Monday, December 20, 2010


I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season, I know that I am. Christmas break has started and has allowed me to catch up with some pics and exchanges. I sent an exchange to Heidi from my ILCS group. I have a few pics of what I sent. I sent a prairie schooler santa, a large piece of 36 count linen, and a dmc light effects floss, and a pair of Christmas socks.

I received my exchange today from Wanda in Canada. She sent me a Jeanette Douglas biscornu pattern, a pair of doctor scholls socks, and a lovely card. Thank you Wanda!

Today, I mailed out the bookmark that I made for my daughter, Brianna. Boy did this bookmark become a chore. I had the bright idea that I would use all metallic threads on it, wow was that a toughie. It was the first time working with the metallics and I am not sure I want to work with them again! My daughter's middle name is Starleen, just like mine, and she wanted some stars on her bookmark. I made two cross stitch stars and then I added buttons. I liked the effect and I think that it turned out pretty good and I hope that she likes it.

I have received my Christmas present from my husband and I am LOVING IT! He bought me a Kindle! I have downloaded about two dozen free books. I finished one mystery, entitled, "Invisible" that was really good. It is a modern book, just one in their book specials. I am now reading "Initals Only" by Anna Katharine Green. Ms. Green was a precursor to Agatha Christie and was Dame Agatha's inspiration in writing. I am about half way through the book and it is really very good. It may have been written in 1912 but it is a classic mystery. What a great movie it would make.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and a great new year. By the way, when I reach 50 followers, I will do another giveaway. Merry Christmas everyone!