Sunday, December 5, 2010

December - Winter?

Hey, Friends! 
It’s not winter, but it sure has been feeling like it is!  At almost 11:00 a.m. and only 32~.  So… what’s better to do on these cold, December days than stitch?

Yesterday was the SC Stitch-In at The French Hens in Manning, coordinated by Amy (Down Sunshine Lane).  Typical for me, I arrived late (not last), but it was a great day with good stitching, good food, and great fun chatting and laughing with the other folks! 

 We had an ornament exchange, and I got this very pretty ornament from Hildit.  She said it was her first, but I don’t know that I believe that.  It’s hanging on my little stitched ornaments’ tree now!  Great job, Hildit, and Thank you! 

Yvonne got the one I made, the cardinal from BBD, Tis the Season.  Ladies, you were correct.  The red is CC Cupid. 
Amy had a surprise gift bag for each of us, too.  There's a pretty fabric that will be perfect for backing ornaments, one of everyones favorite DMC - 115, and several nice goodies for treats.  My pics aren't the best, but you can see more at Amy’s Stitching blog.

I’ve made a few other ornaments since Thanksgiving.  The tree is from a Just Cross Stitch Ornament edition.  The little hearts with snowmen are Heartstruck Friends.   
Just so happens that today is the New Moon, which means it’s TUSAL day!  I will finish stuffing the month of December, then begin a new ornament in January.  If you’re interested in becoming a TuSAL participant, visit Bonny’s Bits. She mentioned recently that she was going to try to give the project a jump start.

Do you remember a while ago that I won a gift from Pat at Gatherings?  Well, I finally decided what to use it for.  It's a paper trimmer to use for cutting mat board for finishing ornaments, etc.  I've wanted one for a long while, but didn't want to pay as much as needed for the heavy-duty model.  Thanks to Pat's prize from CSN Stores, I didn't have to! 
Planning for next year?  Karen mentioned over Thanksgiving that she uses holiday time to inventory stash and plan for the coming year.    I decided to do something similar and have been going through a box of graphs that need to be filed or organized in some way.  I’ve found things that I loved and had forgotten, didn’t remember at all, and thought ‘what possessed me to buy that?’  One thing I plan to do for sure.  I joined a new Blackbird Designs yahoo group, and they plan to have a SAL with the Anniversary of the Heart series.  I showed you the fabric I’d chosen in the last post, I think.  What else?  I haven’t nailed it down probably whatever strikes my fancy at the time! 
Thanks for taking time to stop by today for a visit and I always love your Needler’s Point comments!   I especially appreciate all your concern and well wishes for my health over the past month.  I’m feeling fit as a fiddle better than I have in a very long time. 

and Happy Stitching


  1. Charlene, it is always wonderful to see you!! I am so glad you are back to your old cheeful self!! Your pictures kind of say it all...Yesterday was a blast~~~ Take care, Faye

  2. Charlene the ornaments are so pretty. What is better then a day of stitching. The snowmen are my favorite.

  3. Hi Charlene, what a fun day you all had. Someday I am hoping to join in. I live in Middle Georgia so I am somewhat close!!!

    Love the ornaments - very nice.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Enjoy the Season.

  4. I am so glad that you were up to going to the stitch in and it looks like you had great fun! Your ornament that you stitched was lovely, and I really like Hildt's as well! I think I will join the TUSAL thing this coming year - it sounds like fun. I also need to take stock of my stash - maybe too big a jog - LOL

  5. So glad you had a good time at the stitch in. I'm a little envious. :-)
    Thanks for sharing the pics. I see some familiar faces.

  6. It was so good to see you on Saturday Charlene. I'm so glad you are doing well! You looked great! I love your stitching - Your ornaments are just beautiful! Hope to see you again in Feb. or March. :)

  7. Love that cardinal. I wish we had those birds here as they are so pretty and help to chase the windter grey. Glad you're feeling good again!

  8. Beautiful ornaments! All of them! I think my fav is the BBD one of the cardinal. I just love watching these bright and cheery birds. The stitchy gathering sounds and looks like so much fun.

    Love your ort ornament. I do the same with my orts. ornments and facy glas jars. :)

  9. It was great seeing you Saturday...I just love your BBD ornament! All of your ornaments are so nice.

    Stay certainly is chilly!

  10. I am glad to read you are feeling better. Love the choice of your fabby for BBD, Anniv.. of the Heart. Looking forward to seeing it.

  11. Glad you all had a great time - hate to have missed it. Hope to catch it next time. Love the ornies! Looking forward to your Anniversaries of Heart stitching. :)

  12. Your works are beautiful!
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    the best, good luck,


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