Nov 16, 2015

Monday Update

I got the 5th ornament from Christmas Pals Ornaments by Dimensions finished yesterday. I really like this one. Now I just have one left to finish. I'm pretty sure he will jump onto my Q-snaps as soon as I take this one off.

I'm going to link up to the Monday Stitchery Party again. I just love seeing what beautiful pieces each person who checks in has been working on. She has opened it up to anyone that does any type of hobby with needle and thread. She also gives a beautiful embroidery type pattern each week. Something I wouldn't know how to do but I know a lot of people who do.

Saturday we started Christmas shopping. Mom and me hit the stores and shopped till we dropped. Our whole bodies hurt after we were done. So yesterday we took a day to recover. Fred (hubby) volunteered at a Ham Radio event both weekend days. So I settled on my couch and finished up the ornament while watching TV. When I got it all finished I started something new but not stitching related. I'm sure you've heard of them or you live under a rock haha.....the new fad....adult coloring books. I always loved to color as a kid. Now it's "cool" to do it again. Santa Claus is bringing me a few coloring books but Saturday I found one while we were out shopping and somehow it followed me home for now haha. (I hate waiting for Christmas!!) So after finishing up my ornament I decided to try it out...
How fun!! I know it's not "perfect" but I had a blast. Just what I need....another hobby to scream at me to Come Play! Today Fred had the day off work to use up leftover vacation days. So he had a long honey do list and also put up the Christmas lights (which we won't turn on till the day after Thanksgiving). So Mom, Jeremiah, and me loaded up and went to do more Christmas shopping. So now I really really can't wait till Christmas. We have just a few more things to get but we are mostly done. Feels great because we found some fantastic things. I can't wait for Jeremiah to open his gifts now. He's so spoiled haha. Yeah like I'm not haha. Well now I have to go rest. Shopping till you drop.....hurts!

15 comments:

  1. Congrats he's adorable! We went shopping yesterday too. Hubby's idea lol I try to avoid the mall til January.

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  2. Oh that Christmas ornament is so adorable.

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  3. Congrats on another sweet finish! I've been eyeing those coloring books too for some time now but still resisting, don't tempt me, lol.

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  4. Cute finish!!:) I also printed some colouring pages 2 months back but couldn't get to sit patiently and color those. Enjoy your gifts and shopping.

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  5. That's a sweet finish, bright and cheery colours in it.

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  6. Love, love love your finish! I hope you get the sixth one done before Christmas. Love your colouring too, and well done on having completed most of your Christmas shopping - wow! Now all you have to do is wait patiently to see what Santa brings. I hope you're not one of "those" people who always feels presents are you?!!

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  7. This little pal is as gorgeous as his friends! Love it!
    Nice colouring too. I used to love colouring when I was younger but won't look into it now... imagine all that precious stitching time gone :D
    I can't believe you've already done most of your Xmas shopping!! I've booked my turkey & stock up on yummy French wine... that's all :D I think I have my priorities right, don't you? Better start getting everyones gifts I suppose... wonder what I will ask Santa to bring?? Stash perhaps!

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  8. Lovely finish Katie, might just have to start the Christmas shopping tomorrow so I can spend the next day stitching, great idea.

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  9. Lovely finish Katie, he's so cute! Would be lovely to see the full set displayed in your home, no?
    I'm with Ingrid on the colouring, it looks fun bit what could be more relaxing than stitching? I tried colouring with my children but much prefer stitching.
    I did the majority of my Xmas shopping online this year. The nieces and nephews are getting older and just want money. Sad that they grow up!

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  10. Your ornament is adorable! Well done with the shopping - mine is pretty much finished as well and I'm just waiting for the last few things to arrive. I really enjoy looking at other people's colouring, but it doesn't tempt me at all. Didn't much like it as a kid either!

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  11. Love the finish! I started doing adult colouring books too! I love them. Great stress reliever just like cross stitching :)

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  12. The ornament is beautiful. Me too waiting for xmas.coloring - great stress buster. I do zentangles to relax.

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  13. I love your ornament!!! So cute!!! I,too, love coloring! It's made a huge come back!! It's SOOO relaxing! And another way for us crafty types to be creative!! Your coloring is beautiful!

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  14. Ohhh... I love that polar bear ornament. He is adorable!

    Someone on my Christmas list is receiving an adult color book too! And there are some beautiful ones on-line that can be printed out to color too. I'm thinking of using a few of them as embroidery patterns.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the wonderful link and encouraging others to come join the fun. Aloha hugs!

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