Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Stitching Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  The turkey is in the oven.  The husband is still asleep, and the kids haven't arrived yet, but it promises to be a good day here.  The sun is shining with a bright blue sky on a chilly November day. 

I have been busy shopping and  making lists for this big cooking day.  The menu hasn't varied much over the last nearly thirty years...  (wow, that seems like a long time!)  There will be six of us for dinner today.  Our son recently proposed to his girlfriend...and she said yes!  They will be here, as well as our daughter and her boyfriend.  We are blessed, in so many ways.

I don't know that much stitching will get done today.  I will probably be too busy in the kitchen, and then after that too tired to do much but relax with everyone.  Mike has today off from work, as well as the rest of the week, so I'm happy for that!  He usually works all holidays, unless they happen to fall on a regular day off.  So, it will be nice not having to hurry through the meal and see him leave for work, missing out on the rest of the family time.  He will get to enjoy leftovers and some football later. 

I have hopes of finding time later this week to do some ornament finishes.  I have a few stitched up ready for a final finish.  I have started the Prairie Schooler Christmas sampler from this year, so I have something to pick up.  I may still do an ornament or two as well.  This time of year gets so busy! 

I hope all of you will be enjoying your holiday today and spending it with those you love.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Stitching

Hello Stitchy Friends.

I will try this again. I had my post all ready but one final picture to add and lost the whole thing! Very frustrating.

I wanted to share a picture of my finishes for November.

They are all Prairie Schooler designs. I should stitch a couple more small turkeys to round it out. But I doubt that I get to that this month.

It sure feels like November today. When I took Harry out this morning he didn't waste any time doing what was necessary before heading back into our warm house.

I stitched on the snow birds ornament last night and would have had it done, but ran out of white DMC. I didn't want to substitute a different white. I will have to pick some up when I'm out shopping. The nearby quilt store carries DMC, or I can get it when I go to the bigger city about an hour away.

I'm not sure what we are doing today. At least the sun is shining, and the sky is a beautiful blue.

Hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend and finding some time for stitching!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Another ornament

Hello Stitchy Friends!

I am making progress on another ornament. It is from this year's ornament issue. It's called Snow Birds by Country Cottage Needleworks.

I found some light blue linen in my stash. It is working up well. Again, I will have to post another picture later when I sit down to do final finish work on these. I have a few more I would like to get done.

My sister in Minnesota posted pictures on Facebook of snow they received there this week. I am not ready for that yet!

It has been a busy week at the library. I am ready for the weekend. The only bad thing is tomorrow is my Saturday to no early start to the weekend. I can't believe its November already! I still have to get the Halloween decorations put away...

Hope all of you are finding time to enjoy your stitching!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Hello Stitchy Friends.

I have been doing some blog reading on and off this afternoon, in between chores.  I was pleased to see Lee posting again on Lake Stitcher.  She posted some thought provoking comments about her lack of blogging of late.

I know sometimes it's hard to know how much personal news to share as opposed to just keeping it about stitching.  I guess I look at my blog as kind of a journal, and write it for my amusement as well as hopefully keeping some of you entertained....

I have been stitching away, however I had to take a forced week off due to an injury to my thumb.  Somehow it became infected under my thumbnail.  So, I've been on antibiotics for about 10 days with a new round to start tomorrow.  It is much better now, but it was rather nasty.  The doctor thought it became infected through a tear in my cuticle, with bacteria getting in there.  Not fun, rather painful too.  I won't gross you out with a picture.

I have chosen some ornaments that I would like to get stitched up soon.  I would like to do 'Season of Love' by LHN for our son and his girlfriend; as well as do one for our daughter and her boyfriend.  Relationships seem to becoming serious for both of them.  It is going to be an interesting few months ahead I think.  We like both of their partners in the relationships, which is a bonus!

I plan on stitching their names and "Christmas 2013" on the back of each ornament.  I am close to being done with the first one.  I have other ornaments I would like to stitch as well, hopefully I will get time to do a few more. 

Well, hopefully I will find time to post a little more often.  I know I won't be able to keep up with the daily blogging challenge some of you have taken on for November...! 

Happy Stitching!