Yesterday I went to my little local library and discovered a treasure-trove of cross-stitch books that I had over looked in the past. As I browse the shelves my eye is always caught by the word "cross-stitch" on the spine of the book. Well this series had no such word and I thought they were simply Christmas decorating and craft books. It is a series my Leisure Arts Publications called " Christmas Remembered". Apparently there are quite a few more out there then what I found as I have here at home with me (books number 4, 20, 21 and 22). I am dieing to find all the others! Looks like it might mean a trip to Amazon on-line to use up a gift card I got for Christmas. I was able to scan and save my favorites from these books and I share with you my "stitching future": I think these would make lovely sets...a wreath and some ornaments or a stocking and some ornaments........to give as gifts next year. Or maybe ten years from now at this rate. I am over stimulated!!
Now on to a bit of gymnastics. I had a wonderful time at the gym last night. Here are some shots of my Level 6 group. I have had most of these girls since they were 3 or 4 years old. I haven't worked with them in a while, but I am now back with them while their usual coach is away in China. It is such a joy to work with them again! This group took First Place in the teams competition last weekend for the first time this season and I am so proud.
Now I wait out my painfully slow dial-up connection while these photos come up and then off to do some stitching. Of what exactly, I do not know.
A quick note of personal bragging.....I think I got the links thing to work.