Sunday, December 16, 2007

My apologies, Jeanett...

My stocking swap gift to Jeanett was returned as undeliverable, but the package is back on the way to Bolivia in the morning. My deepest apologies, Jeanett.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Stocking Has Arrived

I received my stocking and gifts and they are beautiful. My secret swap partner is Florencia from Argentina. Thank you so much, Flori everything is so lovely.

Here is the stocking, isn't he darling. I'll have pictures of the rest of the wonderful things Flori gave me later.

Right behind the stocking are the Advent calendars I made for my husband and son from here. She also has some other really cute patterns and tutorials.

And that, unfortunately, is the extent of holiday decorations in our house except for lights outside. We will put our tree and rest of the decorations up this weekend.

That's it for now. More pictures from Flori will be up tomorrow.

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Christmas Stocking Exchange

Here's the Christmas stocking and gifts I shipped off on the 19th to my secret exchange partner. I hope she likes it.

The front of my stocking with the bottom hidden as not to give away the recipient.

the back of the stocking, not a very good picture. This is dark red velvet embossed with holly leaves.
A pampering gift - bath salts, green tea soap and a bath bomb.

Ornaments for the tree.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


First, I want to thank everyone for the lovely welcoming comments. I very much appreciate them all.

Second, my stocking is finished! I will be putting up pictures in the next couple of days or as soon as my personal photographer is available.

Until then here's a picture of one of the trees in my backyard.

Another yippee, we are finally getting some cooler weather. It was 85 degrees today and but now a cold front has moved in and it's barely 65 degrees with only a high in the 50s tomorrow.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Christmas Stocking Exchange

I have finally decided on my stocking design. The front is embroidered with a oh so cute pattern from here. The back is either going to be quilted or embossed velvet, not sure which yet.

Here are some pictures of my progress thus far.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Welcome to my world

Hi and welcome to my blog about quilting and crafting. I've started this blog so I could participate in a Xmas Stocking Swap.