Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BRRRRR its cold out and some stitching news

Welcome to all: I hope 2016 is being good to you, it has been to me.
I turned 65 yesterday, my Mother and Sister-in-law took me  to Café Jule's for lunch, my favorite place to eat, I had a Chicken Cranberry roll-up oh boy I can only eat half because it is so big, but so yummy.
Mom gave me a bottle of Margarita mix she is so sweet, I also received a cinnamon candle and a beautiful bracelet from Julie.
In the evening Mike took me out to dinner to my favorite place yep Café Jule's, I had fresh walleye dinner, oh my so good, I am still full and it is 16:00 in the afternoon.
Mike gave me a  150.00 dollar gift card to of course my favorite stitch shop Stitchville USA, I have many things in mind I want to buy.

This little Café seats about 40 people, it is so sweet, very French looking.

It is decorated so nice for all the different holidays, I plan on going there in the warm weather and sitting out on the patio reading and drinking coffee.

I finished my first SAL small.

 it is the Plum Street Samplers Merry Ewe, I changed  some of the colors and the fabric the pattern called for, I used White Opal 36 count fabric, and various threads, I love how it turned out now I need to get a tin to mount it in.
The SAL is run by Stitching Lotus, I am happy I joined the SAL, her link is now maybe I will have 12 new ornaments done by Christmas this year.

I am working on my next SAL it is : Cricket Collection No.33 Sheepy Hollow I am doing the sheep and tree only not the words on the pattern, check in date for the second one is 2/ 25, I hope to have it done by then.

I am also working on alterations of many pairs of slacks that have the big wide pant leg, oh how I hate them, I think wide legged slacks make a thin woman look big, and if your overweight like me they make me look bigger hence the alterations, I am also working out  now,  ow and ow I am so sore, I hope to lose a few pounds before summer.

                                                  Time for dinner Blessings to you all.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Givaway Drawing 2/2/16

Pop on over to see the new Rainbow Collection from  Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, it is beautiful, Nancy as always with her generosity is giving away a Rainbow Collection on 2/2/16.

They are beautiful, so stop over and enter her drawing.

Totally love the colors.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy belated New Year

I have been sitting at this computer getting caught up with blogging comments and reading emails, I am way behind.
 December was a very busy month, I did very little decorating because Mike had planned a vacation away during Christmas, we went to Cancun Live Aqua, our new favorite Resort, this was our third time there, love it.
Christmas at the resort was amazing, Santa showed up coming on a sleigh with horses in the lead.

And this is my little old chubby self and Mike with his Christmas tie with Santa and Company

This is rice art they dye the rice and hand design it on any surface they choose, the lights were blue around the resort for Christmas

This is the entry during the day.

  this is what it looks like at night during Christmas, during the rest of the year it is a flat water fall very pretty.

I took Olaf along on this trip, he had fun, will show a couple of pictures of Olaf next post.

Now for some news, Mike is retiring in April after almost 40 years with the Wright County Sheriffs Department, I am so happy for him, wow home with my favorite Man 24/7 hmmm we will see how this goes, giggles.
I bought some stash last Saturday from my favorite Needlework Shop Stitchville USA,
I am doing a monthly ornament SAL over at http://stitchinglotus.blogspot.com, I rather excited to do this, maybe I can get all my ornaments done for nest Christmas.
This is the first Ornament I will do, I love Plum Street Samplers so sweet, I am doing this on Edinburgh White Opal 36 count, I like the sparkle of the fabric.
I also bought some red and pink fabric to make Valentine ornaments for Valentines Day, I want to start a tree  for each holiday like Frances has in her home, she has inspired me to do so.
Stop over to her BlogSpot, she is a very good decorator.
I am sure you will love what you see.
 I love the Easy Stitch Basting Tape, so easy to use, I also wanted to try the  Instant Antique Aging Solution, it looks very interesting.

I bought two Mill Hill seed bead Santa ornaments to stitch for my lovely neighbors who took care of our mail and snow removal while we were gone, we just could not find  anything just right for them, I think this is perfect.
I also bought the little Mini Pom Pom one yard in Raspberry and TuTu Pink for my Valentine ornaments.
I am working on my Scattered Seed Sampler Pure In Heart from Tammy Black, she is a great Primitive Designer, I just have to finish the sheep and put together as a door hanger, I have done very little stitching this past month due to Christmas preparing  and Christmas vacation.
To all who commented on my last blog, thank-you from my heart.