Blessings to everyone in the coming year. As I read a bunch of blogs this morning, its amazing the smile it brings to my face to read and see what everyone is doing. Everyone brings something to inspire me. Everyones decorations so different and so personal. Some of the photos of the pets really made me laugh. They really are characters. To my three children: Amanda, Chris, & Alyssa, I love you.
Special gifts I received in the mail yesterday from Carol at the Stitching Dreams. She is a special stitching friend that I've had for years. I am so blessed to know this wonderful person. Thank you carol. The ornament is so pretty and the special touches she adds always makes these pieces a treasure.
As Everyone knows, New Year's Day is my birthday. I will be picking a winner on that day to send out some cross stitch goodies. All you have to you is leave a comment on this post and be a follower of this blog. If you post on your blog about the giveaway and you win there will be an extra special gift for you. This Give away wont disappoint. Please make sure you have an email address to contact you. Good Luck.
I recently took a trip to highlands, nc. Its about a three hour drive from knoxville, tn. I did a bunch of hiking trails. Really a great time of year to go. Some good places to eat. Wolfgangs was excellent, some of the best food I have had since leaving ny. Sports page sandwich shop is also very good. One of the best places to stay is at old edwards inn. The spa is rated #2 in the country. The last picture I took, I was standing under the waterfall.
This is a piece that I finished stitching in 2012. I finally put the finishing touches and made it into a small pillow. The fabric has tiny bubbles in it, so it matches perfectly. The next pictures are pumpkin raisin pancakes, and roasted sweet potato soup. Don't you just love the fall food.