Sunday, December 21, 2014

December News

Hello everyone,

It's been some time since I've updated the ol' blog.  I'm finally on a two week vacation and am so happy! I haven't been overly productive in the crafting department but I hope to make that up these next few weeks.  I'm sure everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas in a few days.  I have some time before I need to get gifts and whatnot for my Christmas on the 7th of January.  I tried going out to a mall last weekend and it was packed...making me feel closed in and sweaty.  

On the stitching/crafting front, I managed to mail away my snowflakes yesterday, although they will be received quite late.  I also have finished a few little things and can only show 2 since one is a surprise for a friend.  

One of the crocheted snowflakes

LHN's JCS ornament finished with Annette's fabric

An old quaker stitch finally finished for a friend
 I've made some progress on Sarah Chapple, the granny stripe and the Sarah Emery sampler but I won't bore anyone with teeny tiny progress photos.  

On the Little Bean front, I am growing a wee bit more.  Waking up still in the night to go to the bathroom multiple times but I'm getting into a groove with less sleep. 


I received a lovely surprise in the mail from Shirlee the other day.  She made me the most loveliest ornament that is now hanging in our tree. Thank you dear Shirlee!!

I hope to visit some blogs this time around.  I do peep by often but haven't been very good at leaving comments.  It seems that facebook and IG are easier for me when I'm busy.  Speaking of FB, I'm a part of the Scarlett Letter group and there have been amazing giveaways on there lately.  One from Kelmscott designs where you post a chart you want to stitch from the Scarlett Letter.  It's been fun looking at all the samplers I want to stitch at some point in my life.  I've saved the photos so I can refer back to them to purchase.  Here's just a few of my favourites:

Sarah Dutnell
Sarah Singleton
Dorothy Walpole
Aren't they gorgeous?!! Oh to dream of stitching them one day!!

Off to church now.  Take care everyone! Have a very Merry Christmas from me, Titus, Lee and Little Bean!!



30 comments:

gracie said...

Oh Baby Bean is starting to show! I am proud to say that I am one of the lucky ones to have your crocheted star on my tree....thank you .

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Anne. Your tree is gorgeous. Merry Christmas.

Linda

Jacquie Morris said...

Lovely post... such a lovely happy one :)
Lovely stitching, pretty finishing too,
oooh yes baby bean is there!! How lovely.
Very pretty Christmas tree...
Wishing you a very merry one :)
Smiles :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cute baby bump! If you want to see something scary I will send you my photos from the final weeks LOL.
Shirlee's ornie is so sweet, perfect for you.
Hope you get lots of stitching done during your break.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful stitching Anne! Shirlee's ornament is perfect!!!
Hope you enjoy the holidays and get some stitching time in:)
Merry Christmas, love Annette

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful stitching and crocheting, Anne! I love the ornament that Shirlee sent you, too. Just perfect. Soo glad you are doing well with Baby Bean!!

Julie said...

You are blooming!
Have a wonderful Christmastime. Xx

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marly said...

The Bean bump! Glad all is well. Enjoy your time off.

Mouse said...

glad to hear that you are having a good rest getting ready for your celebrations :) love the shot of the wee bean ....
lovely ornament from Shirlee too and nice choices of drooling ..lol
Hi Titus hope santa paws brings you some nice goodies too :) love mouse xxxxx

Krista said...

Lovely ornaments Anne! Lately that is what I am still working on for family. So cute your baby bump is showing. What a joyous time for you and your family. Merry Christmas to all!

Barb said...

You are looking good-how exciting!! Your stitching is lovely and be sure to enjoy the break!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

I love that baby bump photo! You look wonderful. Lovely stitching and finishing! Merry Christmas Anne :D

Maggie said...

Love the baby bumb photo, you are blooming :-) and I predict a boy, lol (am I allowed to do that, lol)

Have a great Christmas x

Vickie said...

A beautiful ornament from Shirlee. Thank you for sharing your Little Bean bump picture. :)
Titus feels cozy under the tree I see!

Margaret said...

That pic of you and Little Bean is wonderful. I love the winter hat accessorizing your lovely outift -- makes for a fantastic look. Hooray for 2 weeks vacation! Lovely stitching for friends too! Happy Christmas to you all. Hugs to Titus!

Melissa said...

Lovely crochet and stitching!

You and Bean are looking great together! :-) I haven't been able to get to the sewing machine at all but hope to do so after Christmas. I hope to be in touch next week.

Give a hug to that handsome Titus for me!

Carol said...

Oh, Anne, you have the sweetest little baby bump :) I truly can't begin to tell you how happy and excited I am for you and Lee (did you know that is my middle name :)...

Lovely gift from Shirlee and your LHN ornament and Quaker pillow are both adorable. I'm truly amazed that you are finding the energy to do any stitching/finishing!

Enjoy your vacation time and the lead-up to your Christmas on January 7th... Next Christmas will be very different for you two :)

Angela P said...

You look wonderful Anne :) Love your ornaments and the crocheted snowflakes. I'm finding IG easier to use too :) Merry Christmas!

valerie said...

You and your baby bump look great! So glad you get a little break from school to relax and craft up a storm. Love your little snowflakes! I haven't looked at many Scarlett Letter designs but there is something about Ruth Batchelor. One day, I'm gonna treat myself to that one. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Maggee said...

HI there! Glad you posted and showed the baby growing inside of you! I have wondered how you are getting along... Thanks for sharing your gifties given and received! It is fun to see what others are stitching! Take care during your time off, and have fun preparing for your Christmas celebration in early January. Blessings to you and yours!

woolwoman said...

glad you are doing well Anne - Merry Christmas to you and your little family ! Mel

diamondc said...

Oh my goodness a little Bean how sweet, you are so blessed.
Love your stitching choices it truely is fun to dream of stitching, love the snowflakes, i plan on stitching a pink snowman, yep white is not always the color for snow. Lovely gifts.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Anne, I'm so happy for you and I hope that 2015 is a really great year for you and your growing family :) Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Baby bump!! Sweet! :)
Have a great Christmas!

Andrea said...

Wishing you and bump a very Happy Christmas.

rosey175 said...

Oh no your girlish figure!! ;) Your bump is adorable and kudos for getting used to the crazy sleep schedule! I hope you enjoy a nice relaxing break and get all your stitching goals accomplished -- or not, and just enjoy the relaxing! :D

Meari said...

Merry Christmas, Anne! Somewhere along the line, I missed the news about little bean. Congratulations!

Beautiful stitching as always... and a very nice ornie you received.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your baby bump!
Hope you had a safe and happy Christmas!
All the best for the new year :o)
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Two very lovely finishes. And what a beautiful little ornament from Shirlee.
Oh my, these samplers really look gorgeous. Seeing Susan Singleton among them reminds of my own start of her last year and that I should include her in my next rotation.