Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Post of 2016!

Hi there cloud friends. I decided to do my last post for this year on New Year's Eve.  I have been enjoying all the blogs that have kept track of their stitching for the year.  I guess I could go back and look at my posts but I probably missed a few finishes anyway.   Plus I am not one to plan for the year.  I sort of stitch on whatever speaks to me in that moment. However, I do plan my next design.  For the start of this year, I plan to stitch Little House Needleworks ABC Sampler Houses.  There is a wonderful shop in Decatur, AL called Cross Stitch Peddler.  I was the only customer in the shop that early morning.  The owner was so friendly and helpful.  I got all the supplies I need to do that design. Plus a few more goodies.  I concentrated on floss and linen.  Charts are so easy to buy on line but not floss and linen.  I like to see the colors myself. 
We were in Alabama for Christmas with our son and his family.  What a treat for grandparents to spend Christmas with their grand children!!  Ian , our adopted grandson is 16, Caleb is 11, and sweet Hannah is 3 1/2. Since I use this blog as a sort of journal , I am including some favorite photos of the week.  I hope 2017 brings all of you good health and much happiness and lots of stitching!!!!

 This was a joy to stitch.  It is Emmaline Cole's Christmas Sampler.  It was designed by Melinda Cole, Merry Wind Farm.  You can find her blog Merry Wind Farm.blogspot or on Facebook. She does a wonderful job designing samplers. I changed the name to Rebecca Morris to honor my DH's 2 greats Grandmother.  She would have been 10 in 1835, the date on the sampler.  I did change all the colors to go with a sort of matching sampler that I am stitching now.

 All ready for the big day!

 Christmas cupcakes , what a treat!!

 Notice Miss Hannah in a sundress, it was 73 on Christmas Day and 70 on Christmas Eve.

 My sweeties!

 The holidays can be exhausting!

 Cookies and milk for Santa.

 Christmas morning!

I love the way they decorate for Christmas in the South, cotton on the wreath!

Thank so much for joining me and again Happy New Year to you all.  I am so grateful for you, my blog friends!