Monday, December 18, 2006

A new start

I laid down the Christmas Cat. I just needed a break from it. So I'm doing this cute piece by Brittercup Designs. I just love their designs. They are so cute and refreshing to do. This one is Have A Merry Christmas. I just started it Sat. and this is progress after about 8 hours of stitching.

I'm trying to get into the Christmas Spirit but I'm just not a Christmas person I guess. I don't know why....maybe it's because my nieces and nephews are grown up and don't live around here. But as baby John gets older and more Great Nieces and Nephews are born it'll be fun again. I can tell you the children at our church are all getting excited.

We had our Christmas program last night and it really went well. Everything ran smoothly and the children, and the choir all did well. We missed our organ though. It had been there since the 50's, wasn't used anymore but some people were really upset. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever, and the men who removed it did not mean any harm. But our church needs a lot more than that to get into the 1980's let alone the 21st century! Our kitchen is the same it was in the 50's. That whole down stairs needs redone, most is same as it was in the 50's and I'm not kidding. Well maybe some painting but you get the idea. We had a lot more people there last night than anticipated. My dad and I got the candybars, 140 thinking that would be plenty there were close to 200 there! So they gave to the children and teens first. I'll be honest I didn't like the candy bar anyway. I took a taste in the office of one bar and didn't like it but I'm not big on chocolate. I don't like ice cream either. I know something's wrong with me!

A whole lot of food came into the food pantry last night. I was so happy, as what came in earlier in the day I had to throw a lot of it away, they brought in damaged cans which we cannot used, and rice in a baggie, can't use that either. Has to be in an unopened box. I guess people think we should accept everything. I just quietly threw the items away and glad to have a couple of cans and the boxes of lasgna was useable.

My niece from Oregon should be flying in Dec. 24. We'll have to hear about the weather they have out there from her. Although it's better now. So sad though they found the body of the one mountain climber and still looking for the other two young men. Michelle and her boyfriend love to climb mountains and have climbed Mt. Hood.

Well on the stitching front, like I said Christmas Cat is laid down, hopefully I'll pick him back up after this piece but no guarantees. Right now so many pieces sound like fun to do and Christmas cat isn't one of them. But I don't it to be a UFO. I completed 3 UFO's this year and have 2 that turned into UFO's this year. Well until next time....Happy Stitching!


Meari said...

Don't like chocolate or ice cream? Are you sick, girl? ;-) Glad your Christmas program went well and that you got food for the pantry.

Cindy said...

I am so glad that you got more food for the pantry, it sounds like it is going great. Love the new start, can not wait to see more of it.

stitcherw said...

The Brittercup designs are cute, I have a couple of the kitten and puppy ones in my stash. I'm glad you got some donations to your food pantry, it seems like a lot of people are having a hard time of it this year and really depend on the food banks to help make ends meet.