Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Thank you Andrea and Merry Christmas to all!

Hello? I know I've been gone for a long while and I will catch up in a minute, but first I want to thank the very kind and talented Andrea of The Craft Room for this beautiful surprise.
It's from Prairie Schooler Book 36 - St Nicolas II. It is, as usual, beautifully stitched and finished. Thank you so much, Andrea, for your kindness.  As you can see it is hanging on my little Charlie Brown tree on my mantel piece where I can easily admire it every day!  It's right along side another ornament I received as a RAK from Andrea a couple of years ago (see below). 

Thank you so much, Andrea! Love 'em!
So, catching up... I have not been stitching. I still love cross stitch but my body does not. It is literally "a pain in the neck".

As I've said in earlier posts, I've taken to sewing like a little happy duck finding a long lost pond! Last month another bug bit me and it was knitting this time. I took a Beginner's Knitting class mid-November and have made three hats and a big scarf, all gifted. Knitting seems to be a very soothing balm to me. My other blog is here.

So, I say, "Go with the Flow!" Cross stitch will return whenever the time is right. In the meantime, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!


Mary said...

Melissa, so happy to see you posting again! It doesn't matter to me if it's stitching, knitting, sewing....whatever. I enjoy your blog and your projects in any way, shape or form.

Wishing you r the brightest of holidays!

Mii Stitch said...

Merry Christmas Melissa!!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a lovely PS Santa you received! And I agree with Mary, it was great to see your post here and I don't care what projects you want to share here. Merry Christmas to you!

PS I would love to see a full shot of your Charlie Brown tree. Pretty please!?!?!?!?!

Glenna said...

Andrea does lovely work! It's so good to hear from you! Merry Christmas!


Carol said...

Missing you on your stitching blog, my friend! I do hope the neck pain eventually lets you stitch a bit at a time, but at least you have found other equally enjoyable passions in knitting and sewing! I love the gift Andrea sent--her work is just the best! And your little chubby Santa ornament is adorable, too--need to stitch that one myself.

Wishing you and your family a lovely, relaxing Christmas Day--hope you get some yarn, fabric, and patterns in your stocking :)

valerie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Melissa! I hope you find some relief from your neck pain so you can get to stitching but it's great that you've found other crafts to enjoy. Love the ornies from Andrea! Her stitches are always so pretty and perfect.

marly said...

Wishing you the same. Nice to hear from you!

Barb said...

Happy to see you back. It's great that you have found other passions if the stitching has become" a pain in the neck." I have hand troubles so I am just hoping they keep working.

Vickie said...

I am literally suffering from the neck pain. Pressure and numbness. I am seeing a physical therapist for this problem. She has told me not to stitch for two weeks.
Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Keep posting no matter what the craft, we enjoy hearing from you.

Andrea said...

You're welcome Melissa, I'm glad you like it.

Have a very Happy Christmas!

Joy said...

Knitting is a good thing!!! Nice ornaments.

Jackie said...

Glad to see a post! I knit too and oddly enough, it bothers my neck/shoulders more than stitching. It's all related to my posture - I tend to raise my shoulders. I enjoy it so though!

Margaret said...

Love the gifts from your friend. Love your Santa too. I hear you on the stitching. Everyone once in a while I get a tingle about stitching, but not enough to get me back to it. It'll be there waiting for me when I want to stitch. Merry Christmas!

Brigitte said...

This little Prairie Schooler Santa that Andrea stitched for you is so darling. I also love her other ornament. And that Santa at the end is absolutely darling.
Go with the Flow, yes, you are perfectly right about that. While I was still working I always had to do the necessary things no matter if I loved doing them or not. Now that I am retired I only do things that I love doing. And I'm sure the day will come when you pick up your stitching needle again. Until then sew and knit to your heart's content :))

Marie said...

I adore round finishes! Andrea's PS ornament is beautiful as is the alphabet one.
I have been knitting a lot lately but have not progressed past scarfs! I will need to check out your other blog.

Hope that your holiday was Merry!

Hilda said...

Hi my dear friend!
I hope you enjoyed some wonderful and festive Christmas days. I am happy to see a new post here on your stitching blog. I am sorry that you can not stitch because of pain, but I really hope it will get better und you will return to our little stitching community one day!
In the meanwhile I'll enjoy your wonderful sewed pieces every now and then in your other blog.


Sherry said...

I hope you are able to stitch again soon. I had a long break from it because I would get migrains.

Andrea Huston said...

So nice!

Sunny Dawn said...

Thank you for beautiful embroidery bags! they are very bright and evoke the Christmas atmosphere immediately in mind! Let God bless you for upcoming Easter! We here wish you all the best!

Linda said...

So beautiful, Melissa! You have a lovely blog and your profile pic is very nice! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Mdm Samm said...

i love them all...unique, festive and done so well

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