I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Mine has been nice, not spectacular but nice.
Mine started with a nice morning out with Todd on Christmas Eve. We had to run into town to pick up a few last minute things, it turned into an all morning trip! We stopped into about 5 different stores (If I had gone on my own it would of been one), I can't really complain since in one of those shops I got a nice down vest (size... small!) for 50% off... 35$ can't beat that! At this same shop Todd bought me a pair or proper winter boots, not the dressy/leather things I wear from house to car/car to work. I don't think my toes will get so cold they hurt in these boots! We also went out for breakfast to our favourite spot (yes Kathy, I really enjoyed the Breakfast wrap!). Todd must of really been feeling the Christmas spirit because he left the girl a tip that was equivalent to 50% of our bill.
Once we got home I set to cleaning the house, since my parents were coming over for dinner. It took me about 2.5 hours (you know one of those get down and clean everything even the baseboard cleans!). Just as I was wrapping up my Mum called and wanted to cancel dinner because of the impending freezing rain they were predicting. So instead they are now coming over tonight. At least I don't have to clean the house today.
So on Christmas Eve I set to stitching. I didn't really feel like working on Paradigm Lost after working on it solidly for quite a few days. So I pulled out a little freebie I had started a few days ago. I managed to finish it yesterday on Christmas Day. Its now finished into a little scissor fob, minus the cording I need to make and attach today.
Love - Freebie
c2006 Debbie Draper Designs
Stitched on : Over one on 25ct Potato Lugana
Stitched With : DMC 115
I also found out that one of the many projects I had stitched back in November that I couldn't share has finally show up at its new home! Angela and I did a personal ornament exchange and here's what I stitched for her :
Christmas Labyrinth - Limited Edition Design
c2006 Irene O. Thomas (Camus International)
Stitched on : 28 ct Ivory Lugana
Stitched with : Dinky Dyes Silk & Kreinik #4 Braid
I worked a little bit last night on Paradigm Lost... before the turkey coma hit but not enough to show you.
Christmas Day started out with a nice lie in for me and Todd, we don't have kids so there was no one waking us up at 6am! I got Todd an Xbox and he's been enjoying that. Todd got me camera stuff! He got me a kit with a camera bag, 2nd battery, battery grip, and UV filter. He also got me a 5 in 1 card reader and a macro lens! Wahootie! I can now do some great closeups of my stitching! (the freebie was photographed with this)
Here's a great close-up I took of Hunter, I'm still getting used to the lens and what I can and can't do.
So Christmas Day we spent in our usual fashion, I was stitching (on that Love Freebie), and Todd played video games. In the afternoon I did a 5K run on the treadmill to try and battle the upcoming turkey at Todd's parents! Or evening was spent at his parents with gifts (I got a a gift card for some badly needed new clothes) eating turkey, stuffing (homemade, my downfall), veggies, mashed potatoes, and cherry or pumpkin pie (a small piece of Cherry for me please!). I have to say it was not too long after I sucummed to the Turkey coma! I was in bed by 9:30pm!
Today I'm going to settle in, stitch and this evening, making a nice dinner for my parents (and more presents!).
Here's another cutie of Hunter I took this a few days ago he was just looking so warm and cozy!