First reason for a Happy Dance is finishing "Their Song". A chart I admired quite some while and got forwarded to my by Sadie. This chart is traveling around in stitching world ever since Vonna sent it on its merry way. It stayed for a while in the US, flew then to the United Kingdom, from where it took the plane to Australia where it stayed for a while. Right now it's on its way back to the US to its new owner Kathy . I'm very grateful that I was able to stitch such a wonderful chart that is hard to get your hands on. There are several BBD I would LOVE to stitch, but sadly can't get hold on unless I'm willing to pay a ridiculous price on Ebay.
And then the door bell rang and my Aunt and Uncle came with a fantastic gift Feast your eyes ......
My uncle is a fantastic artist with wood. Because I wanted to have a tree for my ornaments I asked him if he could make one for me. Just a simple one will do. Pretty please with a cherry on top. Yesterday he turned up and brought the tree. Wasn't a simple one. Barry doesn't do simple...ever. When you look at this picture you have to realize that everything is made out of a lump of wood. He doesn't buy dowels, he makes them. That took him lots of hours to create and I will cherish this forever.
And because watching tennis and stitching ornaments are a very good combination, there are 3 ornaments . Two of them are for exchanges and haven't arrived at their new home. So I can't show pictures of these yet.
From that set shown below I finished the Santa with the Noel tree. Still have one to go in that series and then will ornamentify them.
Did sew 2 more foot warmers (one is a gift and one is for the oldest daughter) and also finished a pair of gloves which is shown by my daughter. :)
Got another gift as well....although that little gift looked suspiciously like my little Lucy. I think Lucy was trying (successfully) to get another cookie out of me by playing cute She takes desperate measures when it comes to cookies. No clue why some people start to call her a sausage dog.
Because I'm a huge tennis fan, and the Australia Open just began there is a chance that I might get a tad more stitching done. Watching tennis and working on ornaments is a great combination. I have now a tree that must be filled (that's my excuse for my husband....lol....in reality I just want to watch tennis)
Talk to you soon :)