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:

  1. 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....

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

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  3. 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!! =)

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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!!

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

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

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  13. Merry Christmas to you too.

    The ornament are beautiful!

    Have a safe trip.

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

    Merry Christmas from BC!!!!

    Anne

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  15. 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

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  16. And a Merry Christmas to you too,

    Love your gifts and your stitching.

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  17. 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!

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

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

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  20. 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! :)

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  21. 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

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  22. Have a Merry Christmas and safe travels.

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

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  24. Have a wonderful holiday in Florida with your family.

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  25. 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

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

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

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

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. Have a wonderful Christmas Edgar and safe journeys!

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  32. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Safe travels.

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  33. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family!

    Hugs,

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  34. 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.

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

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  36. 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!

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  37. A very happy Christymas to you too. Enjoy your trip

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. 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!

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

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

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  46. Merry Christmas to you, Rico and the whohounds.

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  47. Lovely ornaments! Have a very Merry Christmas, Edgar!

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

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

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  50. 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!

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

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  52. 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.

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