Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 
May the New Year hold much happiness and many finished projects for all! 
I have been looking at many blogs that have pictures up of all the stitching projects they have completed this year well....I'm just going to say I forgot the camera.
However this Christmas has been a busy one with lots of company some traveling and many friends.
Christmas day was fairly quite with my kids gone to Idaho to visit my family, we shared a wonderful Christmas dinner with the in laws, Eli and some friends.
On Monday we had guests in from may have seen pictures here on Kentucky Samplers blog I was teaching Peg how to frame some of her cross stitch pieces.  It is a fairly easy process once you know where to begin. Let me know if a tutorial would be of interest to you.  Peg and I had great fun, but just as a warning finish framing then have your wine.  We did get in some antique shopping and Peg and Bob bought two wonderful gifts for Danny and I
I still can't decide do I leave it as a dish or is it to be destined as a pinkeep?  Danny has collected insulators for years and this one was very tiny unlike all his others a wonderful gift, I can't say thank you enough. We have been invited for a visit to Kentucky so hopeful this New Year will have a little travel in it.

Our next adventure was a trip to Knoxville where we stayed with Candi.  It has been way too long since my last visit there.  Candi is expecting her first Grandchild soon so we all ready have my next visit planed out for quilt making, between the two of us may it turn out square.
I was unable to see Jean in our quick visit as she was busy with company of her own.
We did swap Christmas gifts and I always come home with a pile of wonderful thing!

Jean's bag held all of these goodies plus a Christmas ornament that escaped the photo as it was already hanging on the tree.

Candi's package was all of this. 
Oh do I feel like one spoiled stitcher.  I tell them they do to much, but Oh I love every item, it will keep me busy throughout the year

When I arrived home there was a packet from England in my mail box.  Oh what a lovely surprise from Irene of Starry Eyed Stitcher.  We have been exchanging email and stitching advise after having met through our blogs this past year.  She lives in the Yorkshire area of England.  The fabric, lace, buttons and roving are from different places in Yorkshire, oh such lovely treats.  I was quite intrigued with the two morning pins and the lovely leaded heart that Irene made in her stained glass class this fall.  I'm looking for the perfect place to hang it.

 We did make one other stop on our way home from Candi's.  I can't go to Knoxville with out a visit to Ilona's Antiques in Maryville.  Ernie has great pieces of furniture at the best prices.  I believe that most of my house is furnished from Ernie's shop.  So why stop now....
You may remember a few post back that I had a picture of a postal desk I had seen. 
Well it has found its home.

Thanks so much for your interest in my blog, looking forward to 2012
I'm truly thankful for all the friends that blogging has provided the Internet is truly an amazing thing.  


Katrina said...

Happy, happy New Year!!!! Hope you have a blessed year with lots of stitching :-).

Myra said...

Happy New Year! I saw Peggy Lee's post on her visit with you and the framing party. I would love to see you do a tutorial - her framed pieces looked fantastic!

Denise said...

Happy New Year! I too would love to see a framing tutorial. Thanks.

Siobhan said...

Happy new year!! I loved seeing all of your gifts and goodies. That desk is amazing!

I'd love a framing tutorial! I've done it before but can always use a refresher.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Happy New Year and what wonderful goodies you got!!!!

Your desk looks AWESOME, I LOVE it!

Hugs and Blessings from my family to yours,

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy New Year. I love the postal desk. You've received lovely gifts. Enjoy!

basketsnprims said...

Happy New Year, Carmen~ Love, love, love the desk. thanks for sharing!

Peggy Lee said...

Carmen we had a blast visiting with you and Danny. I hope he is over his cold by now. Poor guy.
Thank you a million times over for teaching me how to frame, and you are correct...frame first then have wine. ;^)
VERY nice postal desk and that's the perfect place for it. Great find!
I knew you would get several responses to a framing tutorial. You are a very patient teacher.
I am so glad Masterchief was watching what you showed me because just this morning I was putting paper on the back of one of the pieces and I was doing it all wrong. He couldn't believe I had forgotten that already!
Thanks again!

Catherine said...

Great post and wonderful goodies! I am in love with that postal desk! What a fantastic find. I know that Peggy had a blast with you and she is so happy she can frame her own things now. I think you may have created a little framing monster!! Happy New Year!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh I envy you that postal desk! What an amazing find and it looks so right in its new spot - already filling up with goodies I see!!!Love Irene xxx

Gabi said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year
Your desk is SO gorgeous. admired all your pics and gifts

Dona said...

Gorgeous postal desk! Great gifts as well; it's a good to be a spoiled stitcher.

I vote for the framing tutorial!

Happy New Year.

Michele said...

I would love a framing tutorial! I am so intimidated by blocking and lacing!

Kathy Barrick said...

Happy New Year Sweet Girl!!! LOVE your postal desk! It looks perfect where you have it - like it was meant to be! xoxoxoxoxox Kathy

Anonymous said...

Insulators Oh my heavens I remember my husband throwing boxes out of all sizes shapes and colors
when his factory restored the entire building Had I only known