Thursday, December 17, 2009

Time flys

The ornament I stitched for the Sit and Stitch grab bag.
It just flys. I have no idea where the last week has gone. And I still have way too much to do. Sigh.
It has been a busy week. Last Thursday evening was the holiday gathering of the sit and stitchers at my LNS. We stitched, ate all kinds of goodies. Everyone brought a desert.

And we even had an ornament grab bag. Fun, fun, fun. It was the most stitching I have managed to do in over a week!

Then I spent a bit of time over the week and weekend putting up some Christmas decorations. Everything is up now except a tree and I am planning on doing that tomorrow. Here are a few photos of some of my Christmas collections.

This is part of my Santa collection. Not the greatest picture but you get the idea.

My Mom always had a village under the tree. Some of my best memories of Christmas are watching her put up the village and being able to play with the train set that was always there. I usually set the village up on the shelves of the entertainment unit. This way Rosie can't play with it and now with Rory I wanted to be extra cautious. It should be interesting to see how he reacts to the tree.
In a corner of the dining room on top of top of the server I brought in a small live tree and decorated this one with all stitched ornaments. It is too small for lights but looks cute and festive.

Last week I also received a fabulous package in the mail. My exchange from the LHN exchange blog. My partner was Joanie of Joanie's World blog. Oh my but she outdid herself and spoiled me rotten. She not only stitched an adorable ornament but she included some wonderful extras in the package. Best of all my very first pair of Gingher scissors! And a perfect ornament for my other tree. A dog ornament that I can put a photo of Rory in! I love everything! Thank you again Joanie.

Here is her gorgeous ornament already on the tree.

This is the one I stitched for my partner, Shay. I stitched the one in this years JCS Ornament issue.

Poor Rory was so tired following me from room to room trying to "help" that he gave up and curled up in the chair to watch.
Well, I'm off to finish making my lists and working on those three more gifts I still need to stitch up. Do the finishing on a bunch of others and wrap.
Until next time........................
Love and stitches
and licks from Rory too


Donna said...

How beautiful all your decorations look! I wish you a Merry Christmas dear friend. That Rory is quite the looker, isn't he?

Nancy M said...

Your house looks very festive! I love the lighted villages. Good thing they are out of the reach of Rory! Your exchange gifts are very nice.

Barbi said...

You decorations are great! I love your village pieces.

Angela P said...

All your decorations look so festive! Love the LHN ornie you rec'd and the one you made along with the other ornie for the Sit and Stitch! Rory is just too cute, poor thing he does look tired!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Hi Kathy, I was looking at all the photos and I noticed that You go to Lazy Dazy. I know Diana well. Its hard for me to go on thursday nights, I have two jobs. I will to see if I could make it in the future just to meet you. Its a small world. I live in North Bellmore. Love your ornaments. Cindy

Tammy said...

I just LOVE your merry stitches ornament how did you make it if you don't mind me asking

Carolyn NC said...

Love the decorations and the ornies! The pic of Rory is so cute! He's just plain tuckered out!

CindyMae said...

What wonderful Christmas decor!! Love your stitching as well as the gifts!! Wonderful!

Barb said...

Very festive Kathy and the package you received is fab.I love the Merry Stitches too,but as usual Rory steals the limelight- oh haven't you finished yet!is it time for walkies that much more fun.I can hear him saying it by his expression..
Merry Christmas to you and RORY

Berit said...

Oh, just how wonderful is that!! I love your exchange; for some reason I really like things like that Rory ornament holder, even though I don't have a dog!

As for the Mia style ginghers--what a lucky girl you are!! I have been trying to get some here in NJ for a while, and they are scarce here!

Rory is so adorable, and the ornies are too!!

Natasha said...

Wishing the Merriest Christmas and a very happy and heathy New year !! Your decorations look fantastic!

Take Care

Jennifer said...

Your house is so beautiful with all your decorations.
And, I love villages. You can see mine on my blog. Every year it gets bigger though! ;)
At night it's so pretty lit up.
Rory is so cute!
Stitching finishes are gorgeous and I absolutely am envious of those Mia Gingher scissors! I have been looking at those dreamily for some time!
Merry Christmas!

Kristin said...

Your decorations are unbelievably gorgeous!

Suzanne said...

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. I love the ornament you received and the one you stitched.

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Sophos said...


Rory a l'air d'être aussi fatigué que nos chiens ;-)))
Bonne journée !

Rory looks to be as tired as our dogs ;-)))
Good day!

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Sherry said...

Hi Rory! All of your decorations look wonderful! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Meari said...

Your decorations look so festive, Kathy. Sounds like you had a really fun time at the LNS party. Merry Christmas to you!