I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
To start off 2014 with a clean slate, I am posting pics of the ornaments that I added to my collection this year.
First up, is a charmer from my stitching buddy Carol S. She has a better picture posted on her blog, as well as other great pictures so you should check it out. We have been friends for several years, so I am getting quite a collection of ornaments that she has stitched for me.
And next up is another cutie from my friend Marie. She also has some great stitching projects to check out. I am lucky to have such talented friends!
And from the talented hands of the ornament fairy aka Claudia, here are my Christmas presents to me! Claudia is amazing - our tastes are very similar and she managed to finish all of these and get them back to me well before Christmas.
I participated in the Advent SAL that Carol at iStitch designed and hosted. I even managed to finish stitching this on time - there is a first time for everything.
We are having a quiet New Years Day. I have a big pot of Hoppin john (black eyed peas) on the stove and made a bread pudding this afternoon. I would have greens also, but I have been sick for two or three days, and didn't see to it that we bought greens. The superstition is that on New Years Day you eat black eyed peas for luck and greens so that you'll have a lot of money in the coming year. I guess we won't find a money tree this year.
Over the last two days, I read John Grisham's Sycamore Row. I loved the book - it is set in Mississippi and mentions some counties, towns and communities that I remember. I read it on my new Samsung tablet, which replaced my Nook this year. The tablet is much easier for my eyes.
Hope everyone has a safe and prosperous new year! Margaret