Thursday, December 31, 2009

~ Lisa's Tessie ~

Today is a very sad day for our family. Lisa's treasured kitty, Tessie, a beloved family member passed away after a sudden and brief illness. She will be dearly missed and forever loved.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

~ Merry Christmas ~

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. May the spirit of this joyous season be forever in your hearts....Linda

Monday, December 21, 2009

~ Christmas Coffee Table ~

I have a new coffee table......well it's not really new, it's an old oak table Carl's parents made into a coffee table back in the 50's. When we were in Texas this past summer Carolyn, my SIL asked if we'd like had been stored away for years. Yes, yes, yes.. I love it They say less is better but not for me. I always like to have lots of pictures and trinkets about and this table works perfectly.....Yikes, it looks like Santa has a sweet tooth....

I hope he doesn't eat the reindeer candy corn, that's for Rudolph and all the other reindeer.

Isn't that a tiny little Santa...he is so cute and his little arms even move....

I really like candles and this little arrangement is a combination of mercury glass candle holders and greens setting on a a silver tray I bought at a garage sale. My candles are from last year...if you have candles that still have some life, store them in the refrig and they are perfect for another year...I think these will be burning brightly next year too. Have a merry day, hugs, Linda

Friday, December 18, 2009

~ Christmas Is Coming ~

One week from today is Christmas. Are you ready? I am, well pretty much so. I finished my shopping and wrapped presents today plus.... I also worked on finishing a few more of these sweet little ornaments . Heidi designed 13 charming charts, which you can find on her blog......She posted a new design the 15th of each month. I have half the designs nearly finished and hope to get a couple more finished before Christmas. Have a merry weekend...hugs, Linda

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

~ December TU SAL ~

Here is my little ort jar for this months TU SAL. It's really filling up...I think I'd better moosh the thread down to make room for more orts. This past month I've been stitching some little ornaments and continue to work on Blessed Are The Meek. My ort jar with all it's little threads reminds me of a kaleidoscope. Who would have thought bits and pieces of thread could looks so pretty in a favorite jar, in my case a little shaker. Well, it's been a busy day...I'm heading to bed.... sweet dreams and hugs to you, Linda

Note~In case you are wondering, orts are little bit and pieces, leftovers. TU SAL, stands for Totally Usless Stitch A Long...L

Monday, December 14, 2009

~ It's Good To Be Back and I Won ~

Hi Everyone! I'm so happy to have Internet service again. All I can tell you is we've been without service since Thursday and had major problems and all the heavy rain just made things worse. Everything seems fine now and it's sooooo good to be back. Recently, Mama Bear, at Bears In Exile/Return Home, celebrated her 3rd blog anniversary with a give away and I was the lucky winner. Look at all the wonderful gifts that were in her treasure box. Beautiful napkins, look at the cute leaf shakers, stickers, tags, holiday soaps, lotion, oh my....just click on the picture to see the rest of the goodies....

Plus she included this wonderful book, Christmas Letters, by Debbie Macomber, a favorite author of mine. I love to read Christmas stories during December and this one is a delight...I'm loving it. Thank you, Mama Bear..... I'm happy we have met and to call you my friend. Holiday hugs, Linda

Sunday, December 6, 2009

~ This Soap Smells Delish ~

Yesterday Lisa and I went to a crafts fair and look what I found. Licorice bar soap for the kitchen. This soap smells just like black licorice and it's wonderful. I also found a pretty little hand crocheted dish cloth made with Christmas colors....pretty, pretty. Hope your weekend was nice...hugs, Linda

Friday, December 4, 2009

~ Treasures In The Mail ~

I was so excited when I got my mail yesterday. I recently ordered Kitty Kringle's Pattern Book For Christmas and there it was. This precious book was created by Tanya, The Sampler Girl. It is a sweet story about Kitty and her love of stitching. There are 7 original and new designs by Tanya and even some recipes. I can't truly tell you how much I love this book, but trust me it is lovely.

I also ordered the darling candy canes too....they look very old fashion to me. I hope you visit The Sampler Girl, she has so many treasures. I know you'll find one or two pretties. Well, while it is still early and the house is quite, I'm going to have a cup of chocolate and enjoy Kitty Kringle...have a happy day, hugs, Linda

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~ December ~

December is here and Christmas is coming! Thanksgiving was wonderful....yummy leftovers finished, a bit of turkey frozen and all my little turkey figurines tucked away. I've just started putting out Christmas....I feel like I'm a little behind. Anyone else feeling like that? This little elf is keeping....... me company in the kitchen. Just laundered curtains and a fun

swag I bought but I did tuck in little pieces of homespun fabric.

My granma's chopping bowl filled will holiday greens and a small tuck pillow with the sleigh I stitched for my honey. Well, I best get busy, see you soon...hugs, Linda