Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winding down in 2008

Caution, lots of pictures!
Wow. It's hard to believe another year is over. I'm not one to make New Years resolutions. Just don't like putting that kind of pressure on myself, then disappointing myself because I didn't do what myself resolved to do.... I have rethought the whole Start Something New Every Sunday project. I'm done with that! Not that I didn't love love love starting something every week. I'm just having trouble keeping everything organized! I bet I now have 28 skeins of DMC 310 in 28 different places. Needless to say I'm spending more time looking for my supplies than I am enjoying them! My stitching goals this year are:
1. Finish a lot of the wonderful projects I started this year.
2. Finish Family Tree that I am starting 1/1/09.
3. Complete at least one Christmas ornament a month.
4. Stitch as much as possible.

That's pretty much it. It's my passion and my therapy.

At EGA, we had secret sisters. Here is a picture of the lovely Shepherds Bush Needle Roll I was given for my birthday. The stitching is perfect.

At the EGA Christmas Party we had an ornament exchange. This is the ornament that I received. It's perfectly stitched and finished by Barbara.

At the EGA Christmas party, our Secret Sister revealed themselves. I was blessed to have Melinda. She gifted me with this wonderful peyote ornament. The ladies all know how I love peyote work and do not have the skills to stitch my own!

Dear sweet Ruby stitches Christmas cards! She also stitched the gift tags attached to our gifts this year!

Ruby stitched gift cards too

And what was in the packages???
Mermaids treasure pillow

Christmas bread cloth

We spent Christmas day at our friends Pat & Richie. It was a perfect day! Their whole family treat us like family. It was a wonderful day.
Lots of cooks in the kitchen

Christmas dinner diners

What every well planned holiday dinner needs.... what the heck IS this???

Cheers Mommie!!

Please keep Mommie in your thoughts and prayers. She was rushed to ICU on Saturday. She loves to tell everyone that she is 19 but she is really 91!

And, let me introduce the newest member of the family. My baby brother is a Grandpa again. Here is little Emilio Jose, born 12/27 with his proud Grandpa who has been sending me photos daily since his birth. Duane is the father of 4 daughters and Grandpa of 3 granddaughters so to say he is tickled to death to have a grandson is an understatement! I'm guessing he has picked out Emilio's first Harley & helmet! Momma Crystal & baby are just perfect.

Until next year, Happy New Year! Stay safe! Happy stitching!! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twas the Sunday before Christmas and....

This puppy is beat!
Spent Friday shopping. I hate to shop.... (unless it's the LNS or online). Friday night i made 6 eggs worth of egg noodles and simmered a couple of chickens for homemade chicken noodle soup. Saturday I chopped all the veggies for veggie soup and the chicken noodle soup. Made 36 quarts of veggie soup. 6 loaves of cranberry orange bread. Today I made 36 quarts of chicken noodle soup. Another 6 eggs worth of egg noodles. The freezer and fridge are full. The kitchen is almost put back together. My feet, ankles and legs are killing me. I still need to scrub my kitchen floor but I think it will wait till tomorrow evening. I'm giving gifts of food to my boss and friends this year. Not as much as I did last year, but I think they will all enjoy the Veggi soup, Chicken noodle soup, homemade dinner rolls and Cranberry Orange bread. I **might** make oreo cookie truffles or buckeyes Tuesday evening, but will wait and see what time I get home from work and what kind of mood I'm in then! I will ship the grandkids goodies out tomorrow along with my Quaker Friendship round robin.

I took a break this afternoon and stitched this freebie from Sharon/Daffycat. I don't have a photo as DH is using my camera. But it was a cute quick stitch! thanks Sharon! I see many more of these in my future!

I think I had a productive weekend. Nothing like waiting till the last minute!
Thanks for all the kinds words from my last post.
I wish you all a very merry Christmas Holiday. Bless you all!
Stay safe! Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


If anybody still ever stops by... I'm still here, just soooo far behind, I'm thinking I'm in first place right now. How can Christmas be just 2 weeks away?
Isn't Miss Callie just the cutest? {;^)

A finished finished ornament... Excuse the bottom of my counter....

Another finished finished ornament....

The rest are in various stages of finished finished on the table. Hope to have that mess done and cleaned up before the weekend is over....

I promised pictures with my next post, so here ya go. I'm still hitting the time clock at work for 12-15 hours a day 4 days a week (I do L*O*V*E having Fridays off, but not sure it's worth the other??). Finished up the last of my ornament stitching this Sunday. Yippee for me. I have been kitting up "starts" for January 1, 2009. Not sure how many hours I think there is going to be in that day! You should see my "start January 1 2009 stack"! Not a Christmas decoration up in my house this year. Not a card bought or addressed. I feel like such a Grinch!
Till next time, stay safe!