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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Friday, December 31, 2010

Tonight's the Night

This is it folks ~ this is my very last post for this yr. I've really enjoyed 'meeting' so many of you in blogland this yr. and since I've become close w/several of you, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to pop over and visit me and a special thanks to those of you who leave sweet comments! I really enjoy reading them and appreciate them more than you know!
Ok, enough mush! LOL

Here's a wool felted pillow I made recently for a Christmas present. It was based on an Indygo Junction pattern, but I changed it just a bit and added the 'beads' in between the snowflakes. This was one of the few items I had stolen from my shop several yrs. ago, so I decided it was time to make a new one. This is from a 'You Are Special' pattern and I've always loved his sweet little face. Made w/wool and warm & natural batting. Notice the tiny rusty 'bell' on the bottom of his hat.

I actually stitched this back in '05, but just recently made it into a pin pillow. It's from an Angel Stitchin' pattern. The top fabric is darker IRL, tea-dyed Monaco, I believe.

Here's what I stitched and had framed as a Christmas present this yr. for my sweet hubby! He was totally surprised!! He had no clue at all. I love the frame, a bit on the rustic side. This is from a Hinzeit pattern and it came w/the charms. (click on pic for a better view). I did use overdyed threads, but they came out very subtle looking.
And this is what I made for his mom ~ my MIL, who is a fantastic quilter. I told her this was my version of a quilt. LOL She loved it. The frame totally suited her style and tastes. This one's from a Design Connection booklet and it has 5 quilty patterns in it.

Here's a pre-made pillow I stitched yrs. ago, but I still love it! From an Alma Lynn pattern booklet.

This one was a shop model in it's former life. ha From a Lizzie Kate pattern and my hubby framed it for me w/a Homespun Elegance frame that I carried in my shop at the time.
Here are a few random shots of various Chr. pics taken around the house. Our real tree was in the family room again this yr.
This is what I had on the fireplace mantel. I wanted to keep it looking like it went w/the style of the room.
A close-up of Mary/Joseph/Jesus. I got this resin nativity last year, made by Blossom Bucket.

I even tossed a few pine needles from our tree to make it more realistic. LOL Look how tiny that front sheep is!

Here's where the stockings were hung......... I made those back in 1992!! See the little 'baby' one on the star 'tree'.

This was hanging on our front door, which I finally painted black awhile back.

When I look back over all the things I actually finished making this yr., I totally surprised myself! My goal is to try to make even more in the coming yr. I finally realized this yr. that I do much better finishing things if I stick to one or two projects at a time, instead of having several. On the next post I'll explain a little further what my plans are as far as my stitching goes.

Thanks for visiting! I'll leave you w/a quote I took off of a Dayspring e-card sent to me from a very sweet friend.
"A Blessing for the New Year" ~ we pray that You would give us joy to fill our days, peace to fill our hearts, and love to fill our lives. Thank You for the plans You have for us this new yr. We wait in anticipation to see all You will do.
Thanking God for you and praying your new yr. is blessed in every way." Jer. 29:11

Ok, that's it for this yr. Hope to see ya back next yr! :)))
Tanya*** (sorry ~ don't know how to get this underline off of here, LOL!!! Guess I hit the wrong button! :))


Karen said...

Love the snowman and the Santa. Looks like projects that would not take a lot of time and make good gifts.
Happy New Year and may you have many more new projects to share with us in 2011.

Christine said...

You've finished the yeaar on a high, Tanya!
Loved this post and all the wonderful stitching you've done!
Have a truly blessed new year - it's been so good crossing paths with you!

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya-Happy New Year to you and your family and thanks for all the friendship over this past year. I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you and trust tht the next year will bring us many more such blessings:)

Yep, you sure have done some stitching-love the little snowman pillow and the towel you made. I also love the little star tree,

Have a great evening,
Shazy x

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Happy, happy new year!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wow Tanya....what a wonderful group of projects - they are all lovely.
Your home for Christmas is very nice. What a beatufully decorated tree.

Carol said...

Just popped in to wish you and your family a wonderful new year, Tanya :) I've loved seeing your gingerbread-filled home and all of your projects over the past couple of months!

bettyj said...

Oh my goodness! Those pillows are just beautiful and the x stitch you did for your m-i-l is gorgeous! I wish I was on your Christmas List!!!Happy New Year
betty, Through My Back Door

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

Your pillows and stitcheries are adorable, the but manger is precious!!! Have a wonderful new year!!

Angie Berry said...

Cute snowman pillow, love the beads between the snowflakes!

What sweet gifts you made! I'm sure your hubby and MIL will treasure the wonderful pieces you made for them. I know they know lots of love went into each stitch. =]

Your big tree is beautiful so are your little ones. The mantle looks lovely! Those little sheep are too adorable. It is a very cute nativity set.

Very nice Christmas decor Tanya!

Wendy K said...

Still catching up...lol! Loved all the pictures Tanya, you have a lovely home, everything just ooozes love and family. Wishing you a wonderfully Happy New year, hugs to my buddy
Wendy x