December 26, 2012

Merry Fishmas!

Merry Christmas a day late! We headed north on Sunday to visit my dad for Christmas, and today we drove back--14 hours--the longest drive ever for a trip from Cape Cod to Virginia (normally it's ten). We hit the beginning of the winter storm in New England and the tail end of one in Virginia, and traffic was just horrible. But we're home and happy and while I still have two days of work this week, I'm looking forward to sitting in my stitching chair this weekend. I received a couple of beautiful Essamplaire kits for Christmas, I bought a half-dozen Ewe and Eye and Friends charts I've been wanting to stitch for years, I won several great ebay charts, and I bought three GigiR designs that I'm excited about; 2013 is going to be a great stitching year! I will show you photos of some projects, a pair of ornaments I made for a gift and a lovely stitched gift that I received. Stay tuned for those on Sunday. In the meantime, here's a cute pair of Christmas ornaments I bought on the Cape--tiny real puffer fish that were shellacked and embellished with googly eyes and little Santa hats; each is no bigger than my thumb. They were a gift for my sister. I'd have bought 20 if I could have found them, but the store had only these two left. I know you're thinking there's no accounting for taste....

12 comments:

MarchAnn said...

Goodness sounds like you had a stash explosion, which is a good thing.
Love the puffers, taste or no taste they are cute.
Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Years

Margaret said...

ROTFL! You're so funny, Glenna! Those puffer fish are adorable! So glad you got to visit your dad. But boy are you brave to drive in those storms!!! Not just snow and rain, but wind! URRRGH! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Looking forward to seeing the Essamplaire kits you got and all the other projects you have planned for stitching.

Laurie in Iowa said...

LOL... I guess I like taste too because I think the little puffer ornaments are adorable. Lovely stash haul and I can't wait to see which Essamplaire kits your received.

Katrina said...

Wow what a trip!!!!!! I can't believe you said Essamplaire kits and didn't tell which ones ;-)!!!!! I feel like I am rediscovering EEF, I've ordered a few of their charts lately too.

Melissa said...

Glenna, I'm glad you guys got home safely. I've never driven in that kind of weather - just sounds scary to me!

Never seen those puffer fish neither. NO, I will not be stitching you a puffer fish in the future! ;-) They are weirdly cute though!

Looking forward to seeing more of your stash - especially the Essamplaire kits!

Nicola said...

Those puffer fish are adorable so I guess we share the same taste. Itsounds as is you have some wonderful charts to add to your stash.

Ellen said...

You might not believe this, but we too have a puffer fish on our tree....just not decorated. I bought mine on a trip to Key West. I love picking up ornaments as souvenirs when traveling.

Glad you got home safely from your travels.

barbara said...

LOVE those goofy puffer fish!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Whew - what a drive. Good you got some loot! I shall reserve comment on the puffer fish ornaments.

Siobhán said...

LOL at those puffer fish! I'm glad you're back from your visit safe and sound. I can't wait to see your new stash!

Minnie said...

Glad you made it safely through the storms and now I have seen it all with those puffer fish ornaments.
Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Omigosh, LOVE the puffer fish! They are too cute!