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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Four ornament finishes since returning from our trip : )
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Welcome to Jo's whatever-number-it-is annual Advent Calendar Blog Hop! Sorry Jo, I don't know how long you've been doing this, but it's been a while and we all love you for it : ) After a much-too-long absence I am once again joining in, and my day is today, Day 13.
Jo's blog is Serendipitous Stitching. I have linked to her 2018 Online Advent Calendar post and you will be able to connect to all the participants there.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. In fact, I stitch Christmas things all year round! I have a tree which I enjoy decorating with my own stitched ornaments and those that were gifted to me from my blogging friends, but alas, this year there is no tree, no decorations of any kind. This was my decision for multiple reasons. I will still cook good food on Christmas Eve … turkey and ham, stuffing, and potato salad. I might make a pan of brownies and a bowl of Angels Delight as well. I will make our traditional orange rolls on Christmas morning. John and I will then spend a quiet day together eating and watching Christmas movies. Next year we will have settled into a new home, life will be simpler, and I look forward to decorating then. In the meantime I have no Christmas stitching on display that I can share with you, so I dug into my archives of past stitched ornament photos and decided to share the one below. I stitched this little ornament a few years ago as a gift for someone.
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Subject line! Do you know what I am cheerfully humming? Yes, Jingle Bells! It's cold! It snowed a bit yesterday! All is right with the world : )
I've finished three more ornaments : ) These are from The Prairie Schooler Book 202, Evergreen. I would have stitched more of them if I had more of the 32 count sage Jobelan. Does anyone know where I can find some? I have been searching but have not had any luck. I used the suggested DMC threads except I made a slight change on the snowman. I used 900 for his nose and 976 for his broom.
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Friday, November 9, 2018
The weather is cooler here in northern Kentucky and I am, of course, thrilled! Will it snow soon? Will it snow at all? I hope so!
I have finished stitching two more ornaments! I love this first one, and yes, I was singing the song in my head the entire time I was stitching it : )
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