Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
December 28th, 2010 by Annette

Post Christmas Post

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I know I did.

We had a very quiet celebration.  Christmas eve found DH and K finishing off the gift wrapping and we broke with tradition and put all the gifts under the tree that day.  The closets were just too full 😉

Christmas morning, full stockings appeared from Santa.  Of course, given that Z is now 12, we all slept past 8:00a.  If it weren’t for three dogs ready to go outside, Christmas would have started even later.

All gifts were very well received….  DH loved his new Swiss Army watch and additions to his music collection (Led  Zeppelin, Ella Fitzgerald, Superman and Star Wars soundtracks – import versions).  K was happy with a maru-dai (for kumihimo braiding), ASU sweats, movies (Avatar and Daybreakers) and games. Z made out the best of all – a wi-fi Kindle, an electronic snap kit (easily the winner of the gifts if measured by time spent already), a PSP game (Tron Evolution) and various other puzzles and books.

Of course, I didn’t do too badly either.  Lego model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a gorgeous, monogrammed leather cover for my Circa agenda along with red metal rings and a red rollerball pen.  DH and K even made a visit to the LNS to pick out several small items for my stocking: Halloween needleminder, JustNan counting pins and needle slide (all Halloween themed), JABC Halloween pin set and a lovely scissor fob (again, Halloween beads).

Mom and Al joined us for dinner (ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, brussel sprouts…yumm) and we had a much smaller round of gifts afterward (gift cards were a big hit this year LOL).

Sunday I put in hours on Summer Queen.  I have hope of finishing her yet this week, or at least before I head back to work on Monday.  I’ll definitely be starting Spring on New Year’s Day – floss and fabric are ready to go 🙂

I’ve also signed up for the next Mirabilia Round Robin.  I’ve got an idea for a layout and theme that will work with the piece just framed.  Just have to work out dimensions to find fabric and stitch the boxes 🙂

Another Kylie-created artwork for my header… so nice to have the ability to request custom header creations LOL


3 Responses to “Post Christmas Post”
  1. I stitched on Summer Queen yesterday until my heinie was numb! LOL I want to finish mine too this week. At least the stitching portion. I haven’t put in a single bead.

  2. Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas. Bonus that you got in some good stitchy time.

  3. Sounds like a lovely Christmas! Hope you get lots of stitching time on Summer Queen – how fun if you can finish before the end of the year! Happy New Year!!