Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bethlehem is underway


Not sure why the picture is so dark unless it's because it's still dark outside, but I scanned it so it shouldn't have made a difference. This is my progress after about 24 hours of stitching. I really am enjoying these pieces, but I think this is the last of these I'll do for a while. I had thought I might do 3 Kings this year but think I will wait until next year. Besides I don't have the material I want to do it on. I did Winter Silhouette and this piece on Oppascent material and want to use that for 3 kings too. I am using Lavender Potpori by Gentle Arts as the thread.

There was a big celebration in our town last night. I didn't go and am not much of football fall but 4 of our High School Teams won the State Championships a couple of weeks ago so the city held a big celebration for them last night. They said it had never happened anywhere before and might not again so the officials held a big party for them. Nice and exciting for the kids. By the news it was a huge turnout.

Today is going to be another messy day. We had a foot of snow fall on Sat. alone on top of what we already had and it snowed Sunday. Yesterday was so nice I got to walk my brother's dog, and she enjoyed it. She wouldn't go in the snow over her head so we just walked on the sidewalks as they were plowed and shoveled. Now today we could get up to another foot of snow by the time this storm ends tomorrow. South of us is suppose to get ice. I'll take the snow over the ice.

Tis the season for birthdays and anniversaries in our family. Between the 11th and 24th we have 9 birthdays and anniversaries. If our grandfather and an aunt were alive there would be 11. Plus if you count my second mom who since died, the day my first cat died, the day I got Whiskers, and the day I broke my ankle that would be 14events all in that short time. I can't believe Johnny will be two Thursday and that I will have Whiskers 16 years on the 17th. Time flies so fast. Sat. we are having a party for Johnny.

There are a number of Christmas parties to go to in the coming days too. So it's a busy time of year for everyone. This season seems to be busier then ever. Oh an update on my mom and brother. My mom is doing okay yesterday she got out of the house for the first time in a while. She still has a problem with falling easily. My brother we found out it was a severe sinus infection causing his problems and is doing better now.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Bethlehem is looking so great. Keep up the great work.

Rachel said...

This is looking great so far!

Ginnie said...

your new piece is looking great already.

staci said...

Very lovely :) Sounds like December is truly a month for celebrations for you!!!

Meari said...

Bethlehem looks nice, Barb. That's a lotta events, and snow!

Marita said...

Oh that looks lovely. It makes sense to wait until you have the matching fabric before starting the next one.

I'm glad your mum and brothers medical problems seem to be getting better.

Take some time to relax during this busy season.

Tama said...

That looks wonderful! I love those patterns, and you do them so beautifully.

Lori-Ann said...

Wow, so much news! but I love hearing it.

Yes, times does seem to fly by.

Your stitching looks great, even if the scanner got the color wrong.

Connie B said...

Looking great!

Beth said...

I really love these pieces that you are doing - great choices on floss!! You are certainly getting more snow than usual, aren't you? When I was young, we lived near Chicago, and I don't remember hearing about that much snow. Might be because that was a LONG time ago - LOL!!

Beth

Sharon said...

I love how this looks! Going to be gorgeous. After watching your finishes on these-I may have to purchase this one.

Teresa said...

Beautiful work! This is a lovely design.

stitcherw said...

Bethlehem is looking lovely, my you've gotten alot done. Have fun with all the various Christmas functions, but don't tire yourself out to much.
Sue