December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I got up very early to go to the grocery store by 6 a.m. because I hate crowds so much. It was interesting that so many people were on the interstate at that hour, heading for the malls, grandma's house and the woods. (I stopped for gas and the hunters were gassing up and buying breakfast sandwiches prior to going to sit in their tree stands or whatever they do; I could hear their hounds in the trucks.) After the grocery store, I stopped by Eileen's bakery for a cheddar/bacon/tomato/egg sandwich--delicious. Eileen's is in a former church, as you can probably tell.

Then, in the early morning quiet, I took some photos of window displays in Fredericksburg. This is in the antique shop window with all the little animals. The swan looks like he met up with our hunters, but he's swimming around successfully with two friends.


The kitchenware store had a bunch of little circus/carnival vignettes set up in the window. They were lit and moving in the dawn quiet.




I have to tell you about the stitching party hosted by Ellen, who owns In Stitches. Ellen has the most fabulous taste, and her home is a joy to behold--especially her finished stitching. Most of these charts are out of print, unfortunately. A tiny pillow:


Don't you love this Christmas design?


And this one, an OOP Prairie Schooler:


This looks like a Ewe and Eye and Friends design. Possibly not out of print (fun to find out).


We exchanged gifts. I lost the light today before I could show you everything I received, but look what Sherry knitted for me for my birthday. I absolutely adore them, and I think they're too beautiful to wear, almost: I want to show them off.


After my trip this morning I came home to put away the groceries and take a long nap and prepare dinner. The rabbits are having dandelions as a special addition to their Christmas Eve dinner.


See you tomorrow with my newest stitching start(s). Happy Christmas Eve!

13 comments:

mainely stitching said...

What a delight! Oh, I wish I could've been with you!!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Happy Christmas Eve remember the animals can talk tonight at midnight

Margaret said...

Boy, and I thought I got up early to go to the groceries. lol! Lovely presents and love the pics of the displays too. Happy Christmas!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Merry Christmas Glenna. You've received great gifts and I love the PS Christmas piece.

Nancy said...

Such gorgeous stitched samplers! Have a very Merry Christmas (I hope the bunnies do too)!

Catherine said...

Merry Christmas Glenna!!
Thanks for sharing pictures of all the great windows and stitches!

Cari said...

Merry Christmas Glenna...and a Hoppy New Year too !!

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the pics of that lovely stitching, and of your gorgeous new socks.

Sylvia said...

Merry Christmas, Glenna. I enjoyed your pictures. I hope you spend a quiet and enjoyable holiday season.

Shirlee said...

Merry Christmas Glenna! What wonderful stitchings! Enjoy your day & your new starts : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Glenna!!!!! Happy stitches in the new year!!!!!!!

Siobhan said...

I loved getting a peek at Ellen's decorations! It sounds like a great party!

Brigitte said...

I'm still drooling over these pictures ...