Sunday, February 14, 2021

Something New

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day!

Hubby bought me flowers a couple of days ago so the florist wouldn't be crowded and to avoid the ice storm we have today.

As if I didn't already have way too many WIPs, I just started this jolly Christmas Stocking for my son-in-law. He doesn't read my blog so this is safe to share.

I have already made some decent progress on it. There is a whole lot of white which I don't want to get dirty. So I am going to try to stitch as much of the other colors first before I stitch the white. As you can see below, I have started with the greys which are part of Santa's mustache, beard and the fur on his hat and coat. It sort of outlines all the white so I will continue with it for now.

There will be another WIP added to the mix soon as I also want to make a wedding sampler for my son just like I did for my daughter. He is getting married in 2022 so I have a little bit of time to complete it.

Speaking of celebrations, Hubby turned 60 yesterday! We couldn't have a celebration like he had for my 60th last year, but I did a little decoration. I found a banner online.

As well as a couple of birthday stakes. This one is just in the snow on our back deck, but Hubby can see it from where he sits on the couch. 

I put another sign in front of our house. Hubby was adamant that he didn't want a big display like I ordered for our daughter. I had to do something though for such a special birthday. I did get him this special glass for when he wants a bourbon.

I also baked a cake! It was just the two of us, but we celebrated. 

Hubby enjoyed!
Our children joined on the computer.

I have spent a little amount of time crocheting some mornings and most nights recently. Only two rows per session, but since I need just 99 rows, 4 a day means less than a month to finish the body of this blanket. Any more crocheting makes my thumb and wrist hurt.

It is looking pretty, isn't it? 

I have been cutting beige fabrics for my daughter's quilt. I need to cut 33 different beige fat quarters into many, many different pieces for this quilt. So far I have cut 4 fat quarters. I don't even think that I have 33 fat quarters. I know that I have more than 20 different fabrics, but I may have to order some more.

Some of what I ordered online was actually white or a much darker beige than I wanted when it came. I have next week off for Spring break, so I am hoping to cut a whole bunch of fabric. I have to cut green fabrics too.

An update on my mom: she will be going home on the 22nd of February. Hopefully, we will be able to have round the clock help for her. I have spent much of the past week signing the appropriate forms as well as getting other people to fill out forms so that she will be eligible for that help. I am hoping it can be settled before she heads home. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will add some stitches to Three Boats or the Santa stocking.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Happy Birthday to your Hubby and also Happy Valentines day.
    I like father Christmas you have started .
    Have a great Sunday .

  2. Seems like you have had a busy week. I celebrated my birthday this past week with a zoom meeting too. The birthday cake looks delicious! The new Christmas stocking will be a great gift for your son in law. Glad to hear your mom is improving. Your crochet blanket is pretty. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Lots of projects on the go, the Santa is lovely and the crochet is coming on great. Happy Birthday to your husband the birthday cake looks yummy. Happy Valentines Day.

  4. it sounds like you are doing all you can for your mom and she will be helped. All that snow - I'm glad I don't have much - snow flurries at the moment not sure what the amount will be. nice projects!

  5. Great projects! Hope your mom's move goes smoothly! Happy stitching!

  6. That Christmas stocking is lovely, but a big project along with three boats! It sounds like a good plan to leave the white until the end though. Glad your husband enjoyed his special birthday. Glad also your mum is doing ok.

  7. Happy Birthday to your hubby! So thankful for discovering Zoom this year so that at least families can see each other! The Christmas stocking for your SIL looks like it will be fun to stitch - lots of details. It sounds like you'll be cutting those fat quarters for awhile!

  8. Lots of variety for your needle and thread time. Cutting is the hardest part of any quilt start...

  9. Cathie: I see Santa's mouth you have put in lots of stitch's.
    Lovely color of yarn for the blanket.
    I am looking forward to seeing the quilt you are working on.
    Beautiful flowers.
    Happy Birthday to your Hubby.


  10. Happy Birthday to your husband! I’ve always admired the x stitch Christmas stockings, but no long have the patience to try one. Happy Valentines Day!

  11. Wow 33 fat quarters. That’s a great sized quilt you are making. Hope you enjoyed the chocolate cake.

  12. glad your mom is going home with round the clock care! Congrats on another wedding and of course Happy Birthday to your husband!!


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