her princess bank

Gavin was picking up the wrapping paper

Trey got the Cowboy Hat that he wanted

Kacee and Kynzie playing with their new paper dolls


My oldest daughter Jill and her daughter Sharlee

Daughter #2 Kay and her boyfriend Travis
and Kynzie stuck her head in at the last minute.
Silly girl!

And the little girls relaxing and watching Minnie Mouse

Well that just about does it for now.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I know that I did!
And I look forward too all the great stitching in the
New Year.

Denise 





Sunday, December 18, 2011

7 Days until Christmas

Can you believe this weather?
Here in South Dakota we usually always have snow
on the ground at Christmas time. I took a picture of
our outside thermometer and as you can see its
52 degrees in the shade. No snow is going to make it
around here today. And the 7 day forcast -
NO SNOW in sight!

OK I know that I have not posted anything for awhile
I think since the 9th of Dec. and I don't have any
stitching to show at this time. I have been working on
the grandkids stocking and when they are completed I will
post a picture of them.

I did get a very part time job working at the
Madison Livestock Auction Barn.
I get to sit beside the Auctioneer and
enter info into the computer and weight
the animals as they come in. I will be working
every Monday 8:30 am until they are done selling
usually about 6:00pm (long day)
And they have sales on Saturday during the winter
noon till about 4:00 (short day).
Boy do I come home smelling bad! 
Oh well its easy work.

This next week will be busy, I still have a few gifts to pick up,
about half of the wrapping to do, 6 pillow cases to make, and
finish up the names on the Stockings. I am going to have
to put my time management to good use.

Not sure if I will be back to post again before
Christmas so if I don't get back I hope everyone has a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Friday, December 9, 2011

Finishes

Just a quick post to show some finishes

Here is another Christmas ornament
FaLaLa
Barbara Cooley - Plum Pudding Needleart
28 ct lambswool
DMC floss
Started 12/4/2011
Finished 12/7/2011
This was a free complimentary chart from Plum Pudding Needleart (2008)

Next up I finished stitching a while ago but just
decided to finish it into a pillow this morning
And here is the back fabric that I used

And the last thing that I have to show is the the progress on
another Santa I have been working on
I have the beard done and some of the green done.
I don't think I will get this one completed by Christmas
but I am going to see how much I can get accomplished.

Well time to get dress and ready to run some errands.
I think today is a good day for a hair cut.

Happy Stitching
Denise





Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Stuff

I got my tree up last weekend and finally got a picture of it
Sorry I forgot to turn the lights on before I took the picture.
the following few pics are some ornaments that
I made many years ago.
I believe that this fan and this boot were from
Creative Circle when they were in business.

Also made many years ago and I think it came out
of a craft magazine

These next ornaments were made the year
My son when into the Army

This last ornament is one that I just made
this year
I took a clear Christmas Ball and stuffed all my
orts and ends from this year inside and labeled
it with the year.

No pictures of stitchie stuff, maybe tomorrow
I am working on another snowman
ornament and I'm just about done with it.

Thats about all for now.
Happy Stitching
Denise






Friday, December 2, 2011

Another Christmas ornament done!

Candy Cane by Madame la Fee
32 ct Cafe Mocha
Dmc Floss

I actually finished stitching this one on Wednesday night
and framed it last night. It is now hanging on my tree.
Last night as I finished this one up I decided to put a little
project together and here it is
I found this block at Lowes and bought some
pink & green ornament (little ones),
some pink & green ribbon and
a small string of white lights.
I have it sitting on my kitchen counter.
I just love it! and they are so easy to put together.

Last night I sat and stitched on names for the
grandkids stockings that I hang up for them. I had two done,
Trey & Gavins have been done since they were born, Sharlee needs her
name stitched and I have to do Kay's three adopted girls names stitched
on there stockings. This shouldn't take to long to get them done.
1 name done 3 to go.
Will post pics when I have them completed

Well I am off to finish the last of my Christmas decorating
and then I have to do some errands for my DH and DS.
Hopfully I will get some stitching time in today.
We will see?

Happy Stitching Everyone
Denise


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