Saturday I went shopping at Pat Winter's etsy shop. Guess what when I got home today there was the package all ready. Granted we live in the same town but what service and what lovely things I did receive.
These are some of the extra that Pat included:
Here is one of the ribbon kits I purchased:
One of the bliss kits ribbons, beads, lace an image. I am thinking something Christmasy with this:
Then this beautiful Cross crazy stitch pendant. I am looking forward to wearing this:
I am still stitching away on my Christmas Quilt. Almost have the grid done in the middle.
Last friday(12/19) I took a vacation day from work and my daughter and I ventured over to Mishawaka, IN to finish up our Christmas shopping. I told her from the beginning if she was going we where stopping at Needles Nest first!! So off we went despite having a horrible ice and snow storm the night before we ventured over anyway. Of course Jan was deliteful and I had to pick up the following:
These are some fibers for a Something different pattern I had picked up at the House of Stitches statsh sale. I wanted to do it in pinks and greens.
I also picked up Christmas Quilt by Laurs J Perrin. I think it is such a simple yet beautiful Christmas design. We headed over to the University Mall then and of course lunch and dinner before heading home. What a lovely day and a great company with my DD!!! Yesterday was spent making fudge, a couple of other candies and cookies. Then I started Christmas Quilt. I was in the mood to do something for myself and something Christmasy and this was perfect. I got about half of the green diagonal stitches in the middle done. So I will wait to give you an update. I think our Christmas will be a little more subdued this year. FIL will probably still be in rehab where thankfully he is making progress. I did get a few decorations up not as much as usually but it seems like we have just been running on the weekends. But how ever we celebrate I know it will be special! Until next time, May you be blessed with stitches, Karol
Last night I finished up page three of my wolf haed project. One more page to go!! The wolf is really starting to come alive I think.
I pulled out the boston terrier piece this evening and put some more stitches in. Not sure how much I will get done in the next few days. Have lots of Christmas preparations still undone. Hard to believe that it is a little over a week away. How are your preparations going? Hopefully all is well.
Pat (http://gatherings100.blogspot.com) tagged me for a fun game.The rules of the tagging are as follows: 1. Link your blog to the person who tagged you. 2. Mention the rules. 3. Tell six quirky yet not boring, unspectacular details about yourself. 4. Tag five other bloggers by linking your blog to them, and lastly 5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment for them telling them they have been tagged. 1. I do not like ketchup on anything. Never have never will. 2. I love winter. Actually love the cold don't mind the snow but wish did not have to go to work in it would rather cuddle up and stitch. 3. I love football!! Go Bears!!! Probably all those years watching my favorite player my DS helped!! 4. I actually lived in FL when I was growing up. See number 2 as to why I left. 5. I have to turn my radio way down when I am trying to find someplace. 6. I love having alone time. I crave it actually. Nothing better then a quiet house, a good movie and my stitching. bonus 7. I hate to clean house when someone is home. Well here are the people I am going to tag: Beth (http://crossedpurposes.blogspot.com) Daisygirl (http://daisygirlstitching.blogspot.com) Lelia(http://leliaevelynblogspot.com) Jane(http://worldembroderies.blogspot.com) Ranee(http://crazyxstitcher.blogspot.com) Stay tuned for my PIF !! Until next time, May you be blessed with stitches, Karol
Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Last Thursday my FIL fell and broke his hip. So after surgery, a real scare that we thought we would loose him, a few days in ICU he is now on his road to recovery. Today he was moved to the Rehab Institute in Chicago for therapy for a few weeks then he will be back home with out patient therapy for a few months. We will probably be spending part of each weekend will he is Chicago visiting him. This Saturday he will be 82.
I did want to share a finish that I had last night: I knitted this baby blanket for a good friend of my ds whose wife is expecting there first baby on New Years day. The yarn is called denim I thought it would be perfect for there little boy also seems to be pretty warm good for a winter baby.
Last Tuesday was my EGA Chrismas party. My secret stitcher friend was Mel. She gave me these lovely gifts. I am sorry the picture is not better. She made me a beautiful pink and green braclet.
For the Christmas Ornament exchange I received this lovely ornament from Sandy:
This was part of the gift that I gave to my secret stitcher friend Sue. It is from the 2008 JCS mag. I forgot to take a picture of the other things that I gave her. But I do think I will be making this for myself.
This is the ornmanet that I did for the ornament exchange. It was freebie from Krenik.
I have been tagged a couple of time so look for that post in the next day or two. I was also picked for a PIF so I will be posting my PIF in the next few days also. Until next time,