Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Peaceful Morning ...

I found myself this morning in an empty and quiet home ... this never happens! My in-laws earned sainthood in keeping my son all day yesterday to allow my hubby and I to Christmas shop - THEN, (as if that wasn't enough!) offered a sleepover to my son and his cousin (my daughter was having one of her own) ... like I said, "sainthood" ... or just a glutton for punishment! LOL! Either way - we were blessed!!

So, after my daughter and her friend left for a Christmas party, I poured a cup of creamy peppermint coffee and thought that I would stitch up some ornaments to give to friend as a hostess gift. I pondered on a design and decided to do something along a penny rug design ... I do so love that blanket stitch! I say this now, but had you asked me, say, back in October, my answer would have probably contained a cuss word! Those were the days of the dreaded ... Girl Scout Banner ... UGH! :) Kidding aside, I am glad that I took that challenge on and completed it on time - Thank the Dear Lord!!

So - the ornaments ... I picked a Red, an Army-kind-of-Green, and Cream felt...

One down, two more to go ...

After a few hours ... Voila!

Three handmade, penny-rug-style ornaments gifts - and I didn't even have to leave my home!!

Also, just a note of excitement from our home ... My husband harvested the largest buck in all of his hunting experiences (which dates back to boyhood!). He is beyond thrilled - actually more out-of-his-skin jubilant - and I am just tickled for him! The rack is a hearty nine point and the deer is a mature beauty. Kudos, Honey!

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7 comments:

Donna said...

Hi Jenny,
Mmmmm, peppermint coffee, sounds good.

Your ornaments turned out very nice, too cute!

And, a big congrats to your hubby!
Way to go.

Hugs,
Donna

Sara@ Butterville said...

Those are so cute. I'm with Donna...mmmmm peppermint coffee!

Catherine Holman said...

Enjoy your peppermint coffee filled morning and I love your ornaments!
Hugs,
Cathie

Posey said...

An empty AND quiet house? I'm SO jealous! My in-laws just move here from Nebraska so maybe I'll get a little reprieve now and then.

The ornaments are very cute I love working with felt, it just works up so nicely.

Nicole Austin said...

i love these ornaments! so sweet!

Tolentreasures said...

Wonderful ornaments...I love to blanket stitch also. and congrats to your hubby on the buck. Our friends here and our one son-in-law (eight hunters) got eight bears on the first day of bear season, unheard of!

Cathy

Cottage Lifestyle said...

The ornaments are so beautiful...the blanket stitch makes them so cozy looking.

Renee