Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!




Hello, my friends!!!! I've missed you all bunches and bunches! Are you ready for Christmas? I've been peeking over your shoulders; oh my so many of you have been so incredibly busy.




I've been trying to decide whether I'm a Christmas success or failure. ;-) I had a grand plans and a good start and then life got in the way (dagnabbit - LOL) I planned to spread holiday cheer to many of my blog friends - those that never forget me at Christmas or on my birthday (you know who you are!)





The picture above shows a Schnibbles George and quilt and pillow for my daughter and her family. I wanted to make the same for us but it didn't happen. Dishtowels and word pillows - wanted to make lots more. grrrrrr! That simply didn't happen.

I did finish these six stitchery gifts. As I was wrapping and packaging them to mail it occured to me that they are pillows or wallhanging. (does that count as two gifts in one? LOL




Simple wrapping!





I did manage to get to the post office twice this week so hopefully some will arrive before Christmas. I have two more packages to mail - please be patient with me. :-)




I've received some very thoughtful e-mails - checking on me! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. Life in our home is very different but 'it is what it is'.





Living for Today, forgetting about Yesterday and not fretting about Tomorrow is our way of life now ---- it's working!




Happy Holidays to you and yours from me and mine!





In Friendship!

39 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Merry Christmas Darlene. I hope 2012 is peaceful and healthy for you and your family.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Darlene, It is so wonderful to see you post. May you and yours have a Merry and very Blessed Christmas.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugs...

Monica said...

It's good to see you posting. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas.

We are heading off to Fort Hood in the morning to collect our son who is arriving home from Iraq! I couldn't be more excited to see him.

Carol said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours my dear friend! Oh you are so wise! Today...focus!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas! Nice getting to read a post from you. I didn't get all made that I wanted to do for the holidays and finally decided that it is okay. We push ourselves too much sometimes.
I love that churn dash quilt that you made.

Terry said...

Lovely Christmas goodies you got made! I like your new outlook on life too! Merry Christmas! :0)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Lovely pillows and/or wallhangings. Sometimes "life" takes over and you have to give in. You'll just be ahead of the game for next year. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Darlene!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Darlene I had a very little teeny something to send to you, but I could not find your address. So if you will send it to me I will mail you a New Years gifty :-)

Laurie said...

Love those Christmas wallhangings! Merry Christmas!

May Britt said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christine said...

Love all your Christmas gifts ... you have achieved heaps. Happy Christmas.

Sinta Renee said...

I like all of those things that you made, especially George! The redwork is beautiful too. Merry Christmas to you!!!

carol fun said...

Merry Christmas Darlene! Good thoughts and prayers are headed your way for a peaceful and happy New Year too! Remember we can only do what we can do and it is enough!

Stephanie said...

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas...

Sue said...

Well I'm a new follower but I sure hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

Christmas blessings,
Sue

Diane said...

I hope you have a peace filled Christmas. It's not about the presents anyway, but more about being present w/those you love and to those who need you. Take care of yourself too.

mindingmomma said...

Merry Christmas. Love the stitchery work.

paulette said...

Darlene...you're back..FINALLY!! I missed you..what a nice Christmas present! I hope you have the best possible Christmas and New Years...ENJOY THE SEASON!!
Big hug...Paulette

Libby said...

Hoping that your life is soon settled into a more normal routine. Merry Christmas and only the best in the new year.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I would say you got a lot done! I am a slow stitcher, but I get there. I would never attempt 6 projects plus towels plus little word cushions! Where did you find all those cute patterns? Love the snowmen! Merry Christmas to you! Have a great weekend making new memories! {{hugs}}

Cheryl said...

That you are...an no way are you a Christmas failure. Look at all those beautiful things you made..and life had your very busy. We are just glad you are back. Hugs to you and a very Merry Christmas. Yes...focus on today, I love that and need to do that myself.

Janet said...

A very merry Christmas to you and your family Darlene.
I love your attitude!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I loves your George quilt Darlene! Good to see you back; and I would saw you are a Christmas success, not a failure! The attitude is a big part of it and your's is positive.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

QuiltSue said...

What lovely stitcheries.

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Denise in PA said...

Lovely gifts you have made! Merry Christmas to you and your family Darlene! And I wish you peace and joy in the New Year!

Cheryl said...

Merry, merry Christmas Darlene!

Vicky said...

Your projects are wonderful!

Merry Christmas, honey. Wishing you a happy and HEALTHY New Year!!

xox

Carol said...

I don't think any of us ever get as much done at this time of year as we would like, Darlene... You've created some fabulous pieces--I know the recipients will be thrilled.

Merry Christmas!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you have accomplished so much...gorgeous projects!
Merry Christmas!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Darlene, we've missed you too! It's so good to see you again. My goodness, you made so many cute things to brighten your daughter's and friends holidays! They're A-DOR-ABLE! And, such wonderful advice for us all. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Hugs!

Lori said...

Merry Christmas Darlene. I've missed you and I'm so glad you checked in.:)

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. You've been very productive, the pillows and quilts all look great. The George quilt is fantastic in those fabrics.

Kaaren said...

May the joys of Christmas last throughout the year. All the best to you and yours.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Merry Merry Happy Happy - all the best wishes for you and your family - and those wascally wabbits!

Great to see you here - I think of you often.

Kathie said...

Merry Merry Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day and just keep smiling :)
Kathie

AnnieO said...

Love your stitcheries and towels--so sweet! Thinking of you often and hoping there are lots of good moments among all the changes. Merry Christmas!

Deanna said...

I am so pleased to hear that your and yours are doing OK. It is always amazing to me how quickly people can adjust to the "new normal." Take care.

Michele said...

I love the Full House Schnibbles pillow! Really cute! I don't know that I have time to do a Christmas gift each month at this time, but I love the idea and it has inspired me to try to get some gifts done early!

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