Thursday, December 15, 2011

Madelyn's Stocking and Hi !

Hello my friends !!  It's been so long since I've posted something.... Life seems to spiral out of control around this time and it is hard to find the time to blog.  I've continued to read your posts, though, so I feel I haven't lost touch with you.

Well, I should probably let the pictures do the talking, so keep looking and reading and I hope you enjoy !!  It is good to be back :-)

On the stitching front, I haven't done as much as I would have liked to, but I managed to finish the Christmas stocking for my sweet Madelyn.  I've also finished a cute Lizzie Kate Christmas ABCs and another little design that I stitched for my neighbor whose last name is Yule, but that I never framed.  Yikes !!!

Hola mis queridas amigas.  Cuanto tiempo sin oír nada de mi.  Parece que mi vida pasa muy deprisa y apenas tengo tiempo de escribir un nuevo articulo para mi blog.  Lo bueno es que sigo leyendo vuestros blogs, asi que no pierdo contacto con vosotras. 

Bueno, voy a dejar que las fotos hablen por si mismas, asi que seguid mirando y leyendo.  Espero que os guste todo.  Me alegro de estar de vuelta.

No he tenido mucho tiempo para hacer punto de cruz, pero de alguna manera me he apañado para terminar una media para Madelyn.  También he terminado Christmas ABCs de Lizzie Kate y otro proyecto pequeñito que bordé para mi vecina que se apellida Yule, pero que no he enmarcado todavía !!

I also had some time to decorate my home for Christmas.  My husband loves Christmas (and so do I), so I got over my laziness and tried to go all the way.  I've never shown any pictures before, so here you go:

También he tenido algo de tiempo para decorar mi casa para Navidad.  A mi marido le encanta la Navidad (y a mi también), asi que me sacudo la gandulería y decoro, decoro y decoro.  Aquí podéis ver unos detalles de mi casa.

One of the highlights of this year was my trip to Spain to my niece's wedding.  It was wonderful to spend three weeks at home with my family and catch up.  My mom's food is so yummy and I ate so very much.  Now that my clothes don't fit, I do regret it.  LOL !!!

Uno de los mejores momentos del año fue mi viaje a España para asistir a la boda de mi sobrina.  Que maravilla poder pasar tres semanas en casa con mi familia.  Comí todas las cosas buenas que prepara mi madre y más.  Ahora que la ropa no me cabe me arrepiento !!!

My niece Amanda went from this beautiful little girl.......

Mi sobrina Amanda paso de ser esta niña tan chiquita........

To this beautiful bride.....  (where has time gone???) (blurry picture, sorry)

A esta novia tan preciosa...... (como ha pasado el tiempo)  (la foto esta un poco turbia)

She started crying even before the wedding started !!!! So cute...

Empezó a llorar antes de que empezara la boda !!!!  

My mom and dad :-)  Love them !!

Mi padre y mi madre :-)  Cuanto los quiero !!

My whole family: mom, dad, brothers, sister and me.  I am so blessed to have this family 

Mi familia: mama, papa, hermanos, hermana y yo.  La verdad es que Dios me ha bendecido con una familia maravillosa.

Of course, I've been busy making some new wallets and fulfilling orders.  I have lots of new fabric but haven't had enough time to make the fabric into stitch wallets yet !!  Below are some of the recent ones.  If there are any that you can't live without, just let me know :-).  Check all of them here

También he estado ocupada con mis carteritas.  Aquí podeis ver algunas de las nuevas.   Tengo mucha tela preciosa y muy poco tiempo para hacerlas !!!

Here is Rio with the Navy colors.  Well, I truly couldn't help this...........GO NAVY BEAT ARMY !!!  (I love you my army friends).

Y mi perro Rio, con los colores de la Marina.  El equipo de fútbol de la Academia Naval (Naval Academy) venció al equipo del Ejercito de Tierra (Army), asi que siendo de familia marina, teníamos que celebrarlo.

And this is for today.  I am not sure when I'll post again, but I'll be keeping an eye on all your beautiful projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  

Y esto es todo !! No se cuando escribiré otra vez, pero ya os sigo en vuestros blogs.  Gracias por pasaros por aquí y por vuestros comentarios. 



Catherine said...

Wonderful post! Great stitches, great decorating (love your cuckoo clock), lovely family memories!!

Patty C. said...

Great post. Beautiful decorations. Wonderful family photos :)

Margaret said...

Wow, what a great post, Natalia! It's so nice to see pics of your family after hearing so much about them. I can definitely see the family resemblance! Congratulations also to your niece. And your stitching! Wow! Did you finish the SB stocking for Madelyn as well? Well of course, since you make those lovely wallets, of course you can do finishing as well. lol! I love the LK piece too, and everything else. And your wallets. All are beautiful! I love mine and use them all the time. Love your Christmas decorating as well. and Rio -- how cute is he? lol!

valerie said...

Wow, so much great stuff to see! I love Madelyn's stocking! I think I will start one for me this weekend. Your finishing is pristine! Great L*K finish too. Congrats to your niece! How wonderful to have been able to spend some time in Spain with your family. I hope you have a fantastic holiday season. *hugs*

Glenna said...

Natalia, I'm a bad girl, sitting here at the office drooling over your photos. Such beautiful work you do--the stitching (love love the stocking), the decorating, the stitching envelopes and that gorgeous tree. And your whole family is beautiful, including the crying bride. Merry, merry Christmas, very talented stitcher woman!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the great photos. Your niece was a beautiful bride and I loved the photo of you parents. So sweet.
Your stitching is fabulous. The stocking is adorable.
Love your holiday decorations and the new stitch wallets are beautiful. You are tempting me into ordering more!
Rio is so handsome.

Karin said...

Great post Natalia! Love all your photos!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Natalia, your post is just beautiful! I love your decorations and your finishes are wonderful. What a beautiful family you have. The bride was stunning! What fun you must of had!!! I love the new wallets. I can't begin to decide which one to chose!!!
Linda C.

Patch Temptation said...

Hola Natalia!
Que bonitos todos tus trabajos.
La decoracion navideña esta estupenda, y es que es una epoca del año muy especial.
Que bien que te encontrastes con tu familia, ademas por una boda, que siempre es una alegria. La familia es lo mas importante, y es maravilloso estar todos juntos.
Un Abrazo

Carol said...

Oh, what a beautiful post, Natalia--so many gorgeous stitchings and your lovely wallets!

How special to be able to travel to Spain for your niece's wedding. My family visited four cities in Spain this year for the first time--loved every moment :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

dixiesamplar said...

Beautiful stitching, Natalia! The stocking and stitching wallets are lovely.

What a wonderful family you have, and your niece made a beautiful bride...absolutely loved her dress!

Your house is so festive and beautiful; your tree is especially gorgeous.

Michelle said...

So many beautiful photos! I loved seeing the photos of your family. All of your stitching finishes and your decorating for the holidays is stunning!! Wow!! I sent you an email about your stitching wallets, but I think you were still in Spain at the time.

Katrina said...

What a fun post!!!!! I love all the stitchy pictures, and your decorating and as always the wallets are just gorgeous too.

Dona said...

Natalia, how beautiful all of your Christmas decorations are! Everything looks so pretty and all of your Christmas stitching is wonderful.

Madelyn's stocking is gorgeous. Every time I see a stitched SB stocking, I want to start one.

Tell Rio he is very handsome in his Navy colors!

The Scarlett House said...

Oh my, you sure covered a lot of ground with this post, Natalia. Your decorating, stitching, and family photos are all beautiful.
Little Madelyn will treasure that stocking!

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE BACK ONLINE! YIPPEE! So glad to have you posting again, Natalia! I love your posts! I loved the Merry Christmas music arrangement and to see your stunning Niece. The stocking! I gotta see that stocking close-up and in person! Beautiful & I've been dying to do one of those. Your stitched ornaments are so lovely. Feliz Navidad, Natalia. See you soon. Jannie ( - :

Siobhan said...

Natalia, oh my gosh!!!! What fantastic decorations--everything is so lovely! I always love to see how people decorate, and your house looks so warm and inviting. Beautiful stitching! Your family photos are wonderful--I know how hard it is to be away from them at Christmas. Big hugs, gf. The pic of Rio is adorable. I have friends who go to the Army/Navy game every year--not sure what side they root for--I think it's Navy?? Anyway, loved Rio supporting his team. :)

Nieves Mª said...

¡¡Me encanta como bordaste el calcetín¡¡
Intentaré este año hacer uno.
Haces unos samplers preciosos y los enmarcas con muy buen gusto.
Ya he visto a tu perro muy "deportivo".
¿Que tal en Colorado?
Este verano aquí en Santander está haciendo calor.
Besos, un montón.