Quaker Stocking by CHS
40ct Meadow Rue
NPI fibers plus one rogue green AVAS
I'm glad to have it done. I'm rather Quaker-ed out stitching wise.
I picked up my And They Sinned after being inspired by Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Sea. I was horrified to discover that I was still in the midst of that darned cloud. lol! But I managed to finish it, plus the motifs in the cloud as well.
I've decided though, that it's going to take a bit of effort for me to get through the next part of the piece above the tree. Too busy for me! lol! My favorite parts of this piece are farther down.
Our New Years Day always means that it's time to make Chinese dumplings from scratch. It's a New Year's tradition that goes way back to when I was a little girl. It's a lot of work, making the skins from scratch, the meat mixture from scratch, and then sitting down to make the dumplings! But it's also a lot of fun and a great time for the family to sit and talk while our hands are busy making something yummy for our tummies. :D
This is the end result.
So I'm revealing a secret today. All those pics of the boy child and Mia sleeping together you've seen over the many posts I've made have been on my bed, not his. Want to see his bed? You will see why I tend not to take pics of his bed. lol!
See how well he makes up his bed? lol! And yes, he keeps various items on his bed too. That thing in the foreground is a guitar/bass guitar holder, in case you're wondering. Mia has been enjoying these lazy Christmas break days with her boy child sleeping in. :D
I didn't take a single stitch yesterday on New Year's Day. I hope that's not a bad sign for 2012! I was thinking about starting a new piece for the day, especially since I plan to take part in BeckySC's 2012 BAP challenge. But I decided I really need to at least try to finish Sarah Elizabeth Brooke before starting another BAP. So the challenge will have to wait for now.
One final little thing. Rose Bowl Parade not on New Year's Day?? Ugh! And what's with this horrid opening ceremony thing, all commercial and singing and disgusting? What happened to the plain, simple parade as it was in the old days? Bleagh! Ok, I'll settle for a Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with these singing, dancing type pieces. But please don't make my Rose Bowl Parade like that! Thank goodness they've started limiting that stuff just to the opening. Sorry. I've just been watching the parade since I was little and I miss how it used to be. (And I was quite surprised to find that I had to wait till today to watch it!) I even got to go to the parade once for real when I was in elementary school or junior high. It was fun! In case you're wondering, they don't do the Rose Bowl on Sundays. Scares the horses. :D
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. It's so wonderful to be able to chat with my blogging friends! I will leave you with another pic of the boy child and Mia. Mia was cuddling inside the torn bag, before I took this picture.
Have a great week! And here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012 with lots of stitching!