Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Snapper progress

Did everyone have a nice Christmas? I hope you all did! We had Saturday through Tuesday off which was really nice. We didn’t do a whole lot, and so we stayed home most of the time. I was glad for the break of not having to go to work and just be home for awhile. The kids had so much fun this Christmas, being 5 and 6 years old, they really are figuring out all about Santa and it’s very cute. I was grateful to have such a nice time!

Mark spoiled me and I was so surprised with the gifts he got for me, it was great. He got me a new coat and a cell phone, as well as a stereo for my IPOD. It made my day LOL! We’ve been wanting to get me a cell phone for a long time, but I didn’t really know what I wanted, so I was happy he just went an picked one for me :D He says it’s to track me down when I’m out shopping… I don’t know what he’s talking about (I tend to be gone much longer than what I say) I told him that he’d find it ringing on top of the dresser! LOL!

I got a lot of stitching done in the days I had off, and it was wonderful. I’ve been so rushed about by everything… I really needed to have some down time with my favorite hobby :D I finished November and December on my Bent Creek Snappers.

I need to add the leaf border and the buttons to it now, and then this big thing will be done! It is really long too, I will eventually get this framed and hang it above a doorway. It’ll be cute :D

Since I did one of these every month this year, I was thinking I needed to do something like it again in 2008. These were small and manageable, with little color changing. I think I’ll make Christmas ornaments one or two a month, and they’ll be for other people, why not get a head start on them? I wish I’d have done it this year because when Christmas hit, I was wanting to make things for everybody. Wish me luck :D

10 comments:

Teejay said...

Your snappers are so cute, I love the swirls. Good luck on your ornaments!

Kathy A. said...

Your snappers are just lovely. I am glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I really missed not spending Christmas with my grandsons - 3 and 1 - but will next year!!! I am glad the children had such a wonderful day. That, for me, is what Christmas is all about. I am going to try to do an ornament a month too!!!

Barbara said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Christmas was happy! :D

Katrina said...

Your snappers are so cute. Glad you had such a nice Christmas.

Von said...

Glad your Christmas was so nice, Heather! We're still celebrating cuz we still have out-of-town family here, lol! Lots of fun, but I don't get much stitching done, and my blog reading is dreadfully behind. Ah well. :D

Cheryl said...

Nothing like the holidays to get some stitching done eh? Your snappers look great! Im going to do the same with Christmas ornies next year. I want to have lots of gifts for family ready by December. Maybe your progress will keep me inspired!!

Kim said...

Congrats on your almost finish. I'm also stitching the snappers now (although I'm waaay behind), and I was wondering if you're using the snaps? Can't tell from the picture.

Have you heard of the Bride's Tree SAL? They are also doing 1 ornament a month in 2008. http://bridestreesal.blogspot.com/

Judith said...

The snappers look great.

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you had a great Chrsitmas and could enjoy the kids joy and wonder at it all. Sounds like hubby is a real winner and got you some great gifts!

Your snappers sure are cute. I try to stitch one ornament a month, its a great way to keep ahead every year, give it a try.

shakatak66 said...

Your snappers are lovely :) Sounds like you had a great Christmas too :)

Just wanted to drop by and with you the very best for the remainder of the festive season - hope 2008 is a wondrous year filled with peace, love and happiness ... and lots of stitchy goodness! :)