Sunday, December 21, 2008

A trip to Needles Nest

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,


Debra said...

Great stash. Glad to hear you FIL is doing good. Your baking has made me hungry!!!
Debra in Indiana

Lelia said...

Hi Karol: Good news re. your FIL. Enjoy the holidays : ) Enjoy your stitching. I still have one present to buy for my sister.

We have zero decorations -- tree is purchased & downstairs (full of ice still) -- most of the groceries bought, still need some fresh fruit & veggies tho -- so I think we are ready.