Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Candlelit Heart

Somewhere across the winter world tonight
You will be hearing chimes that fill the air;
Christmas extends its all-enfolding light
Across the distance...something we can share.
You will be singing, just the same as I,
These familiar songs we know so well,
And you will see these same stars in your sky
And wish upon that brightest one that fell.
I shall remember you and trim my tree,
One shining star upon the topmost bough;
I will hang wreaths of faith that all may see --
Tonight I glimpse beyond the hear and now.
And all the time that we must be apart
I keep a candle in my heart.

(Written by Mary E. Linton)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finishes by Friends

 Had a stitching get together recently and my friends had some fabulous finishes!!!  Above is Karin's BBD ornament with a beautiful chenille trim!!
 Above is an ornament by Jeanette Douglas that was in this year's JCS ornament issue.  As was the Joy ornament below.  These are both stitched by Karin.  Can you imagine how beautiful her Christmas tree is going to be????

 Above and below are more ornaments stitched by Karin.  I must, must, must stitch them both!!!!  I love the color combo Karin used on the Faith, Peace and Hope ornament.
 The picture below does not do justice to the fabulous colors in Turkey Love by Plum Street Sampler.  Karin finished it and it is totally aces!

 Pat finished these two fabulous projects!!!  This BBD pin cushion is a true masterpiece!!! Love it! 
The Shepard's Bush ornament is sheer perfection!!!!!!!

Guess what?  Tomorrow is December 15th...that means that the first small will be announced!!!!  Check the smalls blog tomorrow!!!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday at Home

 I have been working on and loving Christmas Typography by Pine Mountain Designs.  It it totally darling and the colors are so bright and cheerful. 
 I have also been thinking back to my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow start (which was a long time ago).  I started it on 32 count linen and then I thought I was going to start it again on 36 count linen because I liked the look of that better, but then I decided that stitching on 32 count linen is just so much easier, and therefore, more enjoyable that I will just keep going on it.  So, I got it out today and was getting ready to pick it up again when I discovered that I love every single box of this pattern except for the last one!

 Here it is pictured up close.  I don't care for the reference to death.  I just think it kind of brings the happiness factor down.  I know I could just stitch nine of the designs, but I love every single other box except this one.

I am there a box in Village of Hawk Run Hollow or Houses of Hawk Run Hollow that might be exchanged for this box?  Are they even the same size?  Let me know if you have any opinions.  Thanks!
As I was bringing out the Christmas decorations I finally found this issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine......I am so excited.  I have been thinking about this very design for months and wondered where my copy of the magazine was!!!!!!  

So much to stitch!!!  So little time!!  I guess that is a good problem to have, right????

Hope you all have a great week......