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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Hi everybody!  I hope everyone in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day last week.  I know I ate way too much!! We had unusually warm weather that day and were tempted to eat outside on the patio, but too many people to seat and too much food to haul out, so we stayed indoors and still had a great time. 
 I can't believe that Christmas is soon approaching and I have to admit I'm having a difficult time getting in the holiday spirit this yr. and haven't even begun to decorate.  Some yrs. I just feel like not even getting a tree decorated, much less anything else, and sorry to say, but this yr. is one of those yrs! I feel like that movie, 'Christmas w/the Kranks', let's just skip it this yr.   I know, wahhhhhhhhh!!!
I just wanted to share a few pics of some things I've been working on the past few wks.  I have several other things that I can't show yet, as they are for a private exchange and also some Christmas gifts for a few special people, so no peeking yet!  LOL
Here's a Pine Mt. pillow I stitched up recently for a very dear friend of mine who had a b'day a couple of wks. ago.  She collects snowmen and blue is her favorite color.  The chart is one I won in a giveaway last yr. and I already had the premade tuck pillow.   I stitched it on 16ct. Stardust Blue Heatherfield fabric, which they don't make anymore.  I have several colors leftover from when I had my shop and I still love the fabric.  I can't believe all they sell now is this same color in 10ct.  If some of you recall, they had so many pretty colors in this fabric line and I always loved the little 'flecks' of color in them.  Anybody out there who remembers Heatherfield fabric besides me??  Another wahhhhhhhh!!!
Remember awhile back when I showed my BMB trio of stars pillows?  Well, that was before I added on the silver tinsel, and let me tell you, it made all the difference!!  I love the way it added just the right touch of sparkle!!  (I have one KIT left in my Etsy shop w/the tinsel added in and everything else needed to make these darling pillows).
This has been my favorite holiday pattern so far this yr.
Recently I won Homespun Hannah's giveaway and this is what all I received from her.  I esp. love the pillow and frame!  Thanks again Danice!!  Speaking of giveaways - I am planning on having one soon~so keep that in mind and hopefully I'll have all the details for you in the near future!

  I also wanted to remind everyone to check out my ETSY shop as I have listed lots of new KITS and a lot of deeply discounted items as well.  Lots of things to make for Christmas and Winter that stitch up really fast!  I even went in and lowered some of my items as a special gift to those who read my blog and those who are on my newsletter list.  If you'd like to be added to it, just let me know.   I am known for my super fast shipping, so you still have plenty of time to order.

  Well, hope everyone enjoys the season and maybe, just maybe, I'll get in the mood for it too.
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments in advance!!
One last pic of our doggie, BJ. When it was warmer out last wk. I noticed he had hopped up on our back porch furniture to lay in the sun!! He is such a hoot! I guess the floor was still a bit too chilly for him. LOL


cucki said...

Hello dear very sweet little pillow and cute ornaments..
Congratulations for winning the sweet giveaway.
Love for you x

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! I'm sure your friends will love the special stitched gifts you are making them - the colors are so pretty and the JOY star pillows are awesome with the tinsel!
Congrats on your winnings - it all looks great!
Have a blessed week!

Myra said...

Lovely stitching Tanya. I have some ruby Heatherfield fabric, I love the look of it but hate stitching on it. BJ looks so comfy. :o)

Trace4J said...

Hey Friend
I love those JOY pillows.
Sending you a giant woolie Christmas hug to help get ya in the mood.
Stop by my blog tomorrow as I start my 25 Christmas questions fun!
Ho Ho Ho!


Carol said...

Wasn't it great having that nice warm day for Thanksgiving this year, Tanya? Glad to hear you had a lovely feast--I'm still trying to button my pants--like you I ate way too much :)

Great stitching as always--love the little JOY pillows...Hope you get your Christmas decorating mojo back... I have it--just don't have enough hours in my day !!

Karen said...

The stars spelling out JOY is such a good idea.

Sheila said...

Popping in real quick to say hello! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and love your pretties too. Hard to believe Christmas is so close! Taking it easy on this end this year. Looking forward to family time and excitement of the boys.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season.