|Week of Oct 28th|
|Week of Nov 4th|
So little stitching time. There are reasons, but I'm afraid they would sound more like excuses. My biggest issue - my daylight lamp is giving me insomnia if I stitch after DH goes to bed. I can be tired and then to go stitch - I'm up until after 2a, Not a good way to go.
I left you hanging last time as to what I was going to do about the health dept. in my county not allowing scans. Well, the issue has been resolved in my favor and I can use my scanner. The registrar came back from vacation and straightened out the deputy - all is well in my county. You're gonna have to fight you'alls registrar yourselves!!
Tomorrow is a big night for me. I am giving out membership awards at the banquet. Our genealogy society is having our First Family banquet in the evening and I get to speak in front of nearly 30 people. Not sure if having DH in attendance will help or hinder me. Hope I can pronounce all the names correctly. Maybe I should go practice. :)
Starting my Christmas shopping. DD is about half done and one nephew is done. Everyone else - Not. Even. Started. I did get my sleigh -
|Pottery Barn - red metal sleigh|
Put it together all by myself and it now sits proudly on the shelf over the front door. Going to have to find some sleigh bells for it and I already have a tree for in it. Think I will wrap some presents for in it and around it. I've also ebayed a wooden sled and skates for out on the porch. Some red bows and voila!
The tree this year will be wrapped crackers -
|These are Thanksgiving Crackers from Bas Bleu|
Mine will be obviously wrapped in Christmas wrap and then there will be popcorn and cranberry garland. Very simple old fashioned tree. Thought the sleigh/sled/skates would be a new touch.
Plans are already in the make for my female relatives from my dad's side to come over and play cards and snack on Dec 12th. We've missed a couple of years so this will be a nice time. Already bought the cards!! Thinking I might make some mason jar gifts for the night. Could do cocoa or cookies, thought about small terrariums, maybe some soaps. Thoughts to work on.
Maybe Jo-Ann's will give me some hints - heading there in a while. Fun fur is on sale and I want new stockings in white. The ad is already in the car waiting for me.
Time for lunch and a nap. This cool rain has me in a sleepy mood today.
Until next time - stay happy, calm and stitching!