Monday, December 1, 2008

Can she do it?

Yes, she can! I finished my Red Thread Sampler over the weekend!

It is really hard to get a picture of the whole thing! I need a wide-angle lens! LOL
Baby boy and his bride were here from Wednesday through Saturday. I did not do any 'Black Friday' shopping but I did do a little 'Cyber Monday' shopping. I think I at least know what I am going to get everyone at this point - some of it I actually have, some still to get, but deciding is the hard part!
Middle kidlet and hubby got the outside decor up on Saturday. While they did that I worked in the flower beds a bit. We brought the main tree down Saturday evening - I had forgotten about the lights going out last year and taking them all off so I had to put lights back on the tree (it was a pre-lit tree when I bought it, but I couldn't find any replacements to match so I started over - and these will stay on as long as they are working!) I didn't put as many on as I had planned (I had bought 1200 after Christmas last year, it is only wearing 600, so I have spares!) Yesterday I managed to get that tree finished along with two others (well, three if you count my little Charlie Brown tree in the office). One more to go and I hope to get to it tonight. I'm not sure how much more I'll do this year - I know I won't be doing as much garland as I usually do but I won't go as far as to say I won't be doing any - at least not yet.
I also got my last ornament from the exchange group I've been all year. I'll try to get pictures of the ornament and the trees soon.
Hope you have a great week!


staci said...

Congrats on your big finish!!! It looks fabulous :)

Lorilee said...

Beautiful! That looks like it was a lot of work!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Good for you!

Lee said...

I love that design and you've stitched it beautifully! Well done!

Nola said...

Your sampler turned out beautiful. I love the quilting you used as a backdrop, too.

Bo said...

Good job,, let's see THAT tree! haha ;-) Bo

Linda said...

YAY Tina! Congratulations on the finish, your sampler looks great.
I'm decorating too...but I haven't started my trees yet. I'm only doing two this year...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Your Red Thread Snappers look absolutely fantastic!!!! Congratulations on an awesome finish! I know what you mean about taking a picture of the entire piece... I still don't have a great picture of my Monthly Snappers... LOL!
Have fun decorating!!

Margo said...

That sampler is beautiful, I need to see it in person. Get it framed while you still work at the framing place. LOL


Anonymous said...

Golly that is amazing...... such detail... really lovely work Tina... it is beautiful...

Kathy said...

Way to go on your finish. How are you going to finish-finish it?

All those trees. Your house must look awesome. It took me forever to get my one real tree decorated.