Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Seeing Blue While Going Nutty (Thanksgiving)

Hello everyone!

It seems impossible that November is almost over. Our warm temperatures make it even harder to believe that it is this late in the year, but I will never complain about the warmth. I don't think our colors here were as pretty as in past years, but still some pretty color to be found here and there.

Thanksgiving seems to become more complicated each year. We are kind of a divided family right now, so Thanksgiving means eating two meals at different homes to keep everyone happy. We will actually end up eating three meals this year. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy preparing a meal for the three of us ~ husband, son and of course myself. Maybe three meals will fatten me up a little. It has been a slow process of healing from some extensive gum surgery and bone grafting back in May, and as a result I've lost approximately 25 pounds. While my weight was creeping up a little higher than I would have liked I did not need to lose this much.

So, the three of us got together and planned our meal. It always gets out of hand. :)

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Since we really haven't any family hand me down recipes, we will be borrowing (trying for the first time) Grandmother Carter's cornbread stuffing. And I think we need a test run on the Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake.

Finally finished this little piece. Oh. My. Goodness. I love it, but I'm pretty sure I've stitched enough acorns for a while. I was seeing them in my dreams.

Speaking of dreams ~ Lola had just finished her breakfast and was deep into dream land.

I really want to thank those who stopped by my last post!!! This has been a very rough year and even though I was never a frequent blogger, it is a little bit of normality, and I desperately need that right now. I'm thinking my blog may be a little different and I hope you will continue to visit. It seems blogging isn't as popular as it once was and I'm finding more and more bloggers on Instagram.

Thank you for visiting and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tying Up A Loose End

Just one of those nagging things...just needed to post the finish that was actually finished quite a while ago.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Traveling Pattern Winner

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the traveling pattern. Land of Liberty (along with a few other goodies) will be traveling to Kaye. Congratulations, Kaye! :)

I've been feeling a little under the weather, but hope to be back soon with a finish or two.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Traveling Pattern

Hello everyone! Recently, I was the lucky recipient of Sarah's (Sarah in Stitches) traveling pattern, Land of Liberty by Bent Creek. This was my first time participating in a traveling pattern, and I was excited to be selected! I really enjoyed participating and look forward to seeing where this pattern will be going next.

To make the traveling pattern more fun, Sarah decided that the goodies passed along with the pattern should spell out the word FLAG. She included some fat quarters of fabric (F), little blue and red buttons (L), a sweet little Americana quilt (A), and a lovely gift, a magnet of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (G).

I love the design and I enjoyed stitching it. I'm afraid there is a big ol' boo boo in it and then another smaller one, and although it may bother some, at my age, I just embrace the boo boos. I have an idea of how I want to finish it, I'm just waiting for the husband's vacation to be over. :)

Now it is my turn to pass this pattern along. If you would like to participate, you should:

  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Have an active blog, so that when you finish you can pass the pattern along.
  3. Choose a selection of items that spell out the word FLAG.

Here are the items that I will be passing along with the pattern. (F)at quarters, (L)inen, (A)ccoutrements, and a special (G)ift (which will be a surprise). I will select a winner on August 12th.

I really want to thank you again, Sarah, for the chance to participate, and for all of the lovely items you sent along!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eliza Poole and Anne Wilson 1831

Hello everyone! I've been taking advantage of some calm time, and recently finished a few things, starting with the Eliza Poole Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives.

I discovered Tina Woltman's designs on Facebook. They're small, simple, and I love them.

I actually began crocheting this blanket by Katie Hanken last summer. The size is just right for an old lady with hot flashes. :)

Thankfully, Lola is now down to insulin once a day. For her sake and mine, I'm really hoping that her numbers are good enough at her next visit to come completely off of it. Apparently, cats don't like diets any more than humans do. She greets me at the bedroom door in the morning, follows me through the house and has developed a voice after many years of silence. I have had to become very hard-hearted and learn to ignore her pitiful little face and frequent, vocal requests for food. :) Here are a couple of after-meal pictures.

I seem to have fallen very behind with my commenting. Issues with blogger and my email didn't help matters, so I'm still trying to get caught up little by little. I apologize if I have missed responding to any comments or emails. I really appreciate everyone's kind comments and want to welcome my new followers too. Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Semi-Annual Posting

I've finished a few small pieces, and after wrestling with my sewing machine, finally finished one.

Love Blooms Primitive Valentine Pillow Tuck by Shelly Auen of Primitive Stitchin.

Maybe after visiting the sewing machine doctor, I can do some more finishing. It feels odd to kind of slip in here with this. I'm just never going to be a regular poster. :) Life has really been a roller coaster since shortly after Christmas. It seems like everything decided to happen at once. Both my mother and father have had some rough times with their health, my health has taken some scary turns, and Lola (the cat) has decided to jump on the bandwagon by becoming diabetic. Please watch your cat's weight, as that seems to be what triggered her to become diabetic. Trust me when I tell you it is no fun to give a cat insulin injections twice a day. :) With all of the stress, I don't seem to be able to focus on stitching anything too big ~ hopefully that will change soon. Although I haven't been commenting, I've been stopping by your blogs. They are a little bit of normality, and that is a very good thing. Since it may be awhile until another post, hope everyone enjoys their summer!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Finished At Last

I finished Emma a few weeks ago, and I love her!

I also finished another semester, and I'm pretty sure I lost some brain cells in the process. No way I would have chosen to major in chemistry. Now I'm going to enjoy a few weeks of pure bliss and stitch my fingers off.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!