Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Magic of the Holidays

I know it's been a week since I posted but it's been a very busy week.

I did stitch The Magic of the Holidays. Companion piece to Have A Merry Christmas. This is project #10 of the 50 challenge. I am 1/5 of way through! A long ways to go. I did order material and floss from 123 stitch the other day but no patterns, so I'm staying on track so far. I also have Eeyore about half done.

How was everyone's Christmas? Ours started Sunday and will end tomorrow night.
Sunday we went to church, walked in and the choir was lined up on the steps singing to everyone as they walked in. It was the start of a Beautiful Musical Service. The front of the auditorium had the Poinsettas, and the Christmas Tree and a Manger scene. The highlights I felt were a flute quartet, teenage girls quartet, the choir did wonderful. They had some young children sing with them and those children did great. It's was such a nice service. Pastor gave a sermonette.

After church I went to my parents house and we had our Christmas Dinner. Andrew unwrapped his presents since he would be with his mother on Christmas. I unwrapped a gift from my sister and her family. It was a VCR-DVD. Mine broke earlier this year and I didn't think I missed it but when I got home and put in a DVD I borrowed from my mom and played a Bill Gaither tape I realized I missed it. I've been having a reunion with my Bill Gaither Videos believe me! I have Isreal Oh Israel on now. But I'm leaving before long.

Yesterday we had Christmas with my brother and exchanged gifts there. We also played a new game I forgot the name of it.

Today my brother is picking me up, we'll go pick up some ingredients for Veg. pizza then make it at my parents house as they have room to store it I don't. Then tomorrow we have our family gathering. Well those that can be there anyway. We are having a White Elephant Exchange. My gift is going to be an apron that I stitched a piece that says "A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands." My sister made the apron. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.

Baby John is going to be the star of tomorrow. He is a whole two weeks old. Growing up isn't he. Most of us haven't seen him yet.

Well I better get going so I don't keep my brother waiting. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching! Barb


Barbara said...

I'm glad you enjoyed a nice Christmas with family, Barb! :)

stitcherw said...

Magic of the Holiday's is lovely, Chickadee's are my favorite bird. I wouldn't have known it was a brittercup design if you hadn't listed it earlier on Have a Merry Christmas, as I've only seen their various animal designs. Sounds like you are having a wonderful Christmas, have fun visiting with baby John. Looking forward to seeing a picture of both Eeyore and your apron.

Mary Ann said...

I'm happy to hear that you have had a nice Christmas, Barb! And Magic of the Holidays is wonderful!!

Cindy said...

I just love the finish! I looks lovely! It sounds like you are having a wonderful Christmas. I love the Gaithers!!!! I do hope to see a pic of that apron, it sounds too cute!!! I am sure that Baby John is going to love all the attention!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this piece. It is so pretty.

Arthemise said...

Aw, I love little chickadees.