Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Finish to Share : )

You'll probably be seeing a few of these posts over the next week or so   : )   Here is a photo of another one of the finishes I completed last week.  The usual disclaimer for the lousy photography applies.

This is a freebie pattern from The Primitive Hare.  I stitched it on linen using DMC threads & I'm sure you can see my beloved chenille trim that I added   : )   

I woke up this morning at 4:30 ... not really a surprise since I went to bed before 10:00.  Not really a problem either because I love getting up before the sunrise.  It's such a peaceful, relaxing time.  I make myself a cup of tea & then sit down to visit blogs & read emails.  On my dear friend cucki's blog this morning I read a lovely quote about Christmas with which I am going to end this post.  Yes ... I'm doing a short post this morning! Take advantage of this rare brevity while you can   : )   Anyway, I have seen many quotes about Christmas over the years but never this one.  I just had to share it with you.  

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells & lights & tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Norman Wesley Brooks
Let Every Day Be Christmas


Chris said...

Lovely finish and lovely sentiment.
Happy Friday!

Angela said...

Good morning Shirlee, First day this week that I slept in this morning. I think I feel better getting up early. Can't get going . Another great finish. Love that chenille trim. Love the quote. Haven't heard it either. Would make a good prim stitchery! Wishing you and John a great weekend

cucki said...

hello my dearest sweetest friend, a very beautiful finish..i love it so much..sweet..
aww me so happy that you liked this quote,,it is my fav for you with my big beary cucki;s hugs..
kissess too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awesome finish Miss Shirlee - Love the chenille trim....Now, I'll just need to remember this pattern too when I get some me time again. (And, gee, I think this ended up on someone else's blog too....What a generous soul you are....and what a treasured gift.) Beautiful quote....Wishing you a wonderful Friday....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Christine said...

A beautiful finish - thanks so much for the link to the freebie pattern!
I love red and white Christmas patterns!
BTW, I've got a freebie pattern on my blog at the moment if you're interested.
Love Cucki's quote too!
Merry Christmas

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Love your finish SHirlee! I am not a morning person at all. Never have been. Wish I was!

Merry Christmas!

Carmen and the Primcats

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful finish & love the quote!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee it is a beautiful finish!I used to love the early morning too,now I have to many sleepless nights and miss to many of those sunrises.Awesome quote!Hugs,Jen

Sally said...

Your finish is beautiful Shirlee. Do you sew the chenille trim on?

I love that quote. It has a beautiful sentiment.

Andrea said...

A lovely finish and a beautiful sentiment.