Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As you can see....this is our first real snow of the year and it's the wet, stick to the trees kind! Very pretty, but glad it came on a Sunday and I can stay inside.

Lots of stitching photos to catch up on since the last post! First up I had Lauren pick out Amberlyn's ornament for the year and she picked one from the JCS 10th Anniv. ornament book. The hair took me over 2 nights to do! I don't like cutting oval forms and it has me looking to find what I can buy to cut perfect ovals. I'm really not interested in cutting my own mats for framing, but I do want to cut perfect shapes. I guess I need to see what my options are. Anyone have suggestions? Next up is a new start and finish! In one of my groups we started a "mystery" start. If you guess what it is, you get to start a mystery. I've had this pattern for at least a couple years and just never got around to doing it. So I started, and finished! I have the buttons on order. He should be holding 3 snowballs. Then I'll turn him into a flatfold.

I did a bit more on Natalie's RR, so here is when I got it and then what it looks like now.

And then the only other thing I worked on was my Mystic- Seasonal Collide. I'm still working on the first tree (which I think is the most boring one as colors go) I am almost done with this page.

Preparing for Christmas is going like it probably is for everyone else. You never feel like you're ready, but it comes no matter what and you get through it. All 3 of my trees are up and my house has been transformed to enjoy for the next few weeks.
I'll leave you with a picture of Amberlyn checking out the first tree I put up this year. I hope everyone has a happy holiday!