Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Count Down Is Almost here

I hope and wish every one a happy and safe New Years eve.
Be safe stay warm have fun.

                                                            My New Years Eve outfit*
Remember: If You drink find a ride home
The New Year 2019 starts at  05:00 a.m. Monday morning in Samoa & Christmas Island Kiribati
Happy New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Our Tree And A Wood Project

I really like a white tree but next year I will do a green tree, I just need a change.

I found the deer at Joann’s a couple of weeks ago, I decided to glue fabric on the wood instead of paint, what do you think? I really like them.

It is snowing here today Mike is out snow blowing, it is supposed to snow straigh5 through tomorrow, I think I have had enough snow now, time for warm weather, we have not really had any snow until now.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Today was a relaxing day after Mass we came home and took a nap, you see we were at Mikes sisters for a while yesterday, it was a blast.
My younger brother who passed away in 2000, his wife stayed in the family with her son and grandchildren, she was home alone for the Christmas evening and Michaels sister invited her to come along, I think at first she was reluctant but came and had a blast, she is looking forward to going again next year. Santa came and of course we had to sit on his lap, every year we get to tell Santa something we would like to change about our spouse or child, mine for Mike was leave my dish's alone it is my kitchen, I like it better when I clean the kitchen.
I have to show you a photo of a lone corn stalk in a field at the entrance to our housing area, it started with someone putting a bow on the stalk then someone put solar lights, then someone else put a wrapped box, what a hoot.

I played with my embroidery machine last week, I love this machine, I will need to practice some more, I want to make place mats for my table.

I was asked by Father Andrew if I could make a small bag to hold his Baptismal Shell, that is a shell he uses to pour the Baptismal Holy Water over the forehead  of the baby being Baptized, I think I did okay he really like it.
It is a velvet material, it was hard getting the thing to cooperate with me, I did get it done as you can see.

I think this is what I looked like after partying last evening, lots of goodies. Photo found on Pinterest.

My fingers are itching to do some cross stitch, I am off to my favorite chair. I hope you all are having a beautiful Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2018

Pentatonix Mary, Did You Know

Merry Christmas

From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas

Michael & Catherine

Sunday, December 23, 2018

My Eleventh Christmas Photo Merry Christmas


I found this photo on Pinterest, I have had some emails as how to get the animation, I went to Pinterest looked for Christmas animation or GIF's ( not sure what GIF stands for) I right clicked the picture, then hit save  picture as, this will then add it to your photo gallery, I use Picasa to save my photos, I am not sure what all the different computers use for saving photos.
Then if you want to email the photo right click on the photo and hit email, you can also go to Pinterest and right click on photo and hit email, a page will come up for the email address, then type in who you are sending it to.
Please let me know if any of you are doing this and if it is successful.
I love animation it makes me smile.
I asm wrapping up the last of my Christmas presents today baking a ginger bread house and getting food ready for tomorrow to take to mikes sisters home, my sister in law from my side of the family is going with us, you see we do not have much of our families left, many have died, Julie was married to my youngest brother, we have kept her in the family because she is an amazing Lady, we love her so much.
Mikes sister was kind enough to invite her, we will have a blast with her along.

From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas

Catherine, Michael,
Blondie The Cat
Krissy The Dog 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mt Tenth Christmas Photo

Just a few of my Santa's from my collection, the Santa Head is a gift my Mother gave me 20 some years ago, he is the first decoration I take out each year.

It is 10:38 P.M. with light snow falling, it is very pretty, my phone just pinged with news that the roads will be slick until 01:00 a.m., they just do not know I will be in bed, giggles.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2018

Ninth Christmas Photo

This is a stocking I stitched many years ago, it is from the  Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine,  it may be from the 1989 issue, not sure, I love this stocking, I should make one for myself.
It is rather mild here no snow yet maybe on Wednesday next week, I am not sad we do not have snow but worry for the farmers, the top soil it  gets blown away when there is no snow on the ground, plus they need the moisture for the spring planting.
I have all my Christmas shopping done, I just need to wrap things.
I hope you all are well and having a great Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas

A Late Eight Christmas Photo

I just love this Photo

I had to add this tree, I want to try and make one this evening, if I do I will post a photo.
To Heritage Hall and all other Bloggers: If you right click on the photo a page will come up, on that page click save photo, after saving go to your photo link, right click another page will appear hit email, this should enable you to send the GIF with animation, try sending one to your self first.
If this does not work send me an email with the persons email address and I will send it from my computer.
I do not own the rights to this photo, it is from Pinterest so can be shared.
Merry Christmas to All

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

My Tree Is Decorated And The Seventh Christmas Photo

I found this photo on Pinterest, I love the snow effect, I have my tree decorated now and all my decorations up, at least the ones I can put up, the kitchen is a mess from the cabinet guys.
I am not sure why my letters started to slant, or how to stop it.

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I Have A Few Pictures Of Stitching

I have finally had time to stitch some, I am almost done stitching my Jackie Du Plessis  design, a class I took back in June.
These are the front and back of the outside of the box, I am getting excited to get this done.

I never make New Year resolution but this coming year I am, I am going to get all my stitching that is waiting in a basket for me to construct or frame, I just cannot understand why I am so lazy at doing so.

This is my Christmas present from Santa, I am excited to have this, it is a simple machine but a good one to start with, maybe if I do enough embroidery by machine I will up grade a little.
I have already done some work on velvet which was a challenge the first time alone now I get the idea of how to do it.

My Sixth Christmas Photo

I stitched him in March of 2017, I love the perforated paper and beads ornaments, he is so sweet.

We are very busy getting our kitchen ready to redo the cabinets, you see the year we built this home we had custom cabinets done, the construction is beautiful but the stain and varnish is horrible, we found a company in the next town over, we looked at and talked to many people who recommend this company, they are called Jewel Cabinets and refaceing, they are going to come tomorrow and take measurements and start on the cabinets.
We are also redoing the floors in our two bathrooms upstairs on the main floor, I am already getting antsy to get this done.

Well its close to bedtime and Krissy wants to go for a little walk, the temps here have been in the upper 30s in the evening,  upper 40s daytime almost all the snow is gone, now they are talking rain.

I hope you all are having a great week, thank-you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Fifth Photo Of Christmas

Another very pretty photo from Mexico, we love Christmas here, everyone is so happy and full of the Christmas spirit.
Santa brought me a embroidery machine, I have always wanted one, I have been playing with it everyday for the last four days, however I am still in the learning stage.
I took one class so far and plan on taking another, I want to embroidery on my jean jacket and some other items for next spring.
It would be nice to do some Christmas ornaments also.
Its late and time for bed, so sorry I do not have a photo of my new toy, I will post a photo tomorrow when there is better light.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Photo From 2015 in Cancun Photo 4

This was done with seaweed, they worked from before dawn until 09:00 doing this they are amazing men and did such a beautiful job,
The photo was taken from one of the pools edge.
The A stand for Live Aqua the name of the resort.

I promise I will post about what I have been stitching on and my early Christmas present which I have already been putting to work.
I had to make something for Father Andrew the Priest at out Church, that was a priority for me this week.

Merry Christmas From My Home To Yours

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas Photo Three

This Photo is from our stay a couple of years ago in Cancun Mexico, it was so beautiful I just had to share it this with you.

I will be posting a photo of my stitching progress tomorrow, yes I have been stitching but not much I will explain tomorrow.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2018

Santas Trial Run On his Route

Santa fell out of the sky working on his route, lucky for him it was a trial run and no toys or gifts were lost.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My Twelve Days Of Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas Everyone: I will be posting twelve Christmas photos, as my twelve days of Christmas.

This photo was found in Annandale Mn. the town where I live.
The city police department told this person to take down the dummy, he one upped the police department by making a squad car and a Grinch, now coming from a law enforcement family I think this is hilarious, some people do not.

Enjoy this silly photo, I hope you all are having great weather, it seems parts of the USA are having horrible weather, be safe and happy.

Merry Christmas