Friday, December 07, 2007
Christmas Ornament Exchange from Linda
I received this really pretty SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange today from Linda. Linda stitched a Jean Farish ornament that I had been wanting to stitch for quite some time now. I will no longer have to stitch it, as I now have it already gracing my Christmas tree. Linda also sent me a felt mitten with some very pretty red fabric and some Christmasy Carrie's Creation floss inside. Thank you so much Linda, what a nice exchange.
Here is a closer shot of the ornament. As you can see, it has 8 little jingle bells on its tail. My cats love the music it makes!!
We were very busy here today. After the snow we had on Monday, it was immediately obvious that Mike's Corvette was not going to be sufficient for him for the winter. He got away with just driving his Corvette last winter, as it was so mild. But on Tuesday morning, Mike could not get his car up the slight slope of our driveway. So, I bought him one of these today: a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited in Steel Blue Metallic (same color as in this photo from Jeep's website). I have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited in Bright Silver, so we have twins of sorts. Not the first time we have had Jeeps together. The Corvette will go into storage in our neighbor's garage for the winter... I got to drive the Jeep home from the dealer, since I do not drive the Corvette. It is too powerful for me. Of course, it snowed as soon as we left the dealership - good timing!!
With what little stitching time I had tonight, I focused on trying to get as much as I could get done on a gift (time is getting shorter, stitching is getting slower... some gifts will definitely arrive late this year!!). But I also slipped in a little time to work on the busy block here on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow.
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You are all so wonderful! I appreciate you so much :-)
Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow **Mailed out a gift today