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Monday, September 14, 2015

The Top Five

Hi friends! It has cooled down here considerably, with highs in the 70's. Nice. Especially since our two young friends were married yesterday at a Serbian Orthodox Church, not too far away.This was the most holy wedding Brian and I have ever attended. It was absolutely wonderful. A blessing to attend. What a lovely service and a perfect reception.

It is time for me to share my Top Five favorite Christmas ornaments from the JC 2015 Special Holiday Issue.
1. Noelle, a Christmas Angel by Brooke's Books Publishing
Is this not gorgeous?!? And big? And intimidating?

2.  Pure Love by The Snowflower Diaries
3.  White Christmas by New York Dreamer
4.  My Christmas Window by OMG!
5.  Little Christmas House by La-D-Da
Some day they will all be stitched.(I hope!) Could not tell you when that day will be. ;) Did you see the ornaments yet? Do you have a favorite? Do tell!

I made up and sent one gift on it's way to a friend. Hope to get the next friend's gift out in the mail tomorrow.

Still stitching up Mabel. So much shading and so many greys!

I enjoy pumpkin all year round, but most especially in the fall. I made this new-to-me recipe and it was a hit! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

I also bake bread year round. I know I have shown you this kind before, but it has been a while since I shared a loaf of bread with you. :)
 I hope you have a stitchtastic week my friends! I plan to!

Stitching and praying,


butterfly said...

Oh I love the angel too .
My friend will be sending me this mag soon so I can have a god look then.
Have a good week hugs.

gominam said...

The angel is gorgeous, my fave. wow, you already made one ornie, congrats:) And you just made me hungry, haha

Barbara said...

Love all those ornaments you picked out. Now I can't wait to get my issue on Wednesday. Have a great week.

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh, I really like White Christmas... so cute!!

Christina said...

We are still in the 80s here which is cooler than what it was, but I would love have your 70s.There are a few I want to stitch up too. I love The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, Dragon Dreams and of course Blue Ribbon Designs. I was sad to see a few of my other favorite designers were not in it this year. CCN, L*K and LHN. I hope Mabel is feeling better. I love to bake as well, just not in the summer. I will check out the pumpkin brownies for DH, he loves pumpkin. Good for you on making bread. That is one adventure I haven't tried, yeast intimidates me.

Honeybee said...

I love that Brooke's Books angel, too... gorgeous! If you've never done one of her designs, don't worry about being intimidated. They're detailed, but they're not difficult, and they are so fun to stitch. And of course, the results are eye-popping! Go for it!

My ornament for this year is Joyful Santa by Homespun Elegance, and DH has chosen Plenty by Hands on Design, but he wants me to do a color conversion. :O)

Parsley said...

I had been debating on whether to get this issue or not. I've VERY tempted. :-)

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, I would not be a good one to chose because I like all of them. My fingers have been stitching away. I am just about to finish my latest lap quilt. Then it is back to Halloween tea towels. I am so glad about Mabel. Have a wonderful day stitching and enjoy the nicer weather. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Ele said...

Lovely designs you picked up
What a yummy bread loaf :)

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Love the designs you chose:)

Annie said...

Got my issue too. Are you going to attempt the Brooke Nolan one? She does such original designs and I love the way she does female faces.

Annette-California said...

I love your top five. Just had a photo session of my top five - post coming up:) Lovely bread! love Annette

Cathy said...

I just got my copy of the Christmas Ornament issue yesterday and haven't gone through it yet. But that's a great idea posting our favorites from it! May I borrow your idea and do that on my own blog?

Beth said...

Interesting to see your five - I do like White Christmas!

Julie said...

Having a catch up read after a busy weekend .. good news Mabel about Mabel and what a cute poodle stitchy project, you've go the shading so perfect.
Nice choice your top 5 are, i'll have to wait a bit longer for the mag here in the UK
Wishing your friends many years of happiness as they embark on married life.

Carol said...

After seeing your Top Five and Annette's this morning, I definitely need to get this issue pronto :) Love all of your choices, Vickie, and I look forward to seeing which one you stitch first.

Ranae said...

Very nice picks, I still need to get my hands on a copy. The Halloween issue was kind of disappointing

Brigitte said...

I love seeing those favourite-ornies-posts when the new JCS issue is published. So I have the chance to see lots of ornaments before I'm able to buy the issue here. I love the White Christmas one with its pastel colours.

Gillie said...

Haven't seen the new edition yet, like your choices, though, but would probably just admire someone else's stitching of Brooke's angel! How lovely about the wedding, bodes well for the marriage. Many forget that the wedding is but one day!

Hilda said...

What a great idea to share your top five ornaments out of the 2015 magazine. I am so much looking forward to receiving my copy of it - it seems to have many wonderful ornaments this year!


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

Eagerly awaiting my copy of the magazine now! I like your choices but I also like the octagonal one on the cover too.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I love each one you picked too! I've been wondering if I could even attempt to do Noel...I think she'd be lovely at the top of our tree :)

CJ said...

HI Vickie -

I was happy to read your blog today. I have been so busy I forgot the new catalog was coming out. I am working the school bookfair today and I will have to order my copy as soon as I get home.


stitchersanon said...

I don't get the magazine but it was lovely to have a sneaky peek through your post.