Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Holidays to everyone

It has been a gruelling couple of weeks, loads of stuff going on.
Thanksgiving day we spent at a buffet with my Mother, sister-inlaw her husband and of course my wonderful husband.
I like going out I donot have to cook or clean up, yippee.
I have a few pictures to share with you, first up is a beautiful pic of the rising sun, I caught this about 07:25 in the morning thanksgiving day.


Oh so pretty, as you can see there is snow, yes we were lucky enough to get 16 inches in the last heavy snowstorm, yucky.

This is the Drawn Thread pocket I stitched at retreat last spring that Stitchville USA puts on every spring.
I cannot figure why the silk looks wrinkled in the picture, in person it is not wrinkled, it is a mystery to me.


The pictures are kind of wonky I donot know why hope you can see them.


I love this pocket, I am so glad it is finished, I will put it to good use.


I want to show you the best part of the week for me, it is my exchange from Shirley from New Zealand, she stitched me a snowman that is so sweet and adorable. May I present to you:





Is he  just so adorable, I am going to finish him as an ornament this week-end, snow people I leave up until the last of the snow so he will be around alot this winter, thank-you Shirley.

She also sent me  ribbons, silk threads, lace  and buttons yes buttons I love buttons, I plan on using some of them on the snowman ornament.


Look at the lovely cards and post card Shirley sent along, I love the post card it has the name of her town TE AWAMUTU what a cool name for a town, I want to visit New Zealand someday, I have friends who have been there and they say it is beautiful.
Thank-you Shirley for the beautiful exchange.







And the last picture is of course Starlynn (blondie when she is naughty) she loves the heater vent, she loves to be warm, she has started to sleep under the covers with us each night, I would think she would be way to warm but not her, she sleeps in the crook of our arm either myself or Mikes, she takes turns through the night with us.
I should be getting to bed the alarm goes off at 3:45 in the a.m.

Sweet dreams everyone.

Blessings
Catherine

 

9 comments:

Preeti said...

Your drawn thread pocket is very beautiful!! :) Silk fabrics will have shade effects depending on the way the light is focused. So your fabric is looking a bit wrinkly because the lighting is that way. You have got lovely goodies.
You are up so early, everyday? I start my day at 5:30 am.

butterfly said...

Love your drawn thread stitching it's wonderful .
Great exchange with Shirley.

Marilyn said...

The Pocket turned out beautiful.
Love the Snowman and the goodies you received are nice too.
Starlynn is pretty. :)
Marilyn

Sally said...

Hello Catherine
Your photo is great, love all the snow!
Beautiful stitching and lovely exchange from Shirley too.
Starlynn sounds like my little kitty - she also likes to sleep that way!
Have a good week x

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A beautiful snowy picture! The stitcher's pocket is gorgeous! great work! And I love Shirley's sweet snowman she sent to you :)

Carol said...

Oh, that is a lot of snow this early in December! Sure looks pretty, though :) Your Drawn Thread pocket is so lovely, Catherine!

summer said...

beautiful stitching.

Kimmie said...

That thread pocket is awesome!!! So is the kitty. LOL

Hopblogger said...

As usual it is all very lovely. Blondie is so cute!
Love the snowy photo. And your header is so cute. Lovely decorations on the trees. The 3 trees love so nice in front of your window.