Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Beatrix Potter Stitching

Well, I am really getting caught up - while in Ohio with my sister, I found this Beatrix Potter cross stitch chart in the sale bin at the stitching shop in Berlin. Then while I was poking around at some antique shops here in Macon, I found these two little BP books - so of course I needed to have them. My DH just stood there shaking his head wondering why I would want old children books.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My trip to Ohio

I am finally getting caught up with posting about my travels over the last several months. In November, I went to Ohio to spend time with my sister, Jean. It is our birthday get together. Her birthday is on November 13th and my birthday is December 5. We went to Amish country for a few days and shopping around Lancaster where she lives. They have wonderful country store with great merchandise for shopping.

Jean and I started our trip with a drive on the country roads to Wooster, Ohio where there is a charming store and restaurant - The Pine Tree Barn. We had lunch and went shopping in this incredible store which carries things from beautiful furniture to Christmas ornaments to household items, soaps and dried and silk flowers. It was a fun way to start our trip, we then headed off to the hotel in Berlin, Ohio.

While in Ohio I try to visit with friends. When in Amish Country my friend, Linda, from when we lived in Tampa, Florida came down from the Cleveland area and met Jean and I for lunch at a charming little restaurant in Charm, Ohio. We then went shopping and walking and talking at Mrs. Millers General Store, which is a wonderful quilt shop in one building and a gift/finished quilt shop next door. Great frabrics. We then traveled a few miles north to the town of Berlin where we went to the Christmas shop as we were heading into the parking lot at the Christmas Shop one of the ponies from the little farm next door, had escaped and was prancing about in the drive way!! Way toooo cute, but a bit dangerous for the little guy. (he was captured and put back in his pen)

After shopping at the Christmas Shop we said goodbye to Linda and Jean and I walked about Berlin and checked out some of the shops usually like to frequent and then we went into mykind of shop a quilting store and a stitching shop. I was of course in heaven and made a few purchases. Jean in the meantime checked out the Chili Shop ?? go figure, way out of character for the area, but great products.

On the way home we took some back roads and found a nice Bulk Food Shop and stopped and shopped some more!!! (are you getting the picture here!!) We continued on the back roads and stopped for lunch in another small town (cannot remember name) had another great lunch, did some more shopping!!! and then we headed home.

Jean went back to work and I headed over to Lebanon, Ohio and meet Ellen Chester for lunch and yes, yet again some shopping!!! We ate at the Golden Lamb Inn, very charming and quaint. Ellen and I walked upstairs to the guest rooms and were able to see the room that were furnished in antiques and period pieces. After the chamber maids clean the rooms they put a red velvet rope across the doorways so visitors can see the rooms. What a great thing to do and it added to our visit.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Working on Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, Have been working on my Christmas cards, I am up to about 53 cards so far and have about another 30 to go. Should be done by tomorrow.

I added a picture of our daughter's new kitten. Her name is Natsuki and she is a tiny little tuxedo kitty. She is so darn cute and just loves to be petted and she purrs up a storm. Lindsay and Natsuki came to visit Terry and I in Macon and our cats, Mars and Ms Saddles - were not very friendly to this cute little kitten. It was quite funny to watch them avoid Natsuki.

Well, this past Wednesday was my birthday, it was a nice quiet day, but lots of birthday wishes and cards and even some presents. Terry got me a Jim Shore Sheep (I love sheep) and a gourd sewing basket. Lindsay gave me a statue of Tinkerbell (Ilove Tink). Received a lovely jar of body butter from my son - Italian Blood Orange - smells great. My sister gave me several things - towels, a cute acorn candy dish (Ilove acorns) and several other things that are now packed away for when we find our new house.

Well, hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

View from our apartment

Well, here is a view from our apartment here in Macon, Georgia. I also, put the cupcake pincushion as part of the view.

Today, I will be going with a realtor to look at houses on a more serious basis. I am looking forward to this.

Won this cupcake pincushion

Several months ago, a stitching friend from Holland, Heidi, ran a contest on her blog and I was one of the lucky winners. Heidi, is quite the accomplished stitcher and quilter. She also, is a bobbin lace maker. A very talented gal. I wanted to share this when I received it, but with moving and the traveling that I had been doing, computer time was not always on the agenda.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Some stitching I made for Jackie's Birthday

Hi Everyone, just wanted to post some stitching that I had made for Jackie for her birthday. It is the red and gold Whitman Tin using the Jane Timmers pattern for the smalls. I am also going to post some of the purchases of stash that I have accumulated over the past several months.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.