Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all…

and to all a good night!

The 2012 tree:

2012 xmas tree

The 2012  mantle:

2012 mantle

Chickie after all the gifts were opened:

chickie present

My dinner:

my xmas dinner

My feet are killing me after being on them all day. I got wonderful gifts from Emily. I will tell you about it in another post.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I have someone for you to meet…

Meet my new best friend:


She’s trying to convince me to go away for a few days- she’s an evil bitch she is.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


We had our yearly stitching group Christmas party last week. We went to Longhorn Steakhouse first, then back to Jeanne’s house for dessert. I forgot my camera – for shame!- but dinner was excellent (steak tips & mashed potatoes for me- YUM!) and Jeanne really outdid herself- gingerbread cake,  and 4 kinds of cookies- a peppermint topped shortbread, nutmeg logs, cranberry orange cookies & these thin crispy lacy sugar cookies, and Joanne brought the most colorful fruit salad I have EVER seen! Everything was delicious- thank you both for such a wonderful evening!

Deborah, from Cranberry Samplings, was my  secret Santa. She gave me a beautiful needle book:





I love me a pretty paisley and this one is gorgeous!

She also got me a bag of assorted trims from Victoria Motto Sampler:


which is totally sweet because I won one of Nancy’s drawings over the weekend for a chart of Christmas ornaments! I know what I’ll be stitching on next year, and I have all the trims for finish- finishing them!

Thank you Deborah!

I found several photos on my camera- enough for a few more posts so hopefully, I’ll get off my keister and do something about it!

Off to do dishes- it’s late for me!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It’s Been a While….

Since you’ve seen Beacon House. I worked on it last week, but only in the snow bank so any progress seemed invisible. But this week we went in a different direction:


After some errands this morning, I grabbed some crackers & cheese for lunch. Chickie loves her cheese!

cheese chickie

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

You say Repurpose, I say Recycle…

Not your typical ribbon wreath:

ribbon wreath

But I like it!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Food, Glorious food...

SOOOO good:

Short Rib Lasagna- the most non-turkey thing I could think of.
I made the full recipe, so look for that link- my version was a half-size.
This blogging thing could become a habit....