Sunday, December 22, 2013

'It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...'

Hello everyone! Three more days ... three ...!!!

I've shopped for gifts, I've wrapped gifts, I've baked cookies, I've decorated the tree and the house ... inside and out, I've been to the market (a couple of times!) for preparations for Christmas dinner, our girls are home from college for a nice long break, and now I'm ready to sit and enjoy! I hope you're ready too.

Just a few hours ago I finally finished stitching a small gift for my sister ... I was almost finished with it early last week when as I was hurrying to complete a few errands, I fell on a patch of ice ... my feet just went out from under me ... and I landed hard on my behind. **Ouch**Ouch**Ouch**!   In addition to a sore tailbone, I also bruised/sprained/did something to the middle finger on my stitching hand! It's still a little swollen and still a little stiff, but after a few of days of ibuprofen, I was at least able to hold my stitching needle again and muddle my way through to finish the gift ... arrrrggghh ... winter weather!

But it's now finished ... Prairie Schooler's 2010 Santa ... with a few changes!

I like him ... and I think he looks quite charming hanging around my house!! My sister enjoys cross-country skiing ... I hope she likes him too!

So that's it ... 'Cross-Country Skiing Santa' ... the last gift to be wrapped.

Wishing everyone a Christmas season full of peace and love, may we all be blessed in the New Year! I'll end this post with the photo from our annual Christmas card ... two of my greatest blessings ... our daughters!

Merry Christmas!

Lanie   xxoo


  1. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful Christmas, Lanie--beautiful Santa finish and even more beautiful daughters!! Enjoy each moment of this special season with your family and all the best for a happy, healthy 2014!

  2. Beautiful ornament for your sister.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  3. I love your ornament! And what a beautiful picture of your daughters! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Lovely happy daughters! Somehow I missed that PS card. I'm sure your cross country sister will love it. Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

  6. I am glad your finger is better, I have been thinking about you! Beautiful stitching and gorgeous daughters!! Merry Christmas!!

  7. Happy new year from a new follower!
    Thank you for sharing MARION ROBERTSON 1834 -
    I have this but have not started it - it's lovely & now I
    feel inspired! I am now going to find this one!
    All the best, Mimi