We're having another fun day here at the shop. The holiday spirit is definitely buzzing around here! Though we NEVER want to skip past Thanksgiving.....I think with Thanksgiving coming so late this year...the Christmas spirit is popping up. Maybe it's a time of thanks and blessings of heart and soul. My pumpkins and autumn goodies are still out, but I must admit...I put my candles in my windows! It's so nice, with the nights getting darker earlier...to come from one of the boy's practices, to my home glowing with candlelight. I may keep them up all winter :-) My family is beyond excited today, because our immediate family from Boston is on their way to Pennsylvania, as I type! Jimmy has literally been counting the hours. They have helped get things ready for their cousins and planned outings with everyone. My mother in law's birthday was on Monday, so we will be celebrating that this weekend. We have a new trampoline park (skyzone....the place ROCKS), that my boys LOVE...so they decided the BEST way to celebrate Nana's birthday would be to take her to Skyzone!!! I love the sentiment....but I'm not sure we'll be fighting the young'ns to bounce!
This was taken a summer ago :-) ... on our favorite place...
What are you stitching on? If you are frantically finishing something up for Christmas finishing and framing....you still have a few more days. The Framing and Finishing Deadline is November 23rd!! Get those needles flying..you can DO IT! There's nothing like giving something that you've created from your heart and your hands. It doesn't have to be big..sometimes a little something means the world! And if not...there's always next year! I have been working on some of the Little House designs...they are quick stitches and fun to do. I also have My To Do List stitched for Christmas giving. Whatever you are giving....the truth is, it IS the thought that matters. Whether it is something hand made...or the special something that you saw in Walgreens...whether it's in a big box, or no box at all....whether it's something that can be seen or something that is felt.....if it comes from your heart...it is the best gift of all.
a few Thanksgiving goodies.....
This is SO ADORABLE. Those of us here in Pennsylvania, love the stone on the farmhouse...it is often seen in our parts.
I love this idea...Thanksgiving stockings. And these are so cute with the pilgrims on them!
Have you seen these new Shaker boxes? We are in LOVE with them!
love this! How cute is the turkey??
the 11th in the Little Sheep Virtues series..
Gratitude...a daily need.
a few Christmas ideas...for WHICH Christmas, we didn't say
Many of us are still stitching for Christmas giving..but some of us are just stitching...and LOTS of us like to stitch holiday items at holiday times. It's like a little gift when the next holiday rolls around...
So here are a few quick stitching things..and just some favorites :-)
Now THIS would be easy to stitch up quickly as a last minute Christmas gift. The framed piece comes as the Wondrous Linen Kit and includes everything but the floss.
The Wondrous Pillow includes 14ct fabric, the pillow and the floss. SO CUTE.
We love nativity scenes....this is kinda like one!
Ya gotta BELIEVE!
I'm putting this in my pile, for SURE!
I'm putting this in my pile, for SURE!
Don't ya love the thought?
Sleigh Rides and Snowflakes (I'm always a fan of the alliteration too)
New from one of our FAVES, Lizzie Kate.
Stitch it up now and you'll having something warm and cozy on your walls for wintertime!
(this kit comes with 28ct linen and the embellishments)
this is a darling little sampler! I like the YULE at the end
IS this GREAT? Love the way it is finished.
I'm just thinking these would be great for a Cape Cod Christmas!
GREAT Stitcher's Gifts...to give or RECEIVE. And no stitching required
A gift certificate...nothing says I love you like ..here, go buy something for yourself!!!
We have a TRUNK SHOW from My BIG TOE, of accessories.
They have been SO POPULAR, and they are exquisite.
(though I think it would be best with a clasp...as you could clip it on your scissors and it wouldn't get lost.)
The Stitch Picker....face it you do that more than you'd like.
I think these are just gorgeous on the pincushion!
GREAT Petite Scissors. These are LOVELY.
and another little idea....
WE LOVE THIS SAMPLER!
And lots of you have too.
Somebody asking what you want for Christmas? We can kit this up for your little elf to give.
The verse reads,
"all my scattering moments are taken up with my needle"
until the next bloggeroo...Happy Stitching