Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I couldn't let another day go by without updating my blog and wishing everyone the Happiest of Thanksgiving. I have been missing in action around here, just been really busy with work and family things, my husband was sick so long since he had the flu. He just wasn't recovering as fast as both me and his doctor wanted him too. It really hit him hard. But thank God he is starting to feel a bit better. That was the worse. We all went and got our H1N1 shots since we don't want to get hit with that again. A lot of people think you can't get it again once you had it but my doctor said yes we can so I am not taking any chances. LOL Give me all the needles you want just keep that flu far away from me.

I have pies in the oven, and earlier I baked a birthday cake for my little grandson Anthony who will be turning one tomorrow. Katie wanted his first cake to be baked by me. It's going to be fun. So it will be a combo thanksgiving day/birthday party. My son drove home from Kansas yesterday. He was working with the play Wicked while it was on tour. Now he is home for a little while at least until the next job. It is so nice to have him home. He got here at 4:30 this morning. That is some long drive. Long way to go for Mommy's turkey LOL

In honor of Thanksgiving I FINALLY had my GOBBLE framed and my 1803 Pennsylvania Sampler. I wish I had a better pic of the frame for Gobble. There is a coppery hint to the wood that you can't see in the crummy pic I took. I am soooo happy with it. It wasn't easy, every frame I picked out seemed to be no longer available. Well, at least now the framer was able to take down loads of frames that he no longer can get. Glad I could help him LOL I am happy this one was available. I should have waited till I went to Strawberry Sampler in Pennslyvania but I was so anxious to get these 2 framed and up on my walls for Thanksgiving. I also put together this little pillow, I think he is adorable. Love that little Gobbler. He was so easy and fast to stitch, putting the pillow together by hand was another thing. LOL That took a bit longer but I like the way he came out.

I have been stitching on lots of different things, I guess you could call it some sort of rotation. I started my ornaments and I am very pleased with what I have done so far. Still working on my Sampler Girls advent calendar too. Doing one block at time. It's coming along nicely and I hope to have it finished by December 1st. In time for my grandchildren to pluck the candy off of it. LOL I also have been working a little bit on VoHRH. I think I mentioned before this is the second time I started it. Last time I started it on a nice piece of 28ct linen and used the NPI silks and OMG they were just dreamy to work with. My only problem was my work was huge. So I started again on an 18ct piece of fabric with dmc threads and though it doesn't have the same look as the other, it still looks wonderful. I tried to stitch on 36ct and I can't seem to see it no matter what I do, but yet I can see 18ct. These are strange eyeballs of mine!! Anyway I am very pleased with it. I just wish I could move along a little faster on it. I purchased CoHRH and am anxiously waiting for the AutumnaHRH. Love that CHS stuff. I am never disappointed with any of Kathy's designs.
Well, my pies are ready and I am about to start some stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer tomorrow. I better get to it. Once again, Happy Thanksgiving to you all. xoxoxo


Daffycat said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sharon!

Those are lovely Thanksgiving finishes! Congratulations!

Kathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sharon! We're having birthday cake and pumpkin pie tomorrow too.
Your framed pieces are wonderful and you did a great job finishing the JBW Turkey.

Margaret said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours -- and happy birthday to your grandson! What a special Thanksgiving for your family -- glad your son made it home from Kansas as well. Love your two framed pieces. My framer told me something about some business going out and that was why a whole slew of frames were no longer available. He's been working on getting more frames to replace what he couldn't get anymore. And I'm happy cause he got a whole bunch of pretty wood frames in, and those frames that Lisa uses to frame her models and such! :D Nice pillow too -- your finishing looks great even if it might have been a bit tough to do!

Siobhan said...

Yeay, I'm always glad when you update your blog, Sharon! :) I told you already how much I love your framing, but forgot to say YGG on the pillow. It looks awesome!! I am so impressed with your finishing skills.

Having seen your Gobble in person, I know the pictures don't do the pieces justice. I think the frames look incredible. Great job!

Happy birthday to Anthony--I can't believe it's been a year already! :)

Happy Thanksgiving, gf. xoxoxoxo

Brigitte said...

I love both your framed pieces. They are absolutely beautiful.
Great that your son could get home for Thanksgiving. I wish you all a great day.

Susan in SC said...

I love your gobbler pillow - so cute! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and how special that you are making Anthony's first birthday cake!

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Thanksgiving and love the finishes and frames!

CindyMae said...

Love the framed finishes!! What a cute pillow. Hope you and your family had a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Sharon Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope Ray is feeling better. Happy Belated birthday to that sweet grandbaby of yours.

Your framing is beautiful and your finshing on your turkey is wonderful.

Von said...

Happiest of Thanksgiving to you and yours, Sharon!! We're still basking in the post-turkey glow with our family in Boise. Love the long holiday with the fam - we have so much to be thankful for!

Janice said...

Hope that your Thanksgiving week-end was terrific and that everyone there is now back to good health.

Love the look of your newly framed pieces.

On to the Merry Days!