Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Not sure why these pictures vary so much in size. All three bird are small. 2X3 or so but the computer saved them all different.
I still have a couple of days off for the holidays but my mom is here and there will be no rest for the weary. Shopping, cooking and errands to run with her and then back to work on Thursday. I believe the tree is coming down today as well. Getting things back to normal around here. Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and made some fun memories.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Winter Wonderland Exchange , above is what I sent to Vicky L and below is what I received from Cheryl.Peppermint Twist is the ornament, silks, over dyes, great chart and more.
Lainey and Colleen host a wonderful exchange and you feel safe sending and receiving.
The other day was a rough one for me. I got sick and had to stay home a few days, my step-daughter who was doing so well decided it was too much to live with boundaries and went back to a place that can be dangerous for her. (keep her in your prayers-Tiffany) and then I had a family member come for a few days in the middle of all of that.I could not go shopping still because I was sick and have literally no gifts under the tree. I had just about had it when I opened the front door to find a wonderful surprise. Teresa sent me a wonderful Christmas gift with some very thoughtful gifts. A devotional book, soup mix(YUM!), Sees chocolates ( more YUM), a personalized tin of tea with strainer, and a frogger, bead counter and fob that you cannot see well in the picture(sorry) but they are breathtaking.
Belinda which also contained a wonderful snowflake ornament. Blogger is not letting me turn it. So delicate and pretty.
Nataly for getting me blogging. (take a picture of the menorah with candles glowing please) That is a beautiful menorah.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I'll post stash enhancement later. DH is hope sick today and well, some things should be done in private. Let's just say I heard the call of some Belle Soie silks for another DT chart, Linen and Lace from 1998. (still stuck in the 90's but they are really great charts and fun to stitch) Amazing R&R green fabric to stitch it on too. A few other must haves but I'll just tease you for another post.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas. (we are not) I feel behind but the kids are gone this week and hopefully we can get this end of shopping completed after work this week. My mom is coming up to sign on a little lake place and in full panic that she hasn't done any shopping. It will be an interesting week. Be careful traveling and enjoy your family time. You can stitch after the visits to de-stress. (at least that is what I'm telling myself.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
My husband was able to find white lights on the side of town where he works so we were able to redress the tree and get all festive again. I was glad that saga came to an end. The tree really could have used another 100 lights but they only had 6 boxes at the store where he was and so I felt lucky to have just enough for a decent showing.
I am on the final band of the Dandelion sampler. I stitched one tiny section of the band last night and called it quits. Starting to get a cold and my nose would not stop running.Hoping to show it all stitched no later than Thursday this week so I can feel like I got a little something done.The weekend slipped away from me with no real stitching. It doesn't count when you have to take out what you put in. :(
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
So tonight on the way home I will either stalk down a lighted tree hopefully on sale(I hate to pay full price of anything) or go to another area of town looking for lights. I am nothing if not persistent. Probably the most common word used to describe me.
On a Quest,
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Enough of that, It is wrestling season which means 14 hour Saturdays and sometimes Friday nights late are filled with sweaty boys in a gym and bug eyed, exhausted parents who would rather be at home. One of his teachers described watching the boy wrestle as watching a box of puppies one time and it is still the best description I have heard.What I like best about it is that I can stitch without worrying about the chores at home.True silver lining don't you all agree? I was able to do 5 bands of the above sampler this past weekend, leaving just 4 and the completion of the border.
Hope everyone slows down and enjoys the holiday season,