Saturday, 31 December 2016

Christmas has come and gone... already!

So sad, Spike and Scotch were ready to leave on Boxing Day. I thought I would be nice and share my favourite chocolates before he could take the lot!
I hope they come back next year, I'll be checking out Pinterest if they do!

Christmas morning was nice and pretty calm. Nathan played Santa and handed out the presents, he loved it!

According to the Gmen, this is the last year they're doing this. Maybe it will have to be just Nathan and I instead!

This can stay up until February as far as I'm concerned!

 The boys got Spikeball and had fun with it that afternoon.

Sneaky Nathan put this on MY wishlist for the cats!

And in stitchy news...
I know backstitching can be a pain, but the result is so worth it!

This is the finished piece I made for my sister-in-law. She chose the pattern several years ago and I finally made it for her!

This was made for my older brother, us Saints fans must stick together!

Gman 2 loves the Redskins, this is his.

Gman 1 likes Boba Fett, so this is his.

Poor Nathan will have to wait for next year, he wants a Pikachu Christmas one!

I made these for Nathan's teacher and teacher's aide.

This one went to his bus driver.

I seem to be on a perforated paper kick, so that's what I'm working on right now - an early start for Christmas small gifts next year.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year! Here's a challenge for you - 
"Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment." ~ Sydney Smith


Linda said...

Love all of the ornaments Astrid.

Happy New Year,

Vickie said...

Wow! Love your gifts to others! And, I love that last quote. Now that makes you think.

Julie said...

Great ornaments you stitched for your loved ones.
Happy New Year

Barb said...

Looks like you had a great family Christmas. What a great job on the ornaments!

Bea said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas. Love the ornaments you made.

Wishing you a peaceful, happy, stitchy 2017!

Katie said...

I love your ornaments. I agree backstitching makes a world of difference. Glad to hear you had a great Christmas. Love your quote about making people happy. Totally how I live my life. Good luck with your 2017 stitching!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Looks like a very Happy Christmas with your boys and that elf!
Love the cat cocoon, what a great idea.
The stitched gifts are lovely too.