Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Abbey-Progress!

Page 8 is coming along! Slowly but surely! I am working on the front door now! I love it!  Even though it seems to be going slow, I still love this one alot! I haven't put much work into it this week, I got caught up working on my new ornament series "Christmas Critters". Plus I am reading The Stand and I'm really into it! (Yup, some nice Cheery reading for the holidays, huh?) Plus of course all the preparations for Christmas! I've just been taking it easy!

Pllus!!! I am super excited! Tomorrow is DAY 90 in a row for my 90 day Turbo Jam challenge! I did it!!! I made it through a 90 day work out! My Turbo fire showed up two days ago so I will jump right into it on Monday (Yes! Christmas Eve! I will not take the holidays off, if anything, I will work out harder to compensate for all the food I know I will consume!)  I thought Turbo Fire was a 90 day program, but it's a 150 day (5 months) program, so I will be doing JUST Turbo Fire for 90 days and the last 60 I will add P90X to it!! THAT will be a Challenge!!! I'm expecting to see some amazing results!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And a great Holiday! Merry Christmas, if I don't get a chance to get back here before then!

And Joyful Stitching!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Finished with the Littlest stocking series!

Well, just 5 minutes ago, I finished The Littlest Stockings series! I started it in August and it's taken me 4 months to finish! Which is just ridiculous, considering when I just sit down and work on them it would only take 2-3 days at the most to finish each one (if that!) but oh well, they are done now, a week before Christmas, which is more than I can say for the Christmas Cards I decided to give up on!!! I got 3 done, and called it quits! Maybe next year!

So here is the series in it's entirety! I think the next series (tiny Christmas Critters) I will stitch all on one piece of fabric! 

And here are #'s 11 and 12, which I just finished up this morning!
Well, it's not raining (for once!) So, I am off to take the baby to the park to run off some energy so maybe she will actually go down for a nap today! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The 9 done, and movin' onto page #8!

 First up, since this IS a stitching blog, here is my progress on The Abbey! 2 more pages to stitch, then back stitch the whole thing! It's comin' along!
 While unpacking Christmas ornaments I unpacked this one! My hubby got it for me a few years ago. His mug says "Grumpy Before Coffee"....Yup! That's me!

And now for the cutest thing ever........
My daughter in pigtails!!! LOL, and she is supposed to be modeling my other favorite Christmas Ornament, a tiny cup of coffee, and it really smells like coffee, but she was too busy lookin' cute for the camera and you can't really see the ornament. Oh well, that's alright, she is so much cuter than any ornament!!!

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and stitching blissfully away!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Well, I really have not been stitching too much here! Just been too busy with the holidays! But I am hoping that now I've got most my Christmas Cards all sent off I will have that bit of time to put into stitching. Oh yeah, I've also been busy playing Sims3.  I had not been able to play for a long time, as my computers memory was very full, so the game wouldn't run correctly, so hubby went through and cleared out a bunch of stuff, and now it runs fine! Which is awesome! But it means i spend more time Simming and less time stitching....oops...

So instead of stitching we have been decorating.......

 and hanging stockings-three for me, my hubby and daughter, and an extra one for the soldiers who are not home this Christmas, and to remind us to pray for their safety that they will return safely and be home with their families next year for Christmas.
 Going to see Trace Adkins in Concert.  He came out here to perform for us, for free! He supports his troops.

And I did finish stockings #'s 9 and 10!

 and started #'s 11 and 12! So this set is just about done, so excited! Though I do believe it has taken me way too long to get these tiny little things done, but what can I say? There are trees to be decorated, and concerts to go to, and Sims to play! Whats a girl to do?

I hope all my readers are having a great holiday season, full of lots of stitching and family time!! I hope to share progress of The Abbey soon.  I actually finished page 9 and started 8!  
Joyful stitching!