Friday, December 28, 2012

A few Pictures from Christmas Luncheon

I donot know how I am so lucky to post twice in one week but I like it.
I wanted to post pictures of the Christ Child Luncheon we have at Our Church every first friday of December, on thursday night we start decorating, the tree Nativity and tables with candles and decorations get done usually by 20:00.
I am in charge of the bake candy sale, me who has a weight problem and I just have to say no to buying any goodies, I bake a lot for Christmas so sampling is done at home.
We have about 500 people eating from 10:45 a.m. to 13:30 lots of dishes and baked goodies are eaten.
St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale Mn. has been doing this for over 20 years.
Most of the people coming to eat are from the Lutheran Church and Methodist and Free Church, only because all the rest of us are working that day to put on this lovely meal.
In the bake shop I only do a little decorating because its such a job marking all the goodies that are baked and brought in, we get anything from chocolate chip cookies to Bishops Bread (if you have never had this bread google the recipe it is fabulous).
We usually make about 1300.00 dollars in the bake shop, we only charge 7.00 dollars for the buffet meal and it is an all you can eat.
The room is decorated with Christmas lights candles a tree and the Nativity Scene, I knoe the pictures donot show it but it really is beautiful.

Happy Newyear to all
Welcome to my new Followers.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gone for so long

I am so ashamed of myself for not blogging for over a month, it has been so very busy with two guys out because of health issues and that puts me on the road more often then I want.
When I signed on for this job I knew there would be times when i woukld put in lots and lots of hours.
With my Mother being ill and getting worse that takes up more time, now I am not complaing at all I just wish I had 48 hours in a day.
I have done some stitching and lots of baking for the Holiday Season, lots and lots of cakesballs, yummy and yummy.
I recieved  a box of cross stitch patterns, threads and lots of stitching stuff, from my Friend at Church, Judy says she just cannot do it anymore, so I went through all of the stuff and found lots of goodies, she had a felt Christmas picture she started way back in 1980, I am finishing it, I usually donot do anything with seaquins and felt but this was just way to cute not to finish, that is what I am going to finish tonight, I promise I will post pictures and blog more often.
We do have a new addition to our Family it is a rescue from a home forecloser, the owners left all the animals and we were lucky to have this little one come to our home.
This is what it looks like to do bills around the holidays she was kind of helping Dad and just could not handle it anymore.
O.K. Dad put it in the envelope already and lets cuddle.

Just a few Christmas decorations this year I sure would like to have done more decorating but the time elements were to tight, and with a new critter in the house she would have torn down a big tree so I did the three small ones on the kitchen window table.
Not much done in the guest bathroom either she likes the tiolet paper( we had to hide that also) so veru little decorating done in that room also.
I did take a little time for myself and took a beading class and made an ornament, which I love and plan on making more for next year for gifts. This was bugger for a first timer I think I said a bad word but not like one of the other Ladies at the class, the ornament is much prettier in person.
I like these so much.

This is what I woke up to on wednesday last week they are so beautiful, just a little cracked corn in the bird bath and they are staying around, they have to be some of the most beautiful birds God created.
Yes look at the snow it is so pretty but so not nice it is about 11 degrees above 0 how lucky are we.
I do long for warmer weather oh yes I do.
When I was young I loved snow now at 61 I can live without it.
I hope all had a beautiful Holiday Season so far, I sure have Santa was very good to me.

Merry Christmas



Sunday, December 2, 2012

I have been very busy with a little stitching

I want to welcome all my new followers so sorry I have not welcomed you in the past few months.
I have stitched an exchange which I sent to Jayne in Fla. (no blog) she will post pictures on the Blackbird Designs exchange site soon.
I did recieve a beautiful pillow from my exchange partner Laura She is from the beautiful country of Mexico,  we go to Mexico everyyear.
What Laura made for me os from my favorite holliday a lovely Pillow with an halloween design, the Black Cat Pin Cushion, I tottally love it, Laura also added lace trim something I have a passion for I have two drawers full now I have some black and white to use on my stitching,  all I have in my drawers now are cream and other colors, thank-you Laura, you are a sweetheart. Laura do a beautiful job?

Next is the box top I stitched for Jayne, I love the box and tha pattern, this is part of a pattern I love the urn with flowers this is from the book Honeysuckle Manor, the pattern is from the Hannah Lovina Joslin-1856 pattern.
I hope Jayne likes it as much as I did when I finished with it.
Next up is the new addition of a very small family nenber, her name is Blondie really its (StarLyn) that is what my Mother wanted us to call her that was almost my name but my Father said he did not like it so I was named after my Aunt (paternal) and my GrandMother (maternal), I am not sad about it I like both names. This is where I insert the picture or should I say pictures of Blondie.
                                                Miss Queen Bee Herself sitting so pretty 
                                                           Trying to steal Tootsie Pops
                                                    Eating some treats out of Dads hand

She was abandoned at a home forecloser, not many of her family members survived she was about 5-6 weeks old when we got her two weeks ago, the vet said she had no lice, fleas or anykind of bug but she did have two weeks worth of medications twice a day, her eyes were matted shut and had a very bad case of the bugers, I know I had the unpleasant pleasure of this event on the first day, now she is healthy and really active, I just wish she would sleep at night and not during the day.
She thinks she is so cute o.k. she is, she has gained 2 pounds 3 ounces since she came home with us, it was a total surprise for me I have been wanting a new cat since Verne the Cat was 19 years old and needed to be put to sleep he was so sick. That was 2 years ago..
Rest in peace my baby boy, Verne.
Now I have to tell you I have been so busy at work that I am putting in so much overtime 80 plus hours a week I usually only work 62 hours so the extra hours are getting to me I get very little time to stitch, we have two guys out I am the senior person so I get to have all the overtime just in time for Christmas.
I have been trying to catch up on some stitching I started long ago, I also have been able when I am home to go to a couple of beading classes, I will post pictures of my projects later this week.

Merry Christmas  and Happy Hanukkah