Friday, December 13, 2013


I got a nice knock on the door yesterday morning while the HIPPY instructor was working with me and I got handed this nice vase of flowers. They just made me smile. Thanks so much to my parents and siblings and spouses for such a nice surprise.

This is where our Elf 'Chilly' landed this morning after coming back from the North Pole last night. I do wonder what those elves are doing in the middle of the night for such a crazy landing!

Mom - the house was a very chilly 67 this morning. It seems I forgot to turn the ac to heat last night when the outside temps got down into the 40's! Oops! It made for great sleeping though.

I have been thinking of sewing this week but have not managed to do much yet. I did a couple of peels yesterday while waiting in the kid pick up line at school. I also added another two strands of hand quilting thread into the apple quilt. A little progress is better than nothing at all! I have been doing lots of thinking of another project that I am working on this month. I am testing a pattern and have planned out my 'color scheme' for that. Blue, green and a touch of browns. I can't wait to start cutting some very tiny 1.5 inch squares for that project. Now to go save off clue 3 for the Celtic Solstice mystery so I can get back into that in January.


  1. What a beautiful gift you received from your loved ones!! Glad you were able to spend some minutes doing some hand stitching :)

  2. Hand stitching is a nice change of pace when you don't feel up to sitting at a machine. What a lovely flower arrangement. So sweet of your family to cheer your day.

  3. So glad that you were able to spend a little time with needle and thread. It's been almost a week since I've been able to sit down and do some hand quilting ... and that's what I'm going to go do now. ;-)