Saturday, January 18, 2014

First Finish of 2014

 I finished Life is not measured last week .. I have loved this quote for years and it was a delight to stitch ...
Life is not measured by Lizzie*Kate
stitched with recommended fabric and threads

I had another quick finish last week ... this is a freebie found here.  There are a bunch of free designs on this site .. all finished like little pears.  So cute ... all of them are cute, I can see a wood bowl or wicker basket filled with little stitched pears ... now to actually try and make it look like a pear!
Sampler Pear VI  by Samplers and Santas
stitched on a misc piece of fabric
with recommended DMC threads

Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes ... it was a great day!  We started with a get together at my dad's for a Seahawk game ... they won!!!  Then we all went out to dinner.  It was a great day and a great way to turn 60!

My son, Chris, made this banner for me .. it was hanging on my dad's garage when I arrived ... so much fun!

and here's all of us at dinner ...
 Winning the same on my birthday put us in the NFC West Championship game.  We are playing the 49ers on Sunday at 3:30 ... and this city is going crazy .. I love it!  We are all getting together again on Sunday for the game .. GO SEAHAWKS!  Next stop, The Superbowl!!!!!!!!!!!!
 This picture was taken by a local TV station ... it was a rally in downtown Seattle last Friday ... see crazy!

Thank you again for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes ... they meant a lot to me *smile*

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for football  ...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Saturday

and Happy Game Day ... the Seahawks are playing the Saints today ... GO SEAHAWKS!

and Happy Birthday to me *smile* ... sure do miss my mom though ... she'd be shocked to have a daughter that is 60! lol

I'm celebrating with my family all day and most of the night tonight ... first of course is the playoff game, then off to dinner and maybe some casino time :)

I do have some progress to share on Life ... it's coming along great and should be done soon!  Loving it!

Thanks for all your comments ... I love hear from all of you.  Enjoy your weekend!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for turning 60 ...

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome 2014

What a lazy day the first day of the new year was for me ... but it was wonderful!  We had a great time New Year's Eve with Ken and Lisa ... dinner at Susumu Japanese Steakhouse and then home to play some games and enjoy toasting to the new year together.  We played 3 rip roaring games of Skip-Bo ... we had all forgotten how fun Skip-Bo was *smile*  We enjoyed a few drinks and played into the wee hours of the morning ... no wonder today was a sleepy lazy day for me! lol

 My new favorite drink ... I started with it over coffee ice cubes and then ended the evening with it in my coffee ... yummy!
Happy New Year from Lisa and I ...

I don't usually start a new project on the 1st ... but this one has been calling to be to be stitched ever since I first saw it.  The design is by Lizzie*Kate, the entire quote is Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.  I've had this quote in my signature block at work for years ... here's my start so far ...

Guess I'd better had to bed soon ... Terry and I are heading to my dad's in the morning to help but Christmas away ... my house will start to be de-Christmased over the week.

Thanks everyone for your comments ... I love reading them all!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for 2014 ...