Monday, December 30, 2013


I was shocked to discover how long it has been since I last posted anything on our blog. Many things have kept me busier than usual; if that's possible!  We did some major remodeling at home and I realized once again how much I am a "creature of habit".  I didn't cope well with living in chaos and construction dust!  We still have some painting to do but we are mostly finished and have a beautiful new bathroom and refinished hardwood floors.  We finished just in time for Thanksgiving and then rushed headlong into Christmas preparations.  I did manage to finish the last stocking so everyone in our family has one.  My granddaughter was unhappy last year that I didn't have a stocking like everyone else.  Here is a picture of our mantel filled with Shepherd's Bush stockings.

While we are talking about Christmas, we have decided to start NOW for next year.  We have all of our back issues of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazines on sale for 25% off.  We also have grab bags with linen or aida remnants that are perfect for stitching ornaments.  (The grab bags will be listed on our What's New page: )  As an added bonus, the ornament magazines have many wonderful recipes from the designers.  You can stitch and cook your way through the magazines!

Have a very Happy New Year!  I hope it is one filled with good health, happiness and many wonderful new projects!

Happy stitching,


  1. the stockings all look beautiful!!!! A stocking is something I would like to do someday!! I have yet to tackle one!

  2. I would love to see close ups of those stockings please

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Love your stockings. I agree you should have had one too.