Christmas Flair
Happy New Year!

Wow. Just....wow.

Time sure flies when you're having fun! This month was a serious WHIRLWIND. I can't believe Christmas is here and gone already.  I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families this Christmas season!

I realize I've been absent from this whole blogging thing...but fear not!  I'm back!  I've been SO busy with stitching/sewing gifts, baking cookies, and just trying to keep it all straight day in and day out, that I just barely had time to fit in some meals and sleep.  Blogging definitely fell off the list of things to do.

So here's what's up -- I finished "Skeleton Crew" (Cricket Collection), in amongst working on ornaments for this year.  The lovely ladies at my LNS were SO kind as to put pictures of it in their latest newsletter (click on the provided link for their shop, and click on the header for "Newsletter", and I'm almost at the bottom with my tin of cookies and the pics of my piece :-) ), and also mentioned that they have the color changes that I made.  If you call or email them for my (Jacki) changes for the Skeleton Crew piece, they will know exactly what you're talking about, and will get the supplies to you asap.  They're awesome :-)  

Unfortunately, as I'm writing this, I don't have a picture of my piece just yet, but I hope to take a pic tomorrow night to post it for you all to see.  In the meantime, if you want  to get started with my color changes (I've been posting little updates here and there for the piece, so you can get glimpses of it in my previous posts), I created a page dedicated to any floss and fabric changes I make for pieces that I do, in case you would like to do the same.  The link is on the upper left of my page.

Also, for those of you who have been looking forward to my gluten-free recipes that I would post from time to time between all of my needlework/papercrafts/sewing projects, I will no longer be posting them here.   I've created a separate blog for my gluten-free endeavors, and I hope you'll join me over there -- it's called Vanilla Bean Dreams, and the links for my most recent posts can be found on the right sidebar of this blog.  I will be making some major changes to the way I bake, but it will all still be absolutely 100% gluten-free.  I hope you'll join me on my health journey for 2012!!

That's all I have for tonight, kids.  I'll be back in the blogging game now that things will slow down for a while :-)  Thank you all for sticking with me, and here's to a new year of wonderful creations!!!

Love and stitches :-)

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