Friday, November 12, 2010

A Fun Day !!!

Today was such a beautiful day.  The temperature got all the way to 70, not bad for mid November.  We (all the neighbors) had our last picnic of the season.  I know November is a little late but we had originally planned to have it around Labor Day but our hostess was bitten on the hand by her cat and was unable to do the honors.  So we all waited and decided we better make a last hurrah while we could.  The grills were working over time with hot dogs and hamburgers. Everyone donated food to the feast. We all had a wonderful time.  I am usually the one with the camera but I forget it this time and only remembered after everyone had finished eating.  We all visited and chatted around the fire. ( fire was in a lone kettle grill ) It was almost like sitting around a camp fire all that was missing was the marshmallows.  LOL We came back home about 7:30 pm happy and contented.  Surprisingly it was not that cold after the sun went down.

After returning home, I was able to finish off another small ornie.  I must have a hundred of the little kits in my stash. It worked up fairly fast. Now to make it into an ornie is next. I also received a surprise in the mail several days ago.  My Aunt and best friend made me a small ornie for my tree.  She said she did it while she was receiving her chemo treatments. So it has a lot of special meaning for me.  She is having trouble with neuropathy in her fingers and occasionally has trouble holding onto the needle.  But she finished this for me.  She is a very special lady. 
Small ornie finish

Ornie stitched by Duggie

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hello Again !!!

Well here it is November, at least I am staying true to form and posting about once a month.  Maybe one of these days I will make once a week and then once a day.  Maybe !!!!!  We had our first snow on Monday morning, about an inch according to the weather man.  The cars and ground were covered. It turned to sleet before it stopped about mid morning.  I am so glad that I didn't have to go out in it. That is one good thing about retirement.  LOL  I have been busy this month working on my Sticklounge SAL's, stitching ornies (just need to finish them now) and I even uncovered the Queen of Freedom / Mirabilia.  She has been buried for a long while.  I really don't know why as I really enjoy working on her.  I have put her in my rotation so maybe she won't get buried again.  Here are the pics of all my stitching this month.

See the Start thru part 4

Zentangle 2 thru part 9

Queen of Freedom / Mirabilia

Ornie from JCS magazine old issue

Bride's Tree September Ornie

An old dollar ornie I found in my stash

Another old ornie from my stash

DMC freebie from a few years ago

Bride's Tree ornie for October 

From the Gift of Stitching Mag

JCS ornie issue not sure of the year, I think this year.
First time using DMC Memory Thread (handle on lantern)

Freebie from internet

Bride's Tree July

Bride's Tree August from UK mag
That's it for now.  Hope everyone is staying warm and getting ready for Thanksgiving.  Take care.