So much to share with you so please grab your favorite beverage and enjoy....
These are gifts I sent to Shirlee ( The Easily Influenced Stitcher) for our private exchange.
Here's a few gifts I sent to Lee and her grand daughter to add to their decorating for Christmas. It was all Lee's doing who got me looking up my dream tree - and that was how "Candy & Gingerbread" themed tree came to be. Oh did she ever stir the pot up here. And thank goodness because that' was our main tree for this year.
These are gifts I sent to Lee for Christmas. Yes she has opened them so its safe for me to share with you.
close up of the beading I added.
Can you see the globe & popcorn Hallmark ornaments? Those were gifts from one of my moms friends. Only the globe is mine. The popcorn one is Nicholas's!
Had to show up close the Lee's beautiful embroidery work!
Beautiful charts - "Hannah Tingey 1823" by The Scarlett House & "Angels Praise" by Plum Street Samplers. I love these charts. And a thread hopper & a needle threader by My Big Toe Designs.
"Proverbs 31:13 Sampler" by Primitive Needleworks, "Around the Robins Nest" by By The Bay Needleart, and "Christmas Cheer" by Just Nan. I can't wait to stitch all these. Aren't they gorgeous! Yep I got all teary eyed.
Since we had to repair the bathroom it was a very simple Christmas for us.
Here's a close up. Elmwood Inn teas - I think she may have visited there.
I was spoiled by Shirlee and I appreciate everything.
Dolls Musing and inside was this precious hand crocheted star that I love. I have it hanging on my stitchers tree too! Thank you Anne for your thoughtfulness.
Gifts from Santa Nancy2 days before Christmas I received in the mail a large envelope from Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I was a very lucky winner of one of her 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways. The prize was a surprise from Santa Nancy.
I waited till Christmas morning to open it. I was totally surprised - LOL!!!
Here's a close up of what I won.
Skeins of flosses from her 1840 Heirloom collection. Look at all these gorgeous colors.
Left to right: Calico Pink, Calico Blue, no color name, Turkey Red, Old Brick, Rose Pink, Lavender w/rose tint, Shamrock Green, Rose Petals, Gingerbread, Cobblestone Brown, Forest Moss, Spring Green, Special Berry and Brass.
Four of Nancy's beautiful charts.From left to right: "Custom Family Name Sampler", "Home Sweet Home", "Black Bird Christmas Wreath" and "Black Bird Christmas Tree".
I displayed next to Gingerbread Village Street that I had done last year.
And here's our graduate son with his friends. Nicholas is the second from the left.
I have been stitching and I'm going to do another post. Part 2 coming up.
Thank you very much for your Christmas cards and gifts. It was a different Christmas this year. We missed Nannie so much. With my love and appreciation - Annette