It's time to share what I've been up to this month.
I wanted to finish this for Christmas - but just couldn't. I came down with a cold just after Thanksgiving.. Spent about 2 weeks sneezing and coughing. All these strange temperature changes didn't help.
So, here is my progress on this..
Dear Santa It Was the Dog © Cross Stitch Wonders
Created from original art by Black Cats Media
Fabric: 28ct white evenweave
Threads: DMC, and I changed the dog to sulky 1070 as the DMC color was too light
Stitch Count: 120 x 120, 2 over 1
Only a little more until this is finished.
We had a quiet White Christmas - even with the warmer temps, we still had snow on the ground. I cooked dinner for us and my parents. Lots of last minutes substitutions for gifts as we had quite a mess this year with weather related delivery issues. Luckily everyone was happy.
Macey had the most presents.. toys and treats.. and a new bed. She naps on it during the day and then then still likes the human bed at night. LOL!
Here she is much happier to have her antlers taken off.
Sorry about the blurry photo - She wouldn't stay put when the new toys showed up.
This is a flat squeaker from my brother.
Sadly we got news that another of my great-uncles has passed just before my birthday mid-month.
So now I'm a year older.. and officially retired. That means a lot of:
Stash: (Birthday, Christmas and Retirement)
My Witchy Stitchy needle minder came in and since they offered free shipping, I added a few more things.
(Some Stony Creek charts, and a pair of scissors)
Halloween and Snowmen...
Then I received some stitching happiness on my birthday - A lovely kit (Remind you of someone?)
Erica Michaels Mooseberry (Linen and Silk),
Chessie and Me Stellas's Sleigh Ride,
White Willow Yule (bookmark),
So more winter..
and yes..more Halloween ...
LaD Da the Raven.. I plan to do on that lovely purple PTP (16cy Whimsey)
and a snippet uninvited guest by charting creations.
Christmas brought some more fun.
Waxing Moon turkey trio
you guess it.. more winter!
Blackbird Designs Frosty's Night Out
Victoria Sampler Jingle Bell XMAS Tree Farm
Hands on Design Ready set snow
Heart in Hand Winter Bird
Foxwood Crossings Freezing Season
and the Stitchin' Stuff Special December Box
Then I spent some of my first retirement check (which should be here any day now) and picked up a few pieces of fabric
Some PTP Aida and some linens/evenweaves
Birthday cards and flosses have been arriving throughout the month - just a few more are due in. I did join the birthday floss club again for next year. Since Christmas, I've been trying my sewing machine talents to make something for next year's group of ladies.. not sure how it will turn out.. but I've been trying my hand at vinyl project peek a boo bags.. I also picked out a fabric to make a new pillow sham as the one on our couch has finally worn out. Hopefully I'll have a picture next update.
We've been having nasty weather since yesterday evening. Freezing rain started around 5pm.
I fell around 5:30 this morning while taking Macey out for a walk. Nothing broken.. just some bruising. My arm (elbow) is sore as that is the worst of it so far.
Around noon today, it finally switched over to sleet and snow.. So happy!
Trees are snapping. ..we lost power this morning but it came back fairly quickly..just hope it stays on tonight.
It does look pretty though.
Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!