Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

I am taking a quick pause from festivities to post a quick blog.  I seem a bit scattered right now, even with my stitching.  I ended up starting two different projects this past week.  The first

Rebecca Cullin by the Scarlet Letter
40ct Pecan Butter (Lakeside)

This is such a pretty piece!  The second

Adam and Eve by the Scarlett House
fibers and fabric called for

And here is what the Adam and Eve looks like, from Tanya's blog.

Pretty, right?

We are celebrating Christmas with our kids now.  The father type and I had to drive up to Boston to get the boy child Thursday, and Friday we came home.  We took a bit of time to wander Newbury Street with the boy child while we were there.  Stopped at one of the 3 cupcake places for cupcakes, Georgetown Cupcakes.

And wandered into bookshops

And just enjoyed the lights.

The girl child came home Sunday, so we are all together again.  We even went to see The Hobbit today.  Yay!

And right now we are making Christmas cookies, another tradition in the family.

I am going back to enjoy the celebrating.  Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone who celebrates has a wonderful, magical, special Christmas.


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wonderful traditions!!!

I believe having the boy child home is Mia's best gift.

As always your stitching in awesome. Looking forward to seeing the samplers progress. How do you like the Lakeside Pecan Butter?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for inviting us into your family celebrations, Margaret! Best wishes to you and your wonderful family!

Kim said...

Merry Christmas, margaret!! So good to see the kids home and Mia looks thrilled too!! Rebecca Cullen is on my list! Can't wait to see your progress. Beautiful! Are you using silks or DMC?

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The Scarlet Letter piece is very bonnie, I've not seen that one but I do love the colours.

Mouse said...

ooo looks like fun making those cookies ... Mia looks pleased the boy child is back home :)
love those samplers you are doing ... will keep you out of mischief for awhile
hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Melissa said...

Awww, look how happy Mia is! What lovely photos of your family getting together again for the holidays.

I love both the new pieces you've started!

Merry Christmas!

Krista said...

How nice everyone is home and you can celebrate! Looks like a fun time in Boston, those cupcakes look so yummy! I love both of your new starts, I will have to add that A&E to my list, lately I a obsessed with A&Es and have a stack to do... when? lol!
Mia looks so very happy that everybody is home too. Merry Christmas, Margaret! Hope your holidays are magical!

Jackie said...

Beautiful new starts! Unusual to see you posting about 2 new projects in the same post.

Your walk through Georgetown looks wonderful. Were the cupcakes as good as they look? I also love a good bookstore.

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday!

Vera said...

Merry Christmas Margaret! Mia looks so happy (and the boy child too). Cookies look yummy and I think I have the same book on my piano that shows in the pic of the boy child LOL. Your two new starts look wonderful. Happy New Year! And, surprise of all, we are getting snow here tonight.

marly said...

Can't wait to watch Rebecca's progress. Enjoy your family and have a wonderful Christmas! Mia is happy!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yum... those cupcakes look delicious. Both your new starts are looking wonderful. Starting a sampler on the bottom... I don't remember you doing that before???
Enjoy your cookie baking and have a wonderful Christmas.

Sweet Sue said...

Wishing you and yours a splendid Christmas Margaret! Looks like you've got the yummy part all taken care of:)

Linda said...

Looks like Mia is enjoying the boy child. So happy to see both kids home. Your new starts are gorgeous. Love them both.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Miss Pants said...

What a great start on your SL pieces. My kits just came in the mail as we headed out home for the holidays.

I just love that you continue the holiday tradition of sugar cookies with your now grown kids.

Have a Merry Christmas!

cucki said...

Wish you all a very merry Christmas x

Lizzie said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Margaret and a safe and happy new year..!

Nicola said...

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Joyeux Noël mon amie !

Bisous de FRANCE

Donna said...

Mia looks very happy. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Roberta said...

Mia looks so happy now that your son is home. We saw the Hobbit last night - it was great.

Merry Christmas

Cari said...

Merry Christmas Margaret ... Thanks for sharing your sweet family this Christmas Eve. Family is the greatest gift isn't it? Hugs to all of you. And, sweet kitty hugs for a very happy Mia...home, sweet home !!

Myriam said...

Merry Christmas to all family and Mia seems happy to find his friend!!

ginnyt said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Bertie said...

Great to see you all so creative and being together is just the best!
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Margaret:))

Beth said...

Oh how did you resist those cupcakes? I certainly could not have done so. Merry Christmas to you and your gathered family.

Deborah said...

Merry Christmas to you and the family! Mia looks so happy to have the boy child home. I didn't know they had a Georgetown Cupcake store in town. Now we will have to make a trip in.

Catherine said...

Love your stitches!!
Look how happy your son and Mia look ~ have they been inseparable?
Enjoy your time with your children!

Francesca said...

So two lovely samplers on the way ! Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and... so lovely to see Mia with her best friend again, she was surely missing him.

Melody said...

Merry Christmas, Margaret! The bookstore looks intriguing. It would be fun to visit!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Glad the kids could be home with you both.

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas!

Teresa S. said...

Merry Christmas, Margaret!

Vickie said...

Hooray for togetherness!! And would you just look at Mia? Enjoy your time together.

Evelyne said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family .
Mia is also happy I see with the boy child at home.
I hope that you have a good and creative stitching new year.

Hugs, Evelyne

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your new sampler starts, Margaret. There is nothing more special in all of the world, than having your children home for Christmas. It looks like your cookie making was great fun. Sweet Mia looks very content to have her Boy Child home again.

Hope that your Christmas was very special, and wishing you many blessings in the New Year!


The Inspired Stitcher said...

I hope you had a very merry Christmas, Margaret. I'm glad you could all be together. Hugs!

Marsha said...

I bet Mia is SO happy to have her boy back!

Brigitte said...

Both your samplers show a very promising start. I also joined Nicola's Scarlet Letter Challenge and I'm about to order a chart but I have found so many that I like that I have to narrow the list down to one or two, lol.
I'm sure you were having a great Christmas time with your family. It's always great when the children are home for the holidays, isn't it? I wish you and a your family a great start into the new year.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Love Newberry Street!
Your A&E is looking the colors!
Always great to see your beautiful family!

Anne said...

Merry Christmas MArgaret!! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your children. Those cookies look so good! Mia is back with her beloved boy child!! Loooove your samplers so far! Absolutely gorgeous samplers! Can't wait to see more progress!


Deb said...

You all look like you are having such a great time. I hope you did!

So you have tempted me Margaret - I am choosing A parrot, a leopard, a lion for my SL project! Just need to figure out the background colour.

BrendaS said...

Great stitching as always Margaret!

Thanks for sharing pics of your family. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas:)

Happy New Year!

woolwoman said...

such neat photos of the family - glad you all had a nice time Margaret. I love your A&E start and Rebecca is pretty too. Hope you have a very happy new year even though it will probably be quiet without the kiddos around. Cheers Mel

Isadarena said...

what a Wonderful family scene !!
I think Mia was be so happy to meet again your boy child :)
Enjoy your holidays,

Poussy Stitches My Love said...



Suzanne said...

Lovely new samplers you are stitching.

How much fun baking cookies. Unfortunately we ran out of time to get ours done, I am sure the children would have loved it.

Hope you all had a great Christmas!