Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Flowers

Three years ago a friend gave me this plant at Christmas........  Not only have I managed to keep it alive but last year and this year it has bloomed......... 




When Joyce came by recently she brought a bouquet of flowers......  Today I finally got them arranged in the right container........


One hat complete.........  It is an adult hat...............

The next one is for a child..........  Hope to keep making them till this skein is gone.........


Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

I started getting ready on Saturday........  Double checked the menu, found the appropriate serving dishes and started cooking...........  I managed to get all the veggies ready and in the refrigerator.......
 Yesterday morning I put the turkey breast in the oven then took the veggies out of the fridge to come to room temperature.  When the turkey was done I turned off the oven and put the veggies in the oven.  By the time everything was ready they were warm and we were ready to eat..........



The family has gotten smaller........  It was still a grand time had by all.........  Jason took his father for a ride after we ate so Kim and I had a chance to talk...........



Embroidery is complete except for the initials and the date...........  Reached my limit for stitching so I changed to something else..........


Grabbed a skein of yarn and started another ubiquitous hat..........  I will attempt to finish the stitchery before I begin another project...........


Friday, December 23, 2016

For the Birds...


A bank of seagulls..........  We are 75 miles from the beach but here they are........ 


On the road behind you can see another flock............


And my darling Buffle Head ducks.........  They arrive every November and stay for a few months before they leave till the next year...............

It is fun to watch because they suddenly go underwater only to appear several yards away..........




Thursday, December 22, 2016

A New Beginning


When I finished the last projects I chose this one to stitch next..........

It is from a Just Cross Stitch and when I saw it I knew I wanted make this for a dear friend.....  Don't plan to finish it with a fabric ruffle...........  Thought it would look as good with wide lace and that would be much easier.......



Progress is good so far...........


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Finish or Three

But first how about a picture of our dear Wade Hamilton.....  He is enjoying the Christmas season....



And this is why........  When no one is looking he sneaks under the tree and removes the tissue paper from the bags of gifts......... Look closely and you can see a bit of green on the side of his mouth..........



Started this recently and it is finished.......... 



This is an old one.....  Finished it over a year ago but I needed to sew the buttons on it.........
It resurfaced and now it is done...........

Hopefully I can take them to the framer soon........


A friend bought a pillow kit with a cross stitch piece as part of the pillow.........  When she got it home she found it was worked on linen.........  She does not like working on linen so she gave the kit to me........  Now the stitchery is done so I will give the kit back to her.....  When she looks at her pillow she can remember me.


I got a smile today from my Sweetie........  They are becoming rare because his muscles don't always work....................



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What I've Been Doing

I began making covers for the little books and got a dozen complete.............



The were finished and before a picture could be taken I gave them to friends............


I then prepped another dozen and this is far as I have gotten making them...............  Lem is having problems with the remote so I spend more time sitting with him instead of sewing..........  I find cross stitch is easy to start and stop if he needs help so I have been finishing up a few projects... 




I took this picture earlier today........

Dear Wade Hamilton is waiting for Santa...........




The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10