Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thurs. thoughts

I am excited!!!! I just finished my first piece for Vikki Clayton, using her silks!!!! Oh my goodness!!! They are wonderful!!! I did Holly & Ivy by CCN. I used Sassy's sage fabric. I love how all the colors flow together.

I am also attaching some pictures today of some of my dad's pens. I have a feeling my blog is going to become dad's showcase as well!!! He sent these to me today & asked if I would post them.

I hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

mid week report

Happy Wed. to you. Today started out as a not so good day for me! I had intended to go visit my 90+ year old stitching friend today. I tried calling & calling & calling & not getting her. I finally called the main number of the retirement home that she lives in & asked about her. They told me she had left yesterday. The gal I talked to didn't know when she would be back. She took my name, so she could tell my friend I had called. So much for my plans for this afternoon. I was also bummed that I hadn't gotten part 6 of the San Man SAL. Well, I got it around noon & I am happy to report that I am done with it!!!!!! See attached photo!!!! Only one part to go!!!! This 6 weeks has gone so fast.

I have decided this afternoon that I am not doing any more baking for the holidays, I am just going to "sit back & enjoy" the rest of the week!!! We shall see if I last!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying the season. I have wonderful Christmas music playing in the background here!

Monday, December 18, 2006

another Monday morning

Gosh, a whole week has gone by since I last updated. On the stitching front, I haven't accomplished a lot, or at least it doesn't seem that way.

I have finished part 5 of the san man MSAL and am waiting part 6 tonight. I finished part 4 of the ILCS MSAL & am awaiting the release of part 5!!!

I am working on my January piece for Sassy's Fabby's. I can't share about it, but I can say, it is great!!!
I am also working on a model for Vikki Clayton. I picked the fabric & the pattern & she sent me the silks to do it!!!!! The fabric is Sage by sassysfabbys. The pattern is Holly & Ivy by CCN. I am attaching pictures of the 2 SAL's & the Vikki Clayton piece. I ADORE working with the silks. Oh my goodness!!!!! Do I have to go back to DMC?? The silks are so soft & glide so easily thru the fabric! I just wish I had more time to stitch!

I finished making my homemade candies over the weekend & that is a good feeling! I am way behind on baking & wrapping, but I am getting there!
I am trying to take time each day, to reflect on the reason why we are celebrating & I hope you have time to do the same.

Have a great week, everyone!!!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mondays mumblings

Hi all,

it was a great, productive, relaxing weekend! DH & I went to Ft. Wayne & I was able to get floss on sale at Joann's! Always a good thing! I started my ILCS mystery SAL when we got home. I was only 3 parts behind! Well, I just finished all 3 parts. See attached picture!!!

A friend was very kind & repositioned my verse piece for me, so I am attaching a pix of it, that is MUCH easier to view!!! Still not sure how I want to finish it!!!

As Christmas draws nearer, I hope everyone is having time to reflect on the reason for the season!!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Sat morning

Good morning friends! I have a couple photos I want to share! One is a display I made at the bottom of our staircase. I just love how it turned out. The next one is my up to date San Man SAL piece. The picture doesn't do it justice, but oh well!!!! Lastly, is a sideways picture of a verse someone charted out for me. I love it!!!! Sorry about the sideways picture. I didn't know how to scan it otherwise! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

woohoo! Those worked!

Ok, those two worked, so I will try the other two now!!!! These 2 are pieces I have shown you, but now they are framed. I am very happy with both of them!!!!


I tried posting yesterday & I couldn't!! I wanted to show some new photos! I will try attaching 2 of them to this message & if it works, I will add the other two!!! I am attaching one of our Christmas tree. We went back to a real tree this year, after 3 years of a fake tree & I LOVE IT!!!!
The other picture is of some of the new pens my dad is making!!! Gosh, I told him I want one of each!!! There are over 40 colors available!!! He sells these for 20.00 each. He also has many wood pens. I have pix in my yahoo photos of them!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! We have gotten a dusting of snow today!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Sleepy Sunday

Whew! What a weekend! The weather held out beautifully! My friend & I left at 5 yesterday am, as planned! We didn't get back until after 6 pm. We tried to add up all the stores we visited. We remembered 27!!! There were probably a few more in the mall, that we forgot about!

Today, we went & cut our tree!! We haven't had a real tree for a few years & it is wonderful to have one again! We have it in the stand & the lights on, but not decorated yet. I cannot find a tree topper, so I may be making a run to town!!!

I noticed that Sassy has posted the color of the month, so I can now show one of my finishes!!! I stitched Winter Wonderland by Little House Needleworks on the Dec. color of the month, Winter Blues. I used the 28 ct. Jobelan & I LOVE IT!!!!!!! More of this fabric is a MUST for me!

For my advent exchange gifts yesterday & today, I received 2 tiny tuck ornament pillows yesterday & floss bobbins today. Both very wonderful, useful items!!!!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!!! I need some sleep!!!

Friday, December 1, 2006

December First Already

Since it is the 1st, that means only 24 days until Christmas. Oh my!!! That makes it sound so close.

One of the groups I am in is doing an advent exchange. We got our partner 24 small gifts & then a nice gift for Christmas Day. I opened my first one & got a beautiful kitchen towel/potholder combo. It is gingerbread boys & simply adorable.

Also, I finished part 3 of the San Man Mystery SAL today. I don't know why, but this part was really challenging for me. I love how it looks thou!!!

Tomorrow, my best friend & I are doing our annual "shop til you drop" day. We leave at 5 am & shop til we can't shop any longer!!!!! I am praying the weather holds out. We haven't gotten ANY of the bad stuff that they had predicted!!!!