Here's what's been happening that I can talk about.
Nicholas presented me with my Christmas present early...a Cannon Rebel T5!!! I had already had lens that would fit it from my old Cannon Rebel (back in the days of 'film rolls'). Wow this one I didn't see coming. He said he remembered me blogging(he was the one that started me blogging & set me up & taught me how) that I couldn't capture what I was seeing to share on my blog, it was a night shot that my old camera that I just couldn't capture. He told me ' Now you can mom!'.
Thank you Nicholas. So here are photos from the new & improved camera.
There's so much to learn on this camera & so little time to take it all in. Maybe in the New Year after the Christmas rush, I'll make myself take the time to learn.
In 2007 I'd purchased a McCall's magazine with a Karen Neary's pattern in it called 'Santa's Trip Around the World'. Every year since then I've wanted to do the pattern but was intimidated by the trip around the world block. I'd only done Bargello & everyone would tell me it's much the same.
So the choosing of fabric & cutting began!
With some undoing & redoing...
But I must say it went together very easily. I used a tray with everything numbered & followed the numbers to use, just once did I go astray. lol
Pets a lazing...these creatures make me smile daily!
Then it's onto the rug with Boris, infront of the fireplace.
I've always loved Christmas & the warm glow that everyone has at this time of year. I usually have the house all decorated but this summer Bill & Nick packed most of the Christmas up & it's either out in NB or boxed in the trailer for the next trek. Next year Christmas will be in NB, by 2020 so will I!!
This cast iron, snowman doorstop is also Jim Shores design & he compliments my stitchery very well!
This has to be one of my most precious Christmas pieces. This cross stitch was made for me back in the 80's by my husband Bill. He made me this & one of old St. Nick's face, it's packed away & maybe next year as I open the boxes for Christmas I'll find it again. Some visuals just make you smile! This is one of them, it was made with love.
Thank you for stopping by & I'm sorry for the long delay in posting. Life can really get in the way! lol
Have a great week!
Thought for this week...it's such a stressful time this time of the year, wild weather, many people & too much commercialism to Christmas.
The 4 Way Test of things we think, say, or do.
1) Is it the truth?
2) Is it fair to all concerned?
3) Will it build goodwill & better friendships?
4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Be positive...make the answer 'yes'!
Be yourself...be your best self.