Happy New Year !!
Can you believe another year has come to an end? Christmas was busier this year since my brother had me wrapping all his gifts for family. He stopped in to see our parents for Christmas Eve dinner and then stayed with us for a few days. The last time I spent any holiday with him was about 35 years ago. The weather was a bit snowy so we brought my parents a dinner for Christmas Day, and they could relax and not have to worry about driving conditions.
I found this freebie pattern when I was trying to organize...
Poinsettia Wishes © 2001 Stitches By Cheri
Fabric:32ct Waterlily Jobelon
Stitch Count: 46 x 46, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Backstitch
Then after Christmas, I picked up this freebie design for a quick little stitch. I think I'll finish it off as a bookmark.
Gathering © Mary Olson and Candy Scott, The Workbasket 2016
Fabric: 35ct WDW Sanguine
Threads: CC Belle Soie
Stitch Count: 68 x 37, 1 over 2
This month was my birthday.We got about 4.5" of snow that day.
Thankfully my dental cleaning a few days earlier was a good travel day, and my Dad's Dr. appointment a few days later was also a good day for traveling.
We also celebrated 3 years with Samantha the day after my birthday. We had an arctic blast that reminded me so much of the day she & her brother came into our lives.
She was happy with her extra pampering (and treats).
Mid-month we woke up to a wintry mix. Thankfully we were able to stay close to home.
With all the snow and ice, we've seen a lot more of these visitors...
They love the crab apples that are frozen (even more than the apples that are still on the wild trees.
New (birthday) stash
Sue Hillis a wintry Mix,
Just Nan's Santa mouse and Erica Michaels Brrrberry
...And some threads and fabric.
Thursday brought us another 5+ inches of snow.
Sammy has been a little under the weather since Friday - she caught a cold in her tummy. She seems to be responding well to our vet's advice so now it's just a few more days until she is back to her 100%.
I'll leave you now... thinking about next years projects... Hopefully
I'll finish off a few of my starts that got set aside... I'm planning on
a few exchanges ... and after that who knows?
Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!