Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm finally back on line!

I decided to treat myself to a "computer free" holiday so I could concentrate on enjoying family. We had Christmas at our house since we're the ones with the new house this time. I so love having a bigger house now and this kitchen has 2 ovens which was great for cooking the big turkey and ham dinner. A good time was had by all and do I have pictures? Of course not! This fact seems even more ridiculous when I tell you that I got a new camera for Christmas! What kind of idiot gets a new camera for Christmas and has absolutely no pictures of the family, the decorations, the meal, the present opening or anything. Aaaaargh.

But I did manage to get a couple of picture of the snow. We actually had a white Christmas here, much to the chagrin of our company from Michigan. I took these pictures early in the day on Christmas Eve but the snow kept falling and Christmas day was absolutely beautiful!

One fun thing about company - - - seems like we all either showed up sick or left sick! I was completely wiped out with some wonky cold/flue thing for an entire week. Bob missed the first go round but ended up with a head cold that I have now, too.

So this week I've been playing catch up. All the laundry is done, clean sheets and towels put away and guest beds remade. The Christmas decorations are put away and the house is somewhat clean. Then I decided to completely wipe out my computer and start over with a fresh install of Windows. Now I'm baaaaaack!

I had a surprise package in the mail from Lisa, a dear stitching friend in Hartsville. She sent this cute plaque which was immediately given a prominent resting place in my stitching studio. The orange roll thingy opens up to reveal a grocery bag style tote. I love the colors and it will tuck nicely into my glove box so I'll never be caught without my own bag again.

It's beautiful when it's opened up with stuff in it.

I participated in the stash exchange on the Legacy Embroiderer's Guild. I forgot to take a picture of the stuff I sent to my secret sister but I did remember to snap some shots of what I received from Valerie.

Of course, I have finished all the chocolate already! The cute "wishes" bag had 3 nicely wrapped presents in it.

What great gifts! A new paid of embroidery scissors (great excuse to stitch a new fob!) a fat quarter of cream Belfast linen (I can use that for sure!) and red, green, and white metalic threads (now I'm motivated to start next year's Christmas ornaments!). Thanks so much, Valerie!

I've been enjoying catching up with my blogging friends and seeing all your wonderful posts. May 2010 bring us all many happy stitches!


Deb said...

What great gifts Sherri! And I have to tell you that being from Michigan, I certainly would have hated to see that white stuff too - we go to Texas for warmth, not snow!

Margaret said...

Love all the gifts! That tote is really pretty! I can't believe how many places are getting the white stuff this winter! Doesn't seem right that Texas and Florida are getting it. And the UK too! Be careful!

Nancy said...

I love your snowy pictures - the stained glass window is beautiful! Nice gifts!