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

Monday, November 28, 2011

On to the Christmas season

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving and now it's on to Christmas.  It took me a while playing with the image (and remembering how to post it to the blog header as well as changing the blog background) but I'm pleased to have posted a pic of my Christmas Village by The Prairie Schooler, on of my favorite things I've stitched.

I'm not much of a shopper.  I enjoy giving gifts but the hardest part for me it figuring out what people want or need;  mailing out complicates the matter too.  I wasn't brave enough to go shopping during the Black Friday weekend.  Besides I read or heard somewhere that it's questionable whether you really save any money that way.  That's my story now and I'm sticking to it.

DS is doing much better in his recovery from his surgery.  When he started complaining about being bored, I figured he'd turned the corner.  Our most recent dilemma was arguing over whether or not he should stick to his lifting restrictions upon his return to school today;  his backpack was twice his lifting weight limit.  Finally he agreed to do it my way, i.e. following doctor's orders.  I think he was actually happy to return to school today.

Yesterday I drove to a stitching buddy's house for a gtg with her and some other stitchers.  I love spending time with this group of women.  I couldn't take the model I'm stitching (top secret) so I started "Weary World" by Shakespeare's Peddler.  That one has been "haunting" me since it's release.  I finally broke down and ordered it and the threads and stitched a bit on it yesterday at the gtg.  It's an old fashioned looking sampler--right up my alley--and I'm already enjoying it.  I doubt that I'll finish it this year but will enjoy stitching it, especially after I finish the model and can devote more time to it.

It cooled down here significantly and today is an offical soup weather day.  I think I'll boil up the turkey carcass and make some turkey soup for dinner tonight.  It's always a plus when I've figured out the menu this early in the day.


Cathy Pavlovich said...

Love your PS Christmas Village! It's really eye-catching at the top of the page. Oh, it's definitely soup weather here too -- I've got minestrone going in the crockpot! Looking forward to seeing the progress on your sampler.

Shari said...

love the new blog look!
we heard some of those same stories about Black Friday deals!!!! We did get some awesome deals at Kohl's thou...and NOT at ungodly hours!!!

Tricia said...

Wonderful stitching in your blog header, Rita! Glad your son is doing better.

Mouse said...

ooo love your header ... well done to DS to behave ... best way honest !!! glad you enabled yourself hahahah and can I have a bowl of soup too please :) love mouse xxxx

Pumpkin said...

Hard to believe that it's December tomorrow! Where has the year gone????

I just LOVE this piece and you should be proud of it :o)

Glad to hear DS is doing better. It's hard to keep kids down. LOL!

Rita said...

Thank you for the compliments.

Blushing....all I did was stitch the x's. It's a beautiful design.