Saturday, December 20, 2008

~Sharing and I Won A Give-Away~

Mom, are we done yet? Lily and I have been wrapping packages all afternoon and I agree it's time to clean up. Just five more days until Christmas and I'm ready...except for baking cookies. Before I gather all the things up I wanted to share some stitched pieces with you..... I enjoy cross stitching and thought I'd share some holiday pieces I always have out. I have a small chest in my dining room and these pictures hang on the wall behind it.
The cute little Santa is a Just Nan and I stitched it last year.
I love this sampler...my Mom made it for me in 1989. Do you see my initials in the stocking in the left hand corner?
This is my most treasured piece. My sweet daughter stitched this as a Christmas gift for me when she was a teenager.....love, love, love it. If you see a little orange spot on the green Santa's outfit please excuse.... it's from the flash

One more thing I wanted to share are these beautiful coasters.
Yesterday when I got home from running errands there was a large envelope waiting for me... all the way form the Netherlands. Heidi at Needle Necessities was having a give-away and I was one of the lucky winners. Hedi was giving away sets of her beautiful handmade coasters. She asked what colors we liked and the set she made me is just perfect....I love the colors and the pattern....and the sweet card too, thank you Heidi. Heidi has a lovely blog and she is very a talented stitcher, quilter, and makes the most beautiful lace. If you have never met Heidi, stop by for a visit, you won't be disappointed.
Well, back to cleaning up and then time to start dinner. Happy rest of the weekend to all....Christmas hugs, Linda

20 comments:

Jackie said...

I spent part of the day wrapping gifts as well. Hope to finish up tomorrow.

I love all your cross stitched treasures.

God Bless.

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on winning a giveaway! I love giveaways, they are fun!

cherished*vintage said...

Merry Christmas Linda! Your cross stitch pieces are very pretty. What a wonderful gift your daughter made when she was a teenager - it's wonderful!!! Congrats on the giveaway win too, and how fun the coasters came all the way from the Netherlands!
-Karoline

Betty said...

Linda,
What beautiful cross stitch treasures you have.....

I am a follower of Heidi's blog 'Celebrate the Seasons'...such a sweet lady....the coasters are gorgeous.....

Thanks for dropping by to visit with me....I count you as a friend also....

Merry Christmas to you and yours as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.....Betty

Naturegirl said...

Linda these stitched gifts tied up with your heartstrings are the best gifts!
May the Spirit of Christmas leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours. NG :)

Love Bears All Things said...

these are just beautiful. Do you have any of the patterns?
Mama Bear

Nancy said...

The Santa gift from your daughter is wonderful. No wonder you treasure it. The sampler your Mom made is just so pretty and yes, I did find your initials.
Now, since Heidi is my daughter, I agree, she is quite talented. Glad you were a winner.
Have a great Sunday.
Nancy

Deb said...

Lily is adorable!! Your cross stitched treasures are wonderful Linda.
Wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas.
Deb

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks, Linda
I would like a copy of the pattern. I was really interested in the sampler. I bet it was done from a kit.
Mama Bear

Sonda in OR said...

What lovely Christmas stitching. How nice to have some made by other family members...

Monica said...

I used to love to cross stitch !
I think its one of those hobbies you can always fall back on ..so relaxing!
congrats on winning the coasters , how fun!
Merry Christmas to you and thanks for stopping by !
Hugs :)

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

I'm ready..OH that is good news
Ya me too(:) Such a relief~~
love the doggy..
Christmas hugs to you too, Patty

Kathi said...

Congratulations Linda! Oh I just love your cross stitch pieces. They are so beautiful. Have a very merry Christmas. thank you so much for your kind comments to me. Hugs, Kathi

Heidi said...

Homemade makes Christmas ~ from cookies to gifts to decorations. I just love your stitching items. The one your daughter made for you is very familiar. I stitched three of these Santa's and stuffed them. They sit out year round for my Christmas display in my quilt studio. i am so glad the coasters arrived safely and on time. Those fabrics spoke your name to me as I went to choose which to use. Enjoy them and the holiday season!

Christmas hugs ~
Heidi

Terra Kent said...

how lovely I use to cross stitch havent for years though, merry xmas

kbbryant said...

Love the Santa cross stitch. Hope you have a cozy, Merry Christmas.
Love to you Kathy b

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved all the stitching! Linda I just had to tell you that I made a mistake on the fruitcake salad recipe on my cooking blog. I have corrected it, but want you to know if you make it, use 1/2 of an 8oz cool whip. Blessings, Kathleen

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful. I love your Christmas banner!
Merry Christmas,
Ginger

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Linda, your cross stitch pieces are just fabulous! What beautiful and treasured pieces.

You won a giveaway from Heidi? Lucky girl!!!! I just love her, too - and Mr. Dagi.

xo
Becky

The Rose Room said...

Lovely and special hand worked pieces of art! Rachaelxo