Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just like that, it's over.......

  All of the planning and preperation that goes into Christmas and then it's over, just like that!  I can't help but feeling a little down the first few days but got my mojo back today and I am looking forward to the new year and making a resolution to enjoy life more and to have more fun!  I have sort of gotten stuck in a rut for the last little while and I haven't been involved in a lot of things that I like to do and i am going to change that this year!  I know that life is short and the older I get, the more I realize that.  There are so many things  on my bucket list..  So I better get started!!!!
My winter village barn.  I didn't even put out the
whole village this year. It just takes so much space and  time and I never found enough time to do it!
She thinks she's a present!

   Had a wonderful white Christmas!  My grandaughter, Cheyenne is two this year and she enjoyed opening her presents so much!  She would open one and then say, "ok, I'm ready for another one"!  She makes everything in my life magical when I see it through her eyes! My brother in law came in from North Carolina and got snowed in with us and got to stay and extra day!
This is some of the cross stitch projects that I worked on over the holidays!  Still not finished with the Santa and sleigh pic, but almost.  I should be able to finish it this evening then I am starting on a snowman picture. I hadn't made any cross stitch ornaments in years so I decided to make these. They are finished now and I will post some pics of them soon!   A couple of them are on their way to friends. Better late than never, I guess!
I have been feeding the birds during the cold and snowy weather.  I love watching them!  Been testing out my new lens for my camera too and have been able to get some pretty good pictures!
The view from my house looking off the mountain.
Last but not least, I'll leave you with some snowy scenes from my house in the appalachian mountains of southern West Virginia! Til next time.......Leisha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FaLaLaLaLa, Lalalala

  Gosh, Christmas is coming so fast and I have nothing done! It has been so cold here!  Makes me not even want to go outside.  I am turning into my mother.  She doesn't go much of anywhere in the winter unless she has to.  One thing about it, I have spent so much time cross stitching lately that I have gotten several little ornaments done that I am going to sew up today and finish and I am so excited!   It's been several years since I've done any cross stitch Christmas ornaments!
Here's what I've been working on.  They are all Prairie Schooler designs which I just love!  Worked on 18ct.
I am also getting ready to do my first ornament swap and I am excited about that as well!  I have always wanted to find someone that liked doing the things that I liked as well and blogging has allowed me find lots of people who share my love for crafting, cross stitch, antiques and decorating!!!  I love reading and browsing all the other blogs!
It has been sooo cold here and the weatherman says that it is shaping up to be our coldest December ever!  Here are some pics of what it has looked like at my house lately!

And finally, some pics of my Christmas decor which is still a work in progress.  It seems like everyday, I add more and when I go to take it down, I am really gonna be sorry! lol