Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

As 2011 draws to a close I just want to stop by to show you some finishes which I had planned to mount and frame before presenting them to you.

Those were the plans. The truth is that they are still waiting in my finish drawer. Hopefully 2012 will be the year I get my act together and actually frame each piece as it is completed. Oh yes - I'll have to empty that finish drawer too. :)

First up is the sampler I made for DH's family.

'Mildred's Garden House' by Blackbird Designs stitched
1/1 on 25 ct ivory lugana with a variety of flosses

started 1/1/2011 and completed 3/1/2011

For the exchange at our second annual Parowan Stitch-in I stitched a floss holder.

'Heart Stitcher' a free design by 'a mon ami Pierre'

DH's Christmas present for 2011 was finished prior to the holidays but I was not able to get it mounted and framed. I'll have to show it to you again once that is done.

'The Nutcracker Factory 2' by Jeremiah Junction
stitched 1/2 on 32 ct waterlily lugana with DMC floss
started 9/4/2011 - completed 12/2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all
and a very happy and prosperous 2012

On the day before Christmas I want to share some pictures of DH's nutcracker collection with which we decorate our home every year. Through the years the collection has grown and the joy has increased.
Soldiers on the piano in the library

Snowmen on a cabinet in hallway

Sparkles in dining room

various collections in family room
including musicians, sports & games, land of origin, occupations, jesters

Santas in the dining room

on 'Opa's kast' in the dining room

Kings in the dining room

the fireplace

The Nutcracker Suite and other story figures in the family room

See you next year.