a NEW Christmas tradition

I once heard that if you do something more than twice it’s a tradition :o)!  Well, I guess I have a NEW Christmas tradition!  I love the looks of cross-stitched pieces and although I can’t seem to do too many of these projects (because I get a bit annoyed after a while at the monotony of the up/down motion)….the last two or three years I’ve managed to finish one each year.  Woo hoo! Right?!?  I’ve decided to continue this ‘tradition’, because if I make Christmas themed cross-stitch projects, maybe they won’t end up at the GoodWill after I die.  Maybe , just maybe, my great-grandchildren will cherish them….(as long as they only have to display them about 4 weeks each December).

The BELIEVE cross-stitch piece above is last year’s project and I just finished framing it today.   Here’s pics of the process….I REALLY recommend DIY picture framing!!!  (Yes, I use our ping-pong table for mat cutting).

It’s ready to go on display in December!  Yeah!  Now it’s time to decide on this year’s project.  I’m contemplating this project below.  What do you think?

I found it at ABC Stitch Therapy

Lovin’ my NEW hobby of blogging!

My new hobby of blogging has been a lot of fun! I love being inspired by other bloggers….I love laughing at their funny and sometimes sarcastic posts….I love learning NEW things from them! I REALLY appreciate the time they take to post all the interesting things that they do! (Because now I realize…it’s a bit time consuming…but worth it!) One of the FUNNEST things I experienced, is winning a prize from a blog I follow. Doesn’t winning something just MAKE YOUR DAY!?!?! Winning this cute pillow recently from Pink Polka Dot Creations did just that! Thanks Rita!

Easy Peasy NEW wreath

How fast can you make a NEW Halloween wreath? Super fast!….Just spray paint a grapevine wreath, spread dollar store spider web over it and hot glue spiders and letters on it! Fast and Easy….my type of project :o)

How fast can you make something NEW?

Linking up to:

The 36th Avenue, Christina’s Adventures, and Somewhat Simple


{Relatively} New Game Room Posters

A few posts ago, when I felt like I was swimming in modge podge, I mentioned my Game Room/TV Room movie posters (previous post here)…and I promised I’d show them to you. This project was earlier in the summer, so it’s only “relatively new” :o)

I picked up a Pirates of the Caribbean picture book from a discount store…I think it was $3! Then I made this collage for our game/tv room. The other posters were also $2-$3…so the entire wall-project, with wood and everything was probably under $20! Nice huh!?! OK, yeah…you can call me cheap mamma! :o)


Linking Up at:

Christina’s Adventures

Happy Hour Projects