Okay, after several attempts I've finally gotten Blogger to accept
some pictures....and we're off to the races!!!
Hello! Happy New Year to one and all!! Hope that everyone
has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday. Don't
know where the time has gone. As always the season has
just flown by.
Of course the fact that we spent the majority
of the time wrapped in pj's and blankets, plastered with
Vick's and dosed with assorted cold remedies meant that
the days passed in a medicated haze. We appreciate all
the wonderful good wishes that you all sent our way and
I like to think that they helped as much as the drugs to
chase the nasty germs away at last.
Some stitching did get done during the week, although I really had
to watch what I was doing at times, and a wee bit of frogging was
necessary before the job was done. This is such a pretty pattern.
I do so love the bees. From A Gift of Stitching on line magazine, a
collaboration of LHN and CCN, which can only result in magic.
A bit of stash enhancement, with more to come. Thanks to Sandra
at Sampler Lover's Blog I remembered what a beauty the Token
was and ordered it. It'll be a lovely partner for A Spot of Tea 1
someday. These Quaker designs are so much fun to stitch
because it's so exciting to see each small motif develop.
I'll be stitching the Cottage Garden designs by CCN as one piece,
having ordered the material to stitch them on from MaryKathryn
at Handcrafts Online. I've just ordered the last design from her.
The colours that each of these little designs uses are gorgeous!!
A lovely card, and some gorgeous thread from Dani made a
sick day a bit more bearable. So I dubbed this picture "Treasures
from Dani" and included the needle book that she
stitched for me in the summer. This thread colour is so rich and
I love looking at the variegation, one shade into another. Thank
We celebrated Christmas on December 30th, with my Mom
and SIL here. We retrieved the roast beef that had been
put into the freezer for safe keeping during the plague and
thawed it out and cooked it, with yorkshire pudding, mashed
potato's, turnip casserole (which DH hates, but the rest of us
love) and corn. Dessert was pumpkin pie made by SIL. It
was the first full meal that DH and I had eaten in over a week
and it was so good!! Mind you, we were both so stuffed after
wards, but it was worth it!!
And another winter storm came in early this morning and dumped
a pile of snow for the New Year. DH and I went out and shoveled
the stuff and dug out the car, although we have no plans to go
anywhere today. This is the heavy stuff, which required a bit of
work to clear, but it clung to the branches of the trees, as well as
just about everything else, and it looked so pretty. It wasn't too
cold out either, but that is suppose to change this afternoon, with
a sharp drop in temperature and strong winds.
And as has been something of a trend this winter, after a pile of snow
and cold temperatures, by the end of the week it's suppose to get
much warmer (double digit temperatures apparently) and a good
portion of this white stuff will disappear. We actually had some
heavy rain one night last week. It's been a wild winter so far.
Now I must go and visit blogs and catch up on what all of you
have been doing during the holidays. Once again, many thanks
for your visits, and your good wishes during this past week. I
enjoy hearing from you all so much. Cheers!!