Sunday, November 28, 2010

Am I the only one...

Who decorates for Christmas through out the whole house? Has a deer collection that is easily incorporated into the holiday? Enjoys morning coffee in a mug which was a gift from her son?

Saves old ornaments regardless of their condition?
Has a childhood "Chianti wine" ornament? Who knew?
And has a grandgirl who inspires them to decorate with a warm, happy heart?
Perhaps one should decorate right after Thanksgiving while still feeling the fullness of being thankful. Tell me, am I the only one?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We are thankful...

For friends and family...and the ties that bind us to gether. We ask for no great things, only small things with great love.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have to laugh...

My husband found this downstairs in the man cave. He brings it up and says, "Do you want me to clean this for Thanksgiving?". I said sure...after all it gives him something to do. Seriously, did I actually stitch on Aida? Something in me just couldn't part with the piece, although I did over dye (probably one of my first) the stark cream fabric. Guess it won't hurt to hang for a few days.
Thankful to have found linen!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Throwing the needle...

Through 28ct linen was an understatement! Remember my concern, in an earlier post, switching from 28ct to a smaller count? Well silly me, not only did I join a SAL for LaDDa's "Live, Laugh, Love"...35count fabric was my choice! The Christmas Sampler is put aside while looking for a "thrifty" frame, so before the eyes go, I'm off to stitch. Happy Stitching, Happy Weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Looking thru the window...

change is every where...lovely isn't it? Life is full of change...most out of our control. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves.




Today's change comes with heavy heart...ever filled with love.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Birthday...

Twelve and all she wants is to gain five pounds so she can sit in the front seat of cars. Silly girl...won't be long and you won't want weight for your birthday! As always, gracious in opening presents...never forgetting an immediate "thank you" no matter the gift.
And since she is so into recycling, Grammie finds the perfect packaging...no trash involved. Although her dad believes I need to change my thoughts on my age if I'm going to use 45's as wrapping. Does anyone still have those let alone remember what they are?
Twelve years...what a loving gentle spirit you have become... Happy Birthday. Love you to the Moon!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Progress..

Car's in the shop and almost ready...thank goodness it wasn't totaled and she had insurance, not to mention she waited in the parking lot for us. Just how does one back into a parked car? In a hurry or on the a cell phone...maybe both?

Summer slip covers off and summer curtains down...nice warm cozy feeling now. Entry way paint chosen...hope to have it painted before the holidays. Slow down, November!

Computer's running smoothly once again...I would not recommend Norton Anti Virus to anyone! Maybe now I can take the time to play around with blog colors...I know it's difficult to read for some.

And look...stitching right along on the "Christmas Sampler"! Not worrying about the color...it will probably need a little "dip" in dye anyway. Although after working on 28ct, I hope I will be able to go to a 35ct next project. Wow...28ct is like throwing the needle thru the fabric! Anyway, not much longer and it will be ready for framing...hope my friend has a frame in her basement;)

Thank you to those who left comments on my "tweaking"...they inspire me to carry on. Andrea, the name of the pattern is "Christmas Sampler" by Sheepish Designs. Jewel, I don't mind being an old favorite.

Frost on the pumpkins tonight...perfect stitching weather!