Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 For some reason I am not posting photos, but want to wish everyone a very Merry christmas

                                                             Merry Christmas 


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Some More Decorating Done Today

                                                    This is one of my three foot tall Santa's

I tried to get some decent photos of my little village in the kitchen but not easy to see, I will try again in the morning when the sun is up

        I also tried to get some of my Santas up above the cabinets in the kitchen again not so good

I hope to have a lot more decorating done this weekend, I am really into decorating this year, it feels good to see so many homes decorated outside this year in our little neighborhood, I will try and get a few photos this weekend and post them.

I hope all are having great weather and good health.

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

I Missed a Day Or Two

 I only have a few photos of some decorations I have put out so far, I hope I do not bore you with just photos.

This is a Santa my Mother bought for me many years ago, it is made out of a plastic bleach bottle for the              base,  I would have never bought one but it was a gift from my Mothers heart and I love it

This is a large picture that Michael bought for me at  crafts Direct a few years ago, it has twinkling lites                                                                     which you can not see

This is our new Nativity set we bought this year, from a small Catholic Shop in a small town next to our                                                   town, I have to add a bit of lights and snow

These are some of my Santa collection, I need to put more out this week, I have many and hope they are               all willing to come up from my sewing room where they are out all year for me to enjoy

This is one of our three foot Santas I added the poinsettia light which are about thirty years old, he was a                                little sad looking without them, now he is a happy Santa, giggles

                This is another one of my favorite designs that I stitched, it is a design from

 This is a tree I bought a couple of years ago it uses batterie's, I wish it had  I prefer a cord to batterie's

 This is one of my cooking Santas, I think he is a hoot, he is one off the first Santas Mike bought for me 

         A friend from Church, had her niece make this for me it is large and so very pretty in person

And here is my stitched item for today, I made this way back in the 90's for Michael, it was in Cross                   Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine, not sure of the exact year, they did a series of stockings

This is a Santa I found at a second hand store for 2.00 dollars, I love him, of course Blondie The Cat has                                                          to be in the photo in the background

Well thats enough for today I will be posting again tomorrow, I hope you al are having good health and               good weather, it is very cold here, 2 above when I took the dogs out this morning at 04:00

                                                                Merry Christmas

                                                                  Happy Hanukah


Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Penguin Made A While Back

 I love this Penguin, it was a little hard on the eyes with all the red cross stitch's, but I made it through.

This is from a magazine from 2008 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.

The design is from artist Ellen Kranz Jive Artwork,  adapted to cross stitch by Trina Laube.

Another photo of my sweet boy who we sometimes 
call Satan, but we still love him, he ran away in the 
snow today, he was put in jail for 20 minutes he did
not like it one bit

The sun is trying to come out hopefully the roads will dry up soon, it is very slippery, I was out shoveling at 5:00 am, I wanted to surprise Michael, he does have a snowblower, it is so loud as all snow blowers are.

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah


Saturday, December 4, 2021

This is Mikey

 We have had Mikey for a little over a year, we used to volunteer at the food shelf here in Annandale, Mn.

Mike has some health issues and had to quit.

We had a lady come in who had the cutest puppies in the car she was selling them for an amount i did not want to pay but we did, he is a joy and a fun little guy.

A few of you have emailed me and Marilyn commented that I should post a picture, I am so happy to do so.

Mikey was named after my late brother Michael, who passed away from lung cancer in 2003, my new nephew Michael's son who he fathered way back 50 years ago, my mother and father were upset but soon realized that it was a good thing.

I had not seen my nephew since he was about five years old, he sent a letter looking for his father, he found me and we had had a wonderful relationship.

When the letter arrived and I started to read it I thought it was my husband Michael who he was asking about, my husband has lived in Japan and the Philippines when he was in the Navy, I just thought my nephew was asking about my husband.

We also named him after a man from the food shelf his name is also Michael, he is an adorable man, and of course we also named him after my husband Michael, hence we have Mikey.

He really needs a haircut, soon he will go see Lorie, she does his hair and nails.

So sorry about the crappy photos, its dark here

                   This is a photo of him when he was about three months old, he is now over a year old

We had a great drive-by Christ Child luncheon, people ordered food and pick-it up yesterday, we made a boat load of money, which will be donated to a few of our favorite charities, was a good will offering, it went well we even had nice weather and beautiful outdoor decorations.

It is snowing a little I hope we do not get a load of snow, it is a bitter cold now, in the low 20s.

I will have another ornament to show tomorrow.

Merry Christmas

Happy Hannukah


Friday, December 3, 2021

Not An Ornament But One Of My Favorite Christmas Items

 Thank-you all for your comments on my last post.  

I really appreciate them with my whole heart.

I am so sorry I have not responded thank-you's by email, I will catch up soon.

Marilyn, we do have a new baby, his name is Mikey,  he is a Havanese, they were started in Havana Cuba,  he is a joy and very funny and smart.

This pillow in one of my favorite Christmas items, I stitched this way back in the late 80's or very early 90's.

I am not sure of the designer, so sorry the fabric is 32 count found in my stash way back when its a mystery to me.

So sorry about the bad photo I promise I will take better photos.

It has been a very busy day, bad package arriving all bent out of shape, bad news from the doctor, forgot to turn on the oven before I left for Church for Christ Child Luncheon drive-by sales, so we had to eat at seven instead of six, then I get home to a mess, what else can happen plus emails that keep bouncing back to me undeliverable.

I am so happy tomorrow is a new day, I was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer they feel that I came in before it turned to a very bad situation, please say one or more Prayers for me.

Merry Christmas to all


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Update On Black Phantom Cat

 Merry Christmas: I hope you are having a great Holiday Season to all who celebrate Christmas and Hanukka.

I have an update on Black Phantom, I am loving this design, I also bought the PDF of  Poinsettia Cat, it is so pretty.

I am making progress, with decorating for Christmas, getting baking done and so many other things, I have not stitched much.

Can you see the little needleminder, I found them on Zappy Dots, I think they are wonderful, I also bought one for Poinsettia Cat.

This is my first ornament, I made this a very long time ago, it is one of my favorites. New York Dreamers  White Christmas from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine, I stitched it on 32 count unknown fabric, used a bought trim from Joann's.

I have some news about our little Mikey, he was neutered this week, he is doing better then I could imagine, he still has a lot of spunk, its hard keeping him down, he wants to play all the time even with sutures, they have not ripped out yet.

                                                   I ask you to Pray for the families in Michigan.

                                                             I Wish you all a Happy Holiday


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Starting This Evening I Will Be Posting Daily A Ornament I have Made In The Past

 Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

I will be posting an ornament a day of ornaments I have made in the past, I  am in the Christmas feeling for some reason,  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is making and seeing their decorating for Christmas.

I have some news, I took on the roll of President of our women's group at Church, the CCW Council of Catholic Women, I have a great team under me, we also have great chairs for different projects.

I am looking forward to a great two years with them.

I will be posting my first ornament this evening.

Merry Christmas