Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"Christmas of Olde"

Good Morning Friends!!
Did you all have a Safe, Happy and Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend???
Ours was the perfect start to what we hope will be an awesome SUMMER!! We took a few extra days and drove up to our cottage for a six day weekend. Both of the kids were able to join us and we got to introduce our sweet little Harper to the great outdoors...the north woods of our beautiful state of Wisconsin...and our FAVORITE place to be when we want to just get away from it all!!
We love going is so peaceful and relaxing. The weather was a little chilly and we had to have a fire going every night and most days...but as much as I miss my "wood burning" fireplaces at our old house, I wasn't going to complain a bit about having to get up in the night a few times to "stoke the fire"!! The fireplace we have here used to burn wood, but the previous owners changed it to gas at some point and we haven't had it lit once since moving in. :( Just doesn't feel the same to either of us.
When John and I were little, our family homes were both heated with wood furnaces, so being raised with nothing else, I guess it is something neither of us will ever tire of. I remember how when we were little kids we used to play out in the snow until our teeth chattered and our cheeks and noses were a rosy red and we would get soaked right through our snow pants to our clothes and my Mom would help us take off our wet coats and mittens and dry them by the fire. (Once in a while we even had a cup of old-fashioned hot chocolate waiting for us...remember...the kind we used to make with Hershey's cocoa?) There is just something about the warmth of wood heat during these cold Wisconsin winters...especially at Christmastime!!!
Speaking of CHRISTMAS....
I am so excited to post this morning!!
I have revealed the title and photo cover of my new Christmas book!!
"Christmas of Olde" will be available for purchase in September and I will start taking orders very soon!! Please watch for the email with all ordering details to arrive in your in-boxes within the week! :)
Well my friends...I have to run. As always, I thank you all for stopping by!! I am still playing a little catch-up with emails due to being gone last week, but I am getting there, so if you haven't heard back from me yet...your response is coming!!
OH...I almost forgot...I am afraid that I won't be posting the new patterns for a while yet, but I will open the album with the new designs as soon as I can. I am afraid that I just don't have the time right now to process any orders...very, very sorry to those who have been waiting. However, due to the inconvenience this has caused for some of you, I will be offering a special deal when I do finally release them!!
Take care all...have a wonderful day!! Tina


  1. OH BOY what a beautiful book and I really need it!!!!!! Can't wait till it comes out and your new patterns as well. Glad to hear things are going well for you and your beautiful grandson. When I read your post I can tell of the excitement in your voice of so many wonderful things. Thank you for sharing!!
    Many blessings

  2. Can't wait for the new Christmas book...I'll be first in line!

  3. Oh I am soo excited!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your last book! I looked at it all the time, I can't wait for this one. Please added my email to your list to preorder with that happens!! thanks, OLM

  4. Can't wait to get these in the shop...ladies already asking about them!!! Just in

  5. Good morning Tina,
    I think it's so wonderful that your whole family was able to go to the 'cabin', lots of memories being made with little Harper - he won't remember them but I'm sure there were lots of photos taken for his memory book.

    I'm anxious for the e-mail to order the new book...the title and cover are perfect!

  6. Oh how exciting ~ The cover on your new book looks wonderful!
    Looking forward to the new x stitch designs!
    Sounds like you made some wonderful memories at the cabin.
    Prim Blessings

  7. Hi Tina,
    I sent you an email to be added to your email list and an order and haven't heard from you ~ just wondering if you received it.
    Prim Blessings

  8. Tina, I am so excited about the book!! The other one is a coveted treasure for sure. I would love to see pictures of your new place:) I wish you were able to write every day as it really inspires me. Have a marvelous day!Candi Fry