Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Hello! I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy.
I haven't had the chance to get in as many stitches before the end of the year, like I would have. but... hey there's always next year, lol.
I don't see anymore finishes for the year :(
I did pick up SB's "Baby Bug Ball" and had my own stitch-a-thon on Saturday and some on Sunday. Due to the 6" snowfall that was to be only a dusty, it was coming down so heavy, I was in heaven. The last few snowfalls have happen right after dusk, so you cant watch it. Anywho! here is my amazing progress

And I dont anticipate getting Birds of a Feather "A Joyous Christmas" done again for a second year.
I promise to set a goal to get it finished by Thanksgiving 2008.
I forgot to take a pic of And The Forest Grew progress and my tree. I guess I wasnt ready to post and wasnt really thinking of it. But wanted to update before the holiday, as this will be my last post until after Xmas.
The week after Xmas I plan to study And They Sinned and check my fabby and get it ready for the scroll, so when New Years Eve comes I will be ready.
I would also love to try a biscornu.
Are there any good freebie pattern's for a biscornu?? If you could direct me to, I would appreciate it.
We have so much to be Thankful this year, dispite a few bumps here and there, overall it was a great year for us.
I want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and properous 2008.
Thank you so much for visiting, the comments and e-mails, have been more then I could have ever asked for. I have connected with so many wonderful stitchers. I hope to get in at least one exchange in 2008.
Please come back :)
Happy Stitching!!
Merry Christmas!!! my dear friends
Until next time....


Tammy said...

Your pieces are gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Casey Buonaugurio has a pretty frog biscornu I've been eyeing: http://www.caseybuonaugurio.com/

http://lagattac.blogspot.com/ also has links to many freebie patterns.

baby bug ball is looking so cute!

Carla said...

Beautiful wips.
Here's a link to a french site...with lots freebies for biscornus http://aurelle.over-blog.com/article-4275648.html

Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

I love baby bug ball, it is so cute and whimsical. There is a link on my blog for Chatelaine designs, they have some lovely biscornu freebie patterns.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love all you've been stitching on! Take care and I'll e-mail a freebie I have that would be PERFECT to do as a biscornu!
Have a happy Holiday and I'll be back to check out your ATS the first of the year!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, I'll miss hearing from you till after Christmas, Ranae!! Have a WONDERFUL holiday!!!!

Oh, I love what you've done on Baby Bug Ball ... that's one I really, really hope to do in 2008!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas to you Ranae

Your updates look great

Paula D said...

Emily at the Floss Box
creates her own pattern for biscornus. They are so pretty. Emily is one talented lady. Check out her blog.
Paula D

Sally said...

Both your WIPs are beautiful Ranae.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas.

Dawn B. said...

Great pieces & Merry Christmas to you.

Pumpkin said...

I LOVE your SB! It's so pretty :o)

Goals are meant to be changed ;o) 2008 might prove to be a year of trying new stitchy things! You never know.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year! It's been wonderful getting to know you and I will continue to in 2008 :o)

Kathy A. said...


I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a new year filled with love and laughter.
It has been a real pleasure getting to know you these past few months. I look forward to seeing your progresses in the New Year

Hugs, Kathy


Suzanne said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I hope that you and your family have a very happy and safe Christmas.

Sharon said...

Beautiful wip's! I have always loved baby bug ball! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Karin said...

Have a wonderful holiday with lots of stitching time. Looks like you got a lot done already!

Kathy Barnard said...

"Joyous Christmas" is lovely!
(from the fellow BOAF fan. LOL)
Merry Christmas!!
and sharpen up that needle for ATS :)

Lennu said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!!

stitcherw said...

Both pieces are looking lovely, but Baby Bug Ball is my favorite. While they may not have gotten done this year, look at it as having a nice start on them for next year, that is how I'm looking at my WIP's. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Carol said...

They are both so beautiful - Merry Christmas Ranae!

Cheryl said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family Ranae!

Beatrice said...

All the best of the season to you and yours!