Thursday, December 20, 2012

Finishing Up Noel Ornament

Almost done!  This has been a little trickier than I had originally anticipated.  It has a lot of color changes.  There are three shades of red, three shades of white, three shades of green.  So there is a lot of color change happening. I am starting to feel the need to stitch something monochromatic.  

A big winter storm is on its way and should start to hit tonight.  It is expected that we will get 2.5 to 3 inches of rain this weekend.  It is a good weekend to try to get a little baking done and clean up the house a bit for the family to come over.  My daughter is bringing a prime rib to cook at my house on Christmas Day, my son and his girlfriend are bringing dessert, and I have to make potatoes, salad and biscuits.  Liesl will be so excited to have her people here.  I have to be careful not to say my children's names or Liesl will run to the window very excitedly, tail wagging, looking for them.  She loves the family.  

Since schnauzers are herding dogs, when the family is here she can not tolerate it if someone gets up to go to the restroom or the kitchen.  She will follow them, wait outside of the door, barking, until she can bring them back to the group.  Then she gets up on the ottoman in the middle of the room, so that she can continue to be the center of attention and keep an eye on everyone to assure that no one else straggles off.

I hope to have enough energy this weekend to make homemade marshmallows and a couple of different kinds of cookies.  The marshmallows are a must because each time I mention that I am going to try to make them, people close to me get pretty excited.  They are a big hit with friends and family.  So I guess I will put on the yule log channel the weekend, the one that plays Christmas carols, get out the ol' KitchenAid, and make some nice treats.  

Well, I guess I had better get ready to have sugar plums dancing in my head...

Wishing those who are travelling, very safe travels.  Stay warm.  Praying that the winter storms heading across the USA this weekend do not cause any damage and all are safe!


Grit said...

Beautiful stitching.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Patti said...


Danke schön! Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,