Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve 2012

Already the last night of 2012 is here and I cant believe it.  Not sure where the year went and I am sure that most of you are thinking the same thing.  I guess I should have stitched more, but what I finish I am pleased with!  Overall a great year for sure :)
I have more finished on DB, but not as much as I expected-- which is usually the same story for most of us also :)  Things have been a bit upside down if you will in the household and are finally calming down and getting back to normal.  Normal is as normal gets around here.  LOL.
I am hoping to finish the flowers and its pot tonight, I am looking at the long hours of stitching tonight and I am very excited!!!!  No big plans, we had some, but at last minute decided to stay in, warm and snuggly to watch a few movies and me, stitching.  YEAH!!!! 
I decided to iron this huge piece for fun and take a final Dec 31st, 2012 picture.  My goal is to get it done well before April 1st.  I think I can do it.  Since starting it for the 3rd time during the crazy start challenge of 2010, I decided to power it out picking it back up around the first of April 2012.  So if I can get it done before 4/1/13, I will have it completed in 1 year or less.  What do you think?  Possible right??!!

I have had my piece for the January 1st start for sometime now, it is going to be a nice small one.  That piece among the SDW sal I have fallen off the wagon on-- sorry ladies!!  And the Ann Bowers Attic sal, and the scarlet letter challenge, I have my year cut out for me!!!!
So farewell to 2012.  I hope all of you have a great night!  Looking forward to a fantastic 2013!!!!!

Happy New Years Eve :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Here on Christmas Eve, everyone around the world hopefully settled in to where they will be for the night, and enjoying a peaceful evening.
I am not where I want to be just yet for Christmas, but stuck in a blizzard.   No worries though, I am content with several things.  A full stomach and a nice cocktail in hand :)  Really, I am happy to be safe and sound this Christmas Eve, and have plenty to be thankful for. 
My friends are looking at me as I write this post, and they too are very content.
 As long as we are warm and have a few pieces of the very best candy (in my opinion) on hand.  Thank you See's Candy :)
I spent some time this past week with a dear friend of mine and her husband and what an enjoyable time we had.  Lots of laughing, stitching, classic movies, food and wine was had by all.  I brought with me to stitch Elizabeth Mears, and if you remember back a few posts, I was stuck on stitching the 4 sided stitch as well as the 2 rows of queen stitch.  Well, I put my fears aside and I powered out both.  I am very pleased with my queen stitches and I cant believe I put them off for so long.  A shame I tell you, I would love to do more of them soon.
I am now ready to start the blessed house I have been craving to start, however DB is calling me again.  I am happy to leave E Mears for a bit, I have gotten to a great stopping point-- she is now a great 'driving' project.  But, until then, DB is up for change tonight.

So tomorrow, already for some, is Christmas day!!  I do believe we all need a bit more Christmas spirit among us-- remember the real reason for this most special of Holidays.  I do believe peace can be achieved, but it takes work, and around this blessed day, it is easy.  After it passes, it is easily forgotten, and life goes on.  Being around small town folks these last few days, it is easy to see that it is so normal to be content with life, and coming from a big city, it is easily forgotten the most important of all reasons.  The birth of Jesus :)  It is forgotten with the hocus pocus of media, presents and holiday decorations. Think about how we can carry the Christmas Spirit with us all year long.  It isnt easy I am the first to admit, but trying never hurts :)

Enjoy time with your family and friends; capture these memories, they will last forever.  Merry Christmas to all of you, I hope you all have a wonderful day!!! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's almost time!

Christmas is just around the corner and all the last minute items are getting checked off 1 by 1.  I have not stitched for the last 3 nights and it is terrible!!  I did make some progress last week that I wanted to share with you.  There are only a few more posting times left in 2012 so I better get going :)
I am officially past the middle on the 2nd row which means I am more than halfway to completing Dutch Beauty.  It is getting more and more exciting as I stitch another motif.
Have a great rest of your week!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


While I debated yesterday to do a blog post, I thought today was much more exciting.  Why?  Well, it is only Wednesday, the middle of the week, less then 2 weeks till Christmas.  Yes.  It is a special day today-- simply because of the date.
December 12, 2012.
At this time of night, I am probably a bit late in the game, however my main goal was to have the post today.  Folks all around the world heard on the news, read on the internet or the paper to perhaps do something special today.  People are getting married, renewing vows, even a lucky bunch-- had a new addition today :)
Me, nothing special per-say, just work and the other daily duties.  I did help some very nice people create special memories-- and I guess you could say I will remember them.
On the stitching front, I am making great progress on Dutch Beauty.  Looking forward to stitching more tonight.
I have started the otherside of the center vines on the other side of the deer.  I am looking forward to stitching the deer soon :)
Also, while stitching along 5 other gals the SDW sampler.  I am making slow and steady progress on it, but stitching 1 day a week, a few hours at a time isnt getting me too far.  I must confess, DB must get done so I can really focus on the Scarlet Letter Challenge.
I really do love this sampler, the colors are so fantastic and the motifs-- we are learning more about this sampler then we could have imagined just passing over the pattern.  This is going to be a gem when complete.
Like I mentioned before, with the Christmas spirit in full swing in the stores-- the decorations up and twinkling at night, I am looking forward to great time.  Shopping is almost complete, I think 2 more to go.  Easy right?  If it only were, then it would be done by now!!!!!
Until next time, enjoy the rest of 12-12-12.  What can you do to finish the day off right?
Me?!  Stitching and a nice glass of Pinot Noir :)