Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning dear friends,
It's been a week since I last posted, I've been around, mostly reading everyone else's blogs, looking at everyones pretty finishes and fall to Christmas transformations.

I wanted to take this time to thank you for your friendship through stitches.  Today and for the next few days will be busy with family showing up, cooking starting, feasting and football tomorrow, chaos over the weekend.  No, I do not go to black friday shopping, I will swing by the LNS for small business Sat hopefully, by dear daughter has to work at the mall on Friday and Saturday.  Her little job at the Dairy Queen in the middle of the mall.
I have pulled 2 turkeys out the freezer on Monday, they will come into a cold bath today as MIL will be coming this afternoon and we will be cooking in the late night.

I have been stitching on Winter Plaid by LHN here and there, my slow progress, but it sure is pretty..

I haven't made much stitching progress, i've been spending time on Pinterest and trying my luck at some lil decorative trees for my mantel.  I did a sequin one, and a ribbon one, tried to decorate the third with cranberry beads and I didn't like all the spaces so I stripped it down, peeled all the hot glue off and will do something else, lol.

When I was home last month, I ran out to the vineyard and cut some grape vines, harvesting is long over with and I have always wanted one of these trees, they are soo expensive, and since I grew up on a grape farm, I was going to take advantage of being home and grab some vines and make one for myself.  It took 2 days to make since I had to soak the vines over several days and my wash tub is small.  I think it came out well for my first attempt.  Perhaps there won't be snow at Christmas and dad won't have mowed the brush and I can grab more.  I would love to have a 4 " one.

I also picked up my Home of a Needleworker (too) by LHN from having it framed, it is so pretty, I really love it.  I was hoping that the new Season of Love ornament was in so I ran up to the store yesterday, but alas, it wasn't.  I have this bad luck that by the time I get there she is always sold out so I tried to beat her to the punch and they haven't arrived yet. My Baby it's cold outside chart remains on backorder too.  Disappointing yes, but as all of us stashers know, it's not like we don't have projects to work on...nuff said.

Weather you are traveling across town, across the country or staying home, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.



  1. Home of a Needleworker is so pretty! I need to pull that one out of my stash and kit it up, I think... Although I guess I don't need to for awhile, cuz I have plenty kitted up to last for awhile!! : ) Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Happy thanksgiving to you too!. it is a pretty fast stitch, I left the little house out that is incorporated in the H.

  2. wow home of a needleworker is looking so pretty..lovely frame..
    great progress on LHN winter plaid..
    happy thanksgiving dear to you and your family.
    love cucki x

  3. Home of a needlworker looks gorgeous Dawn and I can;t wait to see more of your pretty WIP.
    Great trees too I really love the Vine one.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs!

  4. Wonderful stitches and love your Home of a Needleworker! Busy, busy time of year starting ~ when I am thankful for the end of the day, when I can relax with my needle and thread ~ even if only for a few minutes. Love your vine tree!! How lucky to be able to get the vines right from your family's vineyard.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  5. Love your vine tree! It turned out really pretty. I bet if you ask Barb to hold those charts for you she would. I've done that before and someone always calls to let you know they are in. It saves gas and time that way. Just a thought!

  6. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

    What lovely, creative trees you've made for the holiday season!

    Your LNH looks lovely.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, it was a busy holiday and I'm just getting the chance to sit and stitch again. Hope yours was blessed.