Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow, the past week or so has been extremely busy & I fear, that is a sign of how the next 3 weeks will be.
Besides trying to finish some stitched gifts, life must go on. I have been wanting our bedroom painted for over a year. We FINALLY got it done this weekend & I LOVE it...the color is so rich & warm....I just want to spend all day in that room!
On Sat., we went & cut our Christmas Tree down. How many of you have heard of a concolor fir? That is the kind of tree we got & it is different than any Christmas tree we have ever gotten. If you aren't familiar with them, do  a search & take notice of the scent this tree has....
On the stitching front, I have been doing my best to stay up to date on the Advent SAL I am involved with. I was so thankful that one of last weeks charts was very tiny!! I got it done, along with other projects that I have been working on.
Do you remember me mentioning tote bags for my grandsons? Well, I finished the stitching last night & I got the bonding material this morning. You can see how I spent the early part of my afternoon!
I also have done a little bit on the Spirit of Christmas piece....not much, but hey, every X counts!
tote bags for my grandsons!

advent SAL piece

Spirit of Christmas WIP

newly painted bedroom
I need to get busy now on my yearly candy making. I have done some, but not as much as I should have done. Oh well, one day at a time!
Have a great week & try to not stress about the season's busyness....I am trying my best to enjoy it!!!

19 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You definitely have been busy all looks great. I really LOVE those totes!

Denise said...

Well those totes and the painting are off your shoulders. Only 19 days to go -- you'll be fine. I know you'll get it all done!

Mylene said...

Everything's looks great, Shari. Love the colour you have chosen for your room.

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching is gorgeous. I love the colour of your bedroom.

Mouse said...

ooo cute totes for the boys ... your room looks lovely and I hope you have a great run up to the big day and get everything done on time :) love mouse xxxx

Tricia said...

They will just *love* their tote bags! I give stitched bags as baby gifts sometimes with a stuffed animal or blanket inside - or Toddler bags with large crayons and a color book. These will be filled with?? Cars, maybe?? : )

Nancy M said...

The bedroom looks great! We recently did ours and I enjoy it so much more! The totes look great and I'm positive they will look well worn soon!!!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Nice job on the totes, those are three lucky boys. Sounds like you more than deserve a complete day of peace and rest in your lovely new bedroom:)

gracie said...

Your bedroom color is so warm and inviting! The totes look great.

Carol said...

Great news that your room is finally painted, Shari--it looks wonderful. Sure wish I could get started on wallpaper stripping--I've been procrastinating for years!

Your grandsons will adore their Grandma Shari made tote bags--great job :)

Enjoy your candymaking!!

Maureen said...

Ooh, that is a lovely shade you have chosen for your bedroom.

WendyCarole said...

Love the colour of your bedroom and the bags are great.

Lois said...

What cute tote bags! You have been busy but it all looks great!

Julie said...

Your bedroom looks very restful.
Super tote bags for the boys.

Courtney said...

I love your Spirit of Christmas design...I've tried googling for it, but I can't find it!! What is it/who is the designer? Thank you!

Courtney

CindyMae said...

Love the totes and I am sure that your grandsons will love them as well. Great stitching progress and the newly painted room looks fantastic!

Shari said...

Courtney....the Spirit of Christmas pattern is in the Jan. 2010 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine...hope that helps!

Brigitte said...

That's a very nice colour in your bedroom. You must be very glad to have it done.
OH, what wonderful tote bags you made for your grandsons. They'll love them.

BARBARA said...

I'm a little late reading your blog, Shari but just saw the "Cars" totes for your grandchildren and they are adorable. Is there a source for the patterns because I have 3 little boys that I would love to stitch these for...thanks! Barbara
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