Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wishing You A Very Happy 2007!

A few of our traditions to share for New Year’s Day:

The meal – we have a traditional Southern USA meal on New Year’s Day: ham for health, black-eyed peas for good luck, turnip greens for wealth, and cornbread because it tastes so good with everything else. Dessert this year is peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream – because we like it!

We take our Christmas Tree down on New Year’s Day – so we carry the joy of the Season forward to the New Year.

We honor the belief that having a clean house on New Year’s means the house will be clean all year long – but no cleaning on New Year’s Day – sweeping or washing will sweep or wash your good luck right out!

We make sure that everyone in the family has at least a dollar in their pocket – to ensure they won’t be broke in the coming year.

We spend the day with as many loved ones as possible – so we’ll be surrounded by love all year long.

It’s not good to start a new project on New Year’s Day – but it’s a wonderful omen to complete projects – it guarantees that projects will be completed throughout the coming year!

Wishing you a joyous and prosperous New Year!

Godt Nytår
Felican Novan Jaron
Bonne Annee
Prosit Neujahr
Felice anno nuovo
Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Felice anno nuovo
Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Feliz Ano ~Nuevo
Gott nytt år!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gift Tags

Wanted to share the tags I stitched for small gift baskets I made for my co-workers. These are small, only about 3" x 4", and I designed them with possible use as ornaments in future years in mind. The baskets are small, only about 6"x6", and contain a scented candle and some Christmas chocolates - I think they'll like some part of their gifts, no matter what - lol!

BTW, the DGS's teachers loved their bookmarks - they got them this morning. The younger DGS (in kindergarten) ended up choosing his own gift in the class gift exchange - all the younguns were required to gift books. When DD asked why he chose the one he had brought, he said, with perfect logic, "I wanted _that_ book"
My other DD has started blogging today - you can check her blog out at Becca's Fancies

Currently stitching: finishing ornaments for my family
Currently baking: Honey Walnut Cookies (tastes so good, you know they're bad for you - lol!)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

DD's Bookmarks

DD has finished one bookmark and made a good start on the second. They have to be finished by Tuesday night, so my GSs can give them to their teachers on Wednesday. These are the ones I charted for her. She's done a fantastic job on them, so I just have to share: I'm so proud of her!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The First Gift of the Season

is from one of my Floss Daughters - Jenny, from Sweden. Isn't it adorable? Thank-you, Jenny!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Warning, Warning, Warning - Danger, Will Robinson!

Sunday, I checked out this link weffriddles posted on the EMS Board.
Do not go there! :-D
I've spent precious stitching time solving these puzzles (bragging - I'm at level 44), and I'm not going back until I complete at least two projects - so there!
btw - if you like puzzles/riddles, these are pretty challenging - and you absolutely must consult the Forum for hints/tips (#1 tip - very important - keep a log of the levels, clues, titles, and what you did to solve it - you must be able to refer back to solve future levels - seriously, folks, this is sooo important or you'll end up begging for someone to knock you upside the head with a clue X four)
Why am I telling you this - because misery loves company!
Must go to bed now - work tomorrow, and I haven't been getting into bed before midnight since Sunday - all thanks to Weff Jebster!

Currently stitching - nothing!
Currently reading - Forum

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Last Bead is On

Ta-Da! Here's the completed piece for my friend's daughter's wedding (not yet washed, ironed or framed - but that will happen later today):

It's a freebie from Designs by Amy The hardest part for me was getting the spacing of the beaded border I added right, but I think it turned out well. The observant will note I only have one week to complete it - good thing I do my own framing - lol! Back to stitching!

Friday, December 01, 2006

This and That

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now I’m into the mad race for Christmas. How about you? Only 24 days to go!

I’m so relieved to report that one of my DH’s health issues is now resolved. He underwent a procedure yesterday that should solve it for good. We are at home and recovering from the stress and strain attendant to any medical procedure.

I’m stitching like mad to finish Christmas gifts, and only have a few more beads to attach and the wedding gift will be finished and ready for framing. I finally found a perfect frame, so hopefully will have that done this weekend.

DD asked me to design bookmarks for her to stitch to give to DGSs teachers. I’ll post a picture later this weekend of my finished efforts.

I've added a link to The Gift of Stitching - the December 06 issue is fantastic! Please do check it out. Right now you can get two years (24 issues) for only $20.00 - I'm almost at the end of my first year, and it is worth so much more than the cost. And yes, I've already renewed my subscription!

Currently stitching: Christmas Gifts!
Currently reading: Jesus the One and Only by Beth Moore