"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sit a While and Stitch With Me....

Please, won't you sit a while and stitch with me, and we shall have a cup of your favorite tea!  My fire is warm, my friendship is free, and I would love to share some time together.
                                  At the Salem Cross Inn
                               Brookfield, Massachusetts

There is nothing as special as spending a lovely day with a dear friend, sipping tea and stitching together, especially during these long cold December days.  Last Thursday, was just such a day, with my dear friend, Janet (no blog).  
Quaker Christmas II
Blackbird Designs
We worked on Quaker Christmas II, and although we know that it won't be finished in time for Christmas, we are thoroughly enjoying the journey together.  After all, isn't that the most important thing?

'Christmas Garden' (Blackbird Designs), is hopefully, going to be finished very soon!  I chose and ordered the frame last week, in anticipation of finishing this weekend, but alas, it was not to be.......  My plan is to 'work feverishly' over the next few days, and we'll see....  Please say a prayer for me.

Could these possibly be Two Calling Birds?

Love these darling little Christmas trees!
(This is the true colour of the linen in this photo.)

Last week, our Stitching Group had a wonderful Christmas dinner party, where we exchanged little stitched gifts with one another.
My Gift from Janet
Inside were tucked some sewing notions..... a sweet gift!

Would you believe that I forgot to take a photo of  the ornament that I made?  One of our friends took some photos, thank goodness, so I will post pictures of mine next time.

There were definitely some very nice 'little distractions' last week, which took this Grandma-ma's attention away from stitching.  Three of our precious little grandchildren decided to pay a visit, all dressed up to help decorate the Christmas tree!
10 month old, baby Harrison, came with his Reindeer hat and binky.
Two and a half year olds, Miss Ella and Emerson, dressed in his Santa suit, for the occasion, helped to decorate the tree.
Miss Ella and Emerson sharing a quiet moment together.  Aren't they just adorable?

Over the weekend, we attended my husband's company Christmas Party, a lovely event, and also went with Janet, her husband and two of their friends, to a very old, historic inn for A Christmas Dinner Musical event.  It was just wonderful.
As we enjoyed a sumptuous dinner of roasted turkey, these delightful singers entertained us with Christmas stories and songs.

                                Janet (left), Santa and Me.

After all, you don't have to be a little child to still love Santa!

May you share in the joy, peace  and love in this beautiful season of Advent.  

Blessings, My Very Dear Friends!


  1. Kathy,
    I love the color of thread on Quaker Christmas II.

    I am loving the color of the fabric on Christmas Garden. Those Trees are cute.

    Janet's gift is gorgeous she does beautiful work.

    Harrison, Ella and Emerson are so precious. You captured them so well. Love the pic of Ella and Emerson sharing a private moment!

    What a an awesome time out to dinner with friends during the Holidays. Looks like you had a blast. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Thank you so much for sharing....

  3. How lovely! The party must have been such fun! Love your grandchildren -- they are so cute all dressed up! And the gifts too -- so lovely! Nice that you got to stitch with a friend too!

  4. A very enjoyable post. Loved the children and it was so nice that they came to help you decorate the tree.

  5. That fire looks cozy! A day in front of it stitching with a good friend sounds glorious!

  6. Hi Kathy, Your Christmas Stitching is beautiful. I do love that little tree in the Christmas Garden. I love the photos of your Christmas activities. Here in the NW things are so modern. I miss the beautiful old Inns and traditions in the Eastern part of our country. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I just know that you will finish Christmas Garden very soon. It's a beautiful piece. The kids are so cute. All dressed up in their very cute Santa and Reindeer outfits. I loved the picture of the Salem Croft Inn. I have been there for so many wonderful meals.

  8. Beautiful post, love all your stitching. Oh and how I would like to come and stitch with you and have tea in front of your open fire.
    Children look so sweet, and it looks like you are having a fun time, hugs.

  9. Such a pretty gift from Janet.
    Your singalong evening looks wonderful, how lovely.
    Such an inviting fireplace, i could definately curl up close to that in a comfy chair with my stitching.
    Your grandchildren did a super job helping with the tree, it looks splendid and they are so cute!

  10. hello dear, i love your fireplace so much..beautiful stitching like always..
    such cute christmas tree..
    so nice to see the beautiful christmas dinner pictures..
    live cucki x

  11. Merry Christmas Kathy!
    That is one gorgeous fireplace. It looks like you have been out and about at some wonderful holiday parties!
    Even more wonderful is your beautiful stitching.
    Have a great week!

  12. Your day with Janet sounds just perfect, Kathy!! And her gift for you is so lovely. It looks like you are in full Christmas mode up there--now you just need some snow!!

    I'm sure that with your little elf helpers around, it always feels like a celebration at your house :) They are perfectly adorable!!

  13. Kathy, your grandchildren are just adorable!! I am sure I don't need to tell you that. ;) The Christmas parties and time with friends looks like a lot of fun. Love your stitching, too!

  14. What a wonderfully welcoming spot to stitch. It looks so cozy! Love your Quaker Christmas and Christmas Garden. Looks like you are having a great time celebrating the holidays! :)

  15. Wow!! What isn't to love about this post ~ you are really in the Christmas spirit!! I love that fireplace! Your stitches are so pretty! And those grandchildren ~ adorable!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!!

  16. Absolutely beautiful work! And you all seemed to have a lovely time together. (Early) Merry Christmas!

  17. Lovely photos. It looks and sounds as though you had a wonderful day. Beautiful stitching.

  18. I wish I could be sitting with you by that fire stitching! Your stitching is beautiful and I hope you will finish Christmas Garden! Lovely photos and I adore the one of the little reindeer and Santa!



  19. I absolutely love this post! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful friendship with Janet. I enjoyed seeing the pics of your Christmas Quaker.
    I am hoping to stitch Christmas Garden in the coming year. Yours looks gorgeous.
    Your grandchildren are adorable! My grandchildren are unable to join us this year so we are driving to visit them tomorrow. A snowstorm sidetracked us today.


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