Hi there cloud friends! I'm sure this is a busy week for many of you here in the US with the big eating holiday coming on Thurs. We were suppose to spend it with our son, DIL, and grand children this year. Due to my back, a 12 hour travel day is just not going to happen. I am not complaining as a dear friend has invited us for dinner. Plus, she won't let me bring anything!! I do have so many things to be thankful for that I think it will be a good holiday. We went out for a very brief walk in the garden or what is left of it, so I have a few final garden photos to share with you . Plus we got some wonderful snow in the mountains. Last but not least, I stared a Christmas sampler at the end of last week.
Well, you can tell I took this photo when the sun was fading. The linen is Lakeside Linen Vintage Examplar, a light pretty color, not this nasty drab color you see here! The design is by Plum Street Sampler called, Promised Lamb. The border is very pretty and the entire design has the look of a sampler.
The majestic Olympic Mountains!
The Golden Rain Drop crab apple is just full of these little golden crab apples. The sky really was that blue yesterday.
The Santa Claus fushia still has a few red and white flowers.
Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Hi there cloud friends! Well after two days of rain and gloom, it was nice to see the sun this morning, however, it is already gone! Thankfully we live up high and never flooded. Lots of folks up here are flooded out today. We did loose power for 9 hours yesterday. We are lucky to have it back as they said on the news, it would take several days to restore all the power. Anyway, I decided to show you the stitching I have been doing. Last year I won an ornament chart from Mary Ann at the blog "Just Stitching". She so generously decided to give me each of the ornament sampler charts for the entire year. I love them and will try to get most of them stitched.
This is "Old Colonial" I did change the house to red. I have a thing for red houses.
Another red house on" Merry Christmas" Actually now that I see them together, maybe I have too many red houses.
This was my favorite called "Sweet Apples". The colors are not at all true to the pretty colors of the ornaments. By the way, I love Lakeside Linen 32 ct. sand dune. I use 123 Stitch and they don't seem to have it any more. Any ideas where I can find it?
The next challenge is to get them made into little pin keeps for the bowl I had planned to use for the Halloween pin keeps that never quite got finished. Next, I am planning Hannah's ornament for this year. I have made one for her each year since she was born. This will be number 3.
Well, thanks for joining me and have a wonderful week!
As many of you know, my back surgery has kept me quite out of the normal. This week I got the heads up from my Dr. so I am slowly trying to do more and more things. One thing that had really bothered was the kitchen sink. Keeping it nice and clean and sparkling was not a priority of my DH. I never mentioned it because he was truly doing everything and taking wonderful care of me. So on Wed. I decided it was time to clean my sink. Look what I found......... This was growing in the area of the drain just below that little thing that drains the water.. We finally identified it as a pumpkin seed trying to grow in my kitchen!
There are so many sad things going on in the world today. I hope the humor of this does not offend anyone. Even in times of trouble we need to find something to smile about while sending our thoughts and prayers to all the people directly affected by the tragedy in Paris.
Hi there cloud friends! I am so happy that I finally have the energy to blog. I could write blogs from now till Christmas about this ordeal and back surgery but I have decided to just get on with life. I will say that I will be in lots of PT, etc. probably for most of the winter but at least the worst is over! I actually did finish the Halloween project for my grandson and another small piece. We had ordered the frame early so they got the PS design in time for Halloween. If you have read my blog, you know that finishing is not my strong suit. So now I have quite the pile of Halloween/Fall pieces to finish. I guess that breaking my back does give me a good excuse for not getting my finishing done. I have now turned to Christmas stitching and will show some of that in my next post. Thanks again for all the well wishes and prayers. It all meant so much to me!
I thought this was a great design for a family with children! Plus it was mainly for Caleb who is 10 years old. All the orange was stitched with metallic floss. I found that a big pain but the effect was worth the effort.
Another ornament to finish before next Halloween!!
Thanks to my absolutely wonderful DH, we did celebrate Halloween. Our DD came over and helped hand out the candy. So the evening ended up successful!
Ok, since you were all so great about my back, I decided to share the "new" news! Not good at all. After going to the local ortho last Tues. she said the original diagnosis was not correct and promptly arranged for me to see a back expert in Tacoma. He has practiced at the big hospital in Seattle. The upshot of a cat scan etc , is that I am having back surgery next week in order to stabilize the vertebrae. I am thankful that up to this point, no serious damage has been done. Sometimes you just have to count your blessings! I will be looking at all your blogs as I can but probably no posting. I am in this miserable brace until the surgery. So thanks again for all your positive thoughts !
I am a retired elementary teacher. I live across Puget Sound from Seattle and absolutely love the Pacific NW I have two grown children and a great husband!And of course, an adorable Grandson, Caleb who is four.