Our family left early Christmas morning
so it was a relatively quiet Christmas day at the Gervais'.
There were lots and lots of goodies leftover for nibbling,
no need to spend too much time in the kitchen. Perfect.
Twas a very cold Christmas day here in Iowa...
a perfect day to SNUGGLE IN,
light a fire,
enjoy the house all decked out in her Christmas attire,
I had my final finish of 2013 on Christmas evening.
ELIZABETH CLARK sampler is now finished!
Elizabeth is now draped across the back of my "stitching spot".
Each time I pass her by,
I stop for a visit...
just to ADMIRE her ~
I always feel energized after the Christmas rush is over,
and am ready for a fresh start
on design work for 2014.
I spent yesterday looking through piles of papers filled with
DOODLES & SKETCHES that I've drawn over the past several years.
It is always exciting so see line drawings come to life, in fabric and fibers.
I made my annual trip to check out the VALENTINES candy aisle yesterday,
The transformation from Christmas to Valentines candy
is just starting to happen at the stores.
I figure in a couple of days I will go back and decide on this years box or boxes to use for my 3rd annual
candy box valentines cross stitch pattern.
I will keep you all posted on which box will be used so you have time to locate it.
Today I am changing gears a bit,
my punch needle is threaded!
I have a few new pieces drawn up for punch needle and will work on them today and tomorrow on the road trip home to Minnesota for
"CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM"