Saturday, December 24, 2011

More Santas on Parade: the Sue Hillis Collection





Here are all the Sue Hillis Santas I have stitched. The Sue Hillis pirate Santa, which I think is uproariously funny, always has a place on my bookshelf at Christmas time. I hope to find the time this Christmas vacation to turn them all into flange pillows. I have the fabric and I should be able to carve out the time. Since my generous husband traded vacation times with his assistant allowing him to attend a family reunion in Puerto Rico, the good-hearted soul will not be home for Christmas week for the first time in a decade. This means that my days will be my own. Though I dearly love my husband of nearly 41 years [anniversary coming up in January], solitude is a luxury in my world. I grew up a would-be hermit in a large, boisterous and very social family. Christmas Eve with my extended four generation family will involve being with some 50 or 60 people ... and not everyone will be there! Christmas Day brunch at my home for my husband's extended family [one sister and one cousin] and my own youngest son [older son is in Seattle and the eldest, my daughter, will be working at the animal hospital] will be a much quieter affair. But Christmas week with my days all to myself ... well, solitude in moderation is a very good thing. I'll have a few more Santas to show on 12/26 and maybe even some finished pillows of these characters by the end of the Christmas vacation. Wish me luck with the finishing efforts.

7 comments:

Ann said...

What a wonderful collection! I love the candy-striped pegleg on the pirate Santa. And the baking Santa speaks to me (although this year, for the first time in decades, I haven't covered myself or the kitchen with flour and sprinkles.)

CalamityJr said...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas - then enjoy that time to yourself!

Erica said...

Oh! I just love those Santas!
My favorite is the one you have already framed.
Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

pandy said...

Those are wonderful, and here's to getting them finished! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and wonderful new year :)

helenapastafina said...

I love them all but Santa pirate is adorable!
Merry Christmas to you and yours and happy stitching!
~~Gayle~~

Stitchinowl said...

Keep the Santa parade coming! I have enjoyed seeing your many Santa finishes. All of the Sue Hillis Santas are gorgeous, but my favorite is the Baking Santa.
Carolyn

AnnMcD said...

Great Santas!!