Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday News

Well an entire month has gone by and Santa is on his way.... Again I go missing, November was very busy, our son came up from Florida to celebrate his Dad's 65th birthday and Thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful visit and a family conference to plan out the next stage or our life.  Paul isn't planning on retiring yet, but soon, therefore we need to start getting our ducks in row for a move to Florida to be near grand kids and son. 

Here we all are at by nieces house

So here I am on Cyber Monday, trying to getting christmas underwraps and everyone back to schedule.  Dan is back in Florida and Paul is back at the hospital.  I'm doing my work around the house and other household things.  On the horizon Paul's brother is back from Costa Rica (he moved there in September) to join a startup of a eco business.  When you are out on a visa you have to return every 90 days for 2 weeks.  It will be great to see him and hear about his new venture.

Now with all this I bet you thought I didn't get any stitching but I did, wonders of wonders.  I have been working away on Jan Houtman's 9-11.  Here is my progress so far.

Thanks for stopping, I hope to have more on Madison's Sampler next time... well back to cyper shopping and other things..

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

He would of been 94, he passed on Sept 1, 2001.  We also remembered my mother's birthday on Sunday, she would of been 86.. she passed on September 11, 1988.  An our son's 36th birthday, was Friday, we will be celebrating it in November when he comes to Virginia to celebrate, his dad's 65th birthday.

Paul's big birthday, has caused a lot of activity, from getting the guest room painted, to checking guest towels and other things, which has taken me away from stitching.   I usually try to get an hour in during the day, along with my usual evening stitching.  But I have been getting some genealogy ready to show Dan when he's here, and some family pictures that have restored.

Here is my restart of the Long Dog Bienvenue for Madison, I'm using Gumnuts Silk Stars. I love the light variegation with their threads, it gives such a softer look.

I also have made a little progress on the my 9-11.. Sorry for using the coaster, I really should iron this piece, but... well you know how that goes.

And you can see below that even with all the flurry of activity, the furry ones still rule!  Here's Annie (the mama cat)she loves the sun.  The tabby cat in the 2nd picture is Annie's baby, that's the beautiful "lucy", the white cat on the bottom is Annie's Beau.  They truly adore each other..

So back to the curtains, reframing pictures and other things. I'm still searching for a quilt or coverlet for the bed that will work.  I'm still determined to get some stitching in every night..hope you'all do too!