for yesterday to be better than Thursday. But turns out it was a good day by just about any measure. And it snowed in Houston! Nothing stuck for more than a hour where I live, but I was loving it. I haven’t seen snow since ’04.
My HOE ornament arrived.
Margaret stitched the Prairie Schooler reindeer from this November’s Gift of Stitching magazine. I’ll tell you all right now, you can not go wrong giving me a reindeer. I don’t know when it happened but I’ve developed a rather frightening reindeer fetish. 😉
She did a lovely job on the stitching and finishing. I love the simplicity of the back – just a few falling snowflakes. Don’t be surprised when you see me copy that idea. And woot! My first Christmas card of the year.
Shelleen also sent me a package. I got lucky and won a giveaway she had on her blog & here’s what I received.
A pretty autumn colored scissor fob. A fat quarter of super cheerful cotton, which I’m sure will get used – here’s an idea: maybe I’ll make something for myself. lol And she fed my magnetic note pad fetish. Should I have titled this post Melissa’s Fetishes? Oh great, I said fetish. The spam comments that I’m going to get…
Thank you Shelleen!
I’m at about the half way point of binding the Pirate Quilt. I meant to include a picture but forgot & I’m too lazy to get up and take one now. We’ll just pretend that I’m saving it all for the big post that will be all about the Pirate Quilt – ’cause I haven’t shown a picture since it came home from the quilter have I? Well, it looks great. 😀
Van break in update: It looks like all the cards are cancelled with minimum hassle and no ill effects (knock wood). The regulator was not broken!! Whew! And the glass was repaired yesterday. There is some damage to the door & window seal that is going to have to fixed. Fingers crossed that isn’t too expensive. Andy drove the van to Baton Rouge last night for a meeting over the weekend and he said the noise from the seal was rather spectacular. There was some damage to the door handle – but when the door panel was off for the glass repair Andy messed with it and it appears he was able to fix that. The ashtray and car lighter were also stolen. :shaking head: We did receive another phone call from the police and while they were waiting for the warrent on the thief’s car it looks like some of our property was seen and it looks like we’ll get most of the stolen items back.
All in all it could’ve been much worse. Oh, and Andy – he completely cleaned out the van before leaving for Baton Rouge.