Saturday, January 12, 2013

**UPDATED** Progress and bounty;with pics

I am thrilled to have completed another little gift project. Now how to FINISH it. I made this for my husband's cousin who is due any minute with her first baby, Ryder. Need to get this finished and on it's way to Alabama.

 

It has been snowing at the Governor's Palace (block2) on my Christmas at HRH. I am anxious to get to block 3 to get in some ice skating on the pond. BUT I have a couple more baby gifts to roll out. My third and FINAL Bent Creek Farm Book and a little something for my friend at work who just learned they are expecting a girl, due in May.



 My newest addition to my snippet jar/dish collection; I think this is my favorite!
 
 
 I got a very fun phone call yesterday while I was home nursing off that FUNKY feeling, which is feeling moe like a sinus infection vs the FLU! Thank goodness. Any way my GF called to see if I was free next weekend to attend a HOOK-IN on Saturday. I am so excited as this will be our first! There will be a handful of venders and about 75 hookers. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's projects and getting tips from the PROs.

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So without further adieu.... Here is the wonderful bounty I received from Arizona Stitcher's blog give-a-way! I was thrilled to win Bringing Home The Tree, I've been eyeing this one to add to my stash. Believe it or not I have even opened the chocolate bar, DARK CHOCOLATE, my fav! Thank you Shelly for such a delightful package which included some fun holiday fabric and a finger towel, the linen for the pattern, ribbon and chenille trim, cute Santa tissues, a sweet journal and an adorable red bird pin cushion.


Speaking of give-a-ways I am looking forward to sending out the random, surprise packages to the few that responded to my last post. I still have room for one more if you would like to participate.

In closing I will share a picture of Jack the Barn Cat. We have come along way building trust...he now waits by the garage entry door and will come into the garage to eat. The last couple of times he has come in with me only 3 ft away, last night he came in while I was turning to back up to give him room. He will chat to me when I talk to him. His little meow is a bit of a squeak. So sweet.

Chewie likes to keep a close eye on him when he is eating. She seems very interested in him, without stress. One day at a time. If you all remember my cat-venture last summer when I captured a skunk twice, second time I was less fortunate and was sprayed. But all of that was in an attempt to catch Jack as he was injured with his front foot missing. I am happy to say he appears to have healed very well and has plumped up since I started seeing him again this summer. I truly believe he does not belong to anyone as I have watched him return to the barn after every visit AND he still has a full set, if ya know what I mean. We need to FIX that. More on Jack to come....

Going to work on the snow at the Governor's Palace while my head is not throbbing. Have a fabulous weekend, be it stitch filled or fun of any other kind.

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P.S. Blogger must be experienceing the flu bug; can't add pictures. I will update the aqua blocks with pics ASAP.  All this time and no pics, dang disappointing.

10 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Ok, great post but will come back to see the pic! :)

Shelly said...

I had my issues with Blogger too, P.J. Don't know what's going on! Have fun on your HRH!

Margaret said...

What a bummer about blogger! I wanted so much to see the pics. :( Hope you can get it working -- and I hope I don't have problems when I try to post!

Catherine said...

Loved reading all that you have been up to! Love the pic of the cat - so regal looking!

Margaret said...

I hope things with Jack continue to go well. The poor thing. I loved reading about your dealings with him last year and this. Your Governor's Palace is looking good. Wonderful present for your friend's baby too! And nice prize. Glad you got the pictures up!

Siobhán said...

Awww, Jack is so cute! Lovely finish, and nice progress on Governor's Palace! I love that piece.

Penny said...

Glad the picture thing worked out. :) What a sweet finish and I love the blues in Governor's Palace! Hope your funky feeling doesn't work itself into something more. Jack the Barn Cat is sweet and sweet of you to take care of him. :)

Casa Pearl said...

I'm glad your photos showed up. That mansion was a lot of stitching and yours looks great.

Congrats on the great stash you won.

Kimmie said...

I soooooo love that sheep!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Great stitching progress! It reminds me that I should dig my CaHRH out and get back into the swing. I love your stash win!