Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Contemplating Bethlehem

May the peace and joy you find at this sacred time follow you through the new year and beyond.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Babette goes walk about

Missus H. told me I have a cousin in my new abode. When she went out I went to look for him. I met lots of lovely, friendly inhabitants but alas, no cousin :( Where he go to we don't know!!!!
Missus H. said she made the nativity set. She took a class with Grandma H. She said that the nativity set is about the birth of someone called Jesus. He is very important person to all Christians and many other peoples. The family is reading Luke and stories from Happy Tales to You Christmas book. I am learning a lot.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cross stitch exchange

I received this beautiful Christmas ornament from Lucy with the Exchange Heaven group. Very pretty.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas ornament exchange

A few weeks ago I participated in an exchange with the yahoo group I- Love- Cross -Stitch. I received this ornament from Gail that until I put it on our tree had been hanging up in our kitchen.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Greetings from Babette :)

Look at my new residence. Isn't it just lovely. I have a cardinal living above me and a snowman beside me. I love the bells Missus H. lets me hang on to :) She told me not to eat the berries :(
A few days ago my new residence moved. Missus H. said she preferred it in the corner by the fireplace. I live on the 6th level and I hope I don't have to look down too far!!!!
Missus H. says I have to say "Hope you all have a Merry Christmas" .... whatever that is. Oh, she says it's a big, special holiday so to rejoice. I think I can do that.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Here a stitch, there a stitch - part 5 Gypsy Garden Collection

I like looking at the photographs at
She also has a nice tutorial on how to make rick-rack flowers for those of you who have buckets of the stuff :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Something Christmasy

I'm in the middle of decorating our trees. I enjoy taking out the ornaments from their boxes and remembering times past. I made both of these. The red one was a motif taken from a Christmas stocking in the "A Merry Christmas in Cross-Stitch" by Better Homes and Gardens (1994) I made 12 as gifts for all our family members i.e. parents and siblings.
The log cabin one is tiny 2"x2" and was not originally intended as an ornament but I liked it so much I wanted to use it as one.