Happy Thanksgiving to all my stitchy friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely day
I thought I would give you guys an update on my cross-stitching. Problem is I haven’t been doing much stitching lately :-( In fact, I’ve done almost NO stitching for several weeks. I know that must be a crime somewhere, right?!?! A few weeks ago, I started a fairly small, redwork Christmas project. It’ll be about 5″x7″ when finished. IMO, it should be done by now. Oh, well. I’ve been doing some re-organizing and cleaning, canning, and other things that have taken time from my stitching. I did just buy some new cross-stitch patterns that I can’t wait to begin. Hopefully, I’ll finish my organizing & such soon and get back to my wonderfully relaxing hobby. If I don’t, there may be no gifts on Christmas morning
Have a great day and Happy Stitching!
So many changes! It’s hard to keep up!
The leaves have changed color and many have fallen. The temperatures are dropping (yay!) and I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. In case I haven’t mentioned it, Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. I look forward to it all year :-) This year, we may spend the day at my in-laws’ house…or we may stay home. It all depends on whether my daughter has to work that evening.
Speaking of my daughter, she just landed a job at Victoria’s Secret (ooh la la!). She really likes her job and is hoping they keep her on after the holidays. She’s still looking for a nail technician job, since she got her license in August. She does a great job on nails, that’s for sure!
Ok, this post was originally about changes, but I have to interrupt the previously-scheduled post. I’m sitting here having a laugh fest with my daughter and niece. The topic? Magic boobies! Long story that I’m not going to relate (to keep from incriminating certain relatives), but take my word that it’s hilarious :-D I love these gals and the way we can talk about anything & everything!
Ok, back to the original topic – changes! We’re making some changes to the house this weekend. We’re redecorating our son’s old bedroom (he moved out last September & was married last October). The walls will be going from really dark blue to a nice, rich red. Then, we’re moving all our bookshelves (and books!) in there to open up space in the family room. I may also move my sewing/embroidery stuff into the sun room…not sure yet.
Oh, one more change! I lost 1.5 lbs. this week! WHOOT! Not a huge change, but every little bit counts
Have a great week, enjoy the changes in your life, and keep on stitchin’!
It’s been pretty hot in my kitchen lately. Why? Because I’ve been doing some canning. Spicy Tomato Salsa about a week ago and Zucchini Relish today. I started work on the relish yesterday…all that chopping (and I only cut myself once)! 14 cups of diced zucchini!?! Not to mention the onions, green & red bell peppers, and a hot pepper to give it some zest. My daughter loves corn and wants me to make some corn relish next. That’s going to have to wait a little while because I have a bunch of apples waiting to be made into Apple Pie Jam. Then, I may have time to do corn relish.
Just so you don’t think I dislike canning, I have to say that it’s one of my favorite things! I especially love all the prep work (choppping & such). Last fall, I did my first canning in over 20 years and really loved it. I can’t wait to see what other delights come from my kitchen this fall! Most of my canned goods will be given as gifts this Christmas. I hope the recipients of these gifts enjoy them because lots of love and hard work have gone into the making.
To top off today’s busyness, we’re having company for supper tomorrow so I have lots of other things to do. I need to make potato salad, deviled eggs (the eggs were boiled this morning), and a cake, as well as clean the house and do laundry. I’m sure some of this stuff just won’t happen, but that’s ok. We’re still going to have a fun time cooking burgers on the grill while a few brave souls take one final dip in the pool before we close it for the season.
Gotta get back to the kitchen! Happy Stitching (and canning, too)!!
I just realized how long it’s been since my last post – too long! I’ve been so busy with Life that I forgot to blog about it!
I managed to complete the 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle that my Hubby & Daughter gave me for Christmas AND the 1000-piece puzzle that my mom-in-law gave me for Christmas. Yes, 2012 was the Year of the Jigsaw Puzzle, LOL. But, they’re both done and now I can go back to stitching, right? Maybe! I really need to get my sewing/embroidery machine out and work up some pretty lace Christmas ornaments and possibly turn a few stitched pieces into pillows and such. The problem is, I’d rather be working on another jigsaw puzzle! I forgot how much I enjoyed them :-) I may just dig into my puzzle stash and see what I can find!
In other news, I’ve been applying for part-time jobs whenever I find one that might suit. I hope to find something in the secretarial field. I just applied for a job at the local hospital, which is just around the corner from my house. Fingers crossed!
I’ll try to blog more often about what’s going on around here, stitch-wise
Stitch Long and Prosper!
It’s been slow going on my newest cross-stitch project. I keep getting distracted by other projects, watching TV, and general laziness (or tiredness, LOL).
Most recently, I’ve spent my evenings assembling a 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle that was a Christmas gift from my daughter & hubby. Once I complete the puzzle, I’ll probably get back to stitching…unless something else captures my attention
Just a quick update – My daughter and I went to Ross and I found a cute Kenneth Cole purse that I just had to bring home! $23! WHOOT!!