Thursday, December 27, 2012

Now that it's over.....

I always get a sense of "woe is me" after Christmas is over.  You start thinking about the New Year and what you want to accomplish and it just overwhelms me.  We have the SAL starting next week and I want to start something large like I did last year.....remember the tribute to my parents....that was started last Jan 1st.  I can't believe that was a year ago.  I'm getting old FAST!!!!!

Well Vallie actually left me put something on her to make her look a little festive for Christmas and it lasted a total of 3 minutes before she had it off.  I'm glad I got a picture of her quick.
Ain't she a stinker!!!!  

I surely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you were able to spend time with your family and friends.  
My DH gave me for Christmas some goodies to go with my embroidery machine.  I have been playing around with the water soluble stabilizer and doing some designs that when they are finished, look like hand crochet.  It's just amazing to me what these machines are really capable of.  It even does Battenburg  Lace.  This have been taking valuable time away from my hand work and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.  I love my cross stitch but I also love to work with the machine.  
I hope all you ladies who are getting some of that "white stuff" are bundled up good and tight and keeping warm by the fire.  It looks like a good time to get a lot of stitching done.
Well I'm off to play and till we talk again, have a Blessed day,
Barbara

8 comments:

Barb said...

Vallie looks so adorable! Have a wonderful stitching year! I hope to do more samplers.

Phyllis said...

Vallie is such a cutie! My daughter has a Bichon named Chloe' and she's here visiting with us this week. We are having fun dressing her up in her Christmas attire!
Happy New Year!

Hazel said...

Vallie is so cute! X

Chris said...

Sweet Vallie!
Happy New Year.

Vickie said...

Oh Vallie! What a rascal. Our Maggie was the same way. Looked adorable in bows, but she got them out quick as a wink! Happy, Blessed New Year to you Barbara.

Mollymaja said...

Oh, Vallie is such cutie!:)
My cat Skruttan refuses be part of any kind of dressing up, you know cat-queens and all that jazz :):)
Sounds like great fun to have a sewing machine like yours and all new possibilities it has.
It is great to learn new things I think, as it widens our skills to combine different crafts.

Have a lovely and peaceful New Year,
many good wishes from Anette

Catherine said...

How cute is Vallie! Even if only for a few brief moments. Wishing you all the best in the new year!

Nicola said...

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.