Friday, November 27, 2009

"Heartfelt Harvey"

We shared Thanksgiving dinner with our Anthony's extended family.  It was a good opportunity to meet many of them - even though we'll never remember names - before we see them at the wedding.  I wanted to thank our hostess, Anthony's mom, for inviting us, so I stitched Heartfelt Harvey from the JCS 2008 Christmas Ornament issue.

The designer, Imaginating, Inc., called for red thread, but Anthony thought his mom would like purple, so I chose a deep purple DMC floss.  I finished Harvey as a flat fold, using Vonna's fantabulous instructions

This took me about three sessions to stitch.  I confess to having fudged in some spots, since I didn't have time to stop and figure out where I made mistakes. 

Anthony reported that his mom liked the gift.  Now to stitch one for myself.  In red, this time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my U.S. readers, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!  For those outside the United States, every day is a good day to count your blessings and find at least one thing to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sampler & Gift

I've put in more time on the wedding sampler, but I don't have a picture for you, and I'm too tired to take one now.  It's been a busy three weeks, and a long three days.  (You can read about some of it on my husband's Caring Bridge site.)

I also started a gift for our hostess on Thanksgiving Day.  I'm making good progress.  Since it's a gift, I will wait until after next Thursday (assuming I finish it!) to share.

Next to nothing has been done about Christmas here, except for baking a few cookies.  It's time to let my fingers do the walking - on the Internet.  I will probably order most of the gifts for our family.  Guess I ought to get moving on that!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sampler Update

Our cable and Internet went out for a while tonight, so I turned to a good movie (Stargate:  The Ark of Truth) and the wedding sampler.  I stitched to the bottom point of another triangle on the right side, then did a bit on the left. 

I may take another break to do some quick Christmas stitching; at the least, I'd like to stitch a winter something for Anthony's mother to thank her for inviting us to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their extended family.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Very little progress has been made on Grace and Anthony's wedding sampler.  Only the section that sticks down on the right has been put in since my last update.  I still have 200 days before the wedding, so why rush?!

The moon tonight was large and beautiful.  I tried to get some pictures of it, but without a tripod, this was all I was able to get.

Thursday, November 5, 2009