Sunday, January 1, 2017


2017 that is!
A new goals!

I plan on getting some much needed painting done in the house this winter - the wood trim is badly in need of it.  Two winters ago when we redid our bedroom I planned on doing it all but ran out of steam and then last winter I was recouping from my back surgery and I really don't like to paint in the bring it on this winter!!! say a bit about Christmas....the only Christmas party we had was our annual 'cousins' get-together on the 20th.
Always a good fun time and this year my brother/SIL and step brother/wife got to join us....some cousins couldn't make it.

Christmas Eve afternoon our wonderful neighbors the Aldrich's made their annual cookie visit bringing again a wonderful tray of the best homemade cookies ever.
The dad and the girls do the baking every, not so much.
They were all dressed in Packer garb because there was a Christmas Eve Packer game.
I didn't get a picture of the cookies this year - 
but you can see part of the tray on the counter.
One daughter was missing (5 in all) because she was in PA for Christmas with the in-laws.

Zayne couldn't be here for the full time on Christmas day so we had our granddaughter Alex and him here the day after Christmas so he could open his gifts.

This winter I'm hoping I can get to work on some of my hooked rug projects that I have in the process and a couple I want to start.
Been working on this one for 3 years now - and one I hope to's really large so I guess that's the reason I can't seem to finish it (that's what I'm telling myself anyway lol).

I haven't even started on this one - when I see a neat pattern I just can't resist buying it
(along with all the wool of course!)
And this beauty...a beautiful early style Penny rug!

So that brings me to New Years Eve....we stayed home as usual and had our 'usual' dinner.
Doug had his (4 lbs.) crab legs and a T-Bone steak.
I had the tenderloin portion of his steak and some deep fried shrimp....and never saw the stroke of midnight....don't remember the last time we did...
we never stayed up when we were younger either.

Over on my selling site I put some Holly mats on sale
They are what is all that's left from the items I take to consign at the shops.

You can find this sweet snowman punch needle as well

So that brings me up to date!
I want to say to any one who has tried to leave a comment and can't - I am sorry - 
I don't know how to change it.  I've gone into the setting and just can't seem to 
find any thing different than before.
I know blogger has changed a lot of its inner workings and that has caused us problems. 
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Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments and faithful following over the past year(s) - I hope to continue blogging but we'll see.

Blessings and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone


  1. I love all the punch needle. They are going to be beautiful. I can see that you really love doing this new found craft. I love changing up and doing something different. I think one day I will try doing this. You are such a natural.

  2. Your family are so beautiful !! Love all of your gorgeous handwork, as always.. xo


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