Monday, December 30, 2013

Cross-Stitch Christmas Party 2013

Every Christmas season one of my top highlights is our annual stitchers party.  We have so much fun it is unbelievable.  We gathered at Karin's home this December and had a splendid afternoon of noshing, stitching, laughing and present exchanging.  Karin set a gorgeous red and white table for us.  She had homemade soup too!

Here we are passing around Karin's finish of the Lizzie Kate mystery sampler.  I should have stitched this one.  It is Gorgeous!!

 Pat was working on Harriet Coe by WTNT. 

 I love this decorative plate that Karin had up.  She is from Holland you know!

 Here are two of the SB stockings Karin has stitched.

Every year we go absolutely nuts over Karin's tree of stitched ornaments!!!!!  I have declared 2014 Year of the Ornament for me.  I am working on my second one right now and will keep you updated on developments as they occur.  I am really excited about this idea!  The top ornament with the deer was stitched by Patti and the Santa all in red was stitched by me a couple of years ago. 

 I brought some show and tell.  I stitched this completely fabulous NFF chart, Christmastide, and had it finished in a flat fold.  It is stupendously cool!!!

 This is a BBD drum keep.  I put my Grandma's name on it.

 It is not a party unless there is Tab!!!

This is Karin's finish of the Janet Reid sampler (in wools!) by Chessie and Me.  It is so so so gorgeous!

 Here we are 'round the table.  

 Time for presents!!!

 Some fab finishes in Karin's stitching room.

 And back to ogle the tree....

 Time for some stitching.....
 Back to the tree.....
Linda presented each of us with a project bag made by Faye of Carolina Stitcher!!!  We were giddy with happiness!!!!!!  Here we all are with our treasures!!!!

Back Row:  Teresa, Linda, Brenda, Patti, Jenny and Karin.
Front Row:  Pat, Me and Kellie

I am so lucky to hang with these gals.  They really make my life so happy!!!!!!!  Looking forward to more stitching adventures in 2014!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

We celebrated Christmas Eve together again.  My husband, Mike, my Mom and my brother, Todd.  It was a cozy evening of togetherness and fun spent among the most wonderful  Christmas decorations anywhere.  I love the way my Mom decorates.  It makes my heart sing!!!  Thank you Mom!!!!

Mom, Todd and Laura.  

Okay, I am trying to get back to blogging........will catch up soon in some other posts, but wanted to share my magical Christmas Eve with you all.