Tuesday, November 24, 2009

my tiny angel, Christmas lights, and more..


Hanna and David (with a little chocolate on his face)

Tonight was the annual lighting of the Christmas lights in our historic downtown area.  I took the kids for a little while- Krispy Kreme was giving away a free doughnut to anyone who wanted to wait in line.. lol.. he was even dipping them in chocolate and putting the sprinkles on right there! So the kids and I grabbed a doughnut and waited for the lights to be turned on, and the kids also mixed up some reindeer food (glitter and oats) to leave on the lawn for Santa's reindeer. :)  These pics were taken with my phone so they aren't stellar, though I like the one of the kids.

A shot of "Main St"


the (magnolia) Christmas tree

I've also been working on my Brightneedle Christmas ornament at lunch- I am subbing overdyed threads for the DMC and finally have my conversions all worked out I think- except for one that I missed.
I couldn't get a good pic of this- if I turned my flash on it was too washed out, so I had to use this one. It is one floss thread over one fabric thread- this is sometimes a little nervewracking but I love the dainty stitches. What needles do you use for tiny stitches? I think mine is a little too big.
And last but not least, the bookmark I did for my mom for her birthday- she loved it. :) Some of you may have seen it on the Freebie Gallery blog already. It's by Linen Flowers and it's a freebie! It can be found here . They have lots of really lovely freebies on this site.  Happy stitching!

8 comments:

Blu said...

Pictures in the dark are always so difficult to get right!
I use a #28 for over one stitching (but I've only done over one on 28-count)
The bookmark is really cute.

Lillie said...

It must have looked spectacular in real. Thank you for sharing the beautiful lightings.

Your angels are beautiful too

Lois said...

What lovely pictures of your kids and the Christmas lights, Tracey. If I'm doing any over one stitching I usually use a #28. Enjoy stitching the BN ornament. What a cute bookmark!

Carol said...

Love the pictures of your kids and lights, Tracey...There is something magical about children and Christmas that I really miss now that my sons are grown!

I usually use a #28 for over one--love how delicate the finishes look with the over one.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

Catherine said...

What a great evening! And free Krispy Kreme?!!? That's one thing I miss about living in the South - Krispy Kreme.....

Jo said...

Its looking soo christmassy, LOVE this time of year, people seem to have more time & be friendlier. Adore the snowman bookmark, would have been tempted to keep it!

g-girl said...

that is a great pic of hanna and david! that's cool that your town has a christmas tree lighting ceremony..wonder if there's one here!

g-girl said...

that is a great pic of hanna and david! that's cool that your town has a christmas tree lighting ceremony..wonder if there's one here!