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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I'd like to wish all my family, friends and blogging friends a very Merry Christmas! I hope the day is full of happiness and joy.

Today has been a loooong day! Todd and I were up early with the birds, as I had a little last minute shopping to do and I wanted to get to the store not long after it opened (7am). I was able to get my last bits of food, gifts, and stocking stuffers.


It was while we were shopping I noticed... the horror! The strap on my $10 Wal-Mart purse had broken! Argh I loved that purse!!! I took a quick look in the store (aka Wal-Mart) but nothing caught my fancy and there was nothing comparable. I told Todd he could take me to Danier Leather on Boxing Day and get me a nice leather purse, LOL!

From there we went out for breakfast at our favourite place, this is tradition we started last year. Its a nice way to start the day since we celebrate the season with my side of the family on Christmas Eve. We came home to unpack, clean the house, make lasagna, and relax before everyone showed up for dinner. I got the best gift ever from my baby brother, a proper flash to go with my Cannon Rebel! Yay, now I can take great pictures in dim or big rooms. The pop-up flash on my camera just wouldn't do the trick.

At 11:59 pm I celebrated a Christmas Eve Happy Dance! (photo taken with snazzy new flash, after midnight, what a great job it did!)


Mini Spanish Cottages 6
c2004 Michael Powell
Stitched on : 14ct Aida
Stitched with : Anchor cotton

As usual I just adore Michael Powell's they're so fun and colourful!
The other day I finished up yet another ornament to add into a gift basket for my TKD instructor.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas Day, we'll be celebrating with Todd's family.

29 comments:

Daffycat said...

Have the merriest Christmas, Dani!

valerie said...

Happy Christmas Dani! Wonderful cottages finish!

jane said...

Have a great Christmas Dani!

Katri said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Great finish!

Donna said...

Merry Christmas! I just love that little snowman ornament!

Dee said...

That Spanish Cottages piece reminds me of the cover of the Justin Hayward CD I bought a couple of years ago.

The snowman is adorable --- he is my favorite ornament to stitch and I've made him for several friends. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Merry Christmas and safe travels!

mollycaff said...

Congrats on the happy dance! Merry Christmas!!

Harmien said...

Great finishes!!
Merry Christmas, Dani!!

riona said...

Merry Christmas. Love the cottage stitch ... isn't it amazing what a bit of backstitching will do?

Paula said...

happy Christmas Dani.

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas!

claudia said...

YAY! On the HD for the village! It turned out great. I am going to have to splurge sometime next year and get me a couple of charts...maybe even do them during the year!
Hurray for baby brothers! What a fantastic gift and it does so nicely!
Great finishes. I hope the rest of your day is as wonderful!
If I didn't say it before...Merry Christmas to you and Todd.

Melissa (The Daily Mel) said...

Merry Christmas, Dani! I just got my first Michael Powell design when I was on vacation last week. I got one of the Christmas series pieces. :)

stitcherw said...

Merry Christmas and congratulations on your two finishes. They both look wonderful, the new flash did a great job of taking the pictures so late at night.
Sue

Tama said...

o-so-pretty finishes!
Merry Christmas!!!

Lennu said...

I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas time!

Carolyn NC said...

Merry Christmas, Dani!

Chiloe said...

Hope you had a great Christmas ! I love your lastest finishes ;-)

Christine said...

Great finish on the Michael Powell. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

Brigitte said...

Your Spanish Cottages look so cute. I love this piece.Your ornament is also great.
I wish you a wonderful after-Christmas weekend.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing your cottages,they look great.

I hope you both had a great Christmas

Giovanna said...

Great finish on the MP, and lovely ornament too - congrats on both! I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Karyn said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas :) Your finishes are fantastic, and your stitching is beautiful :)

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog :)

Hugs
Ma

Lynn said...

Merry Christmas Dani! I hope that you and Todd had a super day.
I absolutely love your Michael Powell finish. You're right, they're always very colourful.
If you check out my latest post you'll see that the renovations are complete now.
Hope to see you soon in the new year.

DaisyGirl said...

Merry Christmas Dani! You're looking great!
DaisyGirl

Julie said...

Two super finishes.

tkdquintmom said...

I love that little quaker finish..Nice choice for colors. :)

Karan said...

Two fab finishes. Now to see what else you've been up to since my last visit. :0)

DebbieSFL said...

I really like Michael Powell designs and have a few set aside to stitch---yours look great!! And I just found the snowman freebie somewhere and cannot wait to stitch him this year.