Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fa la la la la......

 I am in full Christmas mode right now. I don't know why but I just am. Not decorating or shopping yet but making all kinds of things!

 I wanted to share something I did last Christmas. The photo above is of my dad! Can't even begin to tell you how much I love it.

  Very last minute last year I made some copies and stitched the photos onto some card stock and used them as gift tags for my family.

 This year, I wanted to make some other items out of the photo because I just love it so much and is so Christmassy to me.  I made a little journal that I am going to use keep all my Christmas lists and notes in. I made some extras that I have added to my shop.

I wasn't going to start adding Christmas items yet but I know that a lot of people have already started their Christmas not being one of them.

I'm having Thanksgiving again this year so it's time for me to get out of Christmas mode for now and get back into Thanksgiving mode!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

 I found this sampler the other day while cleaning out some things.  My mother made it in 1984.  Does that make it vintage yet????  It was one of the many cross stitches that my mother made.  For a while there she was never seen without stitching one.  She would stitch it and my father would make a frame for it.  I loved that she always signed and dated them.  She gave many of them as gifts and this one I guess she was keeping for herself but I'm not sure.  I love the colors!!!
I've been busy, busy hoping to have kinda a shop re-opening soon!
 Even adding some jewelry!

 Just wanted to pop in and say hello and also to apologize to anyone that I haven't gotten back to. I was having some major blogger issues that were frustrating me to the point of thinking about giving up blogging forever!  I think I figured out what the issue was and well, I have to admit...I think the issue was me!  I had some of my settings wrong!

 Welcome back!