Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stitching Update

I took these pictures on Tuesday morning and meant to post them right away but didn't.
So here they are......
 
Poinsettia House
LHN
Started 11/24/12
 I have a little bit more done on the Poinsettia House as I have worked on it since this picture was taken.
 
Updated picture of
Abigail's birth sampler
 
Today I am putting up christmas decorations around the house, so won't be stitching until this evening.
 
Short and Sweet post!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snicker Salad

I have had a few comments and emails from my last post about what is
Snicker Salad?
 
It is one of my families favorite salads and there are several different recipes out there to make it but this is the one that I use.
 
Snicker Salad
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (12 oz) container of Cool Whip, thawed
6 snicker candy bars
4-6 granny smith apples
 
Mix cream cheese & powdered sugar until thoroughly blended.
Fold in  Cool Whip.
Cut snickers into bite size chunks and a to cream cheese mixture.
Chop the apples into chunks and stir.
Chill 1 hour before serving.
 
Enjoy!!!!!
 
 
I have been stitching up a storm this weekend. I work on Abigails birth sampler and started putting some backstitching on it to make it look more pronounced. And I started another LHN piece called Poinsettia House. I have about 570 stitches into the house so far. No pictures for this post but will have some snaps on the next post.
 
Back to stitching for me
Hope everyone is having a great weekend
Until next time
Happy Stitching
Denise

Thursday, November 22, 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 
Just a quick post to check in with everyone. We are having our Thanksgiving meal at 5:00 this afternoon. I have everything prepared, just have a few last minute things to do.
Here is our menu:
Turkey
Ham
Mashed Potatoes & gravy
Green bean casserole
Sweet potatoes
7 layer salad
Snicker salad
fresh baked buns
Pecan pie
Pumpkin rolls
 
No one will go away hungry today.
On that note I am thankful for many things in our lives
family
faith
friends
health
home
hobbies
life
love
Oh and this is just to name a few, I am sure if I sat here longer I could come up with a long list.
 
Well I am off to get cleaned up and sit and stitch for a while until it gets closer to supper time.
 
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day
Denise

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Autumn Leaves

I was reading poems to my granddaughter last night  and just loved this one.
I know that Autumn is just about over with and the leaves are gone now,
but I hope you enjoy it anyway

Autumn Leaves
by Aileen Fisher
 
One of the nicest beds I know isn't a bed of soft white snow,
isn't a bed of cool green grass after the noisy mowers pass,
isn't a bed of yellow hay making me itch for half a day--
but autumn leaves in a pile that high deep, and smelling like fall,
and dry.
That's the bed where I like to lie and watch the flutters go by.

I could tell she enjoyed all the poems that I read to her because of the smile on her face as I read them.

Now on a different note earlier yesterday my granddaughter was spending some quality time with her Auntie Kay and here are a few pictures that I got of them together.

Making silly faces

not sure what Sharlee was doing

Sharlee and Auntie Kay

Auntie Kay lets Sharlee play games on her phone.
 
Well I need to get my butt in gear and get my Thanksgiving shopping done today so I can do my cleaning and preping tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!
I am so thankful for a wonderful family!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, November 19, 2012

An update and a finish

Good Morning everyone!
 The sun is shining and suppose to be in the high 50's today. Gotta love the weather!
This past weekend I finished another CJC2012 (a small one) 
 
Four Seasons by the Trilogy
32 ct Summer Khaki Belfast Linen
recommended  Weeks Dye Works
Started 1/12/12
Finished 11/16/12
the frame is one that I had in my stash

A close up of the picture
 
And I have put in about 1000 Stitches in this next piece.
 
Abigail's birth sampler
this is the last picture I took on 10/30/12


and this is as of last night
The light blue is kinda hard to see
but will be more defined after the
back stitching is done.
Thats about all on the stitching front.
I spent some time at my DH's new shop he is building on our property. He has been doing most of the work himself to save some money so it is slow going because he has a full time job besides working on the farm. Here are few pictures from this weekend.
 
Wiring the lights up

And we have lights

and the hoist is up and being put to use already

and now it time for a couple of bbq's
Well thats it for today, I hope everyone has a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TUSAL

Good morning everyone!
I posted yesterday and forgot to post my TUSAL
So here are my pictures that I took this morning - Enjoy
 




 
 
I didn't do any stitching last night so I plan on making up for that this afternoon after I get my dishes and laundry done.
Well thats about it for today
Have a great rest of the week!
 
Happy Stitching
Denise
 



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Back home again

Good morning everyone and welcome to my new followers!
 
I got back from WA state late Friday night - My sister's surgery went well and she is doing good. She was moving around pretty good when I left. And she is going back to work half days today.
Here is the view from her hospital room

I come from a small community so seeing all these huge building and freeways in the middle of town is a bit overwhelming. And driving in this area is not my cup of tea, I will take a less populated area anyday.
 
This is my sister and her furbaby, Jasper, after she got home from the hospital.

 
Not a whole lot to report on the stitching front, Last week while in WA, I only stitched 2 days but did get a small CJC2012 finished.
 
Morning Star by Blackbird Design
Started Jan 2, 2012
32 ct Antique White
and the 4 Crescent Colours called for.

The rest of the week I am working on Abigails birth sampler. It is coming along pretty good. I will post a picture of my progress in my next update.
I have errands to run today and things to get done.
Hope everyone is having a great week
Happy Stitching
Denise
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

I'm Leaving on a jet plane

Good morning everyone!
This is going to be short and sweet. And no pictures, sorry.
I am just about done packing and ready to fly out and see my younger sister.
She lives in the Seattle area and is having surgery tomorrow so I will be looking after her for a few days. I am hopeing to keep up with my blog reading and I might even try to post while I am out there but not sure if I will be able to. I will be home very late on Friday night so I foresee spending my weekend cleaning and doing laundry. Therefor I probably won't post any updates on my stitching until next Monday. Off to finish my husbands laundry (so I know he has clean clothes all week) and do a little grocery shopping for him.
 
Have a great week and
Happy Stitching
Denise

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