Friday, December 11, 2015

Shopping Done Yet?

     Good Morning to all of you here in Blog land. We are at 47 degrees this cloudy morning with the possibilities of rain this afternoon and during the weekend. Just what we want going into the weekend, but as the saying goes you take what you get. 
   I feel for those on the West Coast. Mother Nature hasn't cared where she caused problems for people this year with all of the storms, floods, and etc. Sometimes I think that we take everything for granite that it is not going to happen to us in our area. You just never know. 
   I know now what it is like to lose my independence and have to rely on other ways of transportation to get a
 round until I can find another car to replace the one that was totaled. I hated to see it go because it was equipped the way I like it. Oh well I didn't have any broken bones still sore and was told it would be a while because it takes longer for it heal. I still know when I move the wrong way it hurts. Coughing and sneezing is really noticeable.
   My Ho Ho Ho Santa tea towel that I made this year. I have several in my etsy shop and I thought I would also show you the center of a table cloth that I embroidered. I was going to keep it for myself, but instead it will be sold. The hands have been keeping busy right now also a lot of time spent on the phone with the insurance company. I just wish everything was done and over with.
    The boys have started counting days until their uncle will be home. The best Christmas present you can have is the time spent with family and enjoy watching the grandchildren in whatever they are involved in right now. 
   I can remember walking on top of snowdrifts to make it home for Christmas. The things that we done when we were growing up, we get looked up like we were nuts. The stockings always had an orange and Christmas candy in them. I wish that I could find some of the Christmas candy that we had when we were growing up. How many remember snow ice cream? We couldn't wait for that first snow for that. The snowball fights, building forts, and of course, coasting. Lots of fun. 
   Hopefully everyone is getting their Christmas shopping done, baking, and making Christmas candy. Divinity, Taffy, and fudge. Remember making home made taffy when I was a child. How we would pull it and mom would cut  it after it reached a certain point. Did you ever string popcorn for your Christmas Tree. 
   Well need to go finish some more paper work . Take care.


Susie said...

Shirley, I loved your photos. Your needle work is just awesome. I know what you are saying about your car. I have had my Jeep forever and have never liked where the heat/cool vents are placed. I just make do...cause one day I'll have to get a new car and I will see where the vents are 1st thing. LOL. Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

Vickie said...

Oh such great projects you have completed Shirley.
I love reading of your memories.

Quinn said...

Sounds like you are getting into the Christmas Spirit all right! Good luck with the car replacement, Shirley. I know what you mean about liking the features of the car you had...looking for a replacement vehicle is one of my least-favorite activities. I hope we both find just what we need :)

Gert said...

Oh thank you Shirley for taking us down memory lane. We did find fun in simple things didn't we? Snow angels?? I remember ice skating on a pond near a friends house. They made taffy and I got to help pull it. That was fun along with cracking black walnuts for the divinity! Yummy And the mute and Chrustmas hard candy!

Your needle work is gorgeous!! Sure hope you find just the right car. Ours is the same way, it's just the way we like it.

Blessings for your holiday !

Merry Christmas!!!

Mereknits said...

We always had an orange and an apple in our stocking, some gun=m and maybe a new nail polish! Take good care of yourself Shirley, rest up and heal.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Let me tell you about when my daughter was about 5 and we had a sheltie collie mix dog named Porky because when he was a puppy he looked like a baby pig she saw at the fair. I made the popcorn to string on the tree. Laurie sat on the couch stringing the popcorn. The string hung over the couch to the floor where Porky ate it off. It is a fond memory and I think you for bringing it to mind.
Merry Christmas.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Shirley, I remember building snow forts and the fun we had growing up in the winter and this time of year at Christmas. I hope your soreness improves as the days move up to Christmas. I know it's hard without a car. Oh and I can so relate being on the phone with the insurance company. It's no fun at all. I hope all gets resolved soon.
Your designs are gorgeous. Love your work and all the pretty stitch work you create.
Have a very Merry Christmas sweet friend. xo