Merry, Happy everyone! Hard to believe Christmas is only 2 days away and 2016 is almost here. The year has gone so fast and while I stitched a TON, I left many projects unfinished.
Today is my day to post as part of the Online Advent Calendar, sponsored by Jo at serendipitous Stitching. I stitched like crazy this month trying to finish last minute Christmas cards and I wanted to share this one with you
It's a card I made for a friend that used to be my manager. She left the company in May and I miss her a lot. Her mother, who's name was Joy, passed away when my friend was 18 and I always make her a card with "Joy" on it. This is adapted from a free pattern from Gazette94, The original pattern is the second one listed on the page the link opens to. She has some great freebies on her website and I've used several of her patterns.
How I spend Christmas Eve. As a child, we always spent Christmas Eve with my dad's sister's house. She has 4 kids, all older than I and by the time I was in the 9-12 age range, my cousins had kids of their own. As a result, there was usually over 30 people at her house and it was utter craziness, especially when it came time to open presents. Now, most of those kids have moved away and Christmas Eve is much smaller, but it was a blast when I was a kid. As an adult with children of my own, we spend Christmas Eve with my husband's extended family. Everyone draws a name and we do a Secret Santa gift exchange. It is always a challenge to disguise handwriting and wrap presents in a unique manner to try and keep the "secret" as long as we can.