Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost That Time



Here it is, my last two days of work before the Christmas holidays -- YAY!!!! Look at this sweet face. Do you recognize it? You should. It's my sweet Maddie, rendered in cross-stitch by my long time cyber friend Whit. I love it and think she did a great job with my little "booger" face.

It's been freezing (literally) here all this weekend. Actual temps of not much above zero and wind chills of 25 below. A nice weekend to stay inside and get back to some of my things that have been neglected during the craft show frenzy.

I'm back working on Come Into the Garden Maude. I started the beading on the right hand side (because I'm left handed). This time I actually thought about it (a new concept (g)), and decided to work from right to left, hoping that I won't be tangling and snarling my threads over previous beads. I'll let you know if it works.

In the following order (if Blogger cooperates): the snake, one of the butterflies, and a close up of the butterfly.




I hope all of you have a Merry, Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday or Hanukah and that everyone in the cold parts are keeping warm. For those of you in the warm parts, please take pity on us frozen ones and don't brag too much about your warm temps, and if you could, please send us some of that warmth. I for one am very tired of Canadian air. If there are any Canadians reading this -- PLEASE keep your artic air up there. I'd sure appreciate it (LOL).
I probably won't be back until after the first of the year -- so everyone also have a safe and happy New Year. Here's to 2009 -- let's hope it's not as gloomy and dire as all the newscasters and talking heads would have us believe.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Way Too LONG!

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted something. What can I say? The craft show season had me running around like my hair was on fire. I sure didn't see where the economy was slowing down any -- or maybe I just had more bargains then I thought (g).

At Thanksgiving, my lovely SIL gave us all the flu -- the bad, hard kind that knocks you on your butt for a whole week. Then we had two craft shows after that. We were moving very, very slowly. But the season is over and I'm looking forward to getting to work on some of my own things for a while. Notice I didn't say I was looking forward to Christmas (LOL).

Madeline has not slowed down any. The day I was stricken with the flu (well, actually it started at 1:00 a.m. and went on until about 6:00 a.m.), I simply could not get out of bed. My poor baby ended up going about 24 hours without any food. But she was a good girl and didn't bother me -- just jumped up in the rocking chair in the bedroom and kept a close eye on me. As you can see, missing that meal did not slow her down any. This is a full size ladder that I store my quilts on. She makes a running leap and grabs the rung right below where she's sitting and then hops up onto the top step.