Wednesday, December 25, 2013


I sit here tonight barely able to describe the fullness of my heart. I have the most wonderful family and friends. My home is warm and filled with gifts. My husband is working tonight, but my in-laws came for a dinner and I made this recipe from Picky Palate: This is her photo below.

Also had some simple Texas Toast garlic bread, and a salad. The best part is the being together. We had a nice evening, and it made me realize once again how blessed I am. I spent yesterday with my sister and her family, along with my mom and Jim. Just a perfect afternoon and evening. We get so caught up in how tired we are, or how we don't want to drive here or there, or the buying gifts, etc. But you know what? To be in the company of those you love and who love you-well, there's nothing like it in this world. And to have my son there with me is so wonderful. Maybe next year Mr. Witchy Stitches will have Christmas off.

I hope anyone reading this blog or stopping in has a wonderful night. I hope you have family and friends surrounding you. And I hope that it will always be so.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Haunted WIP, T-giving recap, Wildlife

I have nearly finished this little freebie by The Snowflower Diaries. And to think I had BIIIIG plans to finish it by Halloween. The fates must chuckle loudly at my cross stitching plans. Here is a near finish:

It'll be nice to finish her and move on to my next thing. I love Halloween, but I'm done. LOL.

Thanksgiving was so wonderful. The pizzelles were a hit again. My brother in law fixed another famous meal. My son absolutely LOVES his uncle's smoked turkey. Everything was so great. My in laws came too and thankfully my husband was able to be off for this holiday.  My son's grandfather hit a deer on the way home and luckily he was still pretty close to my sis's house.  They went and got him, but his car needed some major repairs.  He was so lucky he wasn't hurt or worse!

Sharing this holiday with family is really a special thing for me. My nephews are so cute and funny-they really keep us entertained! So, about brothers-there's always something going on behind someone's head, isn't there?

 My sis and her family were so thoughtful and got my boy a cake to celebrate his acceptance to college!  We laughed at the writing, but it's not the writing that counts.  By the way, have you been to Cake Wrecks?  If not, go now, because I've never laughed so hard at some of them.  This one however, seems just right to me.

We got a new Christmas tree and had it decorated a couple days before Thanksgiving. It fits perfectly in our little home.


Before I go, I want to show some of the birds that we share our back yard with. And one VERY NAUGHTY SQUIRREL. Love them.


Well, we have some sleet and freezing rain happening here today, as you can see from the photos.  Looks like the people north of us are getting hammered!  I do wish for some of the white (not icy) stuff soon.  Our weather has been crazy the past week.  A few days ago, it was nearly 70 degrees.  

Hopefully I'll be finishing up my WIP soon and will have a new start to post.  Stay safe and until then,