Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ok, there is no such thing as NORMAL!!!

If you look at my previous post, I labeled it "Resuming Normal". Well, that hasn't happened & now we are into the Christmas season full force, so thus the reason for today's post label.
I no more than posted my previous post, and our son asked if dad could come down for several days & do home renovations for him. So, he got off early on Friday that week, and was to come home the day before Thanksgiving.
I decided on that Friday morning, to pull out a WIP that had BARELY been started back in Dec. 09. I mean barely.:>) You can see how little in the picture attached. My goal was to have all of the words stitched before he got back home on Wed. afternoon.
You see above, I said he WAS TO COME HOME on the day before Thanksgiving....????? Well, Mr. Handyman worked so fast, he was done on Monday evening. So.........he packed up & left early on Tues. morning & pulled in here Tues. about 2:30........needless to say, the lettering wasn't quite done...I thought I had 24 more hours!!
But...the lettering was done on Wed. evening, so I did meet my goal, he just got here too soon!
I also have been working on some advent pieces for one of the groups I am in. I have shown the first one, but I have 3 more stitched now. I have 52 finishes thus far for the year.
This week, my goal will be three tote bags. My grandsons have taken a love to the movie CARS & they love their little cars.(see previous post) My son said" mom....why don't you make tote bags for them, like you have done for other kids?!?!"  So....grandma has got to come thru.  I found tote bags in "their colors" & will stitch on white fabric & add it to the bags!!
Ok, with so much to do & so little time, I better get going. I need to put my house back in order! We had all 3 of our kids & their families for Thanksgiving. So...with the  boys here, my house is a mess!!!
the little bit that was started

the lettering is finished

Advent piece

another advent piece

yet another advent piece
Have a great week everyone!!!


CalamityJr said...

Oh, Shari, don't you know that normal is only a setting on the washing machine??? (old saying; I can't take credit)

Love your progress; what is that beautiful Christmas piece? You'll get everything done, I'm sure. Take a deep breath and remind yourself why you love cross stitch!

Denise said...

Wondered where you've been...but I haven't been around as much as 'normal' either! Glad you had a good time with the kids -- all of them!

Great stitching - you are doing better than I am!

Renee said...

I love your Christmas WIP piece! What a great sentiment! Your stitching looks great!!!

Blu Stitcher said...

Your work is beautiful. And Calamity is soooo right, normal is only a setting on the washing machine. LOL, I love that.

Lesleyanne said...

I don't think there is such a thing as normal! Love your stitching.

Nancy M said...

You so much done on your Christmas piece, even with the husband coming home early! And you have to make the tote bags since your son asked you to. You can never turn them down when they want you to stitch something. I'll look forward to seeing them appear one at a time!

Kaisievic said...

Great progress on all fronts - if that is your not normal then I would love to see "normal". What design is the christmas saying from? It is a lovely sentiment.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching, Shari.

I too never seem to find that elusive "normal". (I have a feeling that if I did, it would be too boring for me.)

Maureen said...

that is a lovely christmas piece - love the colour thread you have chosen.

Danielle said...

Hi -- I found your blog when I did a search on google for "prairie schooler 12 days of christmas book 74" You have been a busy woman -- beautiful work!
Apparently the book is out of print and I really don't want to spend $$$ to buy an out of print copy on ebay or elsewhere.
Would you be willing to send me a photo copy of the book? I have the Christmas Alphabet book 64 (also out of print) -- I could send you a copy of it if you don't have it! I would be ever so thankful! (I am also in no rush as I am busy finishing my alphabet ornaments!)
danielle dot grecu at gmail dot com

Julie said...

Beautiful stitching Shari' you always pick such lovely projects to do.

Lois said...

What great progress on the lettering Shari! Love your other stitching too! As we head towards December dear only knows what 'normal' will be for us all!!

Carol said...

There is no such thing as "normal" this time of year, is there? Your little ornaments are darling, Shari, and your lettering looks great, too.

Sounds like you had a busy, but fun Thanksgiving with your family--so glad they could all make it home!

Mylene said...

You sure been busy stitching, Shari. Beautiful stitching and finishes.

Jodie said...

That's a TON of lettering, Shari! I can't wait to see what that piece turns into! And your advent pieces are soo cute! Nice work :-)