Hello again! Well, it is nearly 9:00 P.M. and I am finally getting to blog! I am tired... Been pretty busy today. I tried to nap, but I have to have certain 'perfect' conditions, and they were not here! So, before I fade off into la-la-land, want to share a bit of what I have been doing.
First is the last two throws. They are TWICE as big as the ones I shared yesterday, as they are for the parental units! First is for my daughter who said she likes bright orange and flowers and birds:
And then her hubby's throw--he is the outdoors type! Can you tell??
The mailman has been visiting a few times this holiday season. Today I received the Project Envelope I won from Vonna (Twisted Stitcher)--it is quite lovely!
And Vickie ( A Stitcher's Story) sent me a set of PURPLE Marking Pins and one of the pens in which she stitched in the barrel!! It is so tiny! Amazing! Love it all! Thank you Vickie!
And before I forget--the Joy of Sox for the day! I believe this was my first set!
Now, onto the trees! My big tree was beginning to show it's age (about 15-20!)and I was threatening to throw it out. This year, my one daughter and family won't be here for Christmas, and the other daughter was going to spend a lot of time with the in-laws so I was actually considering NOT putting it up... Which is a BIG change for me... So I mentioned it to the daughter here, and it must have disturbed her because about three weekends ago, I hear the doorbell ring, and when I opened the door, there was a Christmas tree box! I thought the mailman dropped it off, so I peeked out the door up the street, down the street... nothing... then down the street again, and my daughter's head pops out from around the corner of the house! Giggling... She and her family were out shopping and saw this tree on sale and brought it by, as a surprise! I surely WAS surprised! It is a nice tree, prelit of course! So, without further ado... here is the new tree, with a new topper (after all, the one I had been using was as old as the old tree and not very attractive)
And then, I used to use a small tree from BEFORE the old big one, which I gave to my sister after Katrina. She gave it back to me to use, if I wanted, and it has been in storage for seven years. I decided to use it for stitched ornaments this year, because I have so many now (mostly gifts!), and when I put it up, two branches were broken, and it is NOT prelit! Being the tree-snob that I am now, that wouldn't do! So I popped over to Kohl's last weekend and got a small tree for less than $15 I think! What a deal! So, here is THAT one... with closeups of the ornies here and there!
You may recognize many of them from last year, when Gaynor (stitchersanon) and I had a Twelve Days of Christmas Exchange. I saw many of mine on HER tree this year, too!
So, before you leave, one more project that I did this year... tedious but the end results were great! I made 42 ornaments, 36 for work and the rest for family and my stitching buddy! I cut strips of double-sided Christmas papers and cardstock, rolled them on a stick, and stuck them into the glass ornaments. Then I tied a piece of ribbon to each, and also made cards to go with the ones I gave out at work. These are for the grandkids... no ribbons. Found the idea on Pinterest! Boy, that can suck a day away, can't it??
I thank you for visiting as always. Tomorrow, besides my sox, I went to the antique mall two days ago, and found a few goodies that I thought I would share with you. And there might even be something in it for one of you! But I'm not saying anything more...