Monday, November 24, 2014

It Seems like a Long Time

….since I posted.  Life has been an absolute whirlwind, but no regrets.  I was lucky to spend a few days with my dear step-father last week.  It was nice just to sit and chat or watch movies.  I miss him so very much!  However, the iPad and FaceTime make the miles not seem so many.  We FT at least once a day, sometimes twice, depending on how he's feeling.  I always blow him a kiss when we say 'good-bye'.

LynnB from Happiness is Cross Stitching is having a lovely give away.  Please check it out.  I wanted to send her a huge THANK YOU, as well.  I've been a fan of Lynn's for several years, marveling at her talents and creativity.  I sent her an email asking her is she would be so kind as to design some labels for me I could print on fabric paper and attach to items I make.  I offered to pay her for her time, but she refused.  Here is one of the designs she made for me:
Be sure to check out her Etsy shop, Dreamy Digitals.  Again ~ THANK YOU, Lynn!!

Mii Stitch organized a Christmas Biscornu Exchange.  Here's what I received from Ingrid -
The chocolates didn't see the next day….and the Santa Countdown is on our fireplace mantel in our family room.  Every day when I turn the numbers, my husband chuckles.  Thank you, Ingrid - I love, LOVE it all.

I thought I had snapped a picture of what I sent to Albena, but I can't find it now.  Anyway, it was a Santa biscornu that was so fun to stitch.  Hopefully Albena will post a picture on her blog.

Now - on to Christmas stitching - when my daughter was growing up, I started a tradition of stitching a Christmas ornament for her each year.  So, with a new grandson and two step grandchildren, the tradition must continue - HA!

Here's Ronin's.  I searched high and low for toy soldier Christmas material and FINALLY found it (on sale, no less) at Joann's -  front:
Back…..
Here is step-granddaughter's (from Brooke's Books) - front:
Back….
Hmmmm…..seems like I'm forgetting something - oh well.  Off to stitch and sew some more

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

21 comments:

  1. Lovely festive post today... Your label is brilliant :)
    Oooh your exchange things from Mii are wonderfully festive! Lovely Christmas ornaments.. they are lovely.
    Smiles :)

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  2. What a wonderful exchange you received from Ingrid! That biscornu is adorable! I don't have any & have yet to try making one. This might push me to do so when my desire to stitch returns : ) That little wooden Christmas countdown is adorable! I'd probably need one with the ability to count down from 365 though : ) The ornaments you made for your grandchildren are gorgeous! You do such beautiful work! Best wishes for a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving!

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  3. What a beautiful gift you've received from Ingrid. I love the tradition you have and how it continues with your family.

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  4. Those Christmas ornies are wonderful! I also love the biscornu you received in the exhange. Isn't Facetime a wonderful thing to have? The funny thing is with my kids we tend not to use it. lol! Texting and IM'ing online is the way to go!

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  5. Very nice exchange goodies you've received. The Santa Countdown is very cute, I would change the days too! Love the toy soldier fabric, both ornaments are gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Love all the cool items you got in the Christmas Exchange. Your ornaments (and the fussy-cut backings) are adorable!

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  7. Thankyou for the lovely comment about my blog and the labels I made for you, I am so glad you like them. I love the ornaments you made and the recent exchange goodies, very nice!

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  8. Love what Ingrid stitched for you , and love what you stitched for your GC, I buy mine an ornament every year and some times made or stitched .
    It's so nice to keep each year, wonderful fabic on the back of your ornaments hugs.

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  9. Oooh, beautiful goodies! Enjoy. :D Great stitching too!

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  10. You received some lovely gifts, Kim. I love the decorations you have made for the grandchildren. I love the little cat one.

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  11. Aww, Ingrid gave such nice, nice gifts.
    Love your stitched ornaments. I stitch ornaments for our kids many years. Not always though. :)

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  12. Love the labels and gorgeous ornies and such beautiful backing fabric, too!

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  13. Congrats on the adorable finishes Kim. Great exchange gifts.

    Linda

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  14. Hi Kim ,boy love your gifts that you received and I so love the decorations you made the toy soldier one is awesome,well done.xx

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  15. How nice of Lynn to make those great labels for you. And your exchange gifts are wonderful. Lucky you!

    The ornaments are so sweet. I'm a big fan of Brooke's work. And that fabric for the toy soldier was a really good find!

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  16. Beautiful finished and lovely backing fabrics to go with it. And what a wonderful exchange.

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  17. What lovely exchange goodies and I really like the ornaments you have embroidered. The soldier design is just pretty and unusual.

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  18. Lynn's labels are wonderful--she is such a generous person! And your ornaments are adorable, Kim--what a great collection each child and grandchild will have for their own trees some day!

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  19. Very cute biscornu from Ingrid there, Kim... looks like it was a great exchange

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  20. Your ornaments are lovely! And that is a precious biscornu!

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  21. Such a cute biscornu, and I don't think the chocolates would've survived long here, either, haha. It looks like it was a wonderful exchange~ I love your little labels for putting on your creations! :D

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