Sunday, December 27, 2015

This and that and some other stuff on Slow Stitching Sunday...

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday...we're doing our big dinner rib is in the oven. We did an appetizer brunch at my son and daughter-in-law's home on Christmas day and then they went to her parents house. Breaking it up makes it easier on everyone.

Well all the super secret gifts have been gifted but I forgot to take a single picture...doh!!! Hope to remedy that later this week. In the meantime I did do a little stitching on my Heartstring Samplery  "Instead of Sheep".  This may get finished before the 31th... fingers crossed. No particular reason to have it done by then, it is just nice to end the year with a finish, isn't it?

And I don't think I showed my Blackbird Designs Feast of Friendship since I brought it home from the framers.  Love that little gold filet... I think it dresses up the piece a bit. In the one I changed the phrase "Feast of Friendship" that was in the cartouche to an alphabet.  I loves me a sampler with a house and an alphabet... you add that border and giant fruit and I'm over the moon!

Did you get nice stuff for Christmas? Well I'm happier than a 5 year old kid because I got what most 5 year old kids would want for Christmas... I got a wagon!!!

A good sized yellow wagon! Now technically it is a "utility cart" but I'm calling it a wagon. I plan to use this to haul around the flowers and dirt and mulch and stuff for my yard. I don't have a big yard but it is pretty long when you have to carry heavy stuff from the back to the front. I know my younger son is thrilled about this gift too as he won't be the one toting stuff all the time.  Can't wait for Spring... I already have plans for new window boxes and new landscape bushes... too bad it looks like next week it is going to turn cold. Oh well I have a new Burpee's catalog and one from Jackson & Perkins roses so I can dream.

The other day I posted a picture of some of the Christmas cards I made... I love cards... homemade or store bought it doesn't matter. There is just something wonderful about getting a card. Now my boys are very good about getting me cards and this year I got great ones. The first one is from my younger son and it is super sparkly... hard to capture with my cheapo camera.

And inside it has a lovely message that Nick added ... touches my heart!

My older son usually buys cards with blank insides... he doesn't always go for the seasonal choice but picks cards he thinks I'll like... ones with quilt patterns are always a hit with me.

And here is the verse he wrote for me...

Oh my goodness... aren't those words music to your ears???  Only took him 30 years to figure it out...LOL!!  Yes he is sarcastic and funny and crazy and he's told me on many occasions that "crazy doesn't fall far from the crazy tree"... so I guess I have no one to blame but myself and I'm okay with that.

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow. Enjoy what's left of this weekend.... although it doesn't really feel like a Sunday...with the holiday on Friday I'm all discombobulated. It is a good thing my smart phone tells me what day of the week is it .

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Your children sent you great cards. My son also gets wordy on his cards. He takes after his father. I love Feast of Friendship and Counting Sheep. I am sure you will finish that this year. There isn't much more to do. Happy New Year!

  2. Wow...I think your son's should write for Hallmark...beautiful! Extremely thoughtful.

  3. Your wagon is a great gift!
    Those cards are fantastic!!

  4. Sorry to tell you Santa made a mistake, the wagon was to come to my house. You can just forward it to me. I was hoping for red but yellow will do.

    Glad to see you had such a nice Christmas with family. We did as well. No drama this year. That was at the top of my list, guess I won't complain about the wagon after all.

    Have a safe and Happy New Year.

  5. Your samplers are lovely! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  6. I really like that sampler! I haven't ordered it yet but that's on my to do list. What sweet cards your boys made for you! Plus they still sound like very thoughtful young men. I am sure you are very proud of them. Your cards really cheer people up!!!!I hope you have a wonderful 2016 with lots of gardening with that great new wagon!

  7. Those cards are wonderful Carol. So sweet!
    I hope that your dinner was amazing.
    Lovely progress on the Heartstring sampler and The BBD piece looks beautiful. Will you hang it up all year or in the fall?
    Love the wagon! Kind of jealous :)
    Happy New Year!

  8. Wonderful sentiments from the men in your life! You will SO love your garden cart! I use mine almost every month of the year.


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