Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winding down in 2008

Caution, lots of pictures!
Wow. It's hard to believe another year is over. I'm not one to make New Years resolutions. Just don't like putting that kind of pressure on myself, then disappointing myself because I didn't do what myself resolved to do.... I have rethought the whole Start Something New Every Sunday project. I'm done with that! Not that I didn't love love love starting something every week. I'm just having trouble keeping everything organized! I bet I now have 28 skeins of DMC 310 in 28 different places. Needless to say I'm spending more time looking for my supplies than I am enjoying them! My stitching goals this year are:
1. Finish a lot of the wonderful projects I started this year.
2. Finish Family Tree that I am starting 1/1/09.
3. Complete at least one Christmas ornament a month.
4. Stitch as much as possible.

That's pretty much it. It's my passion and my therapy.

At EGA, we had secret sisters. Here is a picture of the lovely Shepherds Bush Needle Roll I was given for my birthday. The stitching is perfect.

At the EGA Christmas Party we had an ornament exchange. This is the ornament that I received. It's perfectly stitched and finished by Barbara.

At the EGA Christmas party, our Secret Sister revealed themselves. I was blessed to have Melinda. She gifted me with this wonderful peyote ornament. The ladies all know how I love peyote work and do not have the skills to stitch my own!

Dear sweet Ruby stitches Christmas cards! She also stitched the gift tags attached to our gifts this year!

Ruby stitched gift cards too

And what was in the packages???
Mermaids treasure pillow

Christmas bread cloth

We spent Christmas day at our friends Pat & Richie. It was a perfect day! Their whole family treat us like family. It was a wonderful day.
Lots of cooks in the kitchen

Christmas dinner diners

What every well planned holiday dinner needs.... what the heck IS this???

Cheers Mommie!!

Please keep Mommie in your thoughts and prayers. She was rushed to ICU on Saturday. She loves to tell everyone that she is 19 but she is really 91!

And, let me introduce the newest member of the family. My baby brother is a Grandpa again. Here is little Emilio Jose, born 12/27 with his proud Grandpa who has been sending me photos daily since his birth. Duane is the father of 4 daughters and Grandpa of 3 granddaughters so to say he is tickled to death to have a grandson is an understatement! I'm guessing he has picked out Emilio's first Harley & helmet! Momma Crystal & baby are just perfect.

Until next year, Happy New Year! Stay safe! Happy stitching!! Thanks for stopping by.


Bette said...

What a beautiful baby! Grandpa looks so proud. And it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Hope 2009 is very good to you. Happy New Year!

Carol R said...

Great post Martha!
Happy New Year to you and I hope to see you sometime during 2009!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like you've got some great and obtainable stitching goals for 2009. I like to call these sort of things goals instead of resolutions. You got some fantastic stitched gifts and that beaded Santa is fantastic!

Congratulations on the new additon to the family, adorable!

I know what spotted dick is!