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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmastime




Christmastime has come so fast this year! I'm slowly but surely getting things done. As I flit around blogland I see most of you are way ahead of me. I've never been one to get it all done in a week, so I guess I'm about right where I usually am.  

We have had some awesome weather since October. We've had snow, tons of rain, freezing temperatures, warm temperatures, wind, big wind, bigger wind. This has been the windiest year I have ever experienced. It's been the strangest weather year too. This summer we had so much rain and cloudy days that our swimming pools never warmed up. In Georgia. Latitude 33, Longitude -84.  Crazy!



I am very, very close to being done with my beautiful Christmas In Hawk Run Hollow cross stitch project. It has taken me a full year, and I have loved every minute of it, but I am so ready to be done! Every thing suffered because of this project. My garden was hardly touched this year, my house is scary, other projects have been sadly sitting in a drawer. It will probably take me another year to save up enough to have it framed, but hopefully by next Christmas it will be gracing one of my walls. I can't wait!

I hope your plans are coming along nicely. Thanks so much for stopping by!

7 comments:

  1. love your needlework!! well done

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  2. Beautiful needlework. You'll love seeing it on your wall. Enjoy the preparations.

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  3. I am looking forward to seeing it framed and on your wall. Beautiful work. Don't feel bad I am still tweeking things and have been decorating for 2 weeks.
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
    Mary

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  4. Leslie your needlework is just beautiful! For some reason I am a bit behind in my Christmas decorating as well, so you are not alone! Hope to be done this week!
    Have a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

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  5. Your house is looking beautiful in this week before Christmas. The cross stitch project is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to have to look for the pattern. It looks like the sort of project that I could save for my work travels, to give me something lovely to do in the evenings.

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  7. Beautiful Christmassy home and cross stitch. I don't have your patience though I did beading this Christmas which was fun. More fun was watching the little girls open up the gifts I had made them. Happy New Year and a relaxing January. xo Jenny

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