Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving today! Below is a design I've always wanted to stitch, but I never did buy it for myself! Might have to hit up some online places to see if I can make a score!

I've been doing a little stitching and a little crocheting. Not gonna report on the stitching yet (just call me Mrs. Slowsky), but I've managed to crank out a few little things in the hooking category.

We managed to decorate our new tree, but I wanted to add a few things, so I'll post that a bit later, hopefully with a stitchy finish! When I was younger, we used to have our entire family gather at my grandparent's beautiful home for Thanksgiving. After they were gone, things changed, but it's been beyond wonderful creating new family traditions with my family. One of those things is making Pizzelles. My great Aunt used to send them every Christmas to my Gran and I'm carrying it on with my family. My nephews love them, much to my delight. I make them several times a year. By far, the best recipe I've found is HERE. If you haven't tried them, they are a very light and wonderful treat. Perfect with morning coffee!

We received some WONDERFUL NEWS this past week.  My son was accepted to the college he really wanted to attend and he was awarded a Dean's Honor Scholarship for all four years for a very good amount.  I never even proofread his app or his essay-this is ALL his accomplishment.  I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard for this. 

Well, I'm off to spend some time with my much loved family. I hope you are doing the same.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Witch is Back....from the framers, that is. Plus stash and WIP pics!

I got my beautiful witch framed and picked her up last weekend. They do such a nice job at In Stitches. I think the frame is perfect for her. As much as I love Halloween, she'll stay out of the main area until next year.

Spooky Hollow by WTNT
While I was at the shop, I just had to pick up Away We Ride and Paper Snowflakes.  I got the last copy of Away We Ride, and why did I feel so good snapping that up anyway?  :-P

I already owned Poinsettia House, but I wanted to get the gorgeous floss while I was there. I think this might be my next project to work on!

Isn't that pretty? I love it. Here is my progress on that sweet Snowflower Diaries Haunted House from last time.  I've been busy and my plans to finish that before Halloween didn't exactly pan out.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween and is gearing up for Thanksgiving. This was the first year my son didn't dress up! He had homework to do and was busy playing online with a friend. Maybe next year (says a hopeful mom!). :) It is time for hot chocolate, sweaters, twinkle lights in windows, and short days. Also for cold, crisp clear nights that seem so much better for seeing stars and appreciating the beauty of the night. I feel so lucky to live in a state where we experience the four seasons so wonderfully. Sometimes we have a dud of a winter with some 70 degree days scattered in there, but sometimes we have a really great winter with snow and cold. Winter just seems suited for stitching and I really plan to get more done than the earlier part of this year.

We also celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary last week!  Boy, where did that time go?  Crazy.  Not a feat to be taken lightly!  I can't say enough good things about my husband, truth be told.  We have had up times, down times, and up times again.  It's been a ride for sure, but we laugh most every day and for that, I'm so thankful.  Life is really good right now and we're enjoying it fully.

Take care, and until next time...