Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Pincushion & Christmas Planner 2012

Hello Bloggers! It's only 2 days away from Thanksgiving here in the US. Yesterdays mail brought me a surprise package. This beautiful PINK pincushion from Vickie (her blog is "A Stitcher's Story" can be found here). Vickie makes these adorable bottle cap pincushions and made this "Just for Me".
Thank you Thank you Vickie - I love it:) Isn't her stitched Roses gorgeous?

 There are so many roses all around and they are tiny...So very Pretty. And look at the pins she made.
Vickie you are so talented and a pro at making these. I tried my best to capture the beauty of the colors and stitches. I've seen Vickie's other pincushions she's made and let me tell you it is so much prettier in person than the pictures. But I tried to take good photos for you.
 My beautiful card that came with my new treasure. Love you Vickie:)

Have you been to Shabby Art Boutique's blog? The artist is Kerryanne and she is in Australia. I discovered her blog last year. I made this book as my Holiday Planner for 2011. I used some scrapbook papers and trims. Kerryanne offers a Free PDF of all the pages for the planner. And not only did she have this for 2011 - She now has Simply Christmas planner pages for 2012.

 I had bought a old book from a used book store and removed the insides. It became my Christmas planner.
 Here is the inside of my planner. I just took odds and ends, punched holes and stuck them in.

 This is the first page of the FREE PDF PAGES that Kerryanne has designed. Isn't it beautiful? This is great eye candy for me and I really use my planner. What I did was: printed on  8 1/2 x 11 regular computer paper. Trimmed around the pages and glued them in. You can use tape or I used a glue stick. And I only applied the glue in the 4 corners to adhere to my book. That way I can remove them for next year and replace them.
 This years pages that Kerryanne is offering are in color and themed "Victorian".

There are 8 pages total. They are very pretty. You can make your own planner. Kerryanne gives suggestions on what type of notebooks you can use. The link to Kerryanne's 2012 Christmas Planner is HERE  and be sure to look at her blog - It's Gorgeours.

Today was grocery shopping for the big dinner on Thursday. OH MY! The parking lot at the grocery store was full. I mean EVERY parking spot was taken - packed. Of course I got a front spot of the store:) And you know I had a blast. Even with all the people - it was fun. Everyone was in a great mood (except for some husbands that got dragged along). This Thanksgiving, well I really don't know what to expect...our 1st big holiday without my mom. But I am going to make this a great day, dinner and fun for all. I truly am Grateful and Thankful for sooooo much love. That's what means the most to me is the "LOVE".
God Bless you and enjoy your time with family and friends.
With Much Love and Appreciation - Annette
p.s. I forgot to mention I'm now stitching on Gingerbread House #2 - about 3/4ths of the way done:)


Lee said...

The little pin cushion is delightful. Nice to see you receive sucha lovley gift when you are one who is so generous to others. Thanks for the link for the Christmas planner.

Chris said...

What a lovely surprise from Vickie! She does amazing work!
That holiday planner is amazing!
Enjoy every moment of the holiday.
Your Mom will be with you in spirit.
Big hugs!

Vickie said...

I am so glad you love the pincushion. I had a lot of fun making this one for my fellow lover of pink.;)
That Christmas planner looks like you had a lot of fun making it.
God bless you and your family, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Margaret said...

Wow, that holiday planner is really cool! I love what you did for yours. Just wonderful! Love the pincushion Vickie made for you too!

Shirlee said...

Vickie's pincushions are so pretty! What a sweet gift : ) Very nice planner!

Julie said...

What a cute pin cushion.Like the old fashion look for your planner.

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh the Christmas planner notebook is adorable!

Siobhán said...

What an adorable pincushion! Neat Christmas planner, too. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

Such a beautiful gift from Vickie--I do love those roses!! And your planner is so neat--I should really do one of those for Thanksgiving since I'm usually the hostess...it would be a lot of fun to create, I bet :)