For some reason I am not posting photos, but want to wish everyone a very Merry christmas
This is one of my three foot tall Santa's
I tried to get some decent photos of my little village in the kitchen but not easy to see, I will try again in the morning when the sun is up
I hope to have a lot more decorating done this weekend, I am really into decorating this year, it feels good to see so many homes decorated outside this year in our little neighborhood, I will try and get a few photos this weekend and post them.
I hope all are having great weather and good health.
I only have a few photos of some decorations I have put out so far, I hope I do not bore you with just photos.
This is a Santa my Mother bought for me many years ago, it is made out of a plastic bleach bottle for the base, I would have never bought one but it was a gift from my Mothers heart and I love it
I love this Penguin, it was a little hard on the eyes with all the red cross stitch's, but I made it through.
This is from a magazine from 2008 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.
The design is from artist Ellen Kranz Jive Artwork, adapted to cross stitch by Trina Laube.
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah
We have had Mikey for a little over a year, we used to volunteer at the food shelf here in Annandale, Mn.
Mike has some health issues and had to quit.
We had a lady come in who had the cutest puppies in the car she was selling them for an amount i did not want to pay but we did, he is a joy and a fun little guy.
A few of you have emailed me and Marilyn commented that I should post a picture, I am so happy to do so.
Mikey was named after my late brother Michael, who passed away from lung cancer in 2003, my new nephew Michael's son who he fathered way back 50 years ago, my mother and father were upset but soon realized that it was a good thing.
I had not seen my nephew since he was about five years old, he sent a letter looking for his father, he found me and we had had a wonderful relationship.
When the letter arrived and I started to read it I thought it was my husband Michael who he was asking about, my husband has lived in Japan and the Philippines when he was in the Navy, I just thought my nephew was asking about my husband.
We also named him after a man from the food shelf his name is also Michael, he is an adorable man, and of course we also named him after my husband Michael, hence we have Mikey.
We had a great drive-by Christ Child luncheon, people ordered food and pick-it up yesterday, we made a boat load of money, which will be donated to a few of our favorite charities, was a good will offering, it went well we even had nice weather and beautiful outdoor decorations.
It is snowing a little I hope we do not get a load of snow, it is a bitter cold now, in the low 20s.
I will have another ornament to show tomorrow.
Thank-you all for your comments on my last post.
I really appreciate them with my whole heart.
I am so sorry I have not responded thank-you's by email, I will catch up soon.
Marilyn, we do have a new baby, his name is Mikey, he is a Havanese, they were started in Havana Cuba, he is a joy and very funny and smart.
This pillow in one of my favorite Christmas items, I stitched this way back in the late 80's or very early 90's.
I am not sure of the designer, so sorry the fabric is 32 count found in my stash way back when its a mystery to me.
So sorry about the bad photo I promise I will take better photos.
It has been a very busy day, bad package arriving all bent out of shape, bad news from the doctor, forgot to turn on the oven before I left for Church for Christ Child Luncheon drive-by sales, so we had to eat at seven instead of six, then I get home to a mess, what else can happen plus emails that keep bouncing back to me undeliverable.
I am so happy tomorrow is a new day, I was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer they feel that I came in before it turned to a very bad situation, please say one or more Prayers for me.
Merry Christmas to all
Merry Christmas: I hope you are having a great Holiday Season to all who celebrate Christmas and Hanukka.
I have an update on Black Phantom, I am loving this design, I also bought the PDF of Poinsettia Cat, it is so pretty.
I am making progress, with decorating for Christmas, getting baking done and so many other things, I have not stitched much.
This is my first ornament, I made this a very long time ago, it is one of my favorites. New York Dreamers White Christmas from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine, I stitched it on 32 count unknown fabric, used a bought trim from Joann's.
I have some news about our little Mikey, he was neutered this week, he is doing better then I could imagine, he still has a lot of spunk, its hard keeping him down, he wants to play all the time even with sutures, they have not ripped out yet.
I ask you to Pray for the families in Michigan.
I Wish you all a Happy Holiday
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah
I will be posting an ornament a day of ornaments I have made in the past, I am in the Christmas feeling for some reason, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is making and seeing their decorating for Christmas.
I have some news, I took on the roll of President of our women's group at Church, the CCW Council of Catholic Women, I have a great team under me, we also have great chairs for different projects.
I am looking forward to a great two years with them.
I will be posting my first ornament this evening.
Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to all who celebrate Thanksgiving.
We will be going to my Uncle's home, he is my late Mother's brother, it will be nice to go see them they are a very sweet and loving family.
I was visiting Blue Ribbon Design's, Belinda has a free very sweet snowman design which can be stitched up in a very short time.https://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com
Donna over at https://bythebayneedleart.blogspot has two free designs one for Christmas and one for Hanukkah, please check these designs out.
I will be stopping my stitching on my Phantom cat and making the snowman ornament for our tree, I normally do not have two designs going at once but every once in a while I will do so.
I will share my progress on Phantom Cat on my post on Friday.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving
I was browsing the needle case goodies website, I get their email updates there is a new series out, Cottage Garden The Fox A Year In The Woods, oh my the Fox is beautiful.
Check it out sometime, they are taking pre-orders.
Thank-you to all the Brave Men and Women who have kept our Country safe from harm, your sacrifice is appreciated May God Bless You with safety at all times.
Thank-you from my heart past present and future Men and women Veterans
God does have your back
God Bless America
Now you know I like all kinds of designs, i like the ones that take a while to stitch, i like middle in the road designs and the simple one, if my heart catch's a design I have to stitch it, some do sit in my basket all kitted up and patiently waiting for my hands to pull them out.
Belinda over at http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com Belinda has some new designs and so many beautiful bags for sale on Etsy, please hop on over and check her blog site out.
Thank-you all for your lovely comments on my last two posts.
We have been busy finishing yard work for the year, we were able to sit around the fire and have a weenie roast, it was chilly but so relaxing, we do not eat hotdogs often, it was a treat to have one with onions relish and ketchp and chips.
I have been working on my Kitty & Me design, it is prettier then I expected its positively beautiful, I have plans on doing another one but in the future, I have other projects I need to get done.
We are having craft day at Church on Monday, this year we will be making items for the care center and homebound, I am making sun catchers for their windows, I will post a photo in the near future.
This is how much I have stitched so far how about those eyes so beautiful, I hope to have this finished soon and framed. Kitty And me Designs just click on the Kitty and me Designs, Pamela has so many adorable designs.
I did only put up a couple of fall designs this year, we were so busy I did not have time, I will however make sure I decorate more for Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving to our friends to the north, I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving this month, so sorry for the late post on your day, it was November 11th.
It is raining here and rather gloomy, I have been reading today and planning on getting ready to work on the Chalet Veil and Burse for St. Charles in Bayport Minnesota, I was asked to make them for the Church, it is an honor for me to do so, I will post photos after I am finished.
I hope you are all well and enjoying a load of stitching.
Hello Everyone: It is still busy here getting the yard ready for fertilizing, and getting the pots of plants cleaned, snow is in the near future.
I want you to hop over to The Snow Flower Diaries Blog, if you stitch Halloween she has a few sweet designs for free. Snow Flower Diaries
Take a look at her past post's you may find another design you just need to stitch.
I will be posting an update on Monday of my progress on my Cat design from Kitty & Me.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank-you for your comments on my last post they mean the world to me.
I have a couple of more photos to show you.
And this is my Mary Garden, every year I plant different flowers, next year I will not plant sweet potato vines they need way too much watering, they have sweet potato's growing in the pot which takes up a load of room.
I have seen the new designs from Kitty and Me, Pamela has some adorable designs, here is her link.
This Owl is beautiful, I may need to get this after I get caught up on all my stitching.
Such a cute Chipmunk
Have a lovely week my dear friends