Monday, December 30, 2013

John's FAVORITE Present !!!!!

There is no stitching involved, but for those of you who loved hubby, John's, "packing for Nashville" outfit.......... I had to share with you his favorite Xmas present this year.

We did a "White Elephant" gift exchange at brother Bill's on Christmas Eve, and John fought and finally won the panda ski mask.  Needless to say, he has been having a wonderful time with it ever since.  He wore it to all the other holiday stops we made for the next two days, and since we've gotten home, has been plowing snow, feeding the birds and terrorizing the cats as a giant panda.

Now, I'm waiting for a phone call from the sheriff, when he ventures out to the local gas station ......... believe me, it wouldn't be that far fetched!!

Meanwhile,after the "Panda trauma",  the babies have settled into their favorite present .............and seem quite content to stay the winter.  With temps at -11 this morning, I can't really blame them.......I just wish they were willing to share !!

Have a Happy New Year....stay warm and find some time to stitch !!

Monday, December 23, 2013


Can't believe where the time has gone seems like I just finished cleaning up from Thanksgiving and if I blink, it will be Christmas !!!  Guess that's a true sign of getting old !!

Before John and I start our holiday travels, I just wanted to share a few sights of our season.

My dear friend, Jeanne and I, made our annual trek to Monches Farm to load up on our supply of fresh greens and boxwood wreaths ...........and other assorted goodies. 

It really puts us in the Christmas spirit !!!!

 Inside, the old farmhouse is jam packed with goodies!!

And this year we even got to hold Henrietta the chicken.  She loves people and actually snuggles into you when you pet her...just like a cat !!

This year my decorations are pretty simple.......I find I don't tire of them as fast that way , and I seem to find beauty in just a few individual pieces and some fresh greens.

Yesterday we started to get some serious was very gentle, but continued on for most of the day and into the night.  I baked all day and enjoyed peeking out at the buildup of flakes.

The trees were all perfectly covered.....truly a winter wonderland !!

The "Babies" were pretty content to sleep away the day, with the occasional "glare" when I made too much baking noise !

This morning , the sun came out and the whole yard just "sparkled" !!!!

I've got to finish wrapping presents and get packed for our travels.......but before I go, John and I would like to wish you all a Blessed Holiday and a hope that you can spend it with someone you love !!