Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Weekend!

Came to post and saw Vonna has 'Day 14' up. Had to pause and read her post. Have you read Vonna? Go here. She is an amazing beautiful woman. Her stitching is beyond my capabilities regardless what those judges say at the fair. And she posts for the 25 Days of Christmas. She shows her baking, stitching, gadgets and gizmos. Wonderful.

Then Coni had posted today too. Have you read the Spinster? Go here. Coni inspired me to blog. Hers was the first blog I ever read. I laughed out loud. Loudly and often. And still do. She's the only person I have ever heard about catching her hair on fire while stitching. Twice. To say her stitching is awesome and that she is amazing too - yep, these two women are who I want to be more like when I grow up.

It is a good day when one of these two post, but to have them both post on the same day. Wonderful! Take the time and go see them. You will not regret the hours you spend on their blogs. Always a good time.

Speaking of a good time. I had family over Saturday evening. What a group. These normally calm, intelligent, caring women become animals when you put cards in their hands. Name calling, yelling, a few cussing, muttering. All in the name of trying to get rid of a pile of 13 cards. Heart palpitations (Courtney), dizziness (Tammy - although, she does have a mild concussion - car wreck a week ago), blood pressures rising (all of us), arthritis complaints (Mom), back pain (me), and pregnancy (Keri). Well, that last one has nothing to do with cards. Yep, my sister is pregnant again. Due in early August. She sprang that one on us at Thanksgiving.

back row - Megan, Courtney, Keri, Tammy, and me
front row - Brittany, Carol-Sue, Mom with Alivia, and Whitney

Down to 11 days and I'm already for Santa. Need to wrap just a couple of presents and then let the jolly man in red come a-calling. Well, the baking is this week. Then he can come round. lol

Time to make dinner. Mulligan stew tonight. Need to get that roast in the pressure cooker. Hmm, just realized I never thawed it. Can you put frozen meat into a pressure cooker? Maybe I should go with something else. Shoot, the chicken is in the freezer too. Better get to the kitchen and figure this out. 


Saturday, December 12, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler has been showing us her 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. Stop on over and check her blog.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Still Stitching...

Today has been a quiet day. DH and DS went out for the afternoon and left me to my own thing. So, I started my wrapping. The tree has been up for about a week. If it hadn't been for so many saving toilet paper rolls - my tree wouldn't up yet. You'll see ---

Yep, those are wrapped toilet paper rolls. The garland only took about 4 hours to string. It's surprising how well we all like the tree. We also tried something new for the shelf above the front door. 

That's the sleigh I got a month ago. I made a Santa bag yesterday and it's filled with empty boxes. It's much prettier in person than this picture. 

I had a squirrel pose for me the other day. I looked out the kitchen window and he was looking back at me. Then he got shy and hid behind a branch. 

I mentioned a was still stitching - here's where I am now. More pink!

And this is the last pic...several weeks ago.

With less than 3 weeks to go - my calendar is starting to fill. DD is coming over for 2 days to help bake cookies. Day one is the making of the dough and day two is baking. Thank goodness she volunteered to help. There are about 8 or 9 types of cookies this year and most of them are more than a single batch. 

It's time for bed isn't it? Please let it be soon!