Well, first and foremost, thanks to all of you who reached out to touch base with me and make sure I was okay since I've been missing in action on this blog. I'm just on a little hiatus I guess. I haven't stitched since the last time I blogged but I plan to remedy that in 2016 and get back with the program. I had some illness set me back for a few months that was not stitching-conducive. And then I got busy making some custom stockings for a family member. So now it's Christmas and my daughter arrived yesterday. We put the tree up last night and this year will be the first time ever that I have needlepoint ornaments on my tree! I'm so excited. I still have quite a few with the finisher and whole bucket full that still need to go to a finisher so maybe next year there will be even more!
We opted not to put balls or anything else this year - I kinda like it sparse so you can see everything. This is a new tree to us so it could still use some "fluffing" and adjusting. We have some sentimental Radko mercury glass ornaments and then the new needlepoint ornaments and that's all...perhaps I need to get some more finished!
And I also put my 12 Days of Christmas pears on the mantle garland...love it! The garland is also new to us this year and I bought it for the purpose of displaying my pear set. I want to add lights and I need to fluff it some more after it settles down, then get the pears situated and affixed really well - next year, it should be perfect!
From my heart to yours, I wish you the happiest Christmas ever...and a very prosperous and wonderful New Year!
See ya in '16....XOXO