Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays

 I don't want to offend anyone in blog land so I am sending you a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have a day and a half left for work and then it is off until Tuesday of next week. 
I will be checking in  the next few days, but I may not have time to leave you a comment with the last minute things I need to do and I have started on a new baby quilt which I will be working on until I get it done. I am suppose to have approximately a month and a half  before the baby is do. They don't know if it is a boy or girl. She has chosen the quilt with momma, papa, baby brother and baby sister bears on it which will work for either. 
I have never kept track of how long it takes me to do one because technically I never really wanted to know . I just figure my payment for the labor was the love  and honor of getting to make them a baby quilt for their new little one.
 I thought I would show you a set of pillowcases that I finished. I think that it is a little late to list them in my shop, but I may in my Christmas all year category. I just like the candy cane design. They are queen size. I have started doing the queen size because so many of the kids today are getting queen size bedroom outfits. 
My grandson has reminded me that my surprise is at 3 o'clock on Christmas eve at his house. I can't come before then. I got my idea of what it is. 
I talked with my oldest when we were having our freezing rain and snow. He had 77 degrees and partly sunny. I asked him if he missed this kind of weather. He said not at all. He rather liked wearing shorts and t-shirts when he was off work.
We had black ice this morning. There was several accidents  because of it. People don't drive with common sense when we get the first bad weather. I admit the streets just looked wet, but I took my time because of the black ice. They were telling you on the television and radio to please drive carefully. I am just glad we didn't have to go to the city. 
We will be spending Christmas Eve at our daughters and she has invited us back to their house on Christmas Day. She said we might as well help eat up the left overs. 
If you travel this weekend, please be careful. Have a wonderful holiday.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohh, I remember my first encounter with black ice, SCARY!!

People need to slow down!! We are having a lot of fog this winter which can be just as scary.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Cinderella Moments said...

Have fun staying busy! Christmas Eve is always so chaotic. Then Christmas Day is so peaceful...usually. LOL!
Have a great time and enjoy everyone. Merry Christmas Shirley!
Love and hugs,

sweet violets said...

Your embroidered pieces are so beautiful, love the candy cane....Merry Christmas to you and yours....hugs...cleo

My Vintage Studio said...

Merry Christmas Shirley!
Have a wonderful time with your family this weekend.
Hugs, Sharon

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Merry, Merry the embroidery......

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Black Ice? Girlfriend I am with your son I think shorts are good to wear in the winter while running around in 70 degree weather. hahaha
Just had to come by and wish you a very Merry Christmas.
I know the next two days I will be running around with my head cut off so I had to come by this morning while I could
Have a wonderful Christmas

Lynn said...

Shirley! Your needlework is so pretty!
Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!

Jillayne said...

Merry Christmas Shirley!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday filled with all things wonderful. And I also send out a special wish for a happy and healthy New Year.... enjoy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Coming by to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

The candy cane pillow cases are so sweet!
Wishing you and yours a safe and magical Merry Christmas!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Back again my friend to wish you a Very Merry Christmas

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirley,
Lovely pillow cases my talented friend. Thank you for always taking time to visit and your kind words of encouragement. You are a dear friend in blogland.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Big Hugs,
Celestina Marie

LadyV said...

Shirley the pillowcases are just lovely! Embroidered cases are a favorite of mine.

Happy holidays my friend and many blessings for the new year.


Rebecca said...

Christmas blessings to you!!! May your New Year be the best ever! Black ice is common here in Oklahoma!!!! I don't like such things because I grew up in Southern Cali and never learned to drive in bad weather. So...I crash a lot! :( :( :(

Love to you~