Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Some Christmas Photos And A New Start

Happy New Year my Dear Friends: I have a new start, this is a it is Perforated Paper Heirloom Santas this is Sinterklaas, this was a freebie from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota stash reduction pile.
I like working on perforated paper, I hope to have him done by tomorrow evening.

Then I plan on starting Brenda Gervais Paper Snowflakes, I love this design, I can leave this up all winter, I do not need to take it down because it is not directly related to Christmas, I did buy the required threads, ouch is all I can say when paying for the threads needed.
I bought his a while back and am finally getting to it. ( bought way back in March) sorry about the blurry photo.

Now how about a few Christmas decorating photos, I did not do a lot of decorating this year.
Our tree in the living room, small but sweet. Not a really good photo, so sorry, I was in a hurry.

This is the tree in my office, I spend a few hours a day selling on Ebay and wanted a tree to look at.

This is a snowglobe I bought at Walgreens a few years ago, I have a green  Christmas Tree also that is a snowglobe with light and floating flakes.

This is the setting on my coffee table, I should have turned on the electric candle before taking the photo.
This is my Husband sister and brother in law, they host Christmas Eve every year, she is such a hoot, we make each other laugh all the time, I can look at her and not say a word and we start to crack up.
She hires a Santa every year we all have to take out turns sitting on Santas lap just to get a present and listen to what we need to change in the new year, Santa said I need to stop nagging Mike about his driving before we get out of the driveway, it is all for laughs.

So after the last snow fall I was shoveling off the back deck, Mike came out with this outfit on so I told him he was going to have to have a photo taken so I can post it, he said no but what he does not know will not hurt him, giggles, it was a whopping 05 degrees above zero that day.

Mike was is very generous to me  when buying gifts, we were only to buy one gift each he does not know how to listen to what he says.
There is a company here in Minnesota called Thymes, they have the best lotions and other great items, he bought me way to much. This first photo is a sampling bag, there are a few new fragrances.

I love the smell of Frasier Fir candles, they are yummy.

This is my favorite lotion and soap from Thymes, it is so soft and smell so good the Ladies at the Fragrance counter at some of the big stores like the smell.
This is Olive Leaf, it is so yummy.

I want to Wish You All A Happy New Year


Kaisievic said...

Love your new start and your Christmas decorations are lovely.

Preeti said...

Lovely stitching and beautiful decorations !! Enjoy your gifts :)

butterfly said...

Love your new start I love working on the per/paper too.
Your decorations look wonderful , and all your lovely gifts wow, have wonderful.
Happy New Year to you Catherine .

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures. Sounds like you all had fun.

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures. Sounds like you all had fun.

Marilyn said...

Can't wait to see your progress on Paper Snowflakes.
You've gotten a bunch of nice gifts!
Funny photo of hubby in the cold.

marly said...

I stitched many ornaments on the dark paper decades ago. So where are they? I never saw those threads roped, even the 10 yard. Nice deck. Happy new year!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely gifts!

Vickie said...

Sinterklaas is wonderful! Mike is a nut! ;)

Rita said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures.

Happy new year!

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us. I think your family really knows how to enjoy life.

Penny said...

I love Paper Snowflakes and was thinking about starting it - I'll look forward to seeing your progress. And what pretty trees! I have to agree with Vickie - your husband is a nut - but a great gift giver. : ) Happy New Year, Catherine!

Carol said...

Oh, your deck photo made me smile this morning, Catherine--too funny!! Your gifts are so lovely as is your new start!

Here's to a wonderful, healthy, and creative new year!! Enjoy!

Linda said...

Your tree is beautiful and Mike is crazy. Love your new start.