Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Meet Emma

As I mentioned in my last post, my DH was traveling to Barcelona, Spain and Mainz, Germany earlier this month.  He asked if I would like to join him but I declined.

Although I have been to Germany I have never been to Spain so why would I choose to remain at home?

This is why…


DH was traveling over "Puppy Pick Up" weekend and I did not want to delay taking Emma home.

On October 31st we visited a local breeder to pick out a new Yorkshire Terrier puppy from a September 14th litter.  We selected this cute little girl  What a face….

October 31st
Emma: 6 weeks ~ 1 lb 4oz

At just 6 weeks she weighted in at 1 lb 4oz ~ so very tiny. We anxiously waited until she turned 3 months to take her home.  Our scheduled "Puppy Pick Up" date was December 5th and as much as my DH longed to be able to change his travel plans he could not.  There was no question about it, I was staying home so that I could finally bring this sweet baby home!

She is very sweet, absolutely adorable, sometimes a wee bit naughty, dearly loved,
and oh so cute
December 6th
Emma: 3 months ~ 1 lb 11 oz

I wish I could say that I knitted that sweaters, I did not.  The breeder sent her home in it.

For some strange reason Emma finds comfort hanging out by my muck boots.  Yes, she sometimes chews on the laces but will sit and sleep next to them.

Our 6-year-old Yorkie, Lily has been very patient with Emma who: nips at her legs, tugs at her ears, and attempts to jump on her back. Fortunately, Lily is able to jump onto furniture to escape the naughty puppy harassment!

Last Friday we took a loooooong road trip, driving 1900 miles without stopping (there were 3 capable drivers), to spend Christmas with my youngest DS in Colorado.  Last summer he took a new job here and we decided that we would spend Christmas with him skiing.  I have never skied outside of the Northeast so I was very excited about this ski trip.

In my next post I will let you know why I'M NOT ABLE TO SKI IN COLORADO ~ Unbelievable!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Until next time…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An Abundance Of Holiday Stitching

I just mailed off some stitching/finishing work that I did for a wonderful woman in SC.  She had planned to stitch these for her friends but, like many of us this time of year, fell short on time.  They are such cute little ornaments that are stitched on perforated paper and mounted on adorable miniature sleds. 

Design: Snow Country Sleds

There are three designs:

I am confident that her friends will like them!

My personal Christmas ornament exchange arrived from Shirlee H.  I was away for the Thanksgiving holiday and was excited to return and find her package in my mailbox.

Here is what she sent:
2014 Ornament Exchange 
Designer: Nicky's Creations
Design: Faith
From: 2014 JCS Ornament Issue

Isn't it wonderful?  It is nicely stitched and perfectly finished!  Thank you so much Shirlee. Your ornament will look beautiful on my Christmas tree.

Here is what I sent to Shirlee…
2014 Ornament Exchange 
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Design: Floral Gift
From: 2010 JCS Ornament Issue

I managed to stitch a small turkey design and attached it to an Annalee Pilgrim Doll before heading to my cousin's for Thanksgiving.  This, along with the Thanksgiving His and Hers stockings pictured in my previous post, is what I presented to her as hostess gift. 

2014 Thanksgiving gift for Karen
Designer: DMC

Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving Nor'easter prevented my younger son and his GF from spending the holiday with us.  Luckily, we were able to change his flight from Denver to Maryland so that he and his GF would not be alone over the holiday. They did send us pictures of their Thanksgiving together, which was nice but it would have been SO much nicer had they been able to join us. 

I sent his GF a fall table runner, which is pictured below:

And, after receiving these pics of my DS helping set up "C's" tree:

I decided I should stitch her a Christmas table runner, which I mailed today:

I love the whimsical Christmas fabric in the center:

My DH is traveling to Barcelona, Spain and then will head to Germany. He asked if I would like to join him, but I declined.  Wonder why I chose not to take such a trip?  I have a really GOOD reason that I will share with you in my next post ~ hopefully early next week. I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by...
Until next time ~