I received a very special package last week from my blog friend and fellow stitcher, Georgia.( You know I LOVE her name!). Like me, Georgia is trying to organize and look realistically at her stash of charts. For those of us who love to stitch it is a hard thing to say, "I love this pattern but I will probably never stitch it." And who has not purchased two of the same chart at some time or other? So Georgia sent some lovely charts and magazines to me. She said I could keep them or give them to someone who would enjoy them. I have already sent some of them on to new homes where they will be loved and stitched. I kept a few for myself and I decided that Georgia and I would do a giveaway here on the blog. To enter you must be a follower of my blog and you will answer the question, What is your favorite Christmas Cookie? I will announce the winner here next Saturday.
Georgia contributed the Leisure Arts Magazine and the La D Da chart, And Rudolph. I tossed in Henry as I finished him up and I am started on Jack. I was too lazy to take it out of the q snap to get a picture but I will share next week for sure. Good Luck my Stitchy Friends.
I did finish up Plum Pudding and decided to make it into an ornament for the tree. I have enough pillows and smalls. It is a large ornament but I was inspired by Priscilla Blain who uses large and small pieces on her themed trees.
I was very happy with it. I also finished Cranberry Christmas into an ormanent. Just changing things up this year! As I look at this section of the tree I see some other hand made ornaments. Look at the red and green ball in the upper left of this photo. My sis in law, Mina, made that for us in 1976, our first Christmas. Just to the right of Plum Pudding is a navy clothespin soldier. One of our cousins who was a Navy Pilot gifted everyone in the family with this reminder of him during the Gulf War. To the bottom left of Plum Pudding is a Polish Star I made several years ago. They are pretty but involved. You can find a tutorial on You Tube. To the upper left of Plum Pudding there is a navity ornament that I made with my Mops Girls one Christmas. I could never have a themed tree as I have so many memories in each and every ornament on the Christmas tree. And those two baby boys are Joshua and Landon. I love remembering how the grands looked on their first Christmas. Thanks for indulging me in a walk down memory lane.
Have a good week friends...enter the give away if you are interested. Please just answer the question about Christmas cookies and do not use the word giveaway. Trolls love to enter them and spoil the fun for the ladies who read and comment each week.