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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today is Today

.... and it is what it is...

I've realized for a very long time that time waits for no one. I also know that each of us is given the exact same amount of time (in each day). What's important is that you use that time wisely... for no one really knows how much time we have remaining. So keep life simple.... and keep it happy! :-)

I did manage a few stitches over the Thanksgiving weekend... you know... in between cooking that delicious turkey and trimmings and stuffing myself silly with enormous amount of comfort food! :-) I did get the binding hand sewn to my (long term project) Snow Days quilt... but it took until today to get half decent pics to share because then the weather went to rainy and windy with some snow mixed in... and then it went back to the work schedule which left a dark evening when I got home at night... so I finally got some sunshine today to get some pics to share (just not a full view because the ground is still wet)... the binding is a dark brown and the backing is a teal...

There was also some progress on the primitive alphabet cross stitch sampler I started in July... I should finish that this afternoon so I'll wait until next post to share pics of it.

I haven't set aside any time to decorate for Christmas yet. I'm just not "feeling it". I see and hear stories of folks running here and there and making lists and stressing about what to give to who and when and where to buy it and this must be done before this day... when I take a car ride to a friend's house or even just driving home from work... I notice the parking lots near stores packed to the edge... rows and rows of cars... and people running with arm loads of bags of stuff... and pushing folks out of their way... i can see they aren't "Merry"... yet people do it all... just watching it wears me out...

We had a simple Holiday luncheon at work last Friday... we went to our Radio Club's Holiday party last night... they were both amazing, simple and fun! We enjoyed some stories, lots of laughs and great food... with some strings of lights and greenery to add some sparkle to the night... good stuff!

I'm looking forward to baking some cookies... some quiet time stitching... Christmas music on the stereo or maybe a classic Christmas movie on the TV... will the house get filled with decorations, trees and lights? Maybe. Maybe not.

But, I do know my Christmas will be Merry, peaceful and full of smiles...

.... and cookies...

Did I mention the cookies? ;-)

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for this mess I had to clean up....
...because it is the result of an appreciative (and most delicious) celebration of everything we have to be thankful for! :-)

And now that I have slept off all that turkey and high-fat trimmings... and filled my system with 5 cups of piping hot coffee... I am retreating into the stitching room for hours and hours of thread, cotton and wool today!!! :-)

One more thing... Pam, if you are reading this post... know that I really did turn off my computer (to resist the online sales) when I said I did... I only turned it back on to update my blog... lol  ;-)

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Temecula Summer Quilt - Week 11

So here it is folks... a Summer Quilt program that I (mostly) managed to keep up with! ;-)

I think I received the mailing for the last border a couple of weeks ago? Anyways... the mailing also included the fabric for the binding... so now I am all set to quilt it. Looking to machine quilt an allover meandering/stippling design... once I check out the situation with my domestic machine, I'll decide whether I need to send it to a longarm service (or not)...

We had some super strong storms with wicked lightening crash through here yesterday... did not cause any damage or power outages (thankful for that)... and now the air is cool and clean! Mix that with some falling leaves and the loud serenade of crickets in the evening... and it's really starting to look, sound and feel like Autumn is soon to arrive! :-) I'm so looking forward to it!

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!


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