Saturday, November 11, 2017


After all the craziness of the last few months, things are settling back into, dare I say?, normal (at least as normal as life ever really is).  While it's going to get crazy again as the holidays approach (WAY to fast), this time of year is typically slower - probably because the push to do outside and inside work is gone.  We had our first hard freeze this morning so the growing season is over and all that's left now is clean up.

I actually think I've got the coming holidays mostly in-hand.  Thanksgiving turkey is in the fridge defrosting, there's an amazing standing rib roast in the freezer waiting for Christmas and I've got my shopping lists all set (except for DSon's cookies - I have to finalize the list of what I'm making).  Now for the carry through...

Stitching progress was made last weekend.  A Glimpse of Santa went from here:

to here:

Amazing how something as simple as moving the phone can make such a difference. If I can keep this pace up I should have this finished, except for the embellishments, by Thanksgiving.  I'm off the week after for holiday prep, so would like "sew stocking" to be one of the items on the to-do list. 


Robin in Virginia said...

Susan, the stocking is looking good. Stay warm!

Leonore Winterer said...

It's good to hear things are calming down for you. Such great progress, I can really see this being done soon.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm glad we don't have to bother with Thanksgiving, it's enough to prepare for Christmas!
Love the progress on your stocking, you really are stitching with smoking needles now!