Sunday, July 8, 2018


I finished the snowman on my Advent Calendar. I was very happy with my progress until I realized that I have 34 pieces sewn out of 192. 
 Really? I don't know if this will be finished by Christmas.
 I am going to try hard to work on it though. Santa is up next. He will be on the right side.

I am more than halfway finished with the plastic canvas tissue box cover. 
I have been working on it while watching the FIFA World Cup Soccer Matches. 

Hubby and I have been enjoying the better weather around here lately. We went down to Jones Beach and saw a beautiful sky.
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We also celebrated 33 years of marriage yesterday. We had dinner out at a waterfront restaurant.

My Easter lilies have bloomed. They are quite lush and beautiful this year.

Whenever I receive a lily at Easter time, I plant it in my yard once it is warm enough outside. Some of them come back each year.

I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. I am going to start Santa's boots today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I should work on a snowman in this hot weather. Yours is so cute looking forward to Santa.

  2. I love your Advent Calendar progress, and 34 pieces are great! I'm looking forward for Santa ;)

  3. Your Advent Calendar is very intricate! That snowman will cool you off on a hot day. I’m looking forward to seeing Santa materialize over the next while.

  4. such a cute snowman and love those lilies

  5. Your advent calendar is adorable. And it will be worth all the hard work, it's beautiful!

  6. Beautiful sunset photo!
    Fifa is the perfect stitching opportunity!
    Enjoy your hand stitching today!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  7. I love you adventskalender! The snowman is adorable! Beautiful photo of your Lilies! :-)

  8. Love your advent calendar progress :) I have a stocking for me that I have yet to finish... about the same count you are probably! lol I keep getting sidetracked with other stuff though... lovely lilies... and stitching besides :D Kathi

  9. That Advent calendar will be something when it is done. Very cute. Just keep plugging away on it.

  10. The sky is gorgeous and so are your flowers. Good luck on the number of your sewing projects. The Snowman did turn out well.
    Sandy's Space

  11. What a lovely post again.

    Love the felt work and the beautiful box .

    Congratulations to you both for your Anniversary.

    Lovely Lily's .

    We are also watching the football.
    What a great sunset too.
    Enjoy your new week hugs .

  12. Happy Anniversary! 33 years is no small acoomplishment! Wow! So pretty and inspiring! You know, whether or not it's finished by Christmas, you seem to be enjoying the process! Seriously, this year, when the Christmas clearance sales start, I must remember to pick up one of these kits. They are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing beautiful pictures and thoughts!


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