And this adorable little stocking was stitched by my dear stitching buddy Carol S. I tried to picture it beside the much larger version that I stitched, but the relative sizes don't come across in the picture. Take my word for it, the one Carol stitched is just exquisite! It is so tiny and perfect! In this picture you can also see a cat that my mother made. She was a quilter, and made a set of these adorable patchwork cat ornaments that I treasure!
I put up my tree very late this year, and so I did not pull out all of my ornaments, and instead used only the ones that were handmade (or new). I just love looking at all the ornaments - this has strenthened my resolve to stitch more ornaments next year!
I don't have very much else going on. My son and I spent a few days in South Mississippi visiting my dad, brother, niece, and other relatives. We ate and drank and visited as much as we could in only a few days! We were able to sit outside on restaurant decks and patios - the weather was great. We visited Abita Microbrewery in Abita Springs, Louisiana - I highly recommend it. They have the greatest root beer ever made, and their microbrews are fabulous! We spent one day in New Orleans - shopping Royal Street and eating beignets and drinking cafe au lait. We spent one day in Gulfport, Mississippi, visiting and enjoying the scenery. Fortunately, we ducked the storms and so had no travel problems.
That's all for now - I'm off to sift through my stash and dream about all the projects I can do next year. Hope everyone has a Happy and safe New Year!
- Margaret C