I have three more hours to post my last blog of 2013. I'm sitting at my Dad's house with my husband, our kids and my Dad watching some New Year's Eve specials and snacking on gifted Christmas cookies (like so much this Christmas, I did not feel like baking), shrimp, and sipping warm German Spiced wine. It's not the wild family celebration of past years, but this feels just right.
The Christmas season for me always starts with the shop's Christmas Open House on the first Saturday of December. The shop was decorated with cross-stitched Christmas ornaments,
stockings, and framed Santas. There were nibblies, specials, gifts for all, and lots of Christmas cheer. To view all the Open House photos Click here.
This year's Open House was very much like those of previous years, with one exception. My mom was very much in my heart this day, and sharing the day with many friends made it easier.
My mother always loved the festivities and cherished each and every one of our dedicated stitchers.
For those of you who were unable to drop by the shop and partake in the festivities, I would like to extend my Christmas gift to all of you. Every year I design a Christmas Ornament, which is kitted and then gifted at the Open House. And as it happens this year's was another Reindeer.
Click here for the chart. Enjoy!!
And enjoy the remainder of this Festive Season.
Hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
And wishing you all peace, hope, love and good health for every day of the coming new year.
Gitta's gang appreciates your business and we hope to serve you again in 2014. Without you the shop would not be here.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
This year has been especially hard for me, and it is the love of family and friends that gets me through the days.
Have a Merry Christmas and I will post some photos from Gitta's Christmas Open House as well as my annual Christmas gift to all of you before New Year's Eve.