Monday, 21 October 2013

Sampler Gameboard and Nutcrackers and Christmas

Here is my Sampler Gameboard. I am sure you haven't seen it for a while. I am about 2/3 done. I stitch 4 days at a time on each piece. I figure 3 more rounds will give me a happy dance.

I also joined a stitch called Torah Stitch by Stitch. Each stitcher signs up and is sent a section of the Torah to stitch. This is my contribution. Genesis 16 Verse 15-17. It has been sent back to the group to be added to their work.They are now at 420 stitchers from 12 countries. If you are interested you can find more information here.

And, because we winter in Arizona we had an early Christmas with my parents, our children and grandchildren. The tree was up and the house was decorated for Christmas. All of my nutcrackers made an appearance. I am only putting a photo of a very few. I think last count was 200 or so. I had such fun. The grandkids were a little confused but very happy with their early Christmas gifts.

Of the gifts I received this was, by far, the best gift ever.
A Jim Shore Nutcracker. Isn't he a handsome fella! and he is all mine!

 I have tried to do a fair amount of stitching in the last 6 months. This is my ort jar after that time frame. Either I stitched a lot or I made lots of errors. You chose lol.


Edgar said...

The Game board and Torah stitching are just lovely!!! What a super nutcracker!!!!

Silverlotus said...

Your section of the Torah is looking great. I have to admit, I've set mine aside for a little while since I'm trying to get a few other things done first. I'll make my deadline, though.

I love the Christmas tree so much. I have to admit, I'm very excited for Christmas this year. I love Halloween, but I can't wait for Christmas!

Rowyn said...

Your Sampler Gameboard is coming along well.

Love your Christmas tree. Hope you enjoyed the early festivities.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..
Hugs x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your gameboard is looking great!

Katrina said...

Love your sampler gameboard!!!!! Gorgeous and the Torah thing is very neat too :-). Glad you had a nice early Christmas with your family.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

OH OH OH....I love the Jim Shore Nutcracker...I collect Jim Shore :)
and your tree...gorgeous!
And your stitching...fabulous!
Coming through Indiana on your way to AZ?

Angie said...

love the gameboard and the torah

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress on the gameboard, it looks lovely.
The torah piece is a great idea, I saw it on another blog too.

Glad you enjoyed your early Christmas and your fantastic nutcracker collection.

Meari said...

Gameboard looks great, Kathy.

I always enjoy seeing parts of your nutcracker collection.

Judy S. said...

That game board is amazing, Kathy! The Torah is, too. Nice work!

Catherine said...

The game board looks great!

Brigitte said...

Two great projects that you show here. Yes, I can see the happy dance on the gameboard getting very near.
I have already seen the Torah stitch project on Lynn's blog. A wonderful project.

Grit said...

Your stitching is so wonderful.