Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Un" Random RAK

I have to post today to show you this lovely present that I opened today! You know there are some people that you know are brought into you life for so many reasons. This present was given to me by a Dear friend BeckySC. She is such a GIVING person freely giving us her time, her support, her work on all of the exchange groups, stitch assistance, her blog gives us inspiration, and she offers this all FREE with NO strings attached... to a Stranger who needs her. This is a trait that I hope I will one day excel at too. This is the reason behind why I called this post "UN" random RAK... Because this is not a random thing for her... she is constantly all year blessing people.
She is a Blessing to have as a friend, and has been there for me through so much this past few months. Thank you Becky for this, for all that you do ... and for This WONDERFUL gift!

Now... to share with all of you the goodies that I received from her:

I know she has this on her site... I think it is a Ewe and EYE design. I just fell in LOVE with it the very first time I saw it!

Isnt this little guy adorable!!! like a marshmallow

Thank you so very much... I am so lucky to have a Becky Piece to grace my collection! and it is So perfectly stitched and finished! Thank you for this wonderful gift... it has Made my day!
I THANK MY GOD upon every remembrance of you...Phil. 1:3
Keep crossing those stitches!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Season- Exchanges - Lots of PICS

Not that I know that my ornament has arrived safely I can show what I stitched for the Round #3 Ornament Exchange. This was to be sent out on January 1st but I wanted Julianne to have it for her tree this year! Side #1
Side #2 This is it being held up and shows how the 3 sides go together. The Third Side is to each stitchers creativity. I just placed my initials... the year... and that it was for the Ornament exchange It is By Cherished Designs and is in the JCS Ornament Issue. It is so nice to stitch and to have fun with. A little bit of a challenge getting all the pieces stitched and stuffed and tasseled and all... but a ton of fun!
I can NOT wait to see my ornament!!!! I will keep you all updated!!!!
The SECOND Point in this post is The Gifts between Friends Exchange that I was a part of:
This is what I sent out:
I sent this to BeckySC

THIS is what I received:
This arrived from Marie P
Thank you again so very much... I just love everything.
These Exchanges were a TON of fun and I have already signed up for the Easter Exchange. I will definitely do the Next ornament exchange. This is so worth all of the time that I have put into it! Thank you to Becky for Leading the exchanges and to the many stitchers that go into making them "Tons of Fun"

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Decorating the Tree

The Day after Thanksgiving... My family sets up the tree. With me being unemployed again this year... It is a tight year... but I am trying to hold onto as many of the old traditions that I can ... It would not feel like Christmas without them!

This year is was My daughters Boyfriend, DD, DS, DH and myself. We watch Christmas shows while we set up and decorate the tree. It is Fun! Here are some of the Silly pics of the progress. Funny thing... I did not take a Finished pic of the tree... Maybe I can in the future posts.
As you can see... in the TV ... We are watching the MUPPET Christmas Carol show... I love that show... Whenever I think of it I think of the Rats asking for one lump of Coal to warm the fire Please... and Scrooge saying how would they like to be on the UNEMPLOYMENT line... They snap into Beach wear... and sing... "we're havin a Heat wave... a Tropical heat wave" I laugh so hard every time!
Every year The Kids talk of this weeks before Thanksgiving... They seem to REALLY enjoy decorating the tree... Maybe in the years to come this will expand to their families and we will be able to keep this tradition!
I am ending with a picture of my DD and her Boyfriend. They seemed to have a lot of fun... Dinner, Movies, decorating a tree, wrasseling, Goofing off... and CREATING MEMORIES!!!!!!
Thank you for Joining in on our day AJ !!!!! We hope you join us for many more!