Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's A Beautiful Day!

It is an absolutely beautiful day here on the Monterey Peninsula.  Like much of the country we have experienced freezing temperatures, although not to the obvious extremes as other parts of the country.  Today it is clear and in the high 40s.  It is nice enough that Liesl and her daddy headed out to do some work in the backyard.  Liesl is "helping" and supervising.  I have much work to do inside the house, as I think the dust bunnies are starting to growl.
Yesterday I had a bit of a stitch stash bonanza.  At lunch time I decided to take a little trip to a local craft store.  I have not been in one in ages, but just thought that I would poke around.  I happened upon this treasure that I have been keeping an eye out for. 
If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that I love, love, love anything retro or vintage.  I have been looking for this particular pattern because it is the epitome of vintage.  Now it does say that they are Scotties, but I think that they look a bit more like Schnauzers in some of the pictures.  I have looked for this pattern for years and had not had success in finding it.  I just love these doggies and I am so happy to have them in my collection.
I must be losing it, because I had forgotten about my 123Stitch order.  It was just sitting in my mailbox when I got home.  It made me happy. 

I had wanted some small projects to work on, so I ordered ornament patterns.  I have wanted the Three Wise Men for years.  It was more than double what the others cost, so I had been putting it off. I finally succumbed and added it to the collection.  While I was placing my order, Bill asked me, "Don't you have enough patterns?"  He's adorable, and has his own "collections" of bow ties and such that we just do not discuss.  LOL  (He looks so handsome in a bow tie!)
Well, I am off to go clean up the craft room.  It has wrapping paper, etc. all over the place and is needing to be put in order.  Off to my little queendom...


Von said...

Oh my, you have some lovely new things to keep you busy for quite awhile! :D

Karen said...

Those iron transfers remind me of the stitching that my mom used to do. Looks like you have lots of new goodies to keep you busy.