Wednesday, December 1, 2021

HERE WE GO--

It really is time to do the count down--just 24 more days till Santa comes!!

Aren't you excited--what wonderful things are on your list for this year?? 

I have been busy this week--but have managed to get the tree out of the storage unit--

and put up and the lights and tinsel on it yesterday--


Don't tell anyone--but this year it was suppose to be the multi colored lights turn--but the 'maid' put clear lights on it again--

what can I say--??? 

 and then I usually do silver tinsel with the clear lights--but half way though putting it on--I realized--it wasn't working for me this year--so we 'relocated' the gold tinsel (it was in hiding, back down in the storage unit!!) I used the gold--

then today I did get the ornaments on it--


I did not put as much on it this year--though--who knows what I will decide to add to it before Christmas actually gets here????

Here is a closer look at the top of the tree-


and the bottom of the tree--


I did a bus ride to the Publix plaza two days this week--first on Monday with another resident, Virginia (who is 90 yrs young--and we went to the Dollar Tree--but when we go on the 10:15 bus--we only have half hour to get from one end of the plaza--to the store and check out and to the other end to pick up the bus back on the hour-

So I did another trip, by myself on the 9:45 bus--that got me there at 10:00 and I had a whole hour to shop and that was much better--again I only went to the Dollar tree--Now everyone is saying--so what is a 25 cent increase in the price of each item--well--in the two days--on the items I bought--I saved a total of $15!! big savings--before they raise the price here on Dec 5th--I don't get much from there all year long--but for Christmas--and this year there is a door decorating contest --so needed some items to do my door!!

OK--now I know you want to know if I am doing any sewing--and the answer is 'yes'--I did get No.3 done of the snowmen--


and I have at least half of No. 4 done (tomorrow another one comes out!!)

and I did get the last of the blocks for the Stay at Home-stitch along ready to embroider--

but this probably won't get stitched on for a bit--cause of the snowmen blocks--
and I am steadily hand quilting on the Christmas panel each night--
and doing some knitting when I get too tired to stitch--
 Well--this is my up date for now--

DO BE CAREFUL IF OUT AND ABOUT SHOPPING THIS WEEK--
HUGS, DI



 


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

GOBBLE GOBBLING WE GO--

Well--it's nearly here--for a lot of us--it really starts Wednesday--

at least --getting the food ready for all that 'gobbling'!!

So here is some funnies for you--


 




MAY EVERYONE HAVE A WONDERFUL SAFE HOLIDAY--
HUGS, DI


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

YEP--GOT SOME FINISHES

Bet you all thought I was just 'goofin' off and napping all day!!

But I am not a napper--and I do work steady on quilt projects--it's just they seem to take a long time these days--wonder why that is???

Been mainly working on embroidery projects--

here is the first 2 blocks of a 12 week snowman--stitch along--


 the one on the left is last weeks and the one on the right is this weeks--and a new one comes out tomorrow!!!

Another stitchery-


from Joy's 'stay at home' series is half done--this is part 1 off that block--I started the stitching on part 2 this afternoon!

And remember this cross stitch from last year?

Well I found me another red truck for this year--
and it is done--now I really need to turn these into ornaments for the tree!!

And who ever published this dish cloth pattern--needs to be 'shot'--


cause I can't seem to stop knitting them!!!!!!

 ARE YOU STAYING BUSY--OR FIGHTING OVER WHEN TO START CHRISTMAS???
HUGS, DI




Tuesday, November 9, 2021

FALL HAS COME TO FLORIDA

 I think I need to move further 'south' for the winter--as it has been really chilly here--for me at least--most of the other Floridians love this weather--but since that case of shingles in NY--I really feel the cooler temps and my body feels really 'cold'!!! (good thing I know where the pile of quilts are!!!lol)

I did get the applique and embroidery done on the last two of Jenny's bom's--


We only have one more to do in this series--so I need to get busy and start the framing on the '11' I do have ready!!

And --the cat quilt shouted the loudest--

But then we all know--Cats are bossy to begin with!!!  I really enjoyed making this quilt--
even needle turning those "tiny skinny" tails!!

So now I am working on the hand quilting of the large Christmas panel-

I am using Sulky #12 threat on this one--and I'm not sure if you can see it or not--but I have already stitched around each of the red ornaments in red and have done one string of garland in yellow!!

My question is --what to do about the yellow areas--do  I try to circle them in yellow or maybe do a cross like design in the centers or??????  I believe they are lights on the tree!!  the top one I will trace around in yellow thread for the star design!!

And someone bought some more dish yarn at Walmart last week--


and so now she has added more dishcloths to the pile--

what ever she going to do with them all???????????

I was hoping someone would have a cute Christmas stitch along this year--I finally have some really pretty Christmas  prints--but did not see anything I liked so far!!!

WELL YOU ALL TAKE CARE AND START THAT CHRISTMAS CRAFT YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO--

HUGS, DI






Tuesday, November 2, 2021

WELL LET'S SEE--

I do believe that October is over and that also means--Halloween is done with for another year--

so we are now into--

November--I sure hope they find enough turkeys to go around this year!!


and I happened to see this sunrise this morning around 7:30 am!!  And so far 'no warning'-

it's been a pretty nice day outside--sunny--blue skies and 80 degrees!!

So what have I been doing--

got these little cross stitches finished up --into little pillows yesterday afternoon--


All were recently stitched--

Got the red yo-yo's done in 4 patches--

and the purple yo-yo's are the next in line to be done--

and I got this quilt all hand quilted and the binding done on it--
I believe this will be a Christmas gift--I know--I said I wasn't going to send any gifts--
cause of the unfair postage hike--but--
and the post office, ups and fed-ex knows us so well---and knows we are addicted to sending gifts so we will pay the higher prices--it's just so mean of them!!!

GET THOSE TURKEYS EARLY--PEOPLE!!!!

HUGS, DI




 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

IT'S ALL DEB'S FAULT!!

 Yep--gonna blame this 'great' idea all on my friend -- Deb--

over at Happy to be scrappy-vtquilter.blogspot.com

I am sewing all my yo-yo's --by color group--into 4 patches--
I seen Deb doing this for her larger hexies that she is doing by color of month--
and I decided it was perfect answer for-- 
"what am going to do with the yo-yo's"!!!!

and so--the top photo is the teal group and the orange group and the bottom color is the blue group!!
the next group I will do is the red yo-yo's!!!
So a big Thank you, Deb for the idea!!!

I also finished off another fall counted cross stitching this morning--

the cross stitch I showed you on the last post and this one I got from this post-pinkernpunkinquilting.blogspot.com and they were free patterns--

Thank you for these--I have had fun stitching them--have one more fall I am working on before I move on to Christmas cross stitching!!

And then this week I have also been working on getting this panel basted--for hand quilting--



It's a long panel, but only about 36" wide and it has all my favorite animals on it!!!  Tonight I should be able to finish the hand quilting on the blue heart quilt and then I will start on this one--at least that is the plan--there is a small cat quilt that is all basted and I would like to do it too--so we will see which quilt makes the most noise in wanting to be worked on first!!!?????

SO IS EVERYONE GETTING READY FOR A 'SCARY' GOOD TIME THIS WEEK END??

HUGS, DI






Sunday, October 24, 2021

IT'S RAINING--

 Where did this rain shower come from--a couple minutes ago the sun was shinning and we had clear blue skies--it did rain at 7:30 am this morning--but when it cleared off so nice by 10 am--I figured that was it for the day--and now this--silly weather!!!


Ok--What ever did I do this past week--besides 'talk' myself out of doing some things--(I am good about that--talking myself out of going places--now if I would just be better about talking myself out of ordering on line--I would be a good girl--my excuse for this mornings ordering at Missouri quilts--is that along with their daily special(which is for me)--I put some Christmas gifts in the cart!!!!!!!!!!)

I did have a couple finishes this past week--

first up is the project that Alice and I was working on-(you know the one that we were suppose to have done by Oct 1st--lol--yep that one!!) I did get mine done--

see my cute little 'ghosts' that I fussy cut--

I really love them--but I really haven't decided if I like my 'cat'--it may be his eyes???

And I got another counted cross piece all stitched--
That pumpkin is a good 2 inches tall or more--it took alot of thread--now to finish it off into a small pillow --
and cause this one was finished--I had to start a new counted cross stitch piece--


You know me and baskets--what do you think is going to be stitched in the basket????????

I also got a baby sweater finished--
a pretty 'orange' one --this one is a size 0-3 months!

and another pair of socks off the needles--


Ahh--the 'other'--Halloween color--purples!!!!
(I see some are trying to bring 'pink' into Halloween--now that is scary!!)

And yes--a new baby sweater has been started, and as is, another pair of socks!!

I am still hand quilting on the blue heart top--and am happy to say that all the heart blocks are quilted and last night I got a start on the border--I also got another small quilt layered and basted for hand quilting this week!!!

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LOTS OF 'TREATS' ON HAND FOR THIS WEEK END--
OH--AND LEAVE THOSE BAGS SEALED TILL THIS WEEK END!!!!!!!
HUGS,, DI