Friday, December 19, 2014

Bunny issues again....

It is almost Christmas.... one week away. Our annual Christmas Open House went well. We had a great time; visiting, laughing and sharing Christmas spirit. It is nice when our community comes together for friendship. Can not believe it is almost Christmas..... it then means a new year is about to appear. I am so ready for a new year. I do not make resolutions for the year, but last year I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish.  I only did a couple of the things on my list...that is why I do not make resolutions. I am usually pretty good about a list though. Just not this time. So, I will try again see if I can be better with it. I am off work today so besides a few errands I hope to stitch later today. I just finished my RR piece and now have to get it together for mailing. I think it will be best to wait until the Christmas mail is finished. Mr H is still having bunnies chewing the Christmas lights issue. I think we have a bunny hutch under on of the big plants out front. I know there is one across the courtyard under the cactus plant, but I do think for the first time we have one in our front yard.

They are cute but a real nuisance  sometimes. He loves all these creatures so you know he will not do anything to harm them... he will continue to fix the light sets. Oh before I forget......I have a message from him to you....
"Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I was so surprised to read them both here and on Facebook."
He really was surprised to think that you would take the time to send him wishes. He does not go on FB or here, so I explained how to get here and there while I was at work on Tuesday. We had a quiet night and out for lunch on Wednesday. That is about it....I think I will return to the sewing room and stitch for awhile.... first a laundry to do! So glad to spend time with you and thank you for the friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A special day here...

Today is Mr H's...... Dennis... birthday... He is not just the guy who puts gas in the car when it is on "3 lines" (tell you about that some time) nor just the guy who keeps our garden looking wonderful... not just the guy who cooks for me. He is a sweet man who is always there for me. Whenever I want to shop at The Attic, he will take the half hour ride with me, of course then we have lunch. Dennis never fails to check on what I am stitching, is ready to offer suggestions and encourage me to create. Getting older is tough but we are doing it together....

checking and fixing the lights after a bunny chewed the wires.....
working in the garden on a sunny day.....

 taking refuse under the Snail Vine arbor during the hail and rain the other day....
His smile melts me, his touch reassures me.....
Happy Birthday my sweet loving man

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How are you doing?

Such a busy time of year for all.... how are you doing? I have one gift to get and mail, 2 packages to go to the post office and a party here at our house on Wednesday evening. I organize our HOA (27 homes) Annual Christmas Open House and this year I am stop #2 so it is quick and easy food to be served. I thought baked ziti and a tossed salad would be good. It is pretty much a sit/stand and eat 45 minute visit before the next stop. Remembe the card exchange? well, it is so nice to get mail and meet new friends. The cards have been arriving and I just love the unexpected ones. I received this...
a lovely crocheted star with a tiny bell and a recipe for Snickerdoodles from dear Anne. I must try to make them. Just when I think I will not make/stitch one more Christmas thing, I see a pattern for something I want to make. I should, will must not look at anything on the computer. Did you see the cute Santa on FB?
Yesterday afternoon brought some thunder and then hail, yes, hail to Arizona...
those little white pebbles are hail. Then we briefly had rain and then the sun. In all of this quick weather, Mr H ran outside to open.. .... that's right, open the umbrellas to protect his plants form the hail. By the time he organized the umbrellas and moved some plants for shelter it was over. Our resident hummer was flying about and then trying to shake off the wetness from his tiny wings...not one, but two nuts out there. Today I hope to sit quietly and work on something, do not know what, but something while Mr H watches some football. That's about it.... glad to have you to chat with. Thank you for the kind words and your friendship.... have a wonderful day.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Exchanges here and there

As busy as the Christmas season is, every year I join exchanges. My SSCS has arrived at it's destination.... here is the ornament that I sent along with a gift that will be opened on Christmas day...
Fiona peeked to see who sent it...so I can show it to you. Then My package arrived from my SSCS and I did not peek at who sent it so I can not tell you that yet...
I do know that the red felt bag contains candy bars! Also yesterday the mail brought my RR from Kim...
A lovely stitched rose and pretty fabric and pink floss..... but///she also included a beautiful item that I admired from her blog! A needlepoint bag backed with wine colored velveteen. I am honored to have it.
Glad to have today off. I have not put an x to fabric for days...have pulled out a couple of sewing projects I would like to do. My hand is sore, but the cut is healing over thanks to lots of Neosporin. I think I am getting used to this new knee brace.... all in all I am doing fine.
It is always a pleasure to have you stop by for a visit.... thank you for the kind words and your friendship.... hope you have wonderful day.
PS...the Verification thing is gone! and I fixed it with the help of Kathy ...so if you need to get rid of the verification, stop by and learn how.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

an oldie

Sometimes I amaze myself. I find things I have forgotten. Another forgotten project---- this time an ornament kit I have had for 18years...yes, 18 years! The year on it is 1996. It is a Mill Hill (I do love Mill Hill Kits) that I paid $5.00 for....can you believe it? Of course you can.
It is called Tiny Treasured Diamonds. I love the crystal snowflake in the center. I made it this morning. Really only took a couple of hours to stitch and then complete. Why did I wait so long to make this pretty thing? Speaking of pretty things......

look at these lovely Angel Wings..... I love Angels and have many around the house. Just had to have these. Once they are off the tree, they will hang someplace where I can see them often. They are peaceful, angels are. I must share yesterday with you. First I have a new brace to wear on my left knee. By the end of my work day yesterday, I felt like my leg weighed a ton! Oh and I sniped my hand on the edge of the palm below the left little finger. Sharp scissors... I was cutting a piece of trim for a customer. Now, it is not a deep or big cut, but it bleed like crazy and it is just so sore today. I am a walking limping injury!
And before I forget, I do not know what is going on with Blogger....I do not like word verification and have it turned off, but it seems to be on! Nothing I have tried has worked to disable it. I did send a complaint to them.... like they are going to respond. So bear with me for now...please do continue to leave me your kind words because they do make my day! Hope you have a wonderful day....