Here's my last cross stitch finish for the year. It's a CEC freebie "Cup of Cocoa" mitten. I'm in a stitching group who will be doing a sal of the mittens for 2015. We also do a themed bimonthly exchange block and January will be CEC designs...so this little guy will serve 2 purposes.
Today/tonight I'll be working on Texas Snowman by Redbird Designs. I've stitched it twice but for exchanges so the one I'm stitching now will be mine (ALL MINE!!!!!!). Here's a picture of one that I finished. (The little horseshoe charm came with the design and I haven't yet found a replacement the right size for it. It's cute without the charm too.) He'll hang on my snowman tree next year.
It occurred to me recently that, despite love samplers, I haven't been stitching enough of them. So...I'm hoping to make 2015 "The Year of the Sampler" for me. I'll start off Jan 1 starting "Hetty Child" by The Sampler Company. I'd also like to stitch (or at least start) "His Eye is on the Sparrow" by Heartstring Samplery. I can't even think of this one without the hymn playing in my head. ;-) I love that hymn so I think it's totally appropriate.
On to food! As we were finishing the last of the pie the other day, my guys had the "deer in the headlight" look...despite the fact that we still have loads of cookies in the house. Yesterday I decided to bake a pumpkin pie and, since some bananas were getting very ripe, some banana bread too (for the freezer). DS requested homemade whipped cream too and since we had some cream leftover from something, I made some of that too. I'm probably high on the candidate list of "Mother of the Year". What do you think?
It's cool here in SE Texas...bitter cold according to some (but not for us since we've lived in the "frozen tundra" of MI and OH). I'm enjoying it. The plan for DH and me is to stay in tonight and snack on appetizers. We'll decide later which time zone to celebrate the New Year and toast 2015 with a glass of champagne. We really are party animals!
Happy New Year!!!