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December 2015 - Collection of Gifts

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Slumping everything into one post so that I can keep a recollection of who got what this year (mostly so I don't accidentally gift a repeat quick stitch ornament to the same person should I do them again next year.....like the Grumpy Cats from Brooke Nolan).

 Darren's Mermaid - Sue Hillis Designs: I took the glass out as it pressed up against the charm & I didn't want it to crack the glass.  

MIL's St. Nick & Owl is now framed in this rustic looking navy frame I purchased at Michaels. Hubby suggested a frame with a kick out arm so that his mom could display it, but put it away after the season & not need to search for a sliver of wall space on her already heavy walls.

I gave Guy his Fleece on Earth..... I couldn't really read his reaction. It was either amused or confused. I'm sure once he has the weekend to mull it over he may get the joke aspect of it.


Floyd thanked me for his ornament & declared it would go on his fridge with the rest of the…

December 6, 2015

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We survived the mall!!!!! Thank goodness it wasn't too busy. Girls had a blast in the water park. They only played in there for 3 hrs despite it being so sparse..we thought they'd at least do 4. Then they wandered the stores buying their friendship Christmas gifts. 

Hubby drove so I was able to stitch while the girls were their hilarious selves in the back seat. I finished Ronnies rifle & started 2 more of the Xmas stitching quickies. 

I also picked up a few mounting boards from Walmart on our way out of the city and framed the Rustic Barn.

The grey weathering of the frame matches closely th weathering of the barn so yay. 😊

December 5, 2015 - Final Pattern Shop of the Year

Hopefully this will be my last splurge shop before the end of the year....Right? I recently resigned up for the Stoney Creek newsletter. BAD IDEA! There was a freebie pattern in the latest edition to hit my email. Then I had to peruse the rest of the sale items & before I knew it I had a basket of smalls ordered. (* u *) Whoops.

The Freebie which lured me in was the Dec '15 Pattern Of The Month  "Live ~ Black Swallowtail". Then I wound up with both the Autumn & Winter 2015 magazines. As well as the POTM's for :
Nov '12       "Take Time for Yourself".Oct '12        "Life is a Journey"Jan '13         "Listen to Your Dreams"Feb '13        " Love With an Open Heart"Nov '14       " Life is a Gift"Dec '14       " Live Every Moment"Jan ' 15       " Share From Your Heart" Mar '15      "Remember Who You Are"
I didn't get much stitching in today as I was …

Monday Nov 30, 2015 - Horses of Course (es)

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TLast day of November. Everyone ready for December and the Chaos that it brings? Daughter & I wrapped up all the gifts for hubby's side of the family and put them into a box so that he can bring them up with him on his next work stint. I just need to get a frame for my MIL's piece, and am waiting on the 2 hoodies I purchased for 2 of the nieces from our dance society. They should be in sometime at the end of the week we've been told. We also did up my elder brothers family gifts. I've got to get frames for both his & my SIL's pieces (& finish off the Horse Welcome for her) before I can mail those out. We drew names for my In-Provence siblings & those 2 gifts have been wrapped up too. That's what I've been working on today. Horses are done, minus back stitching. The word "Welcome" is done, minus back stitching & now I'm working on the grass.


Few steps closer. *squee*

[Dec 5/15]