Saturday, November 28, 2015

Almost time for the tree....

When do you put up your Christmas tree? How about the outdoor decorations? I generally get things going by the first of December. Why put so much into the decorating for only a few days or so...besides I like to enjoy each and every ornament; some I have had since we got married. A few belonged to my aunt Angie and of course there are the new ones and gifted ones. Today I think I will start the out front lights. Once Mr H has his surgery Monday, he will not be helping and the outside lights are the place he helps with the extensions and such. Inside requires a little rearranging of things for the trees and I hope to do it over the few days he is in hospital. He tends to get a bit too helpful and is under foot. Yesterday I spent some time with my sweet friend Jeanne....and we made...
these simple to sew ornaments. I cut out several circles for her so she can make several.I really enjoy these origami type crafts. The back is ...
plain but pretty too. I have not pressed this one yet. I can't wait to see Jeanne's. I have a few packages to send out. Think I will go on Tuesday morning...the first of the month especially December is so busy there.The temps are a bit cool but enjoyable never the less, and the sun is still hot enough to give a burn. Have you noticed that some of my posts are later and not so early morning...well, I think I am getting old cause getting up and doing in the morning is not as it was. Oh, I am still awake most mornings by 3 AM but not in the mood to do anything butt curl up on the daybed in the sewing room. Ever since retiring...hmm, wonder if that has something to do with it! My get up has gotten up and went. Glad to chat with you today. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Enter at your own risk~~~~~

I feel as if I am in running in circles lately. Notes and more notes to myself and to Mr H....trying to remember too many things. It seemed that we had so much time for this upcoming surgery for Mr H now it is literally around the corner and moving in fast. Today will be the last day of things to do as the day is Monday. This afternoon we need to pre -register Mr H at the hospital. This morning a technician from Cox came to visit. I have had issues with connection for some time on and off. We visited the Cox store the other day back from some appointment and they offered to replace my modem free. I guess today was the morning! Here and gone already but then something clicked in my lost mind...the December card exchange! Can you believe we have come full circle from the the start of this ? So, if you want to be included in the last round, please let me know. And do not feel bad if you can not...I do know how busy everyone is this time of year. What must you think of me....this is the first time I did not mail out any cards!!!! I have mailed a card to everyone each month...just forgot with all this hullabaloo happening at Horton House. But I will mail out for December. Please let me know by December 5th. Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? We are, well I think we are and if not we will make do. For us it will be simple turkey and the fixings; a quiet day. Right now, I must check on the wash that I put in and due to my slipping mind have actually have wash twice already, neverthemind, it will be done by now and a much needed cup of coffee will be in hand. Glad you came by today....thank you as always for your friendship and kind words. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you form me and Dennis.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh my lucky stars!

Don't know how lucky they are, but they certainly were addicting...
Mr H and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend and sat outside while I folded all these stars. I think they would make great mobiles or banners or just to hang on the tree or anywhere for that matter.
I like how the message comes through on this one....the paper choices are really endless. I have always like origami but never really tried to make anything. Then I did a few and can see how it can be addicting. I must remember to not to do too many at a time because I really had to medicate my hand. I did make a little more progress on SW Santa
He will make a nice addition to my Southwest ornaments. Lots of beading and you know how much I love my beads. We are getting ready for the big Monday will be Mr H's surgery. We have been busy making all the necessary preparations and appointments. Tomorrow and Wednesday are final prep days. It will be hard for my guy to not do the things he does. Silly as it may sound, he will not be happy with me in charge of the garden and the feeding the fish. He says I scare the fish...really. They are lucky I feed them when he has been sick! As for the garden, I am sure he will attempt to be out there. I will have my work cut out for me. I think I better get another bottle of my favorite drink... anyway, so glad you popped in to visit. Welcome to a few new friends and thank you ever so much for your friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chilly days are here

Gee wiz, I did not think the chilly air would be here already. the air conditioner is off finally. My hand is really bothering me these last few days so not much stitching. I think my ballerinas did me in, but they were worth it. Spent a couple of hours at the hospital yesterday for Mr H's upcoming surgery...information session. Poor fella was so achy by the time we got back home. I think today will be a rest day indoors and no place to roam. All of a sudden I am remembering that Thanksgiving is next week. Food wise we are ready. This is Mr H favorite holiday. Although it is just the two of us, we will have all the fanfare menu. I need to get to the post office to mail off a few things but do not have the energy this morning...maybe later.  I did start another small project...

 It is Canyon Santa from Mill Hill Santa collection. I would love to get the other 2; Desert Santa and Mesa Santa.
 I have not been a very good blog reader this week so I am going off to visit a few......
There is something about bright yellow daisies to add cheer to the I will leave you with a look at the daisy bunch on my I am glad you took some time to stop here and thank you for the kind words and your friendship....have a great day.

Friday, November 13, 2015

It's Friday and the 13th too!!!

Now I will say that I am a superstitious person but Friday the 13th does not affect me in any way.... I will be careful while out today. I know it is seriously a problem for some people, but not for me..... I did dust the horseshoe and it is in the proper position. I wonder why cable was out this morning and why the living room TV has issues that are all now cleared up? Moving on......
I have not been able to stitch this week much because I was busy with these gals
yes, 6 ballerina and their skirts all cut and ready to dance to someone's home..... why did I think cutting these all the same day would not bother my hand. The word is think, I did not bother to think! I won't be doing that again. One a day or so if there are more to cut. Yesterday Mr H went to Redbox to get me the movie, Mr Holmes....I love everything Sherlock Holmes, well maybe except for the newer versions. We have a collection of the DVDs which we watch frequently. Anyway, I really did enjoy it. I had read the book that it was based on; A Slight Trick of the Mind some years back. I think I will re-read the book. I have no specific plans for today. I will let Mr H drive if we are out today....The NASCAR race people are in town this weekend so traffic in certain areas will be busy. Good for the economy, but terrible for traffic and restaurants. Maybe some of them are cautious about the date today. I think I will be needing to put together another stitch kit for while visiting in hospital as I have been stitching on the one I did have ready. I really should do a laundry.... or should I. Thank you for stopping by, for your kind words and most of all your friendship. Have a great day.