Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Angel and Oreo got to open their presents this morning!  I think they are loving them.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ORT Ornaments

Festive and a little shiny.  Here are my 3 ornaments made from my ORTs of 2012.

A Catch Up, not ketchup

It's been a little crazy around here.  Sorry for the shortness of posts lately. 
I haven't done my ORT project yet, so there are no pictures of that to share, yet. 
I have been working on Unleashed every day but do not currently have an updated photo of him.  Soon, I promise.  I am trying really hard to get page 9 done by the 31st.  I am hopeful that it will happen. 
I am working on getting my 15 projects together for the 2013 Ultimate January Challenge.  I think I have everything, so I will be posting that soon.  I found out you can have current WIP's in there, so Unleashed will definitely be one of my 15.  I have 2 other HAED's in there as well.  1 is the 2013 freebie SAL piece, Literate Dragon and the other I am not 100% on yet.  I have to pick and choose between the ones I have.
I had a few people note that I have quite a bit more ORTs at work than I do at home.  My reason is pretty simple I think, I am pretty much guaranteed an hour to stitch at work on my lunch hour.  I sit at my desk, put in my ear buds to listen to my music and tune out everything else, and I stitch.  I have pretty good lighting here and I rarely get bothered by anyone during my lunch hour, so it's all good.  I have a full set of DMC here with me at work, my craft scissors, my highlighters, pencils, extra needles, ORT bag...  I have a full set up going on up in here!  LOL  When I get home, well that is another story.  I am doing things at home, or I am so tired that I don't want to stitch (just to have to frog everything the next time I pick it up).  I also get lazy sometimes at home.  And yeah, I know it does not take a ton of energy to stitch, but sometimes I just want to veg and watch a show.  Hence the reason I get more ORTs at work then at home.  (My long drawn out answer, haha).
However this will probably be changing soon due to my hubby started his job!  WOOOHOOOO!!!!  Can you say it with me??  So because of this, my dearest daughter and myself will have some time to sit and wait for him to get off of work.  Sounds like a great opportunity for me to stitch doesn't it??  Yep, it does.  So starting the second week of January, that is exactly what will be happening.  I will probably be bringing along one of my smaller 15 with me so that I don't have "issues" with bringing one of the larger ones. 

So onto another topic.. 
Right after we heard about my bunches aunt having lung cancer, we found out that his uncle passed away in AR.  (Separate aunt and uncle btw, he has quite a few of them).  From what he was told by him mom, his uncle was out hunting and didn't come in for lunch.  His buddies went looking for him and found him peacefully resting up against a tree.  He died from a heart attack.  Although very sad, it does help to know that he died doing something that he truly loved.  We haven't heard anything more yet on when services or where services will be, but I am hopeful we will soon.
And since I am on such a somber topic, I would like to say that my heart goes out to all that were effected by the CT shooting.  I will continue to keep them in my thoughts.

And another topic..  (to bring back the good mood)
Who is ready for Christmas?  I am ready, although I have a couple of things to wrap, all persons are shopped for!  I even got something for my hubby that he doesn't know about!  A rare occurrence indeed.  I would tell you, but he does know that I blog and he also has the link.  I do not know however if he reads my blog.  I am hoping to get back out here for another blogging session prior to Christmas, however if I do not, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  May you get everything you wish for. 

I leave you with a song title that seems fitting for today, (although I am not a believer). 
It's the End of the World as We know it!  hahahaha

Monday, December 17, 2012

December TUSAL

I know I am late, sorry.  It has been crazy.

Here is my home TUSAL:  (sorry it is so dark)
Here is my work TUSAL: 

Now to combine them and make something pretty!  I will post tonight or tomorrow on more of everything that is going on. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It will be late

My TUSAL will be a day late. 

Found out this morning that my honey's aunt, who helped raise him, has lung cancer.

It's not the best day...  :(

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


It's 12/12/12!  Go and buy a lottery ticket, or make a wish at 12:12.
I will try to get out here and give you an update of all things me and my world soon.
Until then, have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 10 of the 2012 Advent Calendar

Well hello there.  Welcome to day 10 of the 2012 Online Advent Calendar.  

This is my first time doing the advent calendar and I am super happy to be able to be a part of it all.  Check out all of the days on the calendar for a treat on the eyes!

The theme this year is "Stocking, Sack or Something else?"  Our tradition in our house is stockings.  We do not have a mantel, so they are placed on the couch on Christmas eve and in the morning they are overflowing with gifts from Santa.  I can not seem to find any pictures from last year, and I seem to have lost the stockings, so will have to buy new ones for this year.  

We usually leave cookies and milk for Santa, and occasionally carrots for his reindeer.  Santa never forgets to bring everyone some goodies each year, some times big and sometimes small.

I have the following to show in the Christmas spirit.  Sorry there are no stocking pics.
Hangings done in 2011.

Hangings done in 2011.

Christmas tree 2012.

Christmas granny mouse, one of my favorites.


Another favorite.
I have done a few of the hangings, but the others are currently not with me.  Since working on such a large piece, (Unleashed), these are nice to do.  They were super fast to get finished and they are lovely to hang up at Christmas time.

The tree is not real, we go back and forth with having a "real" tree.  Last year, we planted the live tree that we had at my mother in laws.  

The 3 ornaments are my favorites.  The granny mouse always reminds me of my grandma.  

Well there you go.  I hope you enjoyed my day of the advent calendar as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you all!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Decorations at Work

L-R: Mark the Moose, Xmas Moose, Snowy Snowman

Snowflakes and holiday cheer where you wouldn't expect it.

K & M hard at work

More decorations.

Our Christmas Tree and Snowman. 

The lights are twinkling!

Wreath and clings on the window.
This is our room here at work.  We took about 3 days to decorate and now we are busy putting our customers gifts together.  We have a little bit of everything that we are giving out this year, from angel ornaments to notepads to kisses.  Kisses are always enjoyed by our customers, as we have sent them the past couple of years.  Here they are prior to being packaged:
Doesn't that just look yummy?  That is 60 bags of kisses thrown into a box and mixed around.  Last year I believe we went through that plus more, however we only sent the kisses last year.

Although I have been busy stitching each day, I don't have an updated picture right now of Unleashed. 
I am doing the advent blog hop, so check back on the 10th for my day!!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

And the Award goes To:

I have seen it around and have been watching as many different people awarded this or received this award.  It has now been received by me!  Thank you so much to Monique over at Cross Stitch Ramblings for gifting this to me.  I am honored, and so happy! 

Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, favorite or beloved. Liebster Awards are given by bloggers to other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help newer bloggers gain wider recognition. 
1. Choose 5 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show thanks to the blogger who awarded the Liebster to you by linking back to their blog. 
3.  Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving awards to, with links to their sites, and comment on their blog to let them know that you have given them the award.

Now for those who I am sending this award onto:
  1. Vickie at A Stitcher's Story
  2. Minnie at All XX's
  3. Erica at Bits of My Own
  4. Erin at Fairy Tales & French Knots
  5. Chris at Tot Hill Farm Stitching