Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goals, Not Resolutions

Yvonne over at QuiltingJetgirl  is having a Linky party and give away for those posting their goals for 2017.
I read many of the posts. Some are quite detailed in their plans and goals, and I am impressed with what they desire to accomplish. Me, I am just going the easy route. My goals for 2017 are:
  • Complete one UFO per month - a completion of a top to flimsy stage qualifies as a completion.
  • Follow through on any projects I start in 2017 - no new UFOs.
So that is it....short and simple. Not resolutions, but goals.  And I am linking up here  :

This morning I am spending some couch time with my Buddy.
And watching the pack enjoy some playtime together.
Love my fur babies.

A little more knitting is happening...
I am loving this cotton yarn from 
Knit Picks.  I find it much nicer than Peaches & Cream or the other dishcloth cottons which I normally buy at Joann's or Michael's.

This evening I will have a nice dinner with hubby and spend some time with friends.

Hope you have a happy and safe NY.

Take Care,

Friday, December 30, 2016

Slipping Away

Yes, December and 2016 are quickly slipping away.  It has been a difficult month and year, and yet good ones. I have intended to blog, but the time has simply slipped through my fingers. Thanks, Lauren, for giving me a gentle nudge.

My brother in law passed away on the 18th, leaving my sister, his wife of 61 years, a widow. 
Their family at Thanksgiving.

On a happier note, Rob had a clear MRI the week before Christmas. A clear reason for praise and celebration.
Here he is getting his infusion and watching UGA football today.

Macy's cheer team is doing great in competition...

Mattie came home from school...
She was an exhausted and happy girl.

I got to stand in at a Christmas Mother Daughter luncheon with this sweet girl...

And hear Robert and Sara Ashley sing at O Holy Night...
It was bittersweet knowing that this would be the last time Robert performs in this beautiful service....hard to believe he will be in college next year.

About the only stitching I have done were these cushions for Macy and Jackson's window seats.
A single Lucy Boston Block 
And a gazillion knit face cloths and dish cloths.

I am looking forward to 2017, knowing it will be filled with hope, love and promise.  Oh, I know it won't all be easy, but I know who walks with me. There will be no resolutions, but there are things that I hope to see happen. And I will be here to share with my blogging friends!

Happy New Year to all!!

 Take Care,

Thursday, December 8, 2016

RIP Roxie

Yesterday we said "goodbye until we meet again",to our sassy, feisty Roxie.
There is that empty, sad feeling deep in your heart ...even though you know it is the right thing.
Roxie was vocal and assertive. Almost catlike in her desire to be independent.  There was never any question about what she wanted.
She and her brother, Rascal, came to us as wild rescues at the age of four months and they gave us a run for our money. But they were worth it all.
She will be sorely missed, but we were so blessed to have had her in our lives all of these  years.

Take Care,

Friday, December 2, 2016


Next should be finishing up the last few Magic of Christmas blocks, but I really need a break from them. So, in keeping with the season, I am moving on to Cozy Christmas.
I have completed 4 blocks and have the appliqué completed on two more. Today I prepped the remaining six appliqués. They are pretty quick stitches.
And I marked everything to finish the remaining flying geese and half square triangles.
Everything is cut. Think I will order CC flannel for the backing from FQS using my Sew Sampler discount. I have never used a flannel you need to wash it first? I don't prewash any of my other fabrics.

As I was putting away my fall decor, I realized I hadn't shared this little cross stitch door hanger that I finished in time to decorate for Halloween.
My old eyes don't cooperate with much cross stitch, but this one...from Fall PNPS Mag, pattern by Theresa Meloon...was a simple and quick stitch. I like the way it turned out.

Blogger friend Lauren  recently gifted me with this wonderful Antique Paisley Strawberry pinkeep that she crafted.
 Isn't it to die for? Thank you Lauren!!  Be sure to visit her blog, 
Pugs and Rugs and see her lovely rugs and enviable collections.

Sara Ashley counties to love hunting with her dad. She knows not to show me photos of her kill :-(

From Bonnie Hunter...
Take Care,

Thursday, December 1, 2016

More Lucy

Another Lucy block...
Just maybe, only three to go...happy dance!!

And a few of the joining blocks.
Not sure how many of these I have or how many I need. At least I have a start.

I have also been squeezing a few Wild and Gooseys in...they are so much fun.

This week we celebrated Matt's birthday.
A few days late, but the spirit of the day was still present.

This tiny little gal loves cheer. Not only is she on her regular team, but is also a flyer on the senior team!! Yay Macy!!

 Robert's first visit to UGA since being accepted as an incoming freshman for Fall 2017....inconsolable after a Dawg loss to Tech.

Take Care,