Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to One and All

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends today is my last post for about12 or so days.  Tomorrow morning before the "crack of jack" (can we say 3:45 AM) will be picking me up for my early morning flight to Florida we we will gather together a celebrate Christmas a la familia.  Living here on the West coast and time change I will not get into Daytona Beach until late afternoon - but I guess thems the breaks.
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Let me start of today's post with a super gift I got in the mail yesterday - my dear stitching buddy, Vera, sent me some Christmas goodies....


.... a darling reindeer ornament and some delicious homemade applesauce, from her own trees!!  The ornament looks stupendous with the rest on my "Stitching Tree" and I am saving the applesauce for when I come back from my "Holiday."  Thank you so much Vera for thinking of me!!

.....and talking about my "Stitching Tree" I sort of looked around at some larger more traditional feather trees out there and boy they can get really pricey!!  Gotta start saving my pennies!
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I also heard from Lisa over at Lisa's Cross Stitch Paradise - that she received the ornament I stitched for her in the HOE Stitchers Choice Ornament Exchange.  Here is a snap I took before I sent it out...


... it is called "Noel" and is part of a small sampler from Beth Twist's booklet of Christmas samplers "Tidings of Great Joy."  I wanted something a bit different and this fit the bill.  I have stitched for Lisa quite a few times and she is always so sweet when she sees another of my parcels coming into her house!!  :)
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I think that about wraps up the post for today.  I wanted to wish everyone near and far a very Happy , and Merry Christmas!!


I'll be back in a few days!!
Take care,
edgar

55 comments:

Margaret said...

Isn't it awful how much the feather trees are? I want one so badly too. Someday when I have the money. Sigh. Love what you made for Lisa and the one you received from Vera too! I hope you have a wonderful time in Florida! Happy Christmas and a happy healthy New Year! Safe travels....

riona said...

And a Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear!

geeky Heather said...

Have a blessed Christmas, Edgar! And safe travels to you...I could not be expected to be conscious enough to do anything at 3:45 in the morning!! =)

Lisa S said...

I absloutely LOVE the ornament you made for me Edgar!! Thank You again :)
A very Merry Christmas to you & yours!
The weather is going to be wonderful here in Florida so enjoy your visit!

Hugs

Nancy said...

Beautiful ornaments! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Edgar!

Carol R said...

Merry Christmas to Edgar, Rico and the who hounds! x

Vicki said...

Merry Christmas, Edgar & Rico! Have a super time with your family during the holidays.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Your stitching for Lisa is awesome! Your gifts are great too. Be well and be safe on your travels. Enjoy your time away! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sherry said...

Love your gifts! Have a safe trip and fun visit with your family! Yes, I have looked for a feather tree and can never find one that I can afford!

dixiesamplar said...

Some lovely ornies Edgar...and great gifties you received.

Hope you have safe travels, and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your family!!

Nicola said...

Happy Christmas Edgar! Have a great time with your family.

Siobhan said...

What lovely stitching, both sent and received! Safe travels to you, and Merry Christmas!

Rita said...

Merry Christmas to you too.

The ornament are beautiful!

Have a safe trip.

Anne said...

Have a lovely time Edgar!! Love the ornies and that applesauce sounds divine!!

Merry Christmas from BC!!!!

Anne

Shirlee said...

Beautiful ornament you made for Lisa & what a great one you received from Vera as well : ) Enjoy your time in Florida! Merry Christmas to you & yours : ) Blessings, Shirlee

butterfly said...

And a Merry Christmas to you too,

Love your gifts and your stitching.

ariadne said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Have a great time!
Maybe you would like to see this post of mine.
http://ariadnefromgreece.blogspot.com/2011/12/bazaar-1.html
AriadnefromGreece!

diamondc said...

Lovely stitching wonderful gifts to recieve/
Merry Christmas to you all.
Catherine

Mary said...

Happy Holidays to you ,Rico and the furry ones..

Tracey said...

Will miss your posts! Have a wonderful visit with your family and stay safe! Can't wait to hear the stories when you get back! :)

Mouse said...

ohhh love your ornaments :) have a lovely time in Florida :) ....eat a lot, drink a bit but be merry a lot ... take care and have a fab time and see you when you get back :) love mouse xxx

Syd said...

Have a Merry Christmas and safe travels.

Penny said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time with family. :)

Deborah said...

Have a wonderful holiday in Florida with your family.

stitcheranon said...

Have an amazing Christmas Edgar. Travel safe and please take some stitchign with you...we will need some update therapy to make up for your missing posts lol

Marjorie said...

Merry Christmas Edgar. I hope you have a great time with your family and I will look forward to your posts next year!

valerie said...

Safe travels Edgar! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Paisley said...

Have a great trip, Edgar!

Minnie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and have a safe trip.

Milly~ said...

Enjoy your time in Florida!

Berit said...

Oh, no! I shall miss you so much!

BUT it is wonderful that you are getting away for a bit of an extended holiday with family. :) Safe travels (3:45 ugh!) and a very merry!

I don't even know how much feather trees are; reading your comment and Margaret's here has me in trepidation of looking!

Berit said...

Oh, PS those ornaments are so Grand--and off the beaten path in a good way.

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Edgar and safe journeys!

Peggy Lee said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Safe travels.

Ellen said...

Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family!

Hugs,

Dottie said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, will miss you on the 'Net....you have become a daily ritual! Don't know if you have checked out the weather, but we are having a very warm pre-Christmas here in N. Central Fl. I am across the state from Daytona on the Gulf Coast. They promise a little cooler weather for the weekend, but no predictions yet for Christmas. Right now at 6:30 pm it is 66 degrees! Hope you have a great time with your family, be sure to take some "me time" to sit in the sun and stitch!!
Dottie J.

marly said...

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a safe trip and wonderful visit.

Marie-P said...

Ick...that is so early! I hope that you have a wonderful visit in FL with your family.

Enjoyed seeing the beautiful ornament that you stitched as well as the one that you received!

Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

A very happy Christymas to you too. Enjoy your trip

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wishing you and yours, the most wonderful Christmas, from across the pond!!! Sandy. :)

Kielrain said...

And more great ornies. Your posts have been wonderfully festive these last few days, I love it.

Varla Lee said...

Wow!! What a wonderful gifts yuo recived and the same for the one you sent!! Both are beutiful!! Merry winter days!

Susan said...

Both ornaments are lovely, Edgar, and how sweet of Vera to send you her home-made apple sauce!

Shelly said...

And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Edgar!

And This Little Pig said...

Merry Christmas Edgar :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Mindi said...

You're not the only one that has a feather tree on her dream wish list! I love the ornaments you've stitched and received in exchanges this year, your ornament tree is getting very full!

I hope you and your family have a lovely and enjoyable Christmas!

krayolakris said...

Merry Christmas Edgar! Your blog is sheer joy to read!

Sherry :o) said...

Merry, Merry to you too, Edgar!Hope your trip is (was) great!!

Vicky said...

Merry Christmas to you, Rico and the whohounds.

Krista said...

Lovely ornaments! Have a very Merry Christmas, Edgar!

Stitchinowl said...

Merry Christmas Edgar and Rico, and to the who-hounds too! Have a wonderful holiday in the Sunshine State.
Carolyn

Pilar said...

Best wishes from Barcelona for you and your family in Christmas.
A big hug

Lynn said...

The ornament you made for Lisa is really lovely Edgar! You have a knack for finding some great patterns. The ornie you received is also very sweet.
Maybe you'll have some luck finding a feather tree at the post Christmas sales.
Safe travels and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Glenna said...

Merry Christmas, Edgar! We'll miss you but will look forward to your account of your trip when you get back.

Maggie O said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours ( including the wee dogs) and as always "Lang may yer lum reek" for 2012. Happy stitching and I look forward to reading your blog and hearing about your adventures in SF.