Damascus Treadle

Damascus Treadle
Sews Wonderfully!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

After Christmas

Now that all the hustle and bustle is over, it's back to ordinary things.  We had a very quiet Christmas; attending communion service Saturday evening and church Sunday am.  I spent most of the afternoon on my embroidery machine, making new towels for the kitchen.  Had one of the come unmounted, so have a slight blurb there. Talked to almost everyone yesterday.  
Gabby wanted to know when I'm coming to see her.  She got lots of stuff.
Today I'm doing several little things to catch up on and then shall do some sewing, perhaps some more embroidery on a couple of kitchen towels and end the day with knitting. 
Have a blessed day, all.  

Monday, December 19, 2011

Good Morning !!

It is raining here in Wichita and the temperature is headed downward.  This afternoon the wind and thunderstorms are predicted.  So we shall do anything outside this am and just hunker down and enjoy the rest of the weather episode.
I'm playing catchup in a Block Of the Month that I have participated in this year.  Next year I'm doing a BOM of Carol Doak's 50 paper pieced stars.  Now I have to audition my stash of fabrics for background fabric and see what I can match up with that for the stars. 
We thought we had solved the possum in the laundry room problem, but now I see another has intruded, or perhaps we just didn't know there was more than one.  Anyway, now Don has to dispose of this one.
We had a really great brunch at church and a good program instead of the regular service.  Saturday night we have a communion service and just church service on Sunday.  I'm glad we are not cancelling Sunday service on Christmas Day.  After all, Christ is what it is all about!!!
I must get busy and try to accomplish something today.
Have a blessed day, everyone!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011


I will be mailing out the last package today.  As all my folks live out of state, I have to mail everything unless we are together, which is not the case this year. 
After the long trip to FL, we decided not to drive to AZ for Christmas.
Our small quilting group has it's Christmas party next Tuesday, and it is supposed to snow.  Hopefully, we can still get together.
Most all of my gifts were handmade this year.  It has been a fun and busy time, to say the least.  I do still have to shop for Don and make him a bib (which he has been fussing for).  His birthday is January 4, so I need to shop for both.  But I know what I am looking for, so should be easy.
This Sunday we have a brunch instead of Sunday school and a program instead of the regular service.  We joined this church last week and really like the people there.
Have a blessed day, all.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

We are home!!

After 3,547 miles, we are back home and some kind of road weary!   The Honda did great and Don did a great job of driving.

Thanksgiving was spent with Gabby, her dad and his family. 

We had a great time all week with Gabby, picking her up on Tuesday and taking her to her church on Sunday. Afterward, grandma Maryann took her on home. 
She had her first tea party with Nanay and it was really fun.  Of course, we had big hats and it was just a blast.  Our camera videoed this event.  Gabby loves computers, coloring and painting. We found the Jumpstart web site and the paint program was just what she loved.  For a four-year-old to stay engrossed for half an hour is pretty amazing.  She is also now a great dog-walker, helping walk the two little dogs with Nanay.
On Tuesday night, we attended the family night for Joe's firefighter school and had supper as well.  Quite a nice display they put on for the families. 
Today we just got out and did some errands before the rainy and mix come in for a couple of days.  I had hoped to start putting out the Christmas yard stuff, but it will have to wait for a couple of days.
It is time to get back to knitting Christmas presents.
Have a blessed evening, all.