Monday, December 7, 2009

What I've Been Up To...



Other than growing the baby, I have been doing a lot of embroidery!  I love that it's something I can throw in a bag & take downstairs and spend time with my family while doing.  Most of the other things I do, I have to be in my room with all the appropriate tools and away from everyone.  But not this!  I have been busy making stockings for the kids, and a Jesse Tree.


When I was little, my grandma had a Jesse Tree she made, and still has up to this day.  When I was a little older, my mom made one with us, and so I really wanted to have one for my kids. 




I am not finished yet, I still have about 8 more symbols to do, then each one needs the bible verse and name that it symbolizes added to it.  I tried to get it done for Dec. 1st, but maybe I'll get it done before Christmas {or before this baby is born!}.

And before I was even done with the Jesse Tree, I decided the kids needed new stockings for the mantle.  Here are some of the pictures of those.  The baby's doesn't have a name yet, cause we don't want to give it away ;)  well, that and we haven't decided 100% yet what it's going to be! 

Well, I am due in 4 weeks and lets hope I can get all the stuff I want to get done finished up before my sleepless nights set in...otherwise, most of the stuff I am working on won't get finished until summer!! 










8 comments:

Natalia said...

I love all of your hand work! The stockings and the ornaments for the Jesse tree are just darling! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne Drury said...

Everything is SO pretty !!!

Sew It Up! said...

wow you have done some beautiful work! Merry Christmas!

TJ and Whitnee said...

I'm so impressed with all your embroidery!

Nina... said...

Such beautiful detail. You are very talented, thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

Trisha said...

I love your stockings! I so want make some for my family, but other projects keep getting in the way!

Erin said...

This is a really wonderful idea, nice reminders of the Bible verses important to you and your family. :) They look fabulous, well done!

angelfishy said...

My goodness! Are making the Jesse Tree from a pattern? I would *love* to make one for my family, too. Fill me in if you can!

Angie
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