Friday, December 15, 2017

Busy, Busy

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you're all doing well. Are you just about ready for Christmas? I'm getting there. Well, I was getting a little bit jealous of all you southern ones with your snow. I didn't have to wait very long though and now we're white and cold! Very cold. It was 9' this morning!
 I peeped outside the other afternoon and saw the reflection of the Christmas tree lights in the window glass and it was so pretty so I just had to snap for you!
 My little granddaughter, Carter, used her mommy's phone to text me and asked me if I would please post this picture of her on my blog. Well, of course, Darling, I'll post your handiwork and sweet face. She has had a tummy bug and has been out of school the past few days. When she started to feel better, she put this great puzzle together! It's awesome, don't you think?
 Last Friday, Mr. Precious and I along with some friends took the train to the City to see the Rockettes and their Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall! And it was pretty spectacular.  We love riding the train to the city and walked around a bit in Rockerfeller Center to see the ice skating rink and the tree! So beautiful. We saw the show a couple of years ago but I believe this years version was better. Then we popped back on the train after a bite of lunch and headed home. We took the dinner train so we had a great time visiting and eating and got home around 7 pm. It was a fun day and we'll do it again soon.



Now back in my den, I've put together a little cross stitch corner. Last year you saw the little cross stitched ornies I made for the little tree. I've been busy stitching for over a year now and just love it so. I no longer put a finished piece down that I don't pick up an other one to start! Any way here you go...
 This is a Prairie Schooler for the month of December. There is a cute pattern for each month. I've finished probably four. Now I found these wood pieces and metal pieces to use as frames. I want to be able to change out my finishes with the seasons so I learned a great trick from Priscilla from Priscillas blog who is a cross stitching Wonder Woman. She uses magnets and little pieces of sheet metal. Glue down a few little pieces of the sheet metal to your base (frame piece) then glue the magnets to the back of your finished cross stitch piece. I mount my cross stitch on foam board and then use cardboard that's covered with fabric behind it and that's where I glue my magnets. Any way that makes it so you can change out your pieces. Thank you Priscilla!
 I'll go through and let you look. Now I didn't have a pattern for this one but just looked at the picture and winged it. Does any one else do that sometimes? I'm crazy, I know. I just fell in love with the sweet design.
Here's another little Nativity. Sorry about the picture quality - I used my phone and shook a little I guess. I love this one too. I need to learn how to finish my pieces a little more fancy. Maybe Priscilla could give me lessons! :) I wish.
 Oh, this is another one that I just love! It turned out really cute I think.


This little one is stuck on a metal piece I found so I just needed magnets. It's one of the little seasons from Prairie Schooler. I've already completed the Spring, Summer and Fall so I'll be switching them out accordingly.
Now I thought I would do a bathroom snap for you. I haven't done this in a long time.
 Isn't it a pretty bathroom?
 This lovely bathroom is located in the historic Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga, New York, which has just been recently remodeled. Mr. Precious and I had a late breakfast here and of course the bathroom was calling me. If you're new to my blog and are wondering what is going on you can go up under my header and click on Bathroom Beauty Snapping and read all about it. I would love you to join me anytime.
If you have stayed with me this long - help yourself to a cookie! I baked them just for you. Well, maybe Mr. Precious and me too! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ the following song has nothing to do with Christmas but I love it and wanted to share it with you...

Love the One You're With

If you're down and confused
And you don't remember who you're talking to
Concentration slip away
Because your baby is so far away

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with

Don't be angry - don't be sad
Don't sit crying over good times you've had
There's a girl right next to you
And she's just waiting for something to do

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love honey
Love the one you're with

Turn your heartache right into joy
'Cause she's a girl and you're a boy
Get it together come on make it nice
You ain't gonna need any more advice

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with 
~ sung by Stephen Stills



22 comments:

  1. A wonderful time in NYC and the Rockettes, that's Christmas:). Frozen is still popular and that is a lot of puzzle pieces, you have a smart Granddaughter:). Priscilla is very talented and you too! I'm in love with stichery and I enjoy viewing everyones creativity.
    Thank you for the cookies:),
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Kathleen, I hope you know how much I appreciate you visiting me. You're always so kind and encouraging. Thank you and I wish you a very blessed Christmas.
      You're always a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  2. Hi, Shelia, Enjoyed your Christmas decorations. My fav was the cross stitch of the houses with the snow covered roofs.

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  3. It looks like you had a wonderful time in NYC. Nothing like the city at Christmas time, is there?!
    I do so love all your cross-stitch projects, Shelia. I still have several pieces of work that I have done over the years. You get better and better as you go along, don't you, and there is an increase in your speed and rhythm.
    Hope you have a blessed weekend and early Merry Christmas. xo Diana

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  4. What a fun time you had in NYC! I love all your cross-stitching. I used to do it and sort of got out of it. I'm into knitting right now but I'm thinking of stitching again in the new year. I have SO MANY patterns as I'm sure you do too. I love the Prairie Schooler. Seeing yours made me want to do some of my own. Have a wonderful weekend. Christmas is coming.

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  5. All of your cross stitch pieces are so pretty and I adore your bathroom picture. You are so pretty too.

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  6. Your reflections are beautiful and I love your mosaic. It's all within the joyful spirit of Christmas! Hugs!

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  7. Love your cross stitches! How fun to live near enough to NYC to be able to go in for the day on the train!

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  8. Don't mind me while I munch on your yummy cookies and tell you what I think about all of the "stuff" you've been up to. I love all your cross-stitch projects...my oh my, alot of work and love went into every piece. I've had snow and cold temps too...finally warming a touch today. I just posted photos of my home decorated for Christmas...and thought I'd pop in here. Merry Christmas to All!!

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  9. I love the magnet idea for changing out your masterpieces! Hope you enjoy 'countdown week' to Christmas, and take time out to celebrate the reason we are hustling and bustling. I better get busy myself!! Sally

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  10. Hi Shelia - Your day in NY sounds heavenly. We stayed in Saratoga for a few days last fall. I love the area but was disappointed in our hotel. Could be very nice but needed a major renovation! Great shot of you in the mirror....looking good girl!
    Please tell Carter I hope she is all better very soon. I love her puzzle and always happy to see her pretty face :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  11. What a wonderful day...New York City and the Rocketts! It sounds like so much fun.

    Merry Christmas.

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  12. I am going to snatch one of those cookies! Your snow picture is so serene. Always good to see picture of Carter!

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  13. Hi Shelia, so glad to hear from you. Looks like you had a wonderful time in NYC. Aren't the Rocketts great.

    I've not posted in a while, but I read some if I feel up to it.

    Everything looks great in your home. Take care.

    Merry Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  14. Thank you so much Sheila..you are the sweetest! I LOVE seeing all your stitching..every bit of it is gorgeous! Carter is the cutest!

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  15. Loving all of your pictures Sheila. And of course you are nothing but a doll! You just so dang pretty! Merry Christmas to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. Oh how funny, Sweetie and I spent a night in the Adelphi just recently, the Sunday after Thanksgiving - isn't it fabulous!! The renovations are amazing, the rooms are simply glorious! Did you get to see any of them while you were there? Hey, you've been having a fun month, my friend! Merry Christmas to you!

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  17. You are definitely having a white Christmas. Love your cross stitch pieces. And your New York City trip sounds wonderful. Have a very merry Christmas, dear friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  18. Beautiful post. I love your cross stitch. I also do cross stitching. What great times you and your hubby are having living where you do. You are blessed. Have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Karie

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  19. Such a lovely post! And, I was one of the lucky Southerners that received some of that wonderfully, white, fluffy, glittery snow!! Stayed up into the wee morning hours to see the last flake float to the ground, not wanting to miss a single one, as it's liable to be another 20 years before we see it again! Anywho, love your stitched pieces and seeing Carter and her puzzle! I love jigsaw puzzles! Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year! Southern snowflake hugs ~ Donna E.

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  20. It's difficult to pick a favorite cross stitch. (Maybe the 3rd one with all the animals, and then the 5th one with the reindeer and snow).

    I love love LOVE seeing any snow photos, and the one you took with the pretty white Christmas Tree lights reflecting through the windowpane is very whimsical.

    We got our miracle snow down here a couple weeks ago. I took over 1,000 photos and video. lol! I think I'll be posting snow photos on my blog for a while. (Which is w-e-i-r-d in itself. I actually have snow photos on my computer and I took them myself. That is so strange). Merry Christmas!

    Kristin

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