Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The pies and salad are made, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is on the television. We are savoring our second cup of coffee and a helping of Apple Cobbler before we head over to my parents house to join most of the rest of the family (17 of us this year) for dinner about 1:00. We have much to be thankful for this year, and I am glad to be able to spend the day celebrating that fact!

We had a harrowing time with snow and ice this week. My office was closed Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and school was closed for the kids on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we were able to safely stay warm and cozy without having to worry about driving the treacherous streets. I spent most of my day off deep cleaning the apartment, like scouring the drip pans, and dusting every little corner. It feels good to have the house spotless for the long weekend, and I can just stitch and watch movies to my heart's content. It is still cold this morning, just one degree above freezing, but the weatherman is promising it will warm up and rain later today.

Granddaughters Alana and Gracie both had birthdays last week, so we had three different parties for them, one family dinner at their favorite restaurant on their respective birthday, and then a big party for all their friends at Chuck E Cheese. Lots of fun and laughter!
Alana, Grandson Silas and Gracie enjoying the rides at Chuck E Cheese.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

New Design Released!

I am so pleased to announce the release of "Blossoms and Lace"! These delicate and lacey stitching accessories are stitched on Platinum Cashel Linen, and uses Gloriana silk floss, Delica beads and pearls, combining elegant hardanger with sweet flowers! When the needle pocket hardanger edges open, you will find a very precious and secret place to slip in your needles or thread. The leaflet has complete directions for stitching and constructing the needle pocket, biscornu and scissor fob. All pearls, beads and charms are included with each leaflet.