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.