I finished Snow Fun this last month (minus the button) and worked on 6 other borders. Think December will find me stitching the snowman in the bottom left corner and finishing those other borders.
On Thursday night Logan scored some free tickets (because he works for the theater) to Tap Dogs. I had never heard of this show and am so incredibly happy I went! Go to the link and check out the videos! One of the most high energy shows I've ever seen. When did men start tap dancing and when did tap dancing become sexy?? These guys rock!
Then yesterday I did some lacing ~
by Heritage Crafts
by Plum Street Samplers
Found out yesterday morning DH had to work today. That meant no Christmas tree or movie today. He promises the movie for tomorrow. Since Courtney and Sheila (DD's bff since 4th grade) were here I enlisted Courtney to help bring up the tree from the basement. That was a trip! We made it though!
I tarfed (spelled backwards) around with it for about 4 hours and came up with this. Rob made it home and just smiled. Guess that means I did okay. (remember, you can go to the link on my sidebar to enlarge any of the pictures)
|bottom - Rob and Courtney Christmas morning 2011|
top - Logan, Courtney, and I - Myrtle Beach 2007
|top - Me, middle - Courtney, bottom - Logan|
I knew the photo existed of me playing with the tree. Made it a point all those years ago to get one of each of the kids. Too cool to put them all together.
This morning finds me vacuuming the carpet again. Glitter does not come up very well. And there is glitter everywhere in this house - the ribbon at the top of the tree was COVERED in it, the reed curly things are COVERED in it, and some of the ornaments too. You should have seen me looking in the bathroom mirror at myself last night -- I looked like a should have been twirling around on the tree too.
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I forgot to show my stitched ornament's tree!
and a side view ~
This was an easy one! And no railing system to put up to display them. We have been trying to hook up with a store to buy the loft's railing and keep missing the store hours. Phooey, no railing in time for Christmas, but we may take that money and go get a new stove and dishwasher! Ha, now that's something I can get into!
Think I'll work on my grocery list today - tis the time for cookies! And I must start making my list for foods needed for next weekend. Having all the women in the Mathews' family over for soup and sandwiches then we will go to Roscoe Village to shop and sing at the Candle-lighting.
Update on the diet - I have now lost 22 pounds since August! I am using the Lose It! app on my android and it is amazing! It's a free app that counts your calories for you, helps with your goals, and keeps track of everything you would like to watch. The people pleaser part of me enjoys it when I am below my allotted calories and the competitive part likes the little mind games I play with myself.
The app (and my will power) have avoided the bowl of M&M's on my bar with no problem. Why? One quarter cup of M&M's has 210 calories. That's a lot of other snacks I can eat. I have only gone over my allotted calories once and that was Thursday night - we stopped at Hardee's after the show and I got onion rings. My aunt got me a apple turnover - it was the turnover that got me!
Well, I'm off to herd turtles (as Coni would say)
Hope this weekend finds you enjoying yourself and stitching!