Monday, December 28, 2009

After Christmas

Christmas Eve has passed, most of the food is consumed or distributed, and it was fine to have it here at our house.  How did the small trees work out?  Several asked about my not having a big tree, but I diverted their attention to the smaller ones.  I was so distracted by keeping everything going that I didn’t take a single picture of the night… but here are a few of the décor ;-)

Our immediate family tradition is to have breakfast at our house on Christmas morning then to open presents.  All the brain racking seemed to work out – Mom seemed pleased with her Roomba, Dad with his Nintendo DS (more with his Ginseng cream), and DS with his speakers (since he picked them out ;-).  I got a very nice watch from DS and a Grandfather clock from M&D.  Hum… think there’s a common theme here? 

I haven’t been out since December 23 and am just about to catch up with my rest and solitude.  Watched football yesterday while I finished the little Christmas sampler using the Sulky thread.  I really do like using it – no thoughts of switching colors, etc.  Just keep stitching!  Since Christmas is over, I used the year 2010 but put my initials and 09 in mini stitches.  Almost finished the candy cane – with exception of backstitching.  This one did have several shades of red, but it was one I wanted to finish before the end of 2009.

I’ve been thinking a little about stitching goals for 2010, but haven’t gotten it tied down exactly just yet.  I am planning to do an Alphabet SAL with Brooke’s Books group, a monthly ornament SAL with Friendly Stitchers, and to finish up some UFOs started in 2009. 

d Happy Stitching!



  1. Sounds like you had a very nice Christmas. I also had a tiny tree for the first time. It actually came out really cute!

  2. A grandfather clock! Lucky you, Charlene--I have one, too, but it hasn't worked for a number of years and I've been too lazy to call someone to come and repair it.

    Love your little ornaments--haven't tried the sulky thread yet, but it looks beautiful :)

  3. Very nice Christmas you had!!! Don you just LOVE the Sulky thread!!! I really really do...I only have 1 spool of it in the green....Wish I could afford it!~lol....Like I need to start building stash of yet ANOTHER kind of thread.....YEEKEEES!~ Good job! Faye

  4. Nice finishes, Charlene. I like both of them! Happy New Year!

  5. Hi Charlene! Love the clocks! You are so lucky to get the grandfather clock! Beautiful!

    Very nice finishes, as always! I need more info on the sulky thread...

    Glad you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year!

  6. Glad your holiday was a good one. I hope with that watch and clock that means you will get lots of time (LOL). I got 11.5 inches of snow for Christmas.

  7. Wishing just the very best for 2010, Charlene!
    Biggest hug from sunny Brazil!

  8. I'm glad you had a good Christmas! I always figure it's a happy Christmas if everybody else is happy, and that happened here (as well as my being happy!), so it was good. :) Love the trees, and the stitching! Hope you meet your goals in 2010, or, at least, enjoy the process. :)


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