Sunday, October 23, 2016

Skipping Autumn

It is hard to think of Autumn and crisp air when the temps are still in the mid 90s. Yesterday it was 96 and prediction for today is 94. All week it will be in the mid 90s and can it be true? on Thursday maybe 98! Presently it is 71 degrees and warming up. So, I guess working on Christmas could be what I need....
Those lovely prints that I bought the other day will be a Dresden wreath. I am ready for the embroidery and this will be a wall hanging. I completed my ornament, of course I can not show you yet, but it looks cute for a little girl.
This is Natalia Rose and her mommy Elyssa. My niece took the little one to their local park to ride the carousel, something Mr H and I used to do with Elyssa.
This is one of our rides taken in 1995 when she was around the same age as her baby is now. She loved the carousel, changing animals each time--- usually riding for at least 6 rides! She was a delight for us to have for weekend visits. My goal is to continue making Natalia an ornament for as long as I am able to each year.
My plans for today are to work on my Hawaiian block which is almost completely appliqued down. I decided it will be a table topper so now I will think about the backing and maybe a border. Decisions! That is part of the enjoyment, isn't it. Remember Alice, the pattern from Quaker Fantasies? I had requested the Ignore Attic get it for me back on September 14th. Still no call that they have it. I found that I can get it from Stitches N Things now, so I guess that is what I will do. I will give The Attic a call on Tuesday before ordering. Well, time to move on and get a laundry in and fetch the Sunday paper which I heard being tossed against the garage door. It has been nice chatting with you today. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. Have a wonderful day.

8 comments:

Vickie said...

Your Dresden Wreath is wonderful Gracie!
I truly enjoyed the pictures of your niece and great niece. :D

Julie said...

How lovely your niece is doing things with her own daughter that remind her of times with you and Mr H. Great pics you have shared of them.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely photo and how nice to pass the traditions on down the family. I am sure there will be Christmas Ornies for many more years.

shirley flavell said...

Wonderful memories for you Gracie, such precious times. Look forward to seeing your finish of your Christmas design.The fabrics look lovely.

Bea said...

The Christmas fabrics look lovely together. And how nice to see family traditions handed down.

Brigitte said...

That Dresden wreath looks gorgeous with the fabrics you used. That's a wonderful pile of fabrics you bought the other day.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I like the Christmas colorseason gracie. I hopeit isn't to hot your way.

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work and great photos and memories. :)