Monday, November 30, 2015

Am I alone here?

Am I the only one who gives away stitched pieces and then can't remember who you gave them too? I think I stitched the above ornament twice, one to give away and one to keep. I was going through my charts and came across some that I know I stitched but I have no idea who I gave them too. If I had good sense, I would have kept a list or even taken photos before I gave them away. Oh well. 

Are you all decorated for Christmas yet? Hubby and the kid got all the outside stuff done over the weekend (some of it in the rain!) I've got all the trees up and decorated but I still have all the other 'fluff' to do and instead of doing that I'm sitting here going through cross stitch charts. Told ya, I ain't got good sense.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Catching up

Just can't seem to get into a regular posting habit - maybe 2016 will be better. LOL
Projects have slowed down here so not a lot of updates there. The older two boys will be here this week for Thanksgiving then baby boy and his bride will be here in 28 days for Christmas! Yes, I'm counting the days - haven't seen them in over a year (and totally missed posting for his birthday last week - I didn't forget the day, we talked on the phone for nearly an hour, just missed getting a post up) 

I haven't done a lot of stitching lately but I do have these ornaments that I have been working on over the past year and they are finished and ready for the tree when it goes up.
I really like stitching these little ornaments

Cutting our all those small pieces, not so much. I will try to get some close up pics posted soon.
Kind of nippy here (for us anyway) and my hands have been cold all day - I even gave in and turned the heat on for a bit but still have cold hands!

Hope you are all having a great start to the week,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A sweet little gift

My sweet friend Terry gifted me this little stocking ornament. Isn't it just too cute? Not sure I would have the patience to make one so small - it is only 4 inches long! Looking forward to hanging it on my tree soon.

 Our weather is great today but it is supposed to take a turn to the nasty side tomorrow. 
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Little Fall Around the House

We finally have some fallish weather here in southeast Texas so I thought I would show you my limited fall decor.
 In the guest room - I leave this little feather tree out year round and change the decorations to suit the season 
 Couldn't get a good picture of my stuffed pumpkins - lights off and no flash was too dark, lights on with no flash was still too dark so I finally just used the flash which makes them look a bit washed out.
 I love this little corner of my breakfast room
 it kind of substitutes for a fireplace (mantle) since we don't have one. We have talked about getting a fake (electric) one but don't really have a good place for one.
Last, but not least - my little Tom Turkey, gifted from a dear friend.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Wishing my beautiful daughter-in-law a happy birthday today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you a Happy Halloween with a pic from the past. No doubt I've shown this picture before but it is a favorite. 
This is baby boy and his bride back in high school (though they weren't married yet in this pic) Ashley's mother did a great job with their costumes that year!

Only 52 days until I get to hug these two!

Have a fun and safe weekend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hello there!

I'm still here, just been busy. Haven't read any blogs lately but I hope to soon. Just thought I would stop by and show you a couple of Halloween touches.

Both of these landed in the game room along with a few others that I failed to photograph. Maybe I will get to those before I put them away next week. 
(sorry for the glare on the pumpkin - it has glass on it which protects it from dust but makes it hard to photograph!)

Hope you are all having a great week!