Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Dance - Give Thanks

This is a freebie from Jean Farish that someone on the Shared Crosses forum told us about and I knew immediately that I wanted to stitch it.. 

I had hoped to finish it by Thanksgiving and turn it into a flat fold, but that will have to wait until next year.  I did buy the backing fabric though.

It's stitched on Lite Oatmeal Fiddler's Cloth with DMC floss.

I started it on November 22nd and finished it on November 28th.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I spent the day at Janice's and we had a delicious turkey dinner.  I did the turkey and stuffing and Janice did the rest.

Kyleigh decided she wanted to help with the basting so Janice had her transfer water from one cup to the next until she got comfortable with the process.  Then the next time the turkey needed basting, there was no stopping her. 

After dinner and dessert, Kyleigh came home with me so that Janice and Devin could go Black Friday shopping.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disneyland

Chad had Kyleigh this past weekend and asked if her could keep her until Monday evening so that he could take her to Disneyland to meet Elsa and Anna.  They had tried to go earlier, but by the time they got there, there weren't any appointments left.

Here is the proof that they made it this time.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Dance - Palace Theatre

This a kit from Mill Hill's Christmas Village Collection.

It was stitched on pewter Aida instead of the brown perforated paper that came with the kit and I only used two strands of floss instead of the three called for.

This is the second of the Christmas Village series that I've stitched and I plan to stitch several more next year.

I started this on October 27th and finished it on November 22nd.

Craft Boutique

Today was the annual craft boutique at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Orange.  This year it was held in the new event center at the school instead of the church, but there was still an overflow of vendors outside.

Janice purchases a table every year and displays a variety of merchandise:

There were candy sleighs
and candy trains
and chocolate covered pretzels
and reindeer noses
and snowman soup.
There were also ornaments, small stockings, kids coloring cards, chocolate covered Oreos and a variety of other items.  Here is the whole table.  And of course, Miss Kyleigh had to get in the picture.

Monday, November 17, 2014

WIWO - 11/17/2014

Here is what I've done on Mill Hill's Palace Theatre.  It's the result of two weeks work, because I didn't take a picture last week, but most of the progress was made this past week.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Picture for Mommy

David has gone up to his parents house in northern California and on the way he stopped at our favorite Chinese restaurant in Bakersfield, Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks.  I was feeling left out so I decided to go to our favorite local Chinese restaurant, Yang Ming's.  It wasn't difficult to talk Devin, Janice and Kyleigh into going with me.

Afterwards, we went to Target to buy a new hair dryer since my old one was probably nearing 30 years old and had decided to create sparks the last time I used it.  I did find one and the best part is that I paid for it with a gift card from our Be Better Health wellness plan at work.

Janice went ahead to check out the hair dryers while I took Kyleigh to the restroom.  On our way to the hair dryers, she spotted this hat and decided she wanted to wear it to show mommy.  I convinced her to let me take a picture of it instead.

Monday, November 10, 2014

WIWO - 11/10/2014

I've done very little stitching this week, but I did manage to redo the buttons on the American Cowboy Santa.  I'm still not 100% satisfied, but I like them better this way.

Before I fixed the buttons:

After I redid the buttons:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Dance - Santa: American Cowboy

My Cowboy Santa is from Charlette's Collectibles and it's real name is Santa: American Cowboy. 

It's a kit and was stitched with the materials provided, except that I only used two strands of floss instead of the three called for. 

I'm not real happy with the placement of the buttons, so I may rip them out and start over.  I'm also not sure how I'm going to finish it.

I started this on October 18th and finished it on November 4th.


I hope you all voted tonight.  David picked me up after work and we went out to dinner and then to our polling place.  We were lucky in that there was no waiting, but it didn't look like our precinct had a very good turnout.

Janice sent me this picture showing that she and Devin voted too.  At least I think the big legs are his.  I know the little ones are Kyleigh's.

Monday, November 3, 2014

WIWO - 11/3/2014

I started the next kit from Mill Hill's Christmas Village.on Monday evening.  This is the Palace Theatre. Again, I'm using pewter 14-count Aida instead of the perforated paper in the kit.

We were out of town over the weekend again so I worked on the Cowboy Santa again.  It's hard to see the extra rows of white at the bottom, but they're there.