Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And then there were 2

Happy Hump Day!

It's scary to think  we're half way through November already.  I need to get going on my Christmas shopping or I know some people that are gonna be mighty disappointed come Christmas Morning! I'm going to have to give up my Wednesday thrift shopping and concentrate on gift shopping for the next little while.  But not before one last trip today.  I didn't find much, just a headboard for Abby's room and this piece.

Which just happens to match a piece I found a month ago.

And since Terri  of Chocolates for Breakfast, Stitching for Lunch fame was kind enough to send me some frogs not too long ago, (thanks again Terri!) I had a frog that would fit in it just right.

I guess I better get busy buying some scissors to fill these babies up!  There are a couple of pair of Sullivans scissors that I've had my eye on,  but feel free to make suggestions.  Christmas is coming and Dan needs some ideas!

My stitching has been hampered somewhat by a rather large object that has taken up residence on my chest/lap in the evenings.  Rags has decided that's the best place to lay and stare at me.  She puts both front paws on my chest and then places her head between her paws.  Since my chest is where I prop my stitching when I stitch, you can imagine my dilemma.   Push the new pup away and hurt her feelings or don't stitch.  So far I have chosen not to stitch.  She moves on her own after about an hour so that's not too bad.

My Strawberry Hill Sampler is coming along nicely:

As is my Peace Sampler:

Roxy, I'm working really hard to get everything done you said I needed to have done before Last Saturday Stitching but I don't know if it's going to happen!

The shop received the new Barbara Ana designs a week ago and I just had to start one of them.  I wanted to start 2 of them but so far I've managed to talk myself out of doing that.  This is what I have done so far on Merry Christmas:

Adam has been in town this past week and a half for training so I've been cooking a lot more than I do when it's just Dan and I.  Dan has been pretty funny about it.  He'll come out to the kitchen to see what I'm doing and when he finds out what I'm making he gets a big grin on his face and says, "I love Adam."  I think I've heard that one line at least 10 times.  Marcia, Adam's fiancee was here over the weekend.  Adam wanted to take her to a Nebraska football game.  The weather was beautiful on Saturday and they had a great time!

I mentioned briefly in my last post that Adam had a fiancee now.  He proposed to Marcia about 3 weeks ago.  He rented a cabin in the mountains, hired a chef to come in and make supper for them and then proposed to her after their meal.   When he told me this I said WOW Adam, you went all out, to which he replied, "She needed a good story".   My boy is big ol' marshmallow romantic!  Marcia is a lucky girl.  Adam is lucky too.  It's obvious they adore each other and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together!

The Cabin in the Mountains
The dinner

The ring!
The Happy Couple!
And on that note I believe I am done.  I could rattle on for another paragraph but I need to make something for supper and then try to get some stitching time in.

Take care till next time!