Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last group of ornaments were received....

My goal to stitch a big basketful of Christmas ornaments for my friends this year fell absolutely flat on its face. This year just did not turn out to be what I had hoped it would be - family crises, the need to make major revisions to my mental health practice in order to survive in this economy... so many stressors that led to limited stitching time and, well, the disappearance of many stitching friends in the process.. but I managed to get a couple done and out to friends who very much stood by my side, and they finally arrived in their new homes. I pray that 2010 will bring me time to stitch more ornaments for my dear friends. I hope to do better next year!

So, at long last, Karen has received this little sparkly that I stitched for her tree -

Motif de Noel 1 Ornament
Aurelle - part of her free Christmas SAL
28 ct Cafe Mocha Country French Linen, Atalie fil a broder in Passion, and RG Petite Treasure Braid PB01

And, my old friend Brenda in TX, who stitches but does not blog, received hers too -

Starry Night Ornament
Helga Mandl Designs
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, December 2009
28 ct Potato Annabelle, DMC Floss - I subbed one of the DMC Color Variations for the green DMC - not sure what color though!

OK... stitching gifts all received, now time to just enjoy the holiday! My work vacation has officially begun. I won't be back at work until the first week of January now!

Debbie Macomber shares The Perfect Christmas

Currently Stitching: Stitching yet another ornament for my own tree


Susan said...

Both ornaments are lovely, Carol.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas; I also hope you have more stitching time in 2010.

Enjoy your break from work!

Sympathetic Threads said...

I hope you are able to relax during your break and just enjoy the holidays! Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, I love those little reindeer.

Cindy's Stitching said...

These are so pretty. Your friends will really appreciate them. Hope next year is a better one for you. Merry christmas and may god bless you this season.

Cathy B said...

Enjoy the holiday Carol -- love the ornaments you made!

I hope we ALL are able to do more stitching in 2010!

Suzanne said...

Carol, I have enjoyed looking at all the beautiful ornaments you have stitched.

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

Kim B said...

Gorgeous Carol!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas sweetie - sorry I don't comment much these days, but I do read when I can :) Let's hope 2010 is a MUCH better year for us all. {{{hugs}}}

Susimac said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mike, I hope you have a relaxing one

ollie1976 said...

Carol-you have been through a lot this past year and have remained strong. Keep up the beautiful work that you do-both cross-stitching and in the MH field. Happy Holidays to you and Mike!

Nic said...

Your ornaments are so pretty!

Here's to a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Kathy A. said...

Dear Carol
Love your little ornaments. My wish for you this year is for a more settled time and more stitching time.
Merry Christmas my dear.

Sally said...

Boht of these are beautiful Carol :)

I do hope that 2010 is so much better for you. Happy Christmas.

Lynn said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you Carol. Although I haven't had the time this year for posting many comments, I do drop in to read your posts and catch up on what's new with you.
All of your ornaments are gorgeous. I only wish that I had the time to do more myself. Enjoy your holiday and relax!