Friday, December 30, 2011

A weeks's prgoress

Hello Everyone! This will be my last post for 2011 so I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and stay safe. It's been a pretty good year. It's had it's down moments but over all a good year. We had 4 baby boys born into our family, early January, Wyatt, early Feb. Connor, then end of June Nolan was born and 5 days later Chase was born. Now we find out Connor and big brother Scott are going to have a baby brother or sister in Sept. (Although Amanda tends to go early so probably Aug. or even July given how early Connor was.) Amanda and Luke and the boys are getting ready to move from VA from AL where Luke will be working with the Coast Guard.

We are getting more seasonable weather now. It has snowed a little and melted but next week we are suppose to get substantial snow and winter will really be here then.

Later this morning my parents, nephew, Andrew, and I are going to my niece's. My sister and brother in law are there now, along with another niece and her family from CO and a nephew and his family will be in from IL. We will be meeting Wyatt and Chase for the first time so we are excited. We also will see Addie, Nicholas and Nolan again. It'll be an interesting couple of hours 5 little ones 3 and under! Think it will be noisy enough! Plus they have a big dog, who is the nicest and most gentle dog you'll ever meet. She's a very old dog but so sweet and gentle she's a beautiful brown labador retriever.

I made quite a bit of progress on Cocker Spaniel this week. His left foot has to go in plus the shoe.

Thank you for all the comments you have made this past year and thank you for reading my blog. I really appreciate it.

Until next time....Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another quick Christmas finish

Hello everyone! This year I seem to be doing small Christmas pieces with the exception of finishing up Three Kings which is on it's way to my brother's now. That piece and Bethlehem went out there as my sister-in-law liked them. I wasn't going to do anything with them anyway so I was happy to send them out there.

I loved doing this quick Merry Christmas piece. It was a lot of fun to do. By doing these small pieces it gets me to the 50 challenge. Yes I had to start over, but now have about 7 or 8 pieces toward it so it's a good start. Maybe by doing these smaller peices I'll actually make it to 50 without buying anything. I've been trying for 5 years now and closest I came was 22.

It doesn't look like we will have a white Christmas! It doesn't seem like Christmas without snow. We got a little bit during the night but not much and they say it will be gone by Monday. Oh well....maybe we'll have a very mild winter, that would be nice.

I have found it best to add pieces at the bottom of the post. When I do it on top they don't seem to post.

Well....I'm going to go get my mail, do dishes and then pick another piece to start tomorrow. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Three Kings Finished

Hi again. Hopefully this time I can post Three Kings. It is completely done now. I've started a small Christmas piano piece. Not as small as the tiny candle but it's small by my standards.

Christmas on the Lakeshore was very successful. The singers and drama players did great. We also had about twice as many people come as we've had in the past. It's starting to take off now. Plans are already being made for next year.

We celebrated Johnny's birthday yesterday. He is so cute, of course he was all excited.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tiny Christmas Candle

This was a tiny quick finish, but not the easiest. I'm not sure what I'm doing with it yet.

I got to asked to work at Christmas on the Lakeshore yesterday afternoon. So I went last night and it was really good. It's going to be fun seeing all three performances.

Friday, December 09, 2011