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Monday, December 12, 2011

Sorry I have been away so long.... I'm Back !

Too begin with I want to wish you all a very  Merry Christmas to all my friends and family. I know that I have been MIA for a while but I have just been so dang busy.
Sewing takes time if you do it well and with lots of love.

Doesn't it just get so crazy this time of year. I worked like a women possessed to get a lot of goodies ready for a craft fair and not one of them sold:0( How sad is that? Oh well, what the folks were buying I would even think of making so I don't feel too bad. The things I make take longer and have more quality the quantity so I will just give them as gifts instead. I am sure they will be appreciated and I don't feel so bad as I would have spent the money to buy something that probably doesn't have the love in it that my gifts will have.

We will also be having a new arrival in our little family. His name is Baxter and he is a Puggle. Yes, he is a Pug and Beagle. He won't be arriving at our home till mid January as he is only 4 weeks old now. But I will give you a glimpse of this sweet little fellow. Now doesn't that just make you go Awww.....?
I even got my first puppy kiss the other day. He just lives across the street with his mama and papa. Papa is a pure pug and mama is a puggle too. Here is a little better close up of Baxter.

I am just hoping that Phoebe accepts him into our family. We are going to break him in gradually by bringing him over for a couple of hours a day for a little bit just so that they can get acquainted

I am just finishing up my latest rug hooking project. I should be done with it in a day or so.
I also made up a Christmas stocking for my granddaughters boyfriend. I would have done something a little more masculine but the two of them are such kids at heart that I went with one of his favorite animals. A penguin
 This is the rug hooking that I am finishing up just now. 
And Voila, it is done!! Just in time to hang on my friends front door. She is undergoing her second round of Chemo. She was doing so well then her counts went up again. She is very dear to me as is her daughter too. It just seems to be such a cruel blow to be hit with Chemo again During the Christmas season. Anytime is bad but particularly just now. 
I had something wonderful planned for her daughter too, but ran out of time. It was a rug hooked reindeer.  Well, if I start it now I should be done by next Christmas. Heheh

These were some of the things that I made for the show
I am sorry that I have been gone for so long but I  will try and be a little more visible and wont stay away so long. I apologize to all of you my friends, followers and family.
Merry Christmas and a Happy holiday season to  you all.


Punchneedle and Me said...

Shows are always a toss up.. Just don't let them get you down. Your rug hooking is looking great!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jan, glad to hear you are okay. I was wondering where you have been.
For the craft show people just don't know great work and the time someone like yourself puts into their crafts.
You do amazing work, I know because we still have our mouse you made us for our grandfather clock and the detail is amzing and we ALWAYS get comments from friends that come over of how detail Mr. Mouse is and how great he looks on our grandfather clock.

Congrats on your new baby coming in Jan. Pugs are too darn CUTE.
He is a lucky guy to have a mom and dad like you and your Hubby.

Your snowman hook rug is FABULOUS!
I can't hook rug to save my life, LOL!
Unbelieveable the work you do.
Do you plan on selling the snowman hook rug? If you are how much would you charge?

I am going to start be a rug hooker and try to learn after the holiday's are over, but again it's me we are talking about, 2 left hands!Giggles!
Merry Christmas to you and your Hubby,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well, there you are girlfriend! I just knew you were super busy! I love the stockings and that Santa is a wonderful design! Love everything you make! Happy holidays to you and your hubby! ♥♥♥

Linda Stubbs said...

Hi sweet Jan, had to come over and say hello and Merry CHRISTmas. Your work is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Life has been so much fun for me lately........home for 3 weeks and enjoying my time stitching away!

Blessings to your day sweet friend,

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Your Santa rug is just awesome! You do fantastic work! Your puppy is so cute and he is big for 4 weeks, gonna be a big boy! Merry Christmas!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Julie said...

Your things for the show are great! Sweet pinguin stocking...he will love it, Jan! Hey...your new to-be puppy is adorable!!! How sweet!!!

Debbie said...

Your tree looks beautiful Jan! You do some great work... I love the stocking your working on and Oh my goodness.... Baxter is a cutie patootie!

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


Ladybug said...

Tree is beautiful Jan!! Baxter is
adorable such a sweet little face..
You are so talented you do fantastic work
Merry Christmas to you and your
Hugs and Blessings..
Ladybug :-)

Linda said...

Love the Santa piece! I wish I had half of your artistic ability!
Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Love that little Baxter! He is so precious!!!

Linda said...

Love the penguin! And that rug is wonderful! Don't know how you find time to do it all!