Sunday, December 16, 2007

Long time no post!

But the good news is Hubby finally has a job & he is on the computer all day, most every day! Yippee! To celebrate, I bought more Needle Necessities threads! Gotta love it!

I have finished my holiday stitching and only have one piece left to finish finish.
The grandkids, EGA, ABWA, friends and friends grandkids all got the same thing:
The presentation:


Ornament for JCS 2007 Ornament issue.



I have been stitching on CDC, but no new pictures to show yet.



It has been a busy couple weeks at our house with Holiday parties and the hurry hurry run run of the season. I love seeing everyone and the yummy food and wonderful conversation, but, miss my quiet t-shirt no bra evenings at home! **No photos of this** thankyouverymuch!
We spent the Friday night & Saturday at a beautiful beach resort an hour south of here. Hubby is a Shriner and one of his clubs had a great party Friday night. The rate the resort gave us was too good to pass up, so we stayed, which allowed us both to indulge in the libations! The bummer was the weather. It rained sooo hard Friday afternoon, Saturday was rainy and windy. But it was still nice to get away and relax and we found some time to enjoy the beautiful beach! Kind of seems like an oxymoron to this Kansas girl... beach/enjoy/December!

Here is our room!


A view of the beach Saturday morning


I have to say I took this same picture with my phone & sent it to family digging out of the ice and snow in Kansas and Oklahoma with the caption to "Stay Warm"....

The main course from dinner Friday night


And desert! A Yule log! The meal was delish!!!! And the presentation and attention from the wait staff was first class!


As promised some Christmas decorations:

My Santa collection



The tree in the living room. The ornaments on this tree are either all glass or all metal. I'm weird.....



I need to get a photo of the tree on the lanai. That one is all the fun stuff... Wizard of Oz, OU football, Dallas Cowboys football, McDonald's, Shells, bells, Rusty Wallace, Santas.... I discovered that I basically have NO stitched ornaments. That is going to change this year!

Finally, this is the ornament I received at our EGA Christmas party this week. It is ceramic and has a peyote band. I love it. Created by our own Peyote Princess Melissa!



One last thought...
I just love the holiday decorations around town and want to share this picture of the A.C. Freeman house with you. Our Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is located here. The main floor is restored and open for tours. This beautiful home greats you as you come over the Peace River Bridge into Punta Gorda. It is 1 block west of my office. Don't you love the porch??? I'm longing to spend a lazy afternoon stitching here!



Bed time!
Stay safe!
Merry Christmas!
xoxo
~~Martha~~

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Could not help but catch the mention of Rusty Wallace on your lanai. Are/were you a Rusty Wallace fan? He was my NASCAR guy until he retired. Now having trouble getting a real favorite. He and his car are on my tree too.

Sweet Pea said...

I'm waiting to see pics of your Dallas Cowboys ornaments. We have a whole section on our tree reserved for ours!

Vonna said...

Looks like you had a LOVELY weekend...lucky girl you!
Hurray for DH!!!!!
Your decorations and the town's decorations are just lovely!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Merry Christmas, Martha!! Love all your pictures, you represent FL well, thank you. :) Your CdC is so beautiful on that dark colored background. Love it!! I can't wait to see you in the New Year. Have a happy stitchey holiday.
Hugs,
Deb

jane said...

I am glad to see that you have had happy holidays. Your pictures are all so enjoyable. AND I am doing much better, thanks for caring!

Dianne said...

I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog! You were actually my first ever commenter! Thanks for the encouragement on the ornaments...I answered your questions...sort of...in my post :)

Happy New Year!

Itching To Stitch said...

Martha- Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, it means a lot. Your blog is very interesting, you share all parts of your life, which is always fun.

Your CdC looks gorgeous, love those colors. And I love your Santa collection. The A.C.Freeman House is beautiful but it definitely needs snow! You can tell I'm not from the south ;)