Friday, December 23, 2011

Coming Up for Air and a Christmas Village Slideshow

Good Lord I can't believe the month I have had.  Not that anything momentous occurred  but it has been jam packed full of busy I tell ya.  Some of the highlights include but are not limited to...

1.   Decorating for Christmas
2.   Physical Therapy
3.   Cleaning the house for the open house
4.   The Open House
5.   Christmas Shopping
6.   Orthopedic appt
7.   Gyno appt.
8.   Dental appt.
9.   MRI
10. 400 Christmas framing projects, okay, not that many but you get my drift
11. The Open House part II
12.  Appt with the floor guy to start the claim process on our kitchen floor
13.  Painting the Hallway
 and a million other things too numerous to mention.

Ya know what didn't happen?

1.  Stitching, none, nada, zip,
2.  Blog Reading
3.  Book Reading
4.  Christmas Baking
5.  The watching of my traditional Christmas movies
6.  Talking with friends
7.  Announcing the winner of the first time story teller.

But I am here to rectify that right now.

The winner is....

Sarah from

Congratulations Sarah and thanks for taking part in the sharing your first time giveaway!  Either people don't remember their first time cross stitching or they were too scared to read what it was all about but there sure weren't many entries.  I did enjoy reading about everyone's first time and wish more had shared theirs.    So Sarah, email me your snail mail address and I will get a little something mailed out to you.

And for those of you who couldn't come to the Village Open House, here's a picture to whet your appetite and  link to a slideshow I was finally able to put together.  The pictures aren't the greatest as my camera hates low light but I hope you can overlook the poor picture quality and enjoy it anyway.



Catherine said...

Sounds like you have been very busy! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Barbi said...

You have had a very busy December! But what a marvelous job you did on your village! I can certainly appreciate the work that goes into setting it up. Mine is meager in comparison but it's still work :)

marly said...

Now that's a village! Hope you can slow down a little and enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas to you!

Doreen said...

We really have to catch up. I learned more about your past few weeks from this blog than from you! Not good, JJ, not good.

Merry Christmas!


Mouse said...

gosh your list was a wee bit long ... love your village photos :) hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very stitchy new year :) love mouse xxx

Robin said...

Ode to the list makers! They seem to be a catch 22 to those of use who keep them. The Christmas village is totally awesome and looks like it takes up considerable space. WOW! Is all the can be said. I can't image the time it takes to set it up. The attention to detail in setting everything is awesome.

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