I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Small Finished Finish and a Model Revealed

This will be for an ornament exchange.  I love these little sled ornaments;  they're so cute and you can stitch up something quickly to mount on them.  I hope to mail it to the recipient either today or tomorrow.

I'm on the home stretch of the model I'm stitching.  I love the design!

Speaking of model stitching, Nikki (Country Cottage Needleworks) released another design that I model stitched for her.  It's called "Merry Christmas, My Deer".

For more info on this (and other) designs:  Country Cottage Needleworks

My back pain is starting to improve but I'm still moving very carefully.  Hopefully I won't have another "bout" of this for a very long time.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Birthday Club at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is starting a birthday club.  Click below to read the details:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Birthday Club

Happy stitching!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Prayers for France

I'm horrified by the carnage in Paris last night as are all decent human beings.  I pray for France, all families whose lives have been forever changed, for all humanity...and, most importantly, for peace.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oh, My Aching Back!

I injured my back when I was in my mid-20's.  As a result, I periodically suffer from muscle spasms and back pain.  Since I started exercising regularly, these times don't happen as often, but I'm just "lucky" this week, I guess.  It started last Friday and by Tuesday I was feeling a little better so stubborn me decided to get back to my normal activities and exercising.  Not a good idea bc I've been paying for it ever since then.  I'm starting to improve by being more careful now and I know I'll be back to (my) normal before long.  It's definitely not "my first rodeo".

About the only good thing about these "bouts" is that it gives me lots of stitching time on the couch with the heating pad.  I'm making good progress on a model and was able to take some time out from it to stitch this little guy by Redbird Designs:

...and this little gem by Homespun Elegance that appears in the 2013 JCS Ornament issue:

This one will be mailed away for a block exchange but I like it so much, I might stitch it again to keep.

...and speaking of model stitching, I think one that I stitched is about to be revealed.  I'll post about it when it happens.

Our daughter and son-in-law found a house, bid on it, and their bid was accepted.  They've already had the inspection and will close later this month.  I saw pictures of it on the realtor's website except for the "Grandma Room" but I hear "my" room is very nice and has its own full bathroom...sans heater.  lol!  DD assures me they'll have a space heater in there for us when we visit...but I don't really care as long as it has hot water.  I'm so pleased that everything seems to be going so smoothly for them and they'll be moved in and settled before the baby arrives next spring.

I haven't done much at all of cooking this week because of my back pain.  We've been raiding the freezer of meals and have been eating pretty well.  I think we both like this new system where we prepare a full recipe of a dish and then freeze enough for a later meal.  It's come in quite handy many times already.

Happy stitching!

Friday, October 30, 2015

A PS Angel

I'm busy model stitching but I also managed to stitch up a PS Angel (from the Christmas Past leaflet) for the Christmas ornie sal blog.

Our daughter, who's expecting our first grandchild (who we just found out is a girl) was here for a brief visit.  We'd intended to pick her up from the airport in Houston and drive to Austin so she could visit with our sons but we had lots of rain and flash flooding warnings so we decided not to take the chance of encountering high water.  We had a nice time while she was here but the visit went by very quickly.

Happy stitching!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Another contest at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is hosting a Be Ye Thankful contest for some of her beautiful Thanksgiving-themed goodies.  Check it out on her blog:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Be Ye Thankful drawing

Good luck and....

Happy stitching!

Friday, October 16, 2015

October Calendar Girl, Santa, and PS

I'm still managing to keep up on stitching my one-per-month LHN Calendar Girls.  Here's October:

I've enjoyed stitching these little cuties so far and they're quick to stitch up.

I also stitched a little Foxwood Santa to mount onto one of those cute sleds (that I have ordered).  Someone twisted my arm to join in an ornament exchange...didn't take my arm-twisting.  I'm "finishing impaired" and then remembered those sleds...and the fact that I have almost a whole roll of stitchery tape I can use.

I finished frogging out my mistakes on the PS piece and made some progress:

The ragweed pollen counts are peaking here which means I'm spending more time inside stitching.  While I hate the effects of the ragweed allergy, who can complain about more stitching time?

I'm working on a new model too so my personal stitching will be taking a back seat for a while.

Happy stitching!