December is always a busy month - but this year it seemed to be more busy than usual. It must be because winter held off which meant lots more days for holiday events.
My younger brother and I both turned a year older mid-month.
Bucky and Samantha are doing better now - especially since the snow finally arrived and they can climb the snow banks to see what other critters have been around.
This is a slow time for my stitching as I cook all the holiday meals (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day) for family and single friends - and this year I had quite a few pies to make: some for family, friends and our local historical society fundraiser at the Christmas Bazaar. Then there were extra shopping trips with my Mom and then with my Dad since they prefer to have me drive.
My cards and packages were all mailed in time although one package coming from my brother in Florida went on vacation for a week - and showed up earlier this week. So I was able to have an extra Christmas! (LOL!)
Santa and family members treated me to some stitching treats - gift cards. Now to decide what to spend them on.
My very little stitching was adding 200 stitches to Mystic Garden.
Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Ciro Marchetti
28ct Picture this Plus Valor
Stitch Count: 139 x 138, 1 over 1 full cross
DMC & Kreinik#4
Now at 6240 completed.
I also started this Mill Hill kit while in the waiting room for my car inspection...
Counted Glass Bead Kits
MHCM10 Sampler © 1998 Mill Hill Designed by Mary Jurgens-Jones
14ct perforated paper
Stitch Count: 32 x 46, varies 2, 3 or 6 over 1
Mill Hill Beads and Petite Beads
Hopefully I can finish this up in a few days as I am itching to start something new.
DH treated me to a few new Heaven and Earth charts: Here are the links as I haven't printed them out yet.
Mini Last Look Artwork by Renee Biertempfel
Protector Artwork by Anne Stokes *His favorite
Gwyneria Artwork by Fred Winkler
Mini Night Unseen Artwork by Chris Ortega
and Storykeep Secret Door Artwork by Babette Vandenberg
Wishing you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year filled with lots of nice surprises.
Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!