Sunday, December 23, 2012

Some seasonal stitching for a slow Sunday

Just in the nick of time I got this little gem picked up from Joann's framing - Merry Christmas from Blackbird Designs.



I am again blown away  by the work of Bev and Joyce. The frame is a great complement to the stitching. I love how the platinum gold-y finish is such a wonderful match to the linen. This sampler is a petite 8" by 11" and with the great coupon only cost me $23 to frame. Beautiful and a bargain!


Well I'm hoping to stay home the next couple of days. On Christmas Eve our family tradition is a meal of appetizers. My menu includes sweet and sour meatballs, teriyaki chicken on skewers, toasted ravioli, little quiches  and greek turnovers (gotta love Costco) and some cold boiled shrimp along with the obligatory cheese dip with veggies and crackers. I'm starting my cooking tomorrow morning and prepping dishes for Christmas day too. And I'm planning a well deserved nap Christmas afternoon. Our weather forecast right now calls for  4 inches of snow on Wednesday - maybe more. We haven't had a big snow fall in a long time and the timing is good since my son doesn't have to go back to work till Friday. I have a feeling we will have plenty of leftovers to keep us happy if we get snowed in... but usually the streets are passable in about 24 hours. I'd be happy to stay inside but others in the house get cabin fever very quickly.

I hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday.....


from the Polka Dot Chicken!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

18 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous Carol. Your Christmas plans sound wonderful to me. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Beautiful and Merry Christmas To You!!!

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  3. Wow, that is an incredible framing bargain for your very pretty stitchery. Glad you have a good plan for your holiday fixings (love Costco :)--and are scheduling a nap :) Merry Christmas!

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  4. And a very Merry Christmas to you too! Last year we were snowed in, but this year I doubt we'll see a flake. Enjoy your snow for me a bit! :)
    What a pretty sampler and you have such a great eye for choosing the perfect frame for each piece. I am always stumped when it comes to that.
    You get my vote for a nap on Christmas too!

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  5. Once again the gals at Joanne's did you proud Carol. The golden gilt frame is perfect perfect perfect for your accomplished stitching. What a pretty piece - a wonderful gift for you and your family.

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  6. Beautiful.
    Merry Christmas.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  7. Merry Christmas to you too and your stitchery is beautiful. The frame just sets it off.

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  8. A beautiful piece...love it when you get a great price on a frame that is just right. I like your meal plan for Christmas Eve. I usually make lasagna...still lots of work but I like have lots of leftovers for several days after Christmas.

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  9. Simply love your piece! The colors, the frame, everything! Have a wonderful Christmas ~ I too like to stay home bound!

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  10. Beautiful Christmas finish!
    Merry Christmas Carol!

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  11. Lovely finish! :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  12. Such a cute piece and beautifully framed!

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. It turned out really nice. Love the soft colors.

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  14. stunning finish! Love the framing job.

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  15. Merry Christmas my fun friend. I'm so glad you are you.

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  16. Merry Christmas, Carol!! What a gorgeous stitchery ti celebrate the season with too. You did a beautiful job!!

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