Tuesday, December 16, 2014

EH 1875 Weeks 9 & 10

I had to skip a week in posting.  Just way too much going on with Christmas!!! The tree is finally finished decorated.  It turned out beautifully!   But, then again I think that every year of every tree we have.

I think I have one more large package in transit to be wrapped, and then I will be really, really done.  Staying away from all further stores so that there will be no impulse purchases.  I think the kids will be pleased.  I even bought presents for the cat and the dogs.  No one's going to be left out.

We purchased our turkey a few weeks ago, and did a big grocery store shop, but there will be that last minute grocery store visit for fresh fruits and vegetables.  Christmas Eve, meal is planned, so I think I'm all set.  These next couple of days will fly right by and Christmas will be over, and the day after will consist of recycling boxes, and wrapping paper, eating leftovers and the worse part is not hearing a single Christmas song on the radio.

I try to get the kids to make up a Christmas list, so it's a bit easier to shop.  But., sometimes I have to make suggestions to the kids what they can buy for each other, and my mother is here, and I have to think of ideas for gifts from her, plus wrap her gifts to others, and wrap all the gifts from me and the hubbie to the kids.  Relatives get gift cards!  Worst part is wrapping a gift to me from my mother to me, that I also have to wrap.  I sort of like the surprise of Christmas!

With all the activity I haven't stitched as much as I would like, but to be honest, there is never enough time to stitch.  I completed 2 pages a week.  Currently working on page 25 of a 35 page chart.  These pictures are of pages 21-24.

I have so many completed cross stitch pieces, that I try to get one framed a month.  I just recently picked up the Rosewood Manor American Quilt Sampler.  Turned out quite well, and I already know where it's "home" on my walls will be.

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