Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quick Reminder!

I could say you only have a few more hours to register for my Giveaway, but honestly, I doubt I'll make it to midnight to close the post to new comments, so you have until I wake up tomorrow morning!

I hope every had as blessed a Christmas as I did.  I couldn't ask for anything more - family and friends and good health.  Well, mostly good health.  All of us were suffering from various aches and pains, some have new, bionic joints, and I was fighting my allergies that flared up with the 2 extra dogs in the house.
Mom, myself and Mary Lou headed to mass
on Christmas Eve, a tradition for the girls.

The weather was absolutely beautiful - we ate Christmas breakfast out on the back patio!  Bright, beautiful sunny days, usually in the low 70s.  I was actually hoping for some overcast skies since part of my allergy attack was another eye episode, and the bright sunlight makes it difficult to go outside when that happens.
Mary Lou, Jim, Mom, Grandma and Dad sitting down to
Christmas breakfast on the patio.
Annie having more fun with the wrapping paper than her toys.

Stitching wise I've slowly but surely been working away on the 12 Days of Christmas by Prairie Schooler.  Days 1 through 8 are done, and I'm on Day 9.  Here's a picture collage of Days 1 through 7.

I don't think I've ever stitched as many ornaments as this year.  Many thanks to Becky for hosting the Christmas Ornament Challenge this year.  It was some great motivation for me to not only stitch, but actually finish ornaments.

Tomorrow starts the great Halloween Rules SAL with Myra, Cucki, Ranae and myself.  Throughout January I'll be working on that, and my BBD Anniversaries of the Heart to fit in with the Theme-a-licious SAL.

Happy New Year!


Kate said...

Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Looks like a great Christmas! And I love your PS 12 Days of Christmas so far! I need to stitch those. Happy New Year!

cucki said...

happy new year xx

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Beautiful post looks like you had a special Christmas. Happy New Year xxx

Parsley said...

Is the dog a golden-doodle or a labradoodle? Cute! We have a labradoodle with different look.

Myra said...

You PS 12 Days look great Mindi. Becky's challenge motivated me to finish a few ornaments that I wouldn't have otherwise either. Looking forward to the SAL - I started last night and am loving it so far. :o) Happy New Year!

Jules said...

Beautiful ornies!

Isn't that just like an animal to prefer the paper over the actual toy, lol! Annie is adorable.

Chris said...

Happy New Year Mindi!
Your ornaments look great and I am looking forward to seeing your Halloween Rules project.

Carin said...

Happy New Year!

Your stitching is beautiful.

Giovanna said...

Happy New Year! The PS blocks are lovely!

Carol said...

I've really loved watching all the ornaments appear from your needle over the past month, Mindi. That PS series is a classic and one I've been meaning to stitch myself...maybe this year?

Wishing you and your family a joyous new year!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the ornaments! I hope to do them this year. I just love PS ornaments!

It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas! I enjoyed seeing the pics and putting a face to my friend's name. :)