Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas and Stash for 2010

Last week we had a window of time to get a family picture. Marissa flew in from DC on Thursday night and Sevrine was leaving for Utah Friday evening. These are a couple of snap shots with my camera. I will post the others later when we get them back from the photographer. It has been several years sense we got a family shot and have all of the grandkids together.

I got some sock yarn so I can work on some of the sock patterns that I have had my eye on. I also got a sampler kit from Kristen which I really like.

Last Saturday I got to go to my LNS, The Attic, in Mesa, AZ and get a few patterns that were on my wish list. I had seen the Prairie Schooler chart on another blog and really wanted to get this because this is what my dad said all the time. Being that he was in the Navy and would always greet the day with this "weather wise". I also love the Lizzie Kate designs and will enjoy stitching these next year.

Christmas end up being a good day. I always stress about the day and worry if all the things I made fit or every liked what the got. All in all everyone liked their presents and the PJ's fit (some have growing room).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Theme and Stitching

Several years ago this cartoon was passed around our stitch group. At the time we all laughed but with these tough econmic times there is some truth in it's sentiment. This has become more of a Theme this Christmas as I look at the list of the things that I still need to work on. As I try to simplify Christmas and center on the reason we celebrate this holiday, I can focus more on the gift of Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Last evening I was fortunate to attend "A Christmas Carol" at the Hale Theater. My friend Lisa and her mother invited me to see Mattie perform in the play. The picture will be a special reminder of friends I made while living in Chandler. With this opportunity I got to give them a present that I had made for them before they moved to China. As it gets closer to Christmas I can now post some of the things that I have been working on for the past few months. With the internet and magic jack I will still get to visit even though they are half a world away. Next week I will be adding more things from my work basket that I have finished and deliver the peanut brittle that is packaged.