Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cards

One of the things I like about Christmas is getting cards ...and sometimes there is a picture enclosed or a personal handwritten note. So this year why not include (besides me of course!) a soldier.....
         A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 NW Washington, DC 20307-5001

    

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Challenge Blog

This is my friend, Melvin, who is going to watch that I do will accomplish my challenge projects...oh, and you can follow my stitching for those projects at my other blog..you can click on the link at the right sidebar and it will take you there.

A Give away

Oh another surprise in store for 2...yes 2 lucky stitchers...visit for details over at Dixie Samplar Designs...link at sidebar...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Here's the deal

The magazine for the santa ornament is no longer in print...it was in the 80's. So, send me a post card from your state...with your retrun address and I will send the pattern...mind you, it is old but is usable and clear. Just write Santa with you greeting. Oh and if there is anyone out there from Illinois....I have a favor to ask.

I will give my address if you email me.....

I have the answer!

Sometimes it is not what you know, but who you know. Vonna had the answer......
Watch for my special post and .....well, you will see.

Need the help of experts out in blog land~~~

First I am glad you like my cross stitch Santa and would like to also make him.....the good bad news is that ....
Well, many years ago, maybe late 70's/early80's, I found this patten in a magazine. I know, you are saying, --what magazine
I am replying---I do not know/remember
you are saying---why not
I am replying---it is not printed any place on the page...and no, I did not save the magazine just the pattern.

Now, how do we do this...how can I send Skully and Dawn and whoever else the pattern....jail at this time of year is out of the question. So I am very willing to share....but....how can we legally do this????? Well.......I am waiting......

and the countdown begins~~~

It is starting to look like Christmas at the Horton's.

Just a simple tree...

                      
My cross stitch Santa has his place front and center



and my old Christmas thimble bell 

This is probably my most favorite decoration.

I made him  some time ago...
He is made from a lamp shade, an old flannel shirt from my husband Dennis, white socks from me and the best...a pair of shoes that were my son Eric's when he was a little one. He will be 38 Jan 2nd! A little bit of each of us.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Tuesday~~~~

Outside my window
dark, very dark
I am thinking
just have to work on my gift stitching today
I am thinking
so very happy that my migraine is gone
I am thankful for
so many good wishes from you, my friends, yesterday
From my kitchen
I am enjoying a cup of White Pomegranate Tea
I am wearing
oh my pj's of course~~it is only 3:30 in the morning!
I am reading
my new book...Crazy Quilting, the complete guide
Around the house
not a creature is stirring except for me
Plans for the day
decorate the tree
From my camera eye

This is Zoe's idea of how to use the bottom shelf on our coffee table....just the right height for her when in the rabbit position.
I am hoping
that everyone has a delightful day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

So it's Monday....

Monday...migraine...much to do...this is it for now....
 going to rest my head on a pillow for a bit....
Maybe Michael Crawford's Christmas CD to soothe me.