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Sunday, January 19, 2014

You better watch out!

'Cause Santa Claus is still in town!

 Santa With Cardinal
Prairie Schooler "Kris Kringle"
 
 I just love everything about these guys - the snowmen on his robe, the lines on the mittens,...
 ...those rosy cheeks, and of course...the cardinal.  :o)
Some of you asked what count I am stitching these on.  I am using 36 count for the Old World Santas and 40 count for the Kris Kringle ones as they are a little larger and all are with DMC floss.  I am changing up the colors on a few of them.

I just can't seem to get away from these jolly fellows.  I have another kitted up to start while watching football this evening.  Who are you hoping will win?  I am cheering for the Seahawks since the 49'ers beat my precious Panthers last week and I am hoping the Broncos will stampede the Patriots.  I want to see the Seahawks vs Broncos in the Superbowl. 

I have to share another picture of Glitter, this time "helping" DS2 surf the web.  LOL
Thank you all for the wonderful comments.  Have a great week!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bitten

Hello friends and folk!  Thank you so much for the concern, prayers, and good thoughts you sent regarding Lola's surgery.  She is doing well even though we are having a tough time keeping her from licking her surgery site.  Unfortunately the lab results were not good.  The lump was sarcoma which in a nutshell is tissue cancer.  Not the best diagnosis but certainly not the worst either.  We will have to be diligent in checking for lumps in the future and having them removed as soon as they are discovered. 

My start on Snow Angel was frustrating as I miscounted and ended up unstitching almost as much as I stitched.  I had planned for this to be a slow stitch anyway so I put it away for now.  Which brings me to the "bitten" part of this post.

I have been seeing so many of these handsome guys on your blogs it was inevitable that I would be bitten by the bug sooner or later.
  
Yep, I have jumped on the PS Santas bandwagon, specifically the Old World Santas and Kris Kringle.  These things are like eating potato chips...you can't stop with just one.  

I have also been working on a baby quilt for a coworker.  She saw a picture online and asked if I would make a quilt like it for her.  I was able to find the exact fabric line and have finished piecing the top.

Sandwiching and quilting is on the menu for tomorrow.  :o)

This morning I met Chris and Susan for breakfast.  We had lots of fun talking and eating and talking.  They are now headed to Charleston for a textile seminar.  I can't wait to hear all about it.   Look at these wonderful fabrics and buttons Susan brought me from the quilt show she attended this week. 
 Aren't they pretty?  Chris also shared some magazines with me that I am looking forward to perusing.  Thank you both for a delightful breakfast.  Have a safe and fun trip!


I will leave you with a picture of DS1 and Glitter.  He was playing the Uke and Glitter decided to "accompany" him.  :o)