It has been a very busy few weeks.
Katy was home, having quarantined two weeks before coming home. She works remotely so she was able to do that. She even worked a few days while she was home. It was so good to have her home!
The week flew by way too fast.
My Aunt Helen is a baking fiend and gifted us: Cinnamon Rolls, Butterhorns and Cardamon Bread.
The woman is a 92 year old dynamo!
I sent her a Cranberry Orange bread and made her a scissor fob for a new pair of embroidery scissors, picked up self adhesive silicone circles to put on her quilting rulers to cut fabric and a Swedish Dishcloth that work awesome on ceramic top ranges.
This is from the winter issue of Prim Stitching and Punch Needle magazine. Katy made the bit of bling attached on the bottome.
The latest update on Red and Green Carnartion Sampler from Samplers Remember from Country Sampler Schoolgirl Stitching Group. The picture really doesn't do it justice.
Had a Christmas Day Start, Teresa Kogut Pet All the Dogs. Using the called for thread and Winter's Brew 36 count linen. I should be working on this more. But, I have been so busy. There is just alot I wanted to do. Last weekend was baking, two batches of cookies I brought to my helpers who got my Dreambox in the house. Then I made a double batch of Cranberry Orange bread.
How can you not love this piece?
Red house, great border and dogs. (There is an option for cats)
Katy left yesterday thus, I was able to work on the cabinet I have a lot of stuff to jam into this thing, not just stitchy stuff, fabric and paper craft stuff.
After the first attempt of organizing, decided I would like it better changing things around. I had quilt fabric on both sides of the center and thread was on the right hand side, which is just a little difficult to get to. Subsequently, I decided to switch things around.
I moved all the paper craft to the right side: paper, cards, stamps, punches and adhesives.
I moved all the overdyes to the center along with sewing machine thread I use all the time: white, tan and beiges for crosstitch finishing. Since I took this picture, I put in another shelf under the three drawers and can get two 12x12 bins.
The left side has the quilt fabric, more spools of threat, DMC on bobbins. I'm keeping my DMC on bobbins, scissors and buttons. I figured what I use the most often and that would be floss. I was able to move a few things around in the closet organizer too. That, has a way to go but, will get better too. I may see if I can get more shelves to insert if I need it.
Katy and her boyfriend did a day trip to Spring Green and went to house on the rock and she just so happened to stop at the Country Sampler. She got some of my Christmas present there. Some ribbon for finishing, not sure what it is called. I think it may be a crushed rayon.
She got me Stacy Nash House On Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep. I have Jack's House Pinkeep which is nearly a companion piece. She also got some fabric, which I really like Dixie Sampler Gertrude's Gray. I think it will work really well!
It will be another busy three day work week. New Year's weekend isn't going to be as busy around here. New Year's is usually more low key, which I'm all for.
I hope you had a happy and safe Christmas.
Mine was just amazing. Ed came for dinner too. He also works from home.
That was it but, it was perfect!
Have a wonderful week!
Wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance.
Better days are coming.
Keep on Stitching!