It's hard to believe that 2017 flew by so fast, and is now over! However, I welcome 2018 and hope it will be a wonderful year!
I changed out my cross stitch Christmas tree to New Year's! I only have 4 New Year's cross stitched ornaments...maybe a resolution to make more is in order!!! (Probably not--just another resolution to break!!)
I changed out the ornaments and put some party horns in the same topper I used for Christmas! I'm dreading taking it all down, but I'll get it done.
I did want to show a few of my cross stitched Christmas ornaments that I didn't show in my previous post....I have loved these Mary Beale ornaments for years!!! Aren't the colors pretty??
I showed our SNOW in my last post! That's all gone now but we've had freezing weather! It was 18 degrees yesterday! Unheard of!!!! I forgot to unplug my fountain, so look at it now! I don't know if the pump will work when it warms up (I did unplug it when I woke up that morning and saw the ice). If it doesn't work, I'll have to get another one. They aren't expensive, but I'll have to get it before the handyman comes back! It's always something, right????
You know I've been enjoying my birds lately. I don't know if they can lick the ice! haha I guess I could put a pan of water out there on the table when the temperature is above freezing. It was today, but just barely, so nothing really melted.
One visitor came and I was very distressed to see him! He is so regal, but he would also like to eat all of my little friends!! This is a Cooper's Hawk. I happened to look up and see all the birds fly away at once and then a flash. I knew what it must be. Luckily, he didn't get to eat anyone then. I grabbed my phone to get a photo and then I ran out on the patio and told him to go away, which he did! I'm sure glad no one saw that! haha
I received another lovely gift from Catherine! Isn't this beaded snowflake gorgeous?? She had sent me some smaller ones, and then this big lovely one! I put it on the tree immediately and have really enjoyed its sparkle! Thank you so very much, Catherine!! You know how I love my trees!!!
Oh yes--the Christmas music at the Cathedral was beautiful! I was so proud of my choir. We were able to hire a few professional singers to come in and boost the singing, and we had a brass quintet and a couple of woodwinds, as well. It was lovely! The church was decorated beautifully. Everything was great! Now, a little rest until Lent!
I always have to show my two favorite "little folks"! It's funny that some people don't like to wear the little paper crown from New Year's crackers! Zoe couldn't wait to pull hers off!
And, I was actually stitching on a little ornament, and Omar decided he needed some attention! Omar loves his mama!!
Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon! I am trying to be more organized in 2018! I hope I'll get more stitching done, more cleaning done, and throw out a bunch of junk that shouldn't be here! I'm not making a resolution, though, because I never keep them!
See you soon! Happy Stitching!