Sunday, December 29, 2013

Paper snowflakes

My Sailor son surprised me with the chart Paper Snowflakes by Brenda Gervais. This is the beginnings of my stitchery. I am using 28 count country mocha linen with DMC threads (just picked my own colors)
I have named Miss Snow lady "Adelaide" seemed proper for her! 😊
I added my own heart to her chest as you can see, because I felt she needed one ❤️
Here is my progress

I was so worried about my daughter being sick for days with a bad headache. She was also having trouble seeing. I took her to the doctor and she has been diagnosed with migraines. I feel so badly for her as the pain was like a drill as she described it. I too suffer from migraines and visual disturbances with aura that accompany the migraines and it can be very sickening. I pray this won't be frequent for her. It lasted over three days this time. 
She felt better last evening and I took her out shopping a bit and she got a new hair cut. It was so good to see her smile again!
We are hoping we can ring in the New Year with good health, this past year has not been a good one for us. With my surgery, all my many tests and doctor visits. Losing a very dear friend that has left me heartbroken, I miss her terribly!
Looking forward to feeling better and brighter days ahead!

Louise xx

Thursday, December 26, 2013

All things Christmas!

What a wonderful Christmas it was!
Our Sailor Son made it home...what a blessing for our family to be together once again! Christmas Eve service together was wonderful, then time spent with friends too. Then a wonderful Christmas just us, our wonderful little family of four, Mother, Father, Son and Daughter!! 

Some things I stitched...

I finished and framed Plum Street Samplers "Mary's Sampler " just in time ....

I framed my "Dashing" by Birds of a Feather in a red frame

Our Christmas Tree!

Our new fireplace that my dear husband installed into our home. He also built the mantle. A total surprise he planned for me, I was so excited, it was finished in time for Christmas! 

I baked a blueberry pie for my guys...

Made cookies too!

My traditional orange peel Christmas Cookies...
Christmas Chickens!

And fudge!

My Son wanted rack of lamb, while my daughter wanted turkey, I made both!

My Son surprised me with two new charts!
Two Yellow Houses by Little House Needleworks...
Oh!!!! Cutting paper snowflakes by Brenda Gervais!!! :)

Wonderful nights with cocoa sitting by the fire...

The elf having fun with our bunny and bird...

Merry Christmas!! Wishing you many Blessings for a wonderful New Year filled with all good things to come.... From our little family to yours!

Louise xx

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Blog!!!

What a wonderful giveaway Nancy is offering up on her blog. Make sure you stop by and enter. She is always so very generous! Thank you Nancy for your kindness always!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Freebie!

Cute freebie design from Oak Haven Designs ...just in time for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Trying to go to sleep....

But it's not working! So instead I am laying here cuddled up under blankets in bed with my phone making a post. HA!!
Let's see...what's to say...besides counting sheep??? 
Here are my updates on Mary's Sampler

And something I started stitching for Thanksgiving...
It is a freebie I found on a blog, the Twist Family....
Can't post a link right now as I am typing in the dark...heee heee!
It is the sweetest design!

This is going to be a hard Thanksgiving with missing our Son. First Thanksgiving without him being home. Military duties will keep him away. We are very proud if him. Hope he can be home for Christmas.
Now I really need to try and get some sleep..
Wish me luck!
More to come!

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Dashing" finish!

I am so excited, I finished "Dashing" by Birds of a Feather Designs!
I cannot wait to frame this piece and hang it in our home for the Christmas season :)
I love, love, LOVE! How it turned out! :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Late Night Post!

Two updates on stitching tonight...
This is how far along I have come on "Dashing" ....
I just LOVE this design!! Using some color changes ... All DMC.

Here is my updates on Mary's Sampler stitch a long by Plum Street Samplers....
I am doing version 2...
It will be so nice to have some stitcheries to frame and hang for Christmas time! 
That's all for now.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lots and Lots!

Busy busy end of October! First let me show you my stitching updates....
Here is my "Dashing" by Birds of a Feather, slowly coming along! Stitching this on 28 count mushroom even weave lugana.
I am also keeping up with the Plum Street Samplers "Mary's sampler"....
Here is where I am so far on this one....also stitching this on 28 count lugana even weave ...
Here is my newest stitching spot in our living room...

We received a very loud knock at our door one evening.....
What a surprise!!!! It was our military Son (aka big Brother) I screamed!! I was so happy and excited to see his handsome face. I have missed him so much. It had been almost a year since he has been home. He was able to be home for a full week..much to our delight! 
We carved the pumpkin...and roasted the seeds...
We built a wonderful Bon fire in our backyard and made s'mores as a family!

Wonderful river rocks our next door neighbor gave us to build our bonfire and make it pretty!...
A picture of me and my Son by the fire at night :)
Oh how I didn't want to let him go back to the Navy but I knew he had to go. We all loved having him home again and having our family as one the same place at the same time! I don't think a million kisses and hugs was enough now that I think about it...I want to give him a million more!
I didn't cry as he quickly left for fear of upsetting him, but I think I know why he so quickly left. As his car drove away, well that's when I broke down and cried! I love my children so very much!

Our bunny Charleston dressed up for Halloween as a chicken!

Mr. Pumpkin became a sailor :)
Our daughter dressed as Morticia Adams!
We live in the country and only about six trick or treaters came by! Ugh!!! That means all that leftover candy......

The leaves of the season are just beautiful this time of year in North Carolina! Here are some pictures I took when I was out and about the other day..
This is by the front of our house:
And leaves I had gathered in my yard...
And around town....

We are not sure we will be able to be together as a family for Thanksgiving. I am grateful for the time we had together recently and am thankful for that. It certainly is hard on military families, especially during the holiday season times. Our heros sacrifice so much. We need to be reminded that while most of us are together enjoying each other's company, there are others that are not. They are doing this because they want to, for all of our freedoms and to protect us. When you say grace this Thanksgiving please remember all our soldiers who cannot be with their families this year. Also, the families...It's very difficult because we love and miss them so much! We all miss them.

Blessings to you!
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