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