Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkeys, Swans, same thing

I hope all of my (US) readers had a tasty holiday....and hey, even if you don't live in the US, maybe you cooked a turkey anyway??  Ours was quite good!  My in-laws arrived on Friday morning, so our feast was a bit delayed.  But I cooked up a spinach-and-herb stuffed turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry jell-o salad.  DH had to work Thursday, but since the facility where he works cooks meals for all the residents and staff, he brought home candied sweet potatoes and a pumpkin pie.  We were all thoroughly stuffed!

On Wednesday my package from Stitching Bits and Bobs arrived, and I was able to attach the last few beads to Just Nan's "Swan Lake."  (After finishing it, I was kicking myself for ordering the beads...I could have substituted with something "close enough" from my stash, and no one would have known the difference.  Oh well.)
"Swan Lake" by Just Nan
stitched with 1 thread over-2 on mystery linen
I think I will finish this as a round ornament, perhaps something I can display in my office at work.

And, VERY late, here is my November TUSAL.  With all the holiday preparations and such, I sort of forgot...
You see all that orange?  Well, part of my "holiday preparation" involved realizing that the basket of pillows/smalls on my kitchen table had mostly Halloween-y things in it.  So, rather than cleaning or soing any number of other more important things, I started stitching a piece made up of autumn leaves.  And I didn't even finish it!!  LOL


Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

do find the shipping rates from stitching bits and bobs reasonable? and how about their service? i find their linens to be a bit on the pricey side however they do offer some great prices on their charts and threads but i have been hesitant to buy from them because their international shipping rates seem expensive.
your cranberry jello salad sounds interesting, i have never heard of jelly in a salad before.

Chris said...

Lovely finish! It sounds like you had a great holiday.

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous finish :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

The Just Nan is so lovely, congratulations!