Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Stitching Updates

I haven't been stitching as much as I'd like lately, but I did get a few things finished. One is "Quaker Row" by Midnight Stitching. I love this piece and plan to frame it and "Quaker Floral" in a similar fashion and hang them together. Another piece that I was happy to finish on time is "With the Heart" by Whimsey and Wit. I stitched this for my daughter and her husband for Christmas. The verse is from"The Little Prince" and it is part of the excerpt I read at their wedding. I changed the colors to autumn tones, which is what they also had at the wedding, and personalized it with Celtic lettering on the bottom. They loved it! I also completed stitching the last of my ornies for 2007. It is the first time I have actually kept up and stitched an ornie a month. I did this with the encouragement of the Stitcher's Timeout yahoo group. I'm planning to take a "Christmas in July" break and do all the finishing I neglected to do all year. This way I will have lots of new ornies to hang on next year's tree!

Snow for Christmas

Yes...we actually had snow for Christmas here in the valley. Not much, and it didn't really stick, but it looked so pretty falling from the sky!

Wallowa Lake

Once again, it's been a long time between posts. I'll try to do better in the new year!

Lots of catching up to do:

We were lucky enough to take a few days of our vacation and stay in a cabin at Wallowa Lake. This is way out in Eastern Oregon and we had never been there before. It was beautiful! The dogs got lots of exercise and loved going down to the lake each day. There was an outdoor hot tub and we were able to sit there and watch the snow falling around us. We saw a red fox, bald eagles and lots of deer. They came right up to the cabin. Next time we go, we'll make plans to stay longer!