Sunday, January 26, 2014

january christmas critter felt along linky party

Even though I only got so far as cutting out my ornament pieces for the Christmas ornament stitch along hosted by Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage and Dawn of Creative Cabin, I didn't want to miss out on the fun of the very first linky party!

I think this is such a great idea and motivator to actually get those holiday ornaments made! I know I always wait until the last moment ... December ... and get nothing made.

I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's ornaments!

Monday, January 13, 2014

the wailin' jennys

We got to see The Wailin' Jennys last night at The Broad in Santa Monica (you may have caught them on Prairie Home Companion last weekend or over the years) - so good! Such beautiful voices and the way they fit together and enhance each other, is amazing. Fun fun fun!

Friday, January 10, 2014

joining in AND a trip to Urgent Care

Good grief! Yesterday afternoon I was slicing onions for our dinner and the knife slipped and I cut my finger. OUCH!!! I had to go to Urgent Care - I thought for sure that I was just being my usual worry wart self and that I'd be feeling silly shortly afterward. But nuh uh - the doctor said it needed stitches. WHAT?! I'm not good with needles or blood and I already felt really traumatized and teetering on fainting, so thankfully he could sense that and he gave me a second option of "gluing" the wound shut, bandaging it and putting a splint on my finger. I jumped at the glue option LOL. 

So please be careful while using a knife!

On to more pleasant stuff ... I've joined Sandy's 521 Market Street Valentine Swap and been assigned a lovely partner, Shirley, of Zetta's Aprons.

And I'm joining in the Christmas Critter Felt Along ornament stitch along, hosted by Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage and Dawn of Creative Cabin. There'll be a linky party near the end of each month and the participants will share their ornaments. I think it'll be so fun to see what everyone did on their own with the same patterns.

And I'm so excited!  I just found out that I get to attend An Affaire at Downton, created and hosted by Kim Caldwell of Artistic Bliss Designs. The first evening we are to dress in Downton Abbey attire, how fun is that?! And the next two days are workshops with wonderful teachers, Andrea Singarella, Charlotte Lyons, Karen Valentine, Pamela Huntington, Hope Wallace Karney. Fun fun fun. It is an extravagance but time is galloping by and this year is a big birthday and the past nearly three years now, have been so difficult that I decided it was time to give myself a much needed treat!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy 2014!

Sorry to be so tardy in wishing you a Happy New Year! My husband returned to work yesterday, after his three week holiday break and so my mind has been elsewhere. Hoping you had a wonderful time with your family and friends over the holidays and wishing you every happiness and abundant good health in 2014.