Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas in August!

At last, Christmas in July, but posting in August! 😞

Thanks again to Kaye, for organizing this Christmas in July exchange. This time I was sending AND receiving from Australia, what fun!

Stitching Noni @ Fireflies & Cats in the Garden sent me this...
A Panda pattern, a boomerang, a snowman scissor fob, a stitched snowman/penguin card, a stitched bell ornament, buttons and embellishments, yummy chocolates, and adorable koala fabric! I believe I got everything. Wow, I've been spoiled!
I think I'll get a frame for the card so I can display it better. I mentioned I thought I needed to find a koala pattern to use the fabric with and Noni sent me this link to Carrol Nielsen Cross Stitch Designs. So many to choose from!

Close up of the card, bell ornament, and fob.

Nathan and I had some of the chocolate coins 😍, but I'm saving the Cadbury for later.
Once again, thank you so much, Noni! I love everything and Nathan appreciates the coins!

I sent my package to Lyn, but she doesn't have a blog. Because I wanted to send her a rum cake from our Caribbean cruise in July, she didn't receive it until August.

This is what I sent Lyn, but forgot to take a picture of the chocolate rum cake.

I made the card and the angel earrings, stitched Father Christmas on the sled, and the Christmas tree. I sort of made the tree into a shadow box, I'm not quite sure it ended up the way I thought it would, but there it is.

Another fun exchange, thank you, Kaye! 💟

Thursday, 17 August 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

What are three ways to say "Thank You" without using the words, thank you?
I think the first way might be to smile or nod.
The second might be sending a card, but if you can't say thank you, you'd have to be creative!
And the third might be to do something for them or maybe even stitch a little something.
Oh, and a hug never hurts!

What other ways can you think of?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A little shopping and another finish

Karen had to pick up some floss and beads at the Stitching Post last Saturday so I had to keep her company!

I like using perforated paper, but I don't like how you can only get it in 14 count.
I found these bits of fabric that are so stiff, it's like using paper. I'm going to try it and see how it goes.

Even though I promised myself I wasn't going to buy any more charts, I love this one.
Hello, fall!

I just finished this, Mill Hill Frosty Mug. I changed the snowflake to a sparkle floss so it would stand out better. Not sure if I'm framing it or what.

Another Mill Hill start, with some help!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Rhona's Stitching Log

This is way overdue, I meant to post this a while ago and forgot. 😖

Rhona's Stitching Log 

I have this printed out, but hate to say I haven't used it yet. I've been working on little projects, or ones I started a long time ago, so I wasn't too pressed to log them. I do have some big ones I hope to be starting soon and I'm planning on using it then.

Thanks for sharing, Rhona! 

Finally, a complete finish!

I started this waaay back in 2013 and finally finished the series!
No real reason for the delay, just laziness putting it aside.













Now to figure out what to do with them. I was originally thinking of putting them in a book, still might.
I wish I had stitched them over one, I like them smaller and this seems huge!

Friday, 11 August 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Today I am thankful for spending quality time with Nathan at Deep Creek Lake yesterday!

We packed in a lot of fun stuff to do in one day! He even "let" me go antiquing and this is what I found.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The Tooth Fairy Comes Clean

So this happened yesterday, Nathan pulled out his very loose tooth. A few tears beforehand because it hurt, but he did it!

Then he asked the dreaded question - "Are you really the Tooth Fairy?" Ugh, I'm not ready for my baby to grow up yet! I didn't really answer him, but asked, "Why would I want your old teeth?!"

He went to bed last night with his tooth placed in the wagon tooth pillow, (it used to be DH's and all the boys have used it) with anticipation of what was to come during the night.

I thought about his question and realized at ten years old, he deserves to know the truth when asked. So I wrote this, although DH said I still didn't really answer his question!

He's still getting some money, I made it into an origami shirt and placed it in the wagon. And we're going Lego shopping, an extra plus for pulling it out himself.

He just woke up and came downstairs without checking under his pillow, then ran back upstairs to check!

Well, he's smiling, so I guess he's okay with it.

I really hope he doesn't ask about Father Christmas any time soon, I'm truly not ready for that one!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Belated Surprise Party

So this happened three weeks after my birthday...

Wow, happy tears when I saw my friends who were in the waiting room!

Then this happened...

Total shockers!
Cori had planned for us to have dinner together at Mint, and I just thought we were now going there with the three extra friends from the spa.
But no, five more friends were waiting there to surprise me!

And this chick, Karen, was in town from South Carolina so that was a huge surprise!
(And she actually just moved back here last week!)

These girls!

More girls!

A Kari/Kerri sandwich

Lemon inside... yum!

Cake for breakfast!

All thanks to Cori who organized it! She had help, but also sent a real letter to get in touch with Kari. Old school!

And because she "loves" zombies so much, this piece was especially for her.

I know how I'll be celebrating from now on.