Monday, December 20, 2010

Every year our daughter Alison "Kate" has a BIG Christmas party in her LITTLE house.  We drive to KC for a busy day of cooking, cleaning, exterior lighting (Alan's favorite job!), etc.  Then we stay for the party and become the servers and kitchen help so Alison can greet her friends. What a joy it is to spend an evening with Alison, her awesome friends and family (a few cousins live in KC, too!). Alison is a food blogger (, so the party keeps getting larger every year, as more friends want to come and enjoy some yummy apps and desserts. Ali is blessed with a fabulous friends!

I was excited to wear my unexpected (but extremely appreciated) holiday gift - a gorgeous paper corsage creation from This lovely handmade flower creation arrived a couple weeks ago in a classic plastic corsage box - what fun! The creative geniuses at 2martins can whip up any flowers you want - weddings, special occasions, whatever - and they don't need water!  Visit her Etsy site, too!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Last Minute December Kit"

We went a little crazy over the Thanksgiving weekend and created a SPECIAL LITTLE KIT! It's called LAST MINUTE DECEMBER!  We jammed this little kit with fabric and lots of embellishments, but it's a quick holiday project that can be finished in one evening or a weekend afternoon...or save it for stitching after the holidays.  (Christmas does roll around every year, you know!). Kit includes pattern, fabric, 4 hand-dyed red buttons (for optional finishing), white snowflake button, red beads and a tiny gold jingle bell.  It's perfect for last minute Christmas stitching and giving!

Contact your favorite needlework shop to order or reserve your kit now. This project is ONLY AVAILABLE for shops to purchase during the month of December 2010.  Make your list and check it twice...this is your only chance!


Welcome to the new (temporary format) Lizzie*Kate blog!  We're so happy to see you!  Our New Year's Resolution for 2011 is to create a blog, so we're getting a head start in December.  We'll tweak the blog and dress it up a bit for you soon!