Sunday, August 19, 2018

Santa's finished!

I finished Santa on Saturday. Isn't he fantastic?
 I am so glad to have him done. Now I can move on to his sack of toys which goes in between Santa and the Snowman. 
Of course then there are 25 mittens and stockings to work on. I don't really think this will be finished for use this year. Especially as I have another special project that I want to work on. Unfortunately, I won't be able to share that one at all until it is finished as I want it to be a surprise for the recipient who I know reads my blog.
 Saturday started and ended with two different mysteries. First, I went outside to pick up the daily newspaper and noticed that our garage door was open. I thought I had closed it when I returned home the night before. I went over to it and pushed the button to close it and nothing happened. I went inside and told Hubby about it. We had experienced some bad thunderstorms the night before and he thought that maybe we had either had a power outage or power surge that automatically opened the garage door. It was probably the latter as all of our clocks were still on time which would not have happened with an outage. Hubby remembered a button to reset the opener and it worked. Thank goodness.
Then last night at around 9:30 pm our fire-alarms throughout the house started to go off. They only rang for no more than a second or two, but long enough that Hubby had to check each and every one. We still don't know why this happened. I think it is time to replace all of the batteries. All of our alarms are hard-wired, but they have back-up batteries that should be replaced once a year. We usually do this in April, but we didn't this year. There are two that are on cathedral ceilings which make for some scary tall ladder stretching to get to. I am much too short to reach them (and very afraid of heights). Hubby can just barely reach them....he is not too fond of heights either. He is usually somewhat shaky after he replaces those two batteries. I think this will have to be attempted today though. 

I have also been working on the next Operation Gratitude Scarf as well as my Breeze Infinity Scarf. You can see both of them below.
I am hoping to finish the donation scarf by Tuesday so I can hand it in at my stitching group. 
I decided to continue reading An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman. 
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I can't say that I love this book, but it did get more interesting once I got further along in the story. I am currently at a part of the story that I am once again not enjoying. It is a little too dark and gloomy for me with too much character angst. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. I will be working on the Advent Calendar today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

  1. Santa looks fabulous. What strange happenings you've had. When things like that happen I always end up distrusting the technology until we've had several 'happening' free days. I hope nothingelse plays up.

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  2. Yes...we will soon be entering the season of secret projects that can’t be shown on our blogs. I have a few planned as well. I love your Santa...so jolly!

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  3. Yes Santa is fantastic! Hope you get those batteries changed safely. Enjoy your stitching!

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  4. Reading that the garage door opened by itself like that should make people think twice of not locking the kitchen door that goes to the garage- (so often the kitchen door) I know so many do not lock the door leading to the garage. Good luck to your hubby on the tall ladder - no one to help?

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  5. Santa looks lovely--this will be such a pretty adornment for the holiday...hugs, Julierose

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  6. Santa turned out fabulously! So many tiny details to bring him to life!
    Be careful on those ladders and enjoy your stitching today!

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  7. Your Santa turned out lovely! The scarf is also beautiful! :-)

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  8. I like your blue scarf. The stitch pattern is interesting, and your yarn bowl is, too.

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    1. Thank you. The yarn bowl was a gift from my son a few years back.

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  9. I just love your Santa ,I hope you don't have a ghost outside .

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    1. No ghost, though the alarms went off again today so Hubby had to scale the ladder and change the dang batteries. He is my hero.

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  10. we had the same thing with our smoke alarms, someone was chirping and I just decided to replace all three batteries. We have to shut the power off to them to get them to stop chirping after their new batteries.

    Your santa is FANTASTIC!!!!!

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  11. Your Santa is ho-ho-ho worthy...he looks ready to leap off the background! Your yarn for your scarf is a lovely color; that will be a sweet gift to someone! :)

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  12. The Santa is looking good. I too am working on some secret projects. I love the yarn and indeed the yarn bowl of your scarf.

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  13. Santa looks fantastic!

    Those two mysteries are very interesting and maybe even a little bit scary because they were so close together. How mysterious indeed!

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  14. Lightening can do some freaky things to the appliances in a house. Love your Santa, it's going to be very fun when it's all done.

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  15. That Santa is just amazing. The layering of elements really makes his look wonderful. And so much time and patience you have. Great job.

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  16. Santa is so cute.

    I hate changing those high ceiling batteries. I have the grandchildren do it now as they are much more agile!

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  17. Hi Cathie: We change our batteries on the first of the year every year, if one beeps the rest beep which is so annoying. Sometimes if too much heat gets to the ceiling they can go off.
    I am in love with Santa he is adorable, the Snowman is so sweet.

    Catherine

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  18. Playing catch-up here :) Kudos to the Santa finish and it's more fun to have ghosts and poltergeists than a simple tech glitch :)

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