Showing posts from December, 2017

A Holly, Jolly Christmas

It's the day after Christmas, and while my kids are quiet I thought I would update my blog.  It was a quiet day here, with just MJ's parents coming for dinner.  I don't do alot of fuss when I set the table, but my Christmas table runner always looks so pretty.  It was a large project, but was well worth the time and effort.

This is the first year in a long time that I made no new stitched Christmas ornaments.  Over the years, between the ones I've made and the ones I've received as gifts or in exchanges, I've amassed quite a collection.  In addition to the Christmas tree in the living room I put up a second tree in our den where I hang my stitched ornaments.  I'm beginning to think I need a bigger tree!

Christmas stitching continues on Mickey and Minnie.  Now that they have eyes, ears, and a hat I can move on to stitching their sleigh.

Every family has their own holiday traditions, and ours is no different.  One that started about three years ago is Desser…

A New Addition To My Collection

I'm not sure how it started, but over the years I have become a collector of scissors.  No, wait.  I take that back.  I actually do know how it started.  I had one pair of small embroidery scissors that my mom bought me when I first started stitching back when I was in college.  Then I was given another pair from a friend.  Then I started having more than one project going at a time, and I would keep a pair in the project bags so I could just grab a project and go when I was taking my stitching with me.  If I was going to have multiple projects I needed more than two pairs of scissors, right?  Then last year I bought my very first pair of Gingher scissors.  I was in heaven!!  I had finally gotten a pair of the really good ones.  While my collection isn't as big as other people's, I think it's quite nice, and quite colorful.

So when I was wandering the aisles of Michael's the other day what did I happen to see?  These lovelies. Did I need them?  No, but I thought t…