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.
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!
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!! :)
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!!