Dec 5, 2014

Another surprise



 
 
Hi everyone.  Just a quick post to show my gift from Shirlee (aka The Easily Influenced Stitcher).  I told her she should change her blog name to The Generous Stitcher because she sends her wonderful ornaments to grateful recipients every year.  It arrived on a day that I needed a smile and this certainly did the trick.  Thank you so much dear Shirlee.
And - I stitched a Santa.  Very easy, quick, and I love him.  Well, I love everything from Pineberry Lane.  I'm on a new laptop and the settings are different.  I found lots of emails in junk again including theirs so I missed the Thanksgiving sale.  My Santa is finished but not sewn yet, no time, will show him next time.  He is a free chart from Pineberry that you can find at the bottom on the page here. 
 
 
I decided to add a lighted tree outside my kitchen window because I love the soft glow, and I'm buying all the old style strings I can because I do not like the dead -no-warmth - no sparkle of the LED.  Just not for me.  I'm making Mark string the lights and hope to have it up this weekend.  Can't wait to see the sparkle outside the window.
 
 I got the tiny shepherd hook in at the step and decided it was too much.  Then I removed the rocking chair and added the grapevine tree that I made several years ago.  I like it.  I plan on making another next year to use in the back so it's not all green.  
 
My sister is at the hospital now, and will have to have to AV Node ablation done soon.  Really soon.  I'm waiting to hear from her and will go to the doc with her Monday.  From the last visit, we weren't expecting this and she doesn't want to do this before Christmas.  I will have a fight on my hands but if the docs feel urgency, I will have to convince her.  I know how she thinks, and she will be afraid she may not be here for Christmas if the surgery goes awry like last time.  With this drastic procedure, there will be no coming back.  We'll know more Monday.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 

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27 comments:

celkalee said...

I love your prim style! The grapevine tree is perfect. On my out and about this weekend I am on the hunt. The red lights! Your santa is sweet. Hope all goes well for your Sister and she can stall until after the holidays.

Mary said...

Marly, Love the grapevine tree, I am with you about LED lights so cold looking.....hope all goes well for your sister.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly, LOVE the view from your kitchen window, it looks so nice and warm.
I am sorry to hear that of your sister, will keep her and you in my prayers and good thoughts...
Wishing you a peacefull weekend, Debbie in IL

Mugwump Woolies said...

Will be keeping you and your sister in my prayers. Love that little Pineberry Santa!
Robyn

Rugs and Pugs said...

I printed the Pinberry Santa and it's keeping me company on top of my printer...sigh.
What a sweet ornament from Shirlee. Lucky you.
I'm with you on the LED lights. UGH!!!
Prayers for your sister.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Carol said...

What a darling ornament from Shirlee! And I just finished printing the pattern for that cute Pineberry Lane santa, Marly--thanks for the link.

Will certainly be hoping for the best with your sister--praying things work out this time...

capecodgirl565 said...

Love your outdoor decoration, I think we are twins separated at birth...at least when it comes to decorating! Sending prayers for your sister that all goes well.

Frances N said...

What a cute, cute gift from Shirlee!
Thank you for the Pineberry link! Love it!!! Yours is so precious and I also love all your decorating!
I hope your sister will be ok and that things will go well.

C. M. Designs said...

Marly, your outdoor decorations are wonderful. I love your grapevine tree.
Your Santa gift is wonderful and so thoughtful of Shirlee.
The Santa that you stitched is cute and I want to print the chart. Thank you for the link.
Carole will be in my prayers. I hope all will go well with the test..
Thinking about you.
Charlotte in Virginia

rosek1870 said...

Nearly, I love all your decorations especially the grapevine wreath. Nice to see you even had time to do a Santa.

So sorry to hear your sister is not doing well. I will be praying that all goes well.

Hugs & prayers,
Rose

CathieJ said...

Those Santas are adorable and your decorations are very pretty. Prayers for you and your sister.

Barb said...

Your home looks so pretty!! I will surly keep you and your sister in my prayers this week-end. You have both been through quite a bit!

Vera said...

Sending prayers for your sister Marly that all will go well.

Robin said...

Lifting your sister up in prayer regarding the upcoming procedure. Lovely ornament you received and what a neat Santa you stitched!

Robin in Virginia

PS Love your grapevine tree!

Mary A said...

My thoughts are with you and your sister, Marly. Love your natural decorating style! No blow up Christmas balloon characters for you!

Maureen Anonymous said...

Sending prayers & good thoughts for your sister Marly, as well as for you so you have the continued strength to help her through this. It can be a bit rough for the "caregiver" at times.
A lovely piece from Shirlee....lucky you!!!
Maureen

Penny said...

Your home looks wonderful... I do love that grapevine tree!! I once got LED lights for my inside tree.... didn't really know at the time what they were like. I felt like I needed sunglasses to look at my tree, so they came down immediately!
Many prayers for your sister... I hope the procedure goes well for her, and that she feels better soon.

Margaret said...

Marly, I will be sending good thoughts and prayers for your sister that all goes well. Positive thoughts are good too.

Thanks for the link to that Pineberry Lane Santa. My laptop broke so I lost the file. now I have it again.

Nice gift from Shirlee too.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Very nice santas! Love your house front! Good luck to your sister! I will keep some fingers crossed for her!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sister Marly, and you too.
I wish I could get you to decorate my house for Christmas - I love the prim look but haven't gone further than candles in the window and simple wreaths on the doors.
SF

Happy Room Diana said...

Your door looks so inviting, I would like to just knock and come in. The fact I live thousands of miles away means you do not have to worry about an unexpected visitor! Brilliant look.

Vickie said...

Shirlee's gift is great! So is your back door setting. Love it.
I am praying for Carole.

Anonymous said...

Marly, You and your sister are in our thoughts and prayers. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. SAH

Primitive Stars said...

Prayers for your Sister Marly...love the Santa pin keep, adorable and your porch is prim prefect, looks wonderful.Blessings Francine.

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Karen said...

You did a fine job on the decorating! I hope things go smooth for you and your sister! God bless you both with peace.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful stitching and decorating Marly! Sending healing energy to your sister and positive thoughts for a successful surgery.

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