For weeks I've been trying to have a cold-or whatever this stuff is- that flies around this time of year. Too much to do to get sick, so I told God if He would let me get through Christmas and all the music and stuff, I would be willing to have this crud. Yep.
I laid down for a nap Sunday afternoon and woke up with a sore throat and a scratchy chest. Now I'm totally miserable but at least I don't have to dress and have a close up with an organ or piano.
The holidays were pretty good. The rest of the family was on a Carribbean cruise, so it was just Dave and me. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve service at church and then on Christmas Day he dressed as Santa and gave out the gifts at Sunrise Assisted Living. Did a pretty good job. Pictures are below.
I did a lot of stitching. Just have some finishing work to do. My BIG project right now is LHN's Family Sampler. Having a ball stitching the figures in. Grace is in her favorite lavender. David has his semi-white hair. Michael is dressed in his work colors. John will eventually have LSU colors. Of course, the resident redhead is there, too. And there's a space for my little fur ball. It's going to be my main stitchy project for the year.
I've also pulled out some projects from YEARS past and have got them close by. One of my resolutions--maybe the only one so far--is to finish things I've started. I'm planning on doing Helga Mandl's twelve biscornus for each month of the year. They are quickies. I've already purchased the fabby--they are different colors--and have all the threads pulled.
Here's some photos:
Mr. and Mrs. Santa after the Christmas Eve service.
Santa at Sunrise Assisted Living
Had to include a shap of Linzie. We were on the way to Tuscaloosa for Thanksgiving. She just had to sit with her big brother.
So that's about all on the old homefront. It cold here one day--27-- and then warm the next--65. No wonder everyone is sick.
Hope all of you stay well. And have the very best New Year. It's always great to begin again!
I'm a Southern Belle-well, really more of a Steel Magnolia. A Christian, an American, a wife, mother and grandmother. I live Alabama football (Roll Tide)and it's also my alma mater, Jane Austen, cross stitching, reading and music and am a conservative. I'm also a church musician: organist. If I can't be in the US I'd choose to be in England. I'm an anglophile! I've visited there frequently as well as other countries in Europe and China. I love history and historical movies. I'm officially a Senior Adult now. All in all, I think I'm happiest with a needle in my hand (a gold one).