Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Catch up time

Remember the tree costume? Well this is what we did with it. Carol a friend of mine joined in singing Christmas carols at the retirement home where my Mom lives we had a ball and the folks loved it. She pranced around in her tree for the first bit and we sang O Christmas Tree....How cool is that?

While she went to change we sang a medley of Carols, and had all of the residents singing there hearts out.



About 4 years ago I decided to try some Swedish weaving...whoops I ran out of yarn. I couldn't find any so I left it forgotten. One day I decided to try and find the yarn and only found some on eBay after much looking and waiting .We bought 8 balls of it on eBay and 4 weeks later we still didn't get it so my DH got in touch with the lady who sold it to us and promptly credited our card.....but no yarn. It was no longer available in any store even the company no longer made that colour. So once again left and forgotten. Then one day Terry was looking in a magazine rack that had some old papers in it and lo and behold a Walmart bag with 2 balls of yarn that I had purchased at the time. I DID buy 3 balls and didn't remember. Boy to get old.(! @&*$), Anyway we had a good laugh and things happen for a reason ...now I'm working on it again. HA!
As you can see I have 1/2 of the page 2 finished on the JD album of stitches I picked it back up after I did a few Ornaments.

This is one of the ornies. I can't show the other one yet.


Well folks I wish all of my readers the best of the season and stay safe and warm.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS, from our house to yours.
Stitch with happy fingers ,

13 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Oh what a lovely Christmas ornament. You look so good at the Christmas concert. No wonder the residents loved it.
That Christmas tree costume - oh my!!!
I'm still laughing ROFLMAO

Velda said...

WOW that swedish weaving is stunning!

Chiloe said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Beatrice.

Your stitching is stunning like always !!!

Little Cat said...

Aww, glad you found your yarn. It's looking lovely. You'll have to show us some close up pics of how you do it.

Have a lovely Christmas Beatrice!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like you were having fun at your Mom's place! That Swedish Weaving is stunning!

Lovely little ornie!

Squazi said...

The Swedish weaving is beautiful. It looks very much like something called Huckerback. Your other stitching looks great too.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Nancy said...

I am very glad you found your yarn.
That is beautiful. I love all of your stitching items.
It is so nice that you went and brought some cheer to the home. They so deserve some happy time.
You can feel very good this Christmas.
Have a great holiday.
Nancy

Bette said...

What a beautiful afghan! And how lucky you found your yarn. The oranment is lovely too. Merry Christmas!

Hazel said...

Wow so much stitching and look at your weaving - it is incredible. Looks like you all had fun singing carols. Happy Christmas. xx

Cindy F. said...

I bet your caroling was beautiful and much appreciated:) Such a nice thing for you ladies to do.
Wow! What a story about your weaving yarn! It was definetly meant for you to finish. So glad you found the yarn. I'm always doing the same thing...put it somewhere and forgetting I have it...lol...
Your page for your album is progressing so nicely and your ornie is sooo pretty:)

Franny said...

Beatrice, Your swedish weaving is gorgeous. I didnt know anyone else in our group did swedish weaving.

Hope you had a good Christmas.

Crazee4books said...

Merry Christmas Beatrice!!

Hope that you and your family had
an awesome holiday.

I loved seeing the caroling photos
taken at your Mom's residence. It
looks as though everyone had a
fabulous time, including the
Christmas tree. It's events like
this that really put the JOY into
Christmas.

I'm glad you're able to resume
stitching on that Swedish
stitching piece because it is
so pretty and it would be such a
shame to see it go unfinished.
And since I've put stuff away
around this house and forgotten
about it or lost it more times
then I'd care to count I can
only shake my head and laugh...
in sympathy for your predicament.

Album of Stitches continues to be
a beautiful project and an
interesting one too, as each
type of stitch is created and
showcased. Love the colours in
this one too.

Your Noel ornament turned out
well too and looks great on your
tree. The musical note in the
centre being perfect for you.

Hope the miserable weather hasn't
dampened your spirits. It's been
pouring with rain here for most of
the day and when we drove down to
Oakville to visit my Mom at times
it was almost impossible to see
the car ahead of us because of the
thick fog. What a weird winter
this has been so far.

Cheers!!!

Carolien said...

Hello dear Beatrice, you must have done a great job singing in the house where your mother lives. It's perfect to get into the Christmas spirit, I know ... Lovely you did this! They must have been enjoying the living Christmas tree ... thanks for sharing the pictures.

Happy New Year to you all and hartelijke groeten, also for your mother, from Holland!!!
Hugs, Carolien