Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just Finished & More Excahnge Gifts

Hello Everyone, Just finished this bookmark for a PIF that was at the beginning of 2010.  I have 2 more items to make for the PIF and they're supposed to be done by the first of the year.  I think I'm going to be a little bit belated but I will get them done in the next month.

Also received this cute little Santa magnet and stitched Angel from Beate, she is a friend of mine from Germany.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Exchange

Hello Everyone, Hope you have all had a Merry Christmas, we had an eventful one but will post later about that.  I did an Advent Exchange with my friend Kay.  Here is a picture of part of what she sent me, I have put some of the Cross County Stitcher Magazines in my to do pile and couldn't get to them easily also there was candy but that is just a memory! LOL  On the little piece of lavender felt is a gold needle.  Also please ignore the stacked up papers in the background:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Hello Everyone, Well Christmas is almost here and will be over just as fast as it is upon us.  I have been thinking about family Christmas traditions.  when I was little we always opened our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve because Christmas morning we always went to my Grandma Garry's.  she was bed ridden but still a happy very happy to see us on Christmas morning. One of the neighbors always dressed as Santa and came by her home too, really a nice memory.  also my mother always sang Silent Night in German.  Her family lived in Southern Indiana and they always spoke German at home when she was a child.  When we would get together her brothers and sisters still spoke a little German.  what was really something to hear was when they couldn't think of the words they wanted in English they would switch mid sentence to German.  there was one story of a cousin of mine from my dads side of the family when she was a little girl they took her for a visit and they did thins, from what I heard she ran out of the house, because she was so frightened.  It's funny now but I guess not to her.  I would love to hear from all of you some of your Christmas Memories.

Merry Christmas
Mary Louise

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello Everyone, Finally have my Prairie Schooler Santa finished.  It was supposed to be a Christmas card but when DH saw it he says MINE!!!  LOL he says he wants me to frame it.  So I guess when we go out tomorrow we'll be looking for a frame:)  I think the reason he really likes it is he belongs to Sons Of The American Revolution, his 4th great grandfather fought at the battle of Yorktown and this Santa just fits the bill so to say:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finished Biscornu

Hello Everyone, doing happy dance, I finally finished my first Biscornu.  Ended up I really enjoyed doing it.  I was moving really slowly on the stitching because I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to get it put together and it ended up being quite easy. I have the 2 pictures because I used 2 colors on the leaves.  the floss is DMC Variations.  So here is my finished piece and I'm ready to stitch another one:)