Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!! well almost

We had a quiet and blessed Christmas, well since its just us and the cats its very quiet.. I did get a big surprise and new digital camera from my husband.  I got a Nixon D90, its a nice little camera and its taken a week for me to learn how to use, but I think I have gotten the hang of it.  My old (other) camera is a 2001 Kodak, which I love, but it is big and technolog has changed so much, I will never put it out to pasture. 

So here's a picture of my Houtman progress with the new camera. 

So I'm progressing nicely, I think.. even though I have'nt stitched as much as would of liked over Christmas.  Also in the spirit of a stitcher's tradition  there will be a new start tomorrow on New Years Day.  Take a look!

It's a small quaker from Carolina House, called "Merry Christmas".  I'm going to stitch it on Lakeside Linens, Antique Luna.   I have been wanting to try Lakeside Linens linen for a long time I finally got that chance.  I almost got a destroyed package of linen.  If you look at the top of the package its was crumpled and partially torn.  I ordered this linen, along with "Queenstown - Quaker Friends" chart from Wyndham Needleworks.   Well it all arrived right before Christmas like this...

As you can see the chart was massacered from the postal machine, it all was rewrappled in the plastic wrapper with "We Care" oh yes they care... The chart was only $12 dollars, but the linen, well I'm just grateful.. as I said it could of been worse.  I did contact Lydia at Wyndham Needleworks, explaining to her what had happened, offering to take pictures, and explaining I was just letting her know, that I know it isn't her fault.  Well to her credit, she sent me a new chart, I offered to pay and again show her pictures, she declined.  She's the best, I have never had any major issues with Wyndham, it sometimes takes a while to get an order, since its just her and her husband, so I never order anything when I'm in a hurry. If you haven't tried her do, here her link... Wyndham Needlework

I leave you now with some great pictures we took of the kids....with the new camera...
Now isn't this beautiful picture of Annie (the mom cat)
Well here they are the mom and dad, I have never seen two cats that have mated for life!
And my beautiful Rhory Boy, Annie's first born.......
We wish all of you a blessed NEW YEAR!!!!!!! with lots of stitching........and many blessings.. Jean


  1. Congratulations on your new camera! Love your Jan Houtman progress. And the post office mess up -- geez! Yes, i've had packages arrive like that as well. Not pretty. Nice of Lydia to send you a new chart. Your babies are all very pretty kitties! Happy New Year!

  2. Nice progress on your WIP! I'm glad that the package did actually reach you--I wonder at how they get mangled like that!

    Happy new year!


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