Friday, January 2, 2015

Time standing still

So many times we (and you know you do) wish for time to slow down or stop long enough for just one more stitch ..... well at Horton House it has!
On New Years day, our lovely clock stopped. Mr H has always taken care of the winding of the 2 keys and keeping it clean, but nothing he has tried has helped it to get going. I miss the sounds of the ticking and of course the hourly chimes. There is a clock repair shop nearby so we will be taking it in for a check. For 22, yes 22 years it has kept proper time. As much as I want need more time in life on occasion, I want need my clock!
I have started one of the PH projects but no pictures so far, but soon.
We are still in a winter temp  and there was snow north of The Valley. I actually had to wear a sweater to work yesterday. Mr H has taken some potted plants into the lanai as well as into the garage to protect them and last night we spread a cover over the snail vine....doesn't look pretty, but hopefully these coves will keep them from dying. Off to work today.... I would much rather be home stitching. Are you signed up for the January Card exchange? Send me an email with your mailing info before January 10th.....open to everyone near and far! Time for me to have some breakfast.... glad you stopped by. Thank you for the kind words and friendship....have a wonderful day.

One kind word can warm three winter months. 
 ~Japanese Proverb

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year has arrived

Mr H celebrated the end of the year quietly with a nice home cooked meal and watching Poirot. The weather remained rainy all day and quite nippy for us.
My list for the New Year is made but how closely I follow it will be seen as each day passes. I am not sure why I really make these lists every time. Maybe so I think I am as organized as I want to be. The basket is full of projects, supplies are gathered for most and when I go to work today I will again need to buy some floss! I really think the Thread Faeries have a stash from my stash! I emailed Isabelle at The Primitive Hare to select my patterns...
and here they are! One of them will be my first start of the year....can you guess which it will be? I did not plan to add anymore to the basket, but I can not help myself! I already have a private Christmas Ornament exchange set up! I am hoping for a few more....I really liked the Christmas card exchange so I thought, let's continue through the year. The next exchange is starting so if you are interested in joining, please email me your mailing info by January 10th so I can add you to the list. Just a card  with a note for friendship...... our friendships are so important and  a note of friendship is a great way to begin a new year.
My wish for you and this new year  is that you have health, find happiness in the simple things, enjoy the company of loved ones and friends near and far. I am so lucky to have you all in my life.
“Just thinking about a friend makes you want to do a happy dance, because a friend is someone who loves you in spite of your faults.” (Charles M Schultz)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I won!

It has been a nice Christmas season but I am glad it has come to a close. I do look forward to a New Year. My Peppermint Tea Pot has been put away and the Christmas cupboard is closed until December 1st 2015. I must say when Shirlee and I decided to do a Card Exchange, I did not know how it would take off......
but it did...... it was nice to meet a few new friends and touch base with old friends. I would like to continue it throughout 2015, so if you are interested in a January Card Exchange just email me your mailing info by January 10th. Just a card and a note for friendship.
I like to think of myself as an eclectic stitcher---- I enjoy a little of this and that and try new things. I have made my list for 2015 and put some patterns and kits in my basket. I may have gotten a little too ambitious with my plans, but maybe not, we shall see. What I did not count on was my winning
The Primitive Hare's Christmas contest! Yes, I won 4 patterns of my choice from Isabelle. I emailed her my choices this morning. I love her designs. So, they will be added to the basket soon. My list is for ornaments, tatting, some prim stitching and some of this and that. I do not like to get bored! Have you made any stitching lists? I still have my gift certificate from 123 Stitch also..... mys sis knows what I like. I must admit to being a little behind with my blog reading/commenting/responding; sorry about that. I must will improve. I have 3 days of work this week... one of them being New Year's Day. Mr H and I do not go out for celebrating on NY eve, so it will not be a problem. Just 2 days left for this year....
A New Year is on the way and the possibilities are endless!
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