Sunday, December 29, 2013

Paper snowflakes

My Sailor son surprised me with the chart Paper Snowflakes by Brenda Gervais. This is the beginnings of my stitchery. I am using 28 count country mocha linen with DMC threads (just picked my own colors)
I have named Miss Snow lady "Adelaide" seemed proper for her! 😊
I added my own heart to her chest as you can see, because I felt she needed one ❤️
Here is my progress

I was so worried about my daughter being sick for days with a bad headache. She was also having trouble seeing. I took her to the doctor and she has been diagnosed with migraines. I feel so badly for her as the pain was like a drill as she described it. I too suffer from migraines and visual disturbances with aura that accompany the migraines and it can be very sickening. I pray this won't be frequent for her. It lasted over three days this time. 
She felt better last evening and I took her out shopping a bit and she got a new hair cut. It was so good to see her smile again!
We are hoping we can ring in the New Year with good health, this past year has not been a good one for us. With my surgery, all my many tests and doctor visits. Losing a very dear friend that has left me heartbroken, I miss her terribly!
Looking forward to feeling better and brighter days ahead!

Louise xx

Thursday, December 26, 2013

All things Christmas!

What a wonderful Christmas it was!
Our Sailor Son made it home...what a blessing for our family to be together once again! Christmas Eve service together was wonderful, then time spent with friends too. Then a wonderful Christmas just us, our wonderful little family of four, Mother, Father, Son and Daughter!! 

Some things I stitched...

I finished and framed Plum Street Samplers "Mary's Sampler " just in time ....

I framed my "Dashing" by Birds of a Feather in a red frame

Our Christmas Tree!

Our new fireplace that my dear husband installed into our home. He also built the mantle. A total surprise he planned for me, I was so excited, it was finished in time for Christmas! 

I baked a blueberry pie for my guys...

Made cookies too!

My traditional orange peel Christmas Cookies...
Christmas Chickens!

And fudge!

My Son wanted rack of lamb, while my daughter wanted turkey, I made both!

My Son surprised me with two new charts!
Two Yellow Houses by Little House Needleworks...
Oh!!!! Cutting paper snowflakes by Brenda Gervais!!! :)

Wonderful nights with cocoa sitting by the fire...

The elf having fun with our bunny and bird...

Merry Christmas!! Wishing you many Blessings for a wonderful New Year filled with all good things to come.... From our little family to yours!

Louise xx

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Blog!!!

What a wonderful giveaway Nancy is offering up on her blog. Make sure you stop by and enter. She is always so very generous! Thank you Nancy for your kindness always!