Okay !!! Okay !!! I know I've already fallen behind with this blogging thing!! I'm sooooo sorry, but cut me a little slack, it's a busy time of year !!! I've been trying to figure out what gifts to buy and have been busy stitching, knitting and crocheting. I know this holiday comes around EVERY year, and really, I should start sooner, but, I don't seem to do that, as I'm sure a lot of you are in the same boat. I'm paddling fast so as not to sink !!!
The opening photo is how I usually catch Betsy every morning before our daily trek in to work! She gets up, goes outside, eats her breakfast, gets her insulin, then jumps on the couch to catch a few "ZZZZ's" before we leave for the shop. It takes a lot of energy to bark and growl at everyone!!! I just thought this was such a cute photo of her, she really is the sweetest dog! I wanted to share this photo with you!
I recently finished stitching and framing the top piece shown below in the photo. The pattern is so sweet and the photo on the cover doesn't do it justice (as most photos don't). This chart pack comes with all 3 designs and is done by "Heartstring Primitives". I thought I had my camera here at the shop but I happened to leave it at home this morning. Otherwise you would be seeing a photo of the actual stitched piece. Maybe another time.
Below you'll find a few designs that you could actually finish up in time for some last minute gift giving. "A Very Merry Winter" by JBW Designs is a very sweet little snowman. One of my customers brought her finished piece in yesterday to show me. She stitched hers on a very nice blue fabric which really made this snowman stand out. It was much prettier than the cover photo!
by JBW Design
A quick little Santa to stitch:
by Heart in Hand
Some quick tree ornaments:
by JBW Designs
by JBW Designs
You could frame this one, make a pillow, stitch over 1 for an ornament:
by Beehive Needleworks
More great ornaments from Homespun Elegance:Merry Noel Collection ~ "Mr. Candy Cane"
by Homespun Elegance
(Rats!!! I just lost the photo of "Joyous Heart" also from Homespun Elegance)
Hopefully you're not as behind as I am at this point but at least I've given you a few ideas to get you out of the dog house!!! Ruff, ruff!!!
Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciat it! Here's a VERY WISE little recommendation from "Granddaughter Chloe", if things get a little too stressful, stop everything and have yourself a little "Ben and Jerry's" !!! It's sure to put a smile on your face and give you the "sugared courage" to go on!!!!!
Happy Holidays To One and All !!!!!! ~~~ Anita