I have been spoiled for days and days now!!! Above and below are three charts my Mom picked out for me for Christmas!!!! So excited! I want to do something a little different with the Snowflake Serenade chart by making some of the boxes into separate Christmas ornaments.
When I was little my parents gave me a book called "Take Joy" by Tasha Tudor. When I saw this Take Joy project by Shepard's Bush I hoped that Santa would bring it to me.......he did (by way of my Mom!).
My Mother-in-law did the sweetest thing! She called my shop, Inspired Needle, and asked Cathy to help her put an order together for me. As I left Cathy with some specific hints it went very well! One of the things she got me was this totally beautiful and totally cool project bag.
Now here is a really great story......for an upcoming birthday my stitching buddies surprised me with "The Skating Party" by Praiseworthy Stitches, the fabric for the project and this beautiful needle minder that I had been pining for!!!! They are the coolest bunch of people!!! Thank you to Patti, Pat, Teresa, Linda, Jayne, Cathy, Barb, and Karin. I am so looking forward to spending lots more stitching and laughing time with you gals in 2011.
Close-up of the needle minder because it is truly a work of art!
My wonderful sister-in-law, Denise, got me the wonderful Vera Bradley purse (the pattern is called Gabby and it is in Twirly Bird Navy), the wallet and pencils. I LOVE it so!!!!! Her brother, my husband, is getting me the big carry all tote in this pattern for Christmas....it is coming via mail. How exciting!!! I am truly a Twirly Bird now!
I have a few more things to show you soon......my camera is acting like a kook right now. I have been working on Take Joy tonight. Progress pics soon along with more pics of my haul!
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