Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Lydia was wanting a cupcake pin cushion so I finished this one up for her for Christmas. She loved it.

I just love this time of year. The time spent with family, Christmas music, Christmas Eve service, helping others, celebrating the birth of Jesus, and visiting the Emergency Room at 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve because your daughter has an ear infection (sigh).

We spent Christmas Eve with my family...

And Christmas day with my husband's family...

Lydia enjoying a rare moment...a spot in Papa's chair!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!

We are going to an 80's New Year's Eve party. I'm still working on our costumes. I will share pictures. Should be a blast.

Monday, December 22, 2008

We've Been Crafting, Just Not Posting!

Lydia and I pulled out the sewing machine the other day and made this pillow for her baby panda bear.
Lydia also did some cookie decorating at a holiday party...
I think she did a great job. So detailed!
I didn't finish the frog cross-stitch for Christmas so now this is a birthday present for my grandma. Her birthday is January 27.
Once I finish this I plan to get back to the "Strength" (tree) cross-stitch. I learned that I had been suffering needlessly on this. When doing work on such a small thread count you don't stitch in EVERY hole, you do every other. What a difference that makes! WOW! No more need for dramamine when working on this project.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cross-Stitched Frogs

My grandma collects frogs and my goal is to make this cross-stitch for her for Christmas. I should have lots of time to craft until Christmas now. Work is slowing down and my vacation starts this Thursday. I will not go back to work until January 5th. Woohoo!