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Friday, December 26, 2008

Post Christmas Post

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

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!


Cindy F. said...

Girl! You really racked up! Between shopping and gifts received, you really got some great stuff! I know that size small made you smile...I'm smiling for you! Great pics with your new camera! You guys gave each other really fun stuff! Mr. Right's brother gave us a Wii and the exercise it's going to be my new friend 1/1/09!!
Hope everyone arrives @ your birthday dinner tonight safely and everyone enjoys it:)
Hey, I LOVE your ornie you stitched for Angela! It's gorgeous!! and also love your sissor fob pre-finish:)

Chiloe said...

Great you had a lovely christmas time with Todd !!! Have fun with your new lens ;-)

Size small: my dream !!!

Ruth said...

Merry Christmas! Sounds like you had a great day and day before. Adventures, wraps, stitching, AND clean baseboards-- what's not to love? :)

Lynn said...

Sounds like it was a very relaxing Christmas! Congrats on that size small!!
Santa brought me a treadmill to help in my battle. I'm anxious to get it set up.
Both your stitches look great.

Laura said...

Your new camera macrolens and accessories are really cool. The close-up photo of the freebie is perfect. I thought it was scanned in until I read about your new toys.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on size "small"! Your Christmas Labyrinth ornie is very lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love the last picture of Hunter. That is one HAPPY cat.

Karoline said...

Great photo's of Hunter :) The two finishes are lovely, congratulations

Stitchingranny said...

Oh I am so excited. Christmas is over, all the presents are opened and there is nothing left to look forward too. Then this morning the postie arrived with a parcel from Canada.

I had completely forgot the blogoversary draw so this was a real suprise and when I opened it and found the most beautiful ornament I was wowwed (not sure there is such a word but well you know what I mean). Its stunning and just the right colour for my lounge room Dani. Thank you so much I love, love, love it.

Sorry I do not seem to have an email address for you or I would have written privately but take it from me I am thrilled.


Redwitch said...

Lovely photos Dani, sounds like you had a great Christmas :)

Daffycat said...

What a great Christmas! Love your new camera. That will be one well-used present!

claudia said...

Dani, I have two dogs sort of in between those two also.
One is eleven pounds the other is about 40 pounds. The big dog in that picture is around 120 and the little guy is maybe five. Do ya think I like a little variety??? LOL
Three out of four were gifts!

ollie1976 said...

Sounds like a great Christmas-Hunter is absolutely beautiful. I love the ornament you made.

Carol R said...

PL is looking wonderful and I just love you redwork fob!
Great photos from your new 'toys'!

Happy New Year

Suzanne said...

I love the ornament you stitched for Angela, it's gorgeous. I am glad to hear you had a great Christmas. My DH has been drooling over the camera bag and accessories. He recently purchased one of the Canon EOS cameras.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

geeky Heather said...

I am behind on blog reading! Glad you had a great and restful (mostly) Christmas. Don't know when you changed it, but I love the new blog template!

Karan said...

Sounds like you had a lovely festive season with some great gifts.
Fab pics & lovely finishes too. :0)

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