Saturday, December 31, 2011
I did it!! I finished block #4 this evening. I do believe I will set the afghan aside for a bit and try something new for a little bit.
Here is block #3 and #4 together so you can get a better picture of the two together. I did not stitch number 3. I love this design.
I hope to have even more finishes next year. 2010 was not over 100 when my husband retired and I had major surgery. 2011 saw a major cross country move. I am hoping that things will be calm in 2012 and I get even more stitching done.
Friday, December 30, 2011
I did add the bird. He will look much better once I do the back stitching. I have moved back to the trellis work. I am still hoping to get this block done this year. My last afghan took five years. I only worked on it during the winter and was happy to get several blocks done in one year. I am not sure what my next project will be.....
While I contemplate my next project - - I want to do a Give Away!! I picked this finished ornament from my finished stash. I will send this ornament to one of my blog buddies. Just leave a comment in the next week and I will have my darling husband pick a number to figure out who wins the ornament. I love hearing from my followers. Your comments are the highlight of my day. Just leave a comment and your name will be in the race. Good Luck.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
At Christmas my son made me a bird feeder. I just love it. He cut each and every shingle on the roof!!! Today my darling husband put it up and filled it. So far no birds or squirrels have found it. I wonder how long that will be the norm.....
Today we celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. Where does the time go? We had lunch in a place that we went to as teenagers, back when we met. It was fun.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I finally found the corn puffs for the caramel corn, People have been looking at me like I am crazy as I scout around town looking for naked puff corn. Today we made a batch. The family won't know what hit them.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I am so very happy to be here in New York this year. I am dreaming of a white Christmas, which we might not have. On the other hand, I will be HOME for Christmas. It means a lot to me. Home, family and happiness are what I am excited about. I know it will be hectic and crazy and making plans is difficult. I plan to enjoy as the 'cast of characters' that we call family come by for a visit, share a toast and perhaps exchange a gift. January will be here soon enough with all it's headaches and other stuff. It is time to make an effort to enjoy family we do have. I don't mean to lecture but I do know some people that just don't appreciate the family they do have. Be nice. Be Happy. Be Merry.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Meanwhile, I like the purple flowers. Big surprise there!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I will start a new project. Just Nan's Emma & Eliza's Christmas Hat. I was growing weary of doing ornaments so this is just a little more involved than an ornament.