Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Ornament Gifts and Life

Merry (belated) Christmas everyone!

What a whirlwind it has been for the last 2 weeks! I was desperately trying to get three Christmas ornaments stitched up for my two sons and my older son's girlfriend. I stitch at a snail's pace these days and trying to finish those ornaments has been a challenge. I even pulled an all nighter last Sunday night because they were all coming to celebrate Christmas on Monday afternoon. I didn't do too bad. I finished my older son's ornament.


He loved it! And was amazed when I told him I made it. =)

Next came his girlfriend's ornament.

She too was thrilled with her ornament and started squealing with joy when she read the back. As a side note this is the first year that they have had their very own Christmas tree at their house. So getting these ornaments was extra special for them.

And last but not least, my younger son's ornament. His ornament was why I pulled an all nighter. I really thought that because this ornament had so few colors it was stitch up really fast. Oh how wrong I was. By the time the kids arrived, I still was not done. But my son was very understanding ( I had just had chemo on Saturday) and when I finished the stitching I sent him this picture.

He too loved it and said that when it was finished into an ornament he would like me to hang on to it for him as he didn't have a tree to hang it on right now anyway.

So we celebrated Monday with the kids and really enjoyed the visit. We went with a non-traditional dinner of take-out pizza and chicken wings per my elder son's request which was fine with me. And for dessert it was sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles and candies. They were happy, the hubby and I were happy and all in all it was a good day albeit a tiring one with no sleep. But so worth it to have happy kiddos!

Christmas Eve is also my hubby's birthday so we celebrated by going out to a quiet dinner at his favorite place to get a calzone. Then later watched a few old Christmas cartoon's. Christmas day was quiet, but enjoyable. 

I've been trying to get caught up on reading all the updates to everyone's blogs. I'm so far behind! But I'm getting there. I guess it's just a busy time of year for everyone!

Happy Stitching!


Chris said...

Wow! What great ornaments!! I love them. How great that they will be on your son's first tree at his home.
Happy Belated Birthday to your DH.
It sounds like it was a great holiday!

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on getting them done :) and they are extra special with the wording on them too :)
hope you had a great time and wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year with flying needles :) love mouse xxxxx

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful ornaments! and lovely that you've signed them on the back. Congrats on the finishes :)

Parsley said...

Great ornaments. What are you working on next? Happy stitching!