Sunday, November 27, 2016


We have been enjoying having our adult children visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hubby has been getting them out in the backyard to reprise past games. Golf clubs, golf balls and garbage can lids make for an hour of entertainment.

Of course it was not all fun and games. My son had to spend some time working on his thesis for his PhD. Doesn't he look thrilled.
While my daughter was visiting she finished her cross-stitch Christmas ornament. It looks beautiful and she enjoyed working on it. 
My stitching has been lagging as I have been crocheting while enjoying my kids' visit. I can crochet and still conduct a conversation, but cross-stitching requires more concentration. I have gotten a few stitches completed on my Santa. 
Now that December is almost here, I must get going on my Christmas shopping and decorating. There are not going to be many handmade gifts this year as I just don't have the time to make them. I did give my daughter her crocheted Christmas tree. She promised to share a picture of it when she places it in her apartment.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. I will be stitching Santa. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Santa Snowglobe is really cute.

  2. Looks like a fun weekend, except for the thesis writing! Hopefully, he is nearing the end! Your daughter's snow globe looks great. I have a few small gifts made and have a few more to do.

  3. Lots of fun going on there and she did a wonderful job on her snowglobe! :)

  4. You have such a beautiful family. It looks like you had a fun time together. The cross stitch pieces are lovely! Pat

  5. Looks like you had a fun time with family. Nice cross stitch projects!

  6. HOw nice that you had the kids!!! that is awesome and they look healthy and happy. I was with all of my tribe and it was wonderful :)

  7. NO!!! He doesn't look a bit thrilled! lol

    It looks like there were fun times had by all. I love the snow globe.


  8. Looks like you had some nice family fun.
    Love your santa and the snow globe.

  9. That snowglobe is gorgeous!
    Enjoy your stitching while you recover from all the family fun!

  10. Hi Cathie: I see your son is not thrilled, soon he will have it done and can relax a little I am sure.
    Your daughters snowglobe is so sweet.
    I see a few more stitch's on your Santa.
    I have never thought of using a garbage can lid in the back yard for golf, what a great idea.

    Merry Christmas

  11. Family time is best!! Love your daughter's Santa.

  12. Looks like you had a lot of fun (apart from that PhD thesis!) I like your daughter's stitching a lot. I'm sure you'll catch up on your Santa soon enough.

  13. Looks like some fun and games along with the work. If he's to the thesis part, it's downhill from there. Hope you've been able to find some time for slow stitching along with your holiday prep.

  14. The Santa snow globe is really pretty!

    I know what you mean about there not being many handmade gift... I have so many I want to get done but I just don't know if there's going to be time.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!

  15. Lovely snow globe! And good luck to your son!


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