Saturday, December 22, 2012


December 12, 2012...
our 20th wedding anniversary....
We decided to take a trip to Texas and explore the
Hill Country.  It wouldn't be a "vacation" for us if
there wasn't a park, forest or desert involved. 
Here we are at the Enchanted Canyon right
outside of Fredericksburg.   The stars at
night are said to be beautiful but it was a tad
too cold for us to find out.   We did have a good
time and enjoyed our time together!
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Anytime we travel, I always start a new Lizzie
Kate project since they are so easy to stitch.  
I recently acquired the Snow Belles
(thanks to a visit to the Spring Robin earlier this fall)
and decided to start the first one.  

Lizzie Kate "All Dressed Up"
Stitched on 28ct khaki evenweave
w/ DMC

That snowman was so much fun to stitch I
decided to stitch him twice!   I had my fabric
oriented incorrectly so it soon became obvious
that I was running out of fabric.  Not a good idea
to start something new at 6:00 in the morning! doesn't take as long to rip it out as
it does to stitch it.  I plan to make these into
small pillows to keep my fat men company. 
One down....five to go!
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We had some free time in San Antonio so I was
 able to visit Stitches from the Heart.   They had a
lot of great stitched models to drool over.  The
best part was the "Texas" section with a variety
of  designs about Texas from Texas.

I picked up these two ornaments from Redbird
Designs.  If memory serves me correct, you can
only find her stuff in Texas.   I know I purchased
another Texas ornament years ago at another
shop in San Antonio.   I thought these were
just too cute to pass up and hope to stitch
for next year as a reminder of our trip.
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Well...Christmas is almost here and I hope
you are ready!  We start our celebrations
tomorrow so I am ready for some good food
and fellowship with our families.   I wish you
a very Merry Christmas and hope you
find time for a little stitching too!


  1. Hi Karen,

    Happy Anniversary! I too love Lizzie Kate designs. Your snowman looks fantastic.

  2. Love the there 12s equalling 20. Congratulations.
    My BFF Beatrice and I toured Texas this past summer. We did not know there's a LNS in San Antonio. Sad to have missed the
    Texas stitches.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Congratulations on 20 years together! Glad you spent time doing something together! Cute Texas charts--I look forward to seeing them done by you! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  4. Happy Anniversary Karen! You both look very happy. Loving your snow belle stitch - cute. Merry Christmas!

  5. Happy Anniversary Ya'll. Those charts are just the cutest!!!! I have a few Redbird Christmas designs, I didi not know that you can only get them in Texas, SADNESS!!

    i LIKE THE jOY yA'LL.

    I am glad you had a wonderful anniversary trip. I really enjoy Texas, but have yet to go to that XS store.

    Take care and have a Merry Holiday

  6. Happy 20th! Your first Snow Belle is very cute.

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Cute, cute stitch too! I love Lizzie Kate :)

  8. Happy Anniversary! Cute new charts.
    Merry Christmas! love Annette

  9. Happy Anniversary, great stitching and great charts.
    Merry Christmas to you and your Family.

  10. Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary and here's to many more.

  11. Congratulations. Have a lovely Christmas xx

  12. Happy Anniversary. Great new start. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  13. Happy Anniversary! Your trip sounds like fun and it is always nice to find those regional designs/designers, isn't it?

  14. Congratulations on 20 years. Those ornaments are a good remembrance. A Blessed, Merry Christmas to you!

  15. Happy anniversary! Looks like you had a good time in Texas! Love your Snow woman finish -- so cute! And how fun that you found those new charts as a remembrance of your trip too! Enjoy your celebrations -- happy Christmas!

  16. Happy Anniversary !!!!Glad you enjoyed your visit :)

  17. What a wonderful day to have an anniversary, 20 years, congrats.

    Merry Christmas.

  18. Sounds like a great trip, Karen, and what a cute LK finish :)

    Wishing you a most Happy Anniversary (and a Merry Christmas, too!)...

  19. Congratulations on your anniversary, Karen! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and came home with some great "souvenirs"!

    Cute little Lizzie Kate snowman...perfect for a pillow finish.

    Merry Christmas!

  20. Happy anniversary, Karen! It sounds like a great trip. Love the L*K finish! Wishing you and your husband a very happy Christmas.

  21. congratulations on your wedding anniversary ours was the 6th Dec and 24 years :) love the wee snow man too :)
    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

  22. Happy anniversary~~~~~ Sounds like you have fun!!!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  23. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!
    It looks like an amzing trip.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  24. Happy Anniversary. It sounds like you had a great trip. Your LK is very cute and your new stash looks great.

  25. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Wishing you and your loved ones a splendid Christmas as well...may every moment be filled with joy!


  27. Congratulations on your Anniversary. The snowman is adorable.

  28. You certainly had a wonderful time in Texas. And the little L*K snowman is just a little additional pleasure.
    All the best for 2013!

  29. A belated Congratulations on your anniversary Karen. I hope you had a joyous Christmas and had time for holiday stitching. I love visiting other shops when I get the chance and looks like you had fun on your trip. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year too!

  30. Belated Happy Anniversary wishes! I'm so glad you had some time to get away and celebrate.
    I wish there was a needlework shop here that was close enough for me to stop in at.
    I love checking out fabrics in person.
    All best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

  31. Happy Anniversary Karen! Thanks for the joy of reading your wonderful blog (I will try to comment more in 2013). The snow men/women by L-K are so cool. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, Wanda

  32. What a great anniversary trip!Your snowman is very cute! I always try to bring a small/easy project on vacation as well. Happy New Year!


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