Friday, October 24, 2014

Just a little bit ~

I don't have a ton of Fall items to put out. So I gathered them more in one area where I can view them from the other rooms. The kitchen.  I thought as I got older, I'd spend less time in there, but geesh, we have to eat! So someone has to do the cooking :).

Here is just a quick shot I took a little while back, and yes the lap tops on the floor are now moved lol.  

And here is a quick shot of the cross stitch piece I am working on. I am moving right along and plan on getting a lot more done today!  It's a Stacy Nash pattern called Sarah Cricks Works.  I plan on putting my name in her place.  I believe Sharon gave this to me a while back . :)  The dyed linen is from Lori Brechlin.

Have a Wonderful day dear friends~

Friday, October 10, 2014

This and that~~

Wow, Friday already?  This week has flown by.  Have really been enjoying my  Birthday month so far! :)  Spent the day of my Birthday going to lunch with Nancee and then hitting a couple antique shops. Came home with a few little treasures from one along with some Wonderful Birthday gifts from Nancee.  Had dinner (pizza) with hubby George, and he even ventured out to the store while I was gone and got some cupcakes for the evening dessert! :)

I recently Joined a Facebook group created by Lori Brechlin called The Out of Hand Rug Hookers Group .  It's growing quickly!  Lori was very generous and gave a free pattern for a challenge.  Santa Claws, a sweet little Christmas Cat.  I thought why not? Could make it any size, but I left mine small.  Completed size is 9 1/2" x 11".  Very quick to hook up!

Went to the Thursday hook in at Grant Street yesterday.  It was hopping with some new customers which is always nice to see.  Supporting your local shops is what keeps them in business!  
Diana finished hooking her Rooster and was working on whipping it yesterday.

Deb finished hooking her Uncle Sam

Mindy is a new rug hooker to the group and is working on her background.

Teresa is "happily" working on her coiled snowmen.

I didn't get any more shots of the day. Linda had gotten a cake for the "recent" Birthday girls.  Barb, Joan and myself. Sorry Joan wasn't able to make it to the hook in. Thank you Linda, it was delicious!  Right after the cake, I had to leave to come home and make sure George was ok and make him some dinner. He has a check up today from his surgery last week.  He is feeling much better today than he has!! Great sign :).

Going to get a new cross stitching project out later on today to start working on. My goal is to have something to be able to pick up in the evening while watching tv. I'm sooo tired of sitting like a lump on a log. I just need to "do it"!

Hope you all get creative today!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bountiful Blessings completed

Happy Sunday everyone!  I completed stitching my Bountiful Blessings by Nan Lewis on Thursday while waiting for George to get out of surgery.  It was a long day for sure.  Even though it's an outpatient surgery, you can always be sure you are going to be there for quite some time.  He is fine. Getting stronger every day! That is a Blessing in itself , and we are thankful :).

I have been cold all day today. Can't seem to get warm. I can really feel the Fall in the air. So to warm up, I decided to age my little pillow and stand by the toaster oven watching it while it dried and rubbing my hands together to feel the heat lol. Should have done it earlier in the day! Such a sweet design, and it sure did stitch up quickly!

Yesterday I went to dinner with my Son and Dil to celebrate my Birthday. Craig is on call this coming week, so it wouldn't have suited him. Doesn't matter to me when! It was a wonderful 2 1/2 hours spent. Great meal, great conversations. Wouldn't trade our time spent for anything!

Tomorrow I'm headed out to lunch with my friend Nancee, and seeing what kind of trouble we can get in to or not lol.  I will make George a lunch so he won't have to do anything but relax and enjoy his day. Will be home for dinner and I'm picking up a pizza!! After all it's My Birthday and I get to choose :).

I hope you all have a very Blessed week ahead!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

And so it begins~~~ Happy October!!

October is here and if you have followed me at all in the past, you know that I start celebrating my Birthday early :).  Again, I will enjoy the entire month of October. Doing things for others, doing things for me, just enjoying every day!  I try and do that every day of the year, but when October hits, I just want to celebrate more !

I started this cross stitch piece last night. It was gifted to me last year from my friend Nancee. The pattern is called Bountiful Blessings. Designed by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives.  Sweet design that will be made into a pillow. Am pleased with how much I got done in one night.  Will share when it is complete!

Off to sit and stitch some more while watching some tv.  Happy October to you!