Okay - so I put in my last post that I had intended on giving a post around Christmas, in which I was going to post quite a few pics...so warning - picture heavy. I will put in the stitchy pics first, that way you can jump ship before the other blathering if you wish.
I had a absolutely awesome evening with my stitching group of friends. Boy, I tell you, these ladies are the best friends anyone could ask for and I am so thankful to have them in my life. We draw names (among the local gals) for a Christmas exchange. This year I drew Tina's name. I did the below for her - the scissor fob I made up based on the outside design of the needle/thread book.
Mary drew my name. This box is what greeted me upon my turn to open. I love these types of boxes, don't you?
I've mentioned Pam's husband, Bill, before. Well they outdid themselves again and gave us each these:
You still there? I have some more stitchy related items...I picked up a couple items at my LNS when she was having some sales in December. HAD to make a visit when my linen for one of my samplers came in, so I picked up my items they had stashed for me.
What have I been working on since - not much since I was reading. But I did start Maryland Inspiration by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes. This sampler is beautiful (the linen I picked up near Christmas). Don't have much to show - but don't you love this border?
And last night, first I have picked up a needle since the new year appeared, I started Ann Dale by Shakespeare's Peddler. Again, not much to show, but I love how quickly this portion went so far. Colors are delicious!
Okay, stitchy stuff done. Christmas Eve at my Mom's we finally had a bit of snow. So pretty!
Christmas morning was nice...presents abound. Santa had made an appearance.