Thursday, November 20, 2014

Decision is Made

I decided to start Bent Creek's Thankful Quaker.
I am also finishing the last stitched piece for Christmas Presents. 
I'm hoping to start finishing this weekend but, won't be able to post until the gifts are opened.  
Thankful Quaker is on a tanish dyed tone fabric.  I can't remember if I dyed this or not.  
I love the floss colors:  Cocoa, Kris' Bon Bon, Sasparilla, Mulberry, Wheat Fields, Baked Clay, Nutmeg and Oatmeal.  

We can get some snow but, not as much as north of here.  I don't think the lake effect off Lake Superior has ever been like what it is in Buffalo.  (I don't know that for a fact).  What I want to know is where do they put all that snow?  Sometimes they haul it away from around here and dump it in farm fields.  When you have that much snow, you can't lift shovels that high and where does the snow blower blow it?  And they better get it off the roofs.  The stupidist thing in snow country is flat roofs.

That's pretty much all for now.  Nothing earth shattering.

Don't forget to check out and sign up for the Christmas giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

Want to watch TGIT and stitch
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Monday, November 17, 2014

Linen vs Thread giveaway

The next installment of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas giveaway. Here's the link:
Linen vs Thead. Check it out.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Finished Cinnamon Stars

I just finished Cinnamon Stars.  
Usually, I'm so excited to finish a project, I just take a picture and post.  This one really needed to be pressed first.  The left side looked like an accordion from holding it.  
I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  
Please excuse the shadow in the corner but, the color looks more true on that one.  
 Yet, I could not decide which one I preferred so I posted them both.
 I thought when I looked out the patio door this morning and there were doggy prints all over the new snow, what a great picture it would make for a facebook header.
 This is what happens when a puppy had to check out what you are doing and the camera is set to take two pictures, one with a flash and one without .  He is one squirrely dog.
Had to give the B-man equal time.  He doesn't like to have his picture taken so he turns his head.  The second picture and his head was turned away even more.
Now on to another project.
I can't really decide because I want to do it all.  

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  
Mine was pretty good.  Still have three things on my list left to do.  
Thanks for stopping.  
Keep on stitching.
Monica

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Same thing

Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe.   Day 10 two sets of her hand dye thread.. This is especially yummy!

Great Stitching
Monica

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Not Just About Stitching.

The hardest thing about blogging is coming up with a title.  Tonight's entry encompasses a pile of stuff

I had made pot roast on Monday.  I make it in the slow cooker and just cook the meat with seasoning and a can of Campbell's Beefy Mushroom Soup.  If you haven't used this stuff, it's awesome.  I prefer to cook my potatoes and veggies separate from the meat.  I had a big chunk of meat left.  I had pot roast soup at a restaurant one time and decided I would look for a recipe on line.  I made it for dinner and it was delish!
Here is the link:  Sunday Herbed Pot Roast Soup

Day 9 of her awesome give-a-way.  She is also having a phenomenal sale.  So check it out on the link:  Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Thought you needed an updated picture of the boys.  Henry Ford nearly bought the farm today when I caught him with my overdyes.

 I'm plugging along on PSS Cinnamon Stars.  I am hoping to finish it this weekend.  I'm not sure if I will start the Quaker Thanksgiving or the Christmas Mystery Sampler.   I should probably do the the Sampler.  I still have a Christmas present to stitch up.
 My camera never seems to get the color right.  The top is with the flash and the bottom no flash.
 Saturday is the opening day of rifle Deer Season.  There is massive frenzy in the air.  The grocery store today was a madhouse.  I guess there was also a sale going on.  This was the display by the meat department.  I texted the pictures to Katy her comment was, "It looks like it comes alive at night and kills people who don't buy meat."  I think she could be right.
 The creepier close up.  Noticed the essential placement of beer.
Have a busy weekend planned working on projects.  I really need to go through the binder I use for recipes and clean out ones I will never make.

Hope your week has been wonderful.

I have a comment for the guy who posted a comment on my blog.  Hey Mr. " I hate American women",  I'm an American woman, married to an American man for 26 years.  I must be doing something right, stay off my blog!  Keep your hateful comments to your website.

Keep on Stitching
Monica

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day Seven and the first pic of Storm Astro

Here is the link for VMSS Day Seven a $25 gift card to the Ebay shoppe.  Way to go Nancy!
Day Seven Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

The first snow storm of the year or Major Snow Event Astro.
The dogs have snow balls stuck to them.  I think we have about 6 inches so far.

Wish I could stay home, drink coffee, bake cookies and stitch!  :(

Have a great day.
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day Six Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas Give a Way

Here is the link to Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe Christmas Give a Way, yummy trims!  I love trims!!
Day Six VMSS Christmas Give a way

Good luck to you, but, I hope I win something....LOL!
Have a great day!!