Dec 18, 2010

Holiday Spirit

The title of my post has more than one meaning :)

First... It's a finish!! This was so much fun to stitch.

Holiday Spirit
Designer: Samplerbird Stitchery
Fabric: 28ct White Cashel Linen
Fibers: DMC Color Variations
Time: 3.5 Hrs to stitch
Embellishments: Beads, Runched Satin Ribbon

Second... I managed to get my Christmas decorations and TWO trees up early this year -- I put them two days after school was done. Anyway, it was early for me. LOL

Third... I did a bunch of Christmas baking today!

8 Dozen Cookies so far: Chocolate Chip,
Snickerdoodles, and Maple Cookies. I still
have to bake the Sour Cream Sugar Cookies.

Lastly... I am making Sweet & Sour Meatballs and Crab-Stuff Mushrooms as the dishes-to-pass at Christmas dinner with my family. I made all the meatballs so all I have left to do is throw them in the crockpot with the sauce mix. I also did a test run on the stuffed mushrooms.


Nancy M said...

Cute ornament, I printed it out when you posted it. I have to try that ribbon edging one day.....maybe you can show me in person sometime! Love stuffed mushrooms, but I haven't found a way to keep them warm for very long.

Shelley said...

YOu most definitely are in the holiday spirit. The cookies look delicious as do the stuffed mushrooms. When am I invited for dinner, lol!!

Merry Christmas!

My Life In Stitches said...

Love the finish! Looks beautiful. The tree looks lovely. The cookies look delish as does the stuff mushrooms.
Happy stitching,

htimcj said...

All that food has made me hungry! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm coming to your house for dinner. Snickerdoodles & crab stuffed mushrooms! Your finish is beautiful & I love your tree!


Sunshine said...

Congrats on your finish, and I love your trees. Sounds like you've been in the Christmas Spirit all day. Enjoy your Holiday!!!!

Kay said...

Cute ornament! Your trees look so beautiful, those cookies look yummy! Happy holidays.

Donna said...

Such a pretty ornament. Are you coming down south to Texas to deliver some of those cookies or do I have to come to you? Either one, I want some cookies! LOL
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You really accomplished a lot Meari. I would love to taste the mushrooms. Your stitching is a beautiful as ever.


Anonymous said...

you've been busy since school finished, trees look good


Terry said...

Love how you finished the ornament!

Decorations look great and the baking and mushrooms look yummy. You made me hungry. lol

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Debra said...

Your trees look great and now I am really hungry.

Anonymous said...

That Ornament is gorgeous and your Christmas trees looks wonderful


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful ornament. Your trees look so great with all your stitching ornaments. Is that a precious moments on top of your tree? Those cookies and stuffed mushrooms look so delicious. Mind if I have a couple? I wish you a Merry Christmas Meari.

Daffycat said...

Your trees look lovely, Meari. I love your new ornament too.

OMG those mushrooms look fantastic, I hope they passed muster!

Lynette said...

Lovely decorations Meari! I haven't started to put mine out yet - not much time left!!
All the food looks gorgeous - I'm drooling here by my pc!!

Katrien said...

Lovely finish.
Yummy cookies!

Mary Ivancicts said...

The ornament looks wonderful, thanks for the freebie page! the food looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Lovely ornament and your trees look very nice.

Your cookies and stuffed mushroom looks delicious.


too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely ornament! and the trees too - we have no tree for second year, as the snow stopped us getting out, now they're all gone :(

Sandy Longan-Miller said...

Your trees look wonderful, Meari. The new ornament will make a great addition, it's just so cute.

Merry Christmas & Happy Stitching
Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

I bet your house smelled really good with all those cookies baking, Meari. Love your decorations and your finish.

Sandy in NM

Gabi said...

Beautiful ornament. And those cookies look SO yummy.

Anonymous said...


You are definitely in the holiday spirit. The ornament is beautiful and the trees are too. I can almost smell the cookies and taste the mushrooms, lol. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.