Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Monday

Morning all,

Man, back to work after a very long weekend.

Had a nice Thanksgiving. My youngest daughter spent her Thanksgiving with her Aunt in Memphis, TN. My son spent his time at his girlfriend's family. Our oldest daughter spent hers with us and my in-laws so it was pretty quiet, but the in-laws cooked up an amazing spread, and then my husband's niece showed up with her little ones and it felt more like a family get together.

Spent the rest of my weekend at beautiful West Baden Springs Hotel, which is right next to the French Lick Hotel and Casino - both of which are in Indiana.
Both Hotels and all of thier connecting properties were decorated for Christmas and it was soooo beautiful. Gigantic Christmas trees everywhere, Christmas scenes everywhere else. Every nook and crany had something to see. Anyone close enough to make a visit should do so, it is well worth the trip.

Spent 2 or 3 hours Saturday stitching on JBW's French Country Squirrel in the hotel rotunda under the big dome just enjoying all of the hubub. The hotel had a group of Dickens Carolers going around singing Christmas Carols to all the visitors so it was very relaxing. The town has an old train that runs the Polar Express, so there were alot of little ones running around in thier PJs.

The next couple of weeks are going to be quite hectic. We have new carpet being installed as well as my daughters College graduation on the 17th and then Christmas is the next weekend. Makes me cringe just thinking about it.
Well if I don't blog again before Christmas, have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A new beginning - Good Morning Monday

Everyone always hates Monday's.  I thought maybe if I welcome it like a Friday - give it some items to look forward to - I may not hate it so much.  Maybe the first Monday of the month I will change the item I am working on as far as Cross Stitch and Crochet.  We will see how it goes.

Stitchy stuff:

Right now I am working on a patriotic type Granny Square crochet blanket to send with my oldest daughter to England.  At the moment of this writing she is to be leaving Dec 5th to be with her husband in England for 6 months.  Pretty exciting for her - even though she hates planes and has never been on one, she is doing it to be with her hubby.  Maybe by the time her 6 months is over all of his paperwork will be done and he will be an American citizen.  It is looking really pretty so far.  Hope it gets done in time to send with her.


I signed up for a blog give-away - which is why I started this blog, but I have been wanting to start a blog for awhile - so thought this would be a good reason to start.  The blog that is doing the give away is Fabulous Frogger - . She has a really nice site and some really pretty Cross Stitch Works in Progress (WIPS).

I started two new Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) projects.  One is the new mini format that Michele is offering - he is Simiyar - he is very pretty :)


and the other is full size and it is Tarot of Dreams which has lots of imbedded items to see pop up while stitching - hoping that it will keep me motivated. 


Family Stuff:

My youngest daughter is graduating from College this December, so we have a lot to do to get ready for that.  Invitations need to be sent out to those who will not see the invite on Facebook.  House needs to be spiffied for the Open house. 

Also, like I mentioned in my Stitchy Stuff - my older daughter is heading to England in December to be with her hubby.

We are hoping to get new carpet by the time we have the open house for my youngest daughter which opens a whole new can of "I have a lot on my plate".

Well until next time.  Happy Stitching~!