Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tis the Season!

This has been a slightly different pre-Christmas season for my husband & I. With no one in High School anymore, there are no winter band concerts, no Christmas Sunday School programs, chasing to find the "hot" Christmas toy. Different, but not bad. Maybe the nest is empty, but as they slowly make their way back home and project deadlines seem less intense - it is easy to see that the joy of the season is still the same!

Thank you for all of the questions about the Year of Celebrations. The series started in the January issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine that was released November 19th. This has been a fun project to design - at this point, I have turned in all but 4 of the releases. It is sometimes funny to work on designs out of season. I was stitching December & January at the beach this past summer! Each one comes out to be a 3" square when stitched on 32ct.

Here are the DMC equivalents for each piece: January - 947, 518, 704, 310, 300, blanc and December - 902, 321, 699, 791, 972, blanc. I will assume you can figure out which color goes where!
I really hope you have as much fun with these pieces as I have.
The photo at the top is a panoramic of my mantle. I have accumulated enough holiday décor in nearly 26 years of marriage, that I am able to change it out each year. This year called for bright colors - multi lights & lots of bright red & green. It's always fun to figure out what I'm going to put where each year!
Christmas Blessings to all,


  1. I'm looking forward to the new series.
    Your mantle is very pretty.

  2. j'aime beaucoup les 2 mois !!! et le châteu est superbe !

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. LOve the mantle