Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mail delivery!

I got mail! Actually it arrived Monday afternoon but I am just getting around to posting.

Yesterday was Mr H's surgery. The doctor actually did 2 procedures so we are up to 5 since September. He is feeling fair today and I can only hope it will continue. I took some small stitching with me knowing it would be  several hours, only to find that I forgot to put my tin with supplies...like the needle! So, no stitching yesterday just pacing.
Anyway.... on to fun stuff. This is my package from The Secret Santa Exchange. My Santa is......Tracey...

I only get to open a specific package now and the others on Christmas....I love the wall hanging witch is already hanging and the ornaments are on the tree.
Then the other package was from PattyC........
Look at the cute snowman and the tree of words...... Patty and Heather exchanged ornaments with me this year and I received such lovely one back.

All my exchanges have been received...so I can show you what I sent.
To Secret Santa I sent to Lynda.....she could only open the ornament....
She guessed it might be me... well, the give away was the Arizona postmarks!
To PattyC....










To Heather...

And Secret Pen Pal Lynda






I plan to keep sending written letters monthly.


I finished the Santa earrings.....
I put a quarter to show you the size of them. This was my first attempt at this type of stitching... not too bad. I think I will make a few to give away. 

Well, I need lunch...and will try to get Mr H to eat something. Thank you all for your kind words and for stopping by to spend some time with me. Have a great day.  

added: a wonderful give away at Victorian Motto Sampler

Monday, December 5, 2011

Glad it is Monday

What you say...glad it is Monday? Yes!! I was called out on Saturday........ so........ I thought (should not think sometimes) why not get the Christmas decorations sorted. Well one thing led to another and I spent the day not sorting but putting....would you like to see?
The Living Room Tree









The Bedroom Tree

My Ziz Tree in the kitchen








"The Little Village"
Oops.......a broken ornament

A package arrived Saturday!

It is from Heather..... we exchanged we decided to exchange an ornament....but there are 2 packages?!
I love the beads...so pretty
And this
I love the Just Nan projects...look at the beautiful pink linen.
Thank you so much Heather.....the ornie is already on the big tree.
Look who is sitting by the fireplace waiting for Santa...
The Grinch his self! with Santa's hat. I guess he does not know that Santa is on the other end of the fireplace
Oh and did I mention that I took a bead class on Sunday morning? Well, I wanted to learn to do the Peyote Stitch..
had to go with the bead selection they gave me...but I like it. And because of this class, I was able to accomplish this

I love it! It is from the current book Cross Stitch & Bead Weaving. It is half of a pair for earrings....hope to get it finished later today.
I think that covers it all...... thanks for spending time with me this morning. Tomorrow is surgery day for Mr H..... so I will say thank you for all the caring thoughts......have a nice day.