Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas With The Sisters

As many of you know, my stitch group, the Sisters In Stitches, has been meeting each month for a few years now.  We've started a Christmas tradition of having a special stitch day, complete with decorations and special food.  You see, we usually bring our own lunches to stitch days, so our Christmas stitch day is a little bit of an extravaganza.

We have a gift exchange every stitch day (yes, every stitch day!), so exchanging gifts is a tradition with us anyway.  But how festive is this gift table!  And note the peppermint ornaments made by Peggy!
Peggy is also our resident baker and more often than not makes us a delicious dessert for our stitch days.  But for Christmas we were the happy recipients of TWO desserts:  a gingerbread cake and a scrumptious pudding wrapped in meringue.  Add to that some colorful cookies and Christmas crackers and you have a pretty cheery dessert table!  We also feasted on lasagna, salads, and crackers and dips, and of course, that awesome dessert selection.
We always bring our completed or finished stitch projects to show off and were in awe of this one.  Peggy stitched this Santa a while back and it's just gorgeous.  I was particularly fascinated that she included family names on Santa's list!  Isn't that a wonderful touch?  Sorry about the glare on the photo.

I wanted to bring a small gift for each of my "sisters", so I made some little beaded snowflake ornaments which can also be used as pendants. 
A special Christmas card seemed like the way to showcase and give these snowflakes.  I had some one-sided cards and attached one ornament to each along with a poem about friends and snowflakes.  No, I didn't write it.  I found it on the internet and credited the author.  It was actually kind of sweet and maybe a little schmaltzy.  But that's ok.
So it was a wonderful day, spent with friends doing what we love to do - stitching.  I was glad to be able to concentrate on stitching for a day.  In this busy time of year, it's hard to find time to spend on our favorite pastimes.  

A beautiful day of stitching made me think about what my stitching goals are for 2015.  I know for sure that I'd like to complete my WIPS.  I don't have that many.  Also on the list are some grand plans for ornament stitching.  I'll have to think about that a little more. 

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed, Happy New Year!  Thank you for reading, following and commenting on my blog.  Stay tuned in the new year.  I have some things planned that I think you'll like.


  1. Thank you for sharing your photos Cathy - the Santa that Peggy has stitched is a project that I've had on the go for a few years now. I too intend to stitch family names onto the list. Peggy has done an amazing job. Does she have a blog of her own? I'd love to get in touch. I hope you have an amazing Christmas.

    1. Peggy doesn't have a blog, but with the beautiful stitching she does, she should! I could give her your e-mail address if you'd like. Just let me know.

  2. What beautiful snowflakes you created for your friends! Thank you for sharing your stitch day extravaganza with us.

    Merry Christmas!

    Robin in Virginia

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