Saturday, November 29, 2008

One last update

Hopefully I will have this done Monday or Tuesday!

How was everyone's Thanksgiving. I went to my brother and sister-in-law's with my parents. We had a delicious meal and enoyed my brother's family. I learned how to play Settlers and like that game. I love games that make you think. I actually won but my niece, Melissa guided me through it. I want to play the game again, it was fun. Especially winning the first time I played it!

Did anyone venture out to the stores yesterday? There was no way I was going to! I have most of my Christmas shopping done anyway. My niece did go out and got a few presents for Johnny and Ashton from my mom. My sister's is getting Addie's for her. Not sure when we are going to have our family Christmas. This year is going to be a little more difficult than usual to get work schedules together.

Hopefully Monday or Tuesday this piece and Thankfulness will be done. Then I can start on Bethlehem. Because I want to do the 3 Kings in dark blue I'll do Bethlehem in purple.

Well-until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Progress on Snow Ho Ho

I stitched on this piece quite a bit this past week and have gotten quite a bit further. The beard is sort of monotonous because of the boring colors but it's going good. I love working on this piece.

I just got back from my parents house. Because mom falls so easy dad doesn't like to leave her alone too long. Before long I'll go and walk my brother's dog and see if he's doing any better. For some reason lately he is also falling down very easily and just is confused sometimes. He's having a MRI later on today to see what is going on. He is not a drinker so we know alcohol isn't the problem.

Anyone have plans for Thanksgiving. I'm going to my brother's house. Can't wait, I get to see baby Johnny. l Did I say baby? He's going to be 2 next month. Can you believe that! He's getting into all the mischief he can and keeps his mother on her toes!

I hope to finish off the Thanksfulness piece and post it tomorrow. It's been a while since I've had a finish!

Well...until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A couple of updates

This past week I've stitched some on both Thankfulness and Snow Ho Ho. Thankfulness probably will be done early next week if not before. I have a busy weekend coming up so don't know how much stitching will be done on either piece.
I will admit the beard on Snow Ho Ho is driving me a little crazy but it's okay. It's such a cute piece.

Tonight the Conferace starts at church for the weekend. We've heard about it for 7 months now. Last week it looked like hardly anyone was coming but this week the registrations have picked up quite abit. I'm working at the registration table. We are hoping we don't get too much snow as people are coming in from all over. The worship leader is coming in from IL, and a missionary is coming in from TN.

We have received some snow but not as bad as south of us. More is coming in they say.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Update on Snow Ho Ho

For not having that much time to stitch I have made quite a bit of progress. It really is going very well for me and I love stitching it. Surprising as I'm not too into Santa's but this one caught my eye and I had wanted to do it for a long time. Dawn Have I come close to catching up to you yet? Dawn and I are doing this as a SAL.

My sister was in town for a couple of days. We did some shopping, of course, but we mostly played Mexican Dominoes and Push Rummy with mom, and talked. Mom and I lost real bad twice and each one one game. Kay won one game.

Tomorrow is our annual Harvest dinner at church. The food is always great. I will come home stuffed as usual and probably eat way to much. That time of the year where we have lots of get togethers. I don't know about you but I have something to go to every Sat. in December.

Next weekend is the first annual Equipping conferance at our church. I do hope we have a descent turn out for it. The one in Grand Rapids we go to in March is huge, this one will be very small compared to that. But I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to be working at the reception desk.

It is the realities of November now. Our weather is quite dreary and quite cold! Snow is in the forecast. Brrrrrrr......
Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another new start

I started Snow Ho Ho the other day. I have some more frogging to do but it is coming along. I haven't had a whole lot of time to stitch on it I had hoped to stitch more on it today, and I will stitch some. I sort of came down with the flu and today is not one of my better days. I get up for a little while then lay back down. I feel like someone zapped me of all my energy and my stomach is upset. But I think the worse is over.

I am doing this piece as a SAL with Dawn (Tea Time). She is giving me a week's head start since she worked on hers a week earlier. The Caretaker has been laid down until Jan. Thankfulness is still being worked on a little at a time.

It looks like our nice 60 and 70 degre weather has left us for awhile. We've had some snow and it's suppose to stay cold through next week. Oh well....It is Nov. I just hope the weekend of 21 and 22 are descent. We are having a conferance at our church and after so many months of planning we are hoping for a good turn out.

I got tagged by Meari (Meari's Musings) to say 6 things about myself. So here they are:

1. I love to Cross Stitch
2. I love animals, but Cats are my favorites
3. I do not like Steak and I do not like Ice Cream
4. I am afraid to ride on elevators.
5. I hate to read. But I am currently reading through the Bible. This is my second time. Only this time I'm going slower and taking notes and journaling it.
6. I am very active in our church.

Now as far as tagging 5 other people, I have to think on that one as several of you have been tagged.

Well, I'm going to go lay back down. I'll post more in a few days when I feel better. Until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Update on Thankfulness

Well it is moving along. I can't wait to finish it. This one isn't going as well as Winter Silhouette went but it's still fun to stitch.

Our Indian Summer has left us now. It is back to realities of November. Yesterday was 70's today it might hit 50's. They are even using the S word for the weekend.

Where has this year gone? Already it's November. I did get some Christmas Shopping done on Wed. with my sister-in-law, Beth. Our parents and the three little ones (Ashton, Johnny and Addie) are all taken care of. Even got Johnny's birthday present.

We had Trunk or Treat last Friday. We are a fairly small church so only had about 12 cars but everyone seemed to enjoy it. I was inside doing the apple cider and donuts. It was interesting hearing some of the older kids say "We had Awanna or Adventure Club down here." Not a whole lot of people came inside but since I was basically alone there was enough. My niece, Tabbi brought Ashton and Kaylee, and Mackenzie down. Plus Ashton's dad's family all came down. I felt bad as it was a busy time for me so I didn't get to talk with them much.

Now it's time to think about Thanksgiving which our plans are made already. We're going to my brother, Kevin's house.

As far as The Caretaker goes, I did a little on it. But I may be laying it down now until Jan. Maybe I'll pick it up a little next week. I'm anxious to get some Christmas pieces going. There are 4 I would like to do this year. Usually I only do one or two.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Progress on Thankfulness

I've made some progress on Thankfulness. I'm working on it today, tomorrow and Wed. I had to wash The Caretaker today as I got jelly on it plus it was getting dirty so thought now would be a good time to wash it. I'd like to finish the page I'm working on then I'll lay it down until Jan. and do some Christmas stuff like Bethlehem and Snow Ho Ho. I'm doing Snow Ho Ho as a SAL with Dawn (Tea Time) I said I'd start mine the middle of November.

Today we took Autumn to the Vet to get her yearly shots and some flea treatment. She was out in the country last week and got fleas from another dog come to turn out the Vet said she was allergic to fleas so she's taking Benadryl now. She's not going back to the country for a little whle. (That's where Wendy lives and Tim often takes her when he goes to Wendy's to visit.)

Sat. I went to a craft fair with some friends from church. I found a pink mini blanket with a lamb for it I got either for Addie or for the baby to come in Feb., a book for Ashton, and a candle made out of stones from Lake Superior for our SS class exchange gift at Christmas. I was happy with it. While there I some friends from the church I had gone to when I lived in Grand Rapids had a booth, so I got to talk to them a little bit. I hadn't seen them in 15 years so it was good to see them again. I bought the candle from them. We were going to go to another craft fair in Grand Haven next month. The other 2 can go, I already know I can't go. I'm going to another Christmas party that day. Oh yes, getting to that time of year!

Wed. my sister-in-law and I are going Christmas shopping. I'll pick up a few more gifts then.

I am so glad that tomorrow is voting day finally. I am so sick of all the TV adds. I already voted by absentee anyway.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!