Friday, February 25, 2011

We're Off up North!

We're off to Gaylord Michigan for a hockey tournament. There was more snow last night here that just makes me wish for sunshine and warmer days. Packed my stitching and I am knitting a super-cute hat that I would love to finish before summer! LOL! Well, I hope to get some pictures and we are going to have a fun time. And maybe win some games. Maybe. Take care friends and thanks for the info on the stitching shops. I am saving my money for Jackson - sounds like good stash potential. I have the new Blackbird Designs book coming in the mail. I pre-ordered it before the Nashville Needlework show and it should come in the mail this weekend. Really looking forward to it. Ok, everybody wish us luck!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A pic of some finished

Here is a picture of the ornaments that I have been finishing. Some are not completely finished, but I tend to stuff and finish several ornies at once. I am having a great time doing these. Will post more later!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Back Again!

Now I have more reliable access to a computer and so, here's a post! My ornament a month is going great and I will post some pics hopefully tomorrow. I have more than one done for the months of Jan and Feb! I am stitching up the LHN ornaments from last year and started collecting the ones for this year. I am also starting a redwork project. I started a cute, simple hat that I am knitting. That is a good rink project! We are in the midst of playoffs in hockey and we will be doing some traveling. We are going to Gaylord Michigan in a few weeks to a resort (they have a spa and I am going to try to work extra hours to maybe plan a little pampering) and also to Jackson, MI. If anyone knows of a cross stitch shop in those two places, please let me know. I usually don't get to buy new stash until I go home to Nashville, so I'd like to see if there is somewhere I can visit in our travels.
It has been so cold and snowy here in Michigan. I am really ready for spring. I am starting the Lizzie Kate freebie "Welcome Spring" and maybe it will help spring come a little sooner.
We lost a good friend last night and she was so young. My age. She has 2 boys that are the same age as #3 and #4. She was the godmother to most of my kids. I still can't believe it. At my father-in-law's funeral last summer, I said, " We have to get together some time soon." She said, "Yes, but not at a funeral." We laughed. Ironic. The weight of sadness is so heavy. I hope that her husband and boys can cope without her. She did everything for them. I think they knew ahead of time, so I hope that they we at least somewhat prepared. Uggg. OK, enough of that.
Well, pictures tomorrow after our hockey road trip. It's a must win game for our team to move on in the playoffs. Wish us luck! See you soon, my friends, and make sure to hug the ones you love.