Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year (Yes, I know it's January11th!)

The holidays were a whirlwind. For the 1st time ever - we packed up the kids, boarded the dog, left a HUGE bowl for the cats (no really, the neighbor checked on them)...and boarded a plane to Reagan International Airport. If you can ever land in Washington DC at so, it is breathtaking to see the monuments lit up!
After an overnight stop to my big sis's house, we drove to the Richmond area to celebrate with my husband's family. Now, we are scattered all over the globe, so this was a huge accomplishment. We not only wanted to celebrate Christmas, but honor my mother & father-in-law on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

From l to r: my husband Bill, Sis-in-Law, F-In-Law, M-In-Law, & Bro-In-Law
they are holding a Papal Blessing that we got for them all the way from the Vatican!

We continued to celebrate Christmas when we got home. I got some cool gadgety things from DH. First is an image uploader for my Ipad - ya gotta get one! It fits into the port on the Ipad, you put your memory card into that & walla - upload whatever images you select. It's great if you are like me & carry all your photos on your Ipad. DH also gifted me some new thumb drives. I said I needed something "blingy"...and he delivered! 

They light up when I use them & blink when I am saving something (maybe he thought I said "blinky" not "blingy"?) - that's OK, I love them!
After the holidays - I am officially "back to work"! I have a few finishing projects that came in after the Holiday deadline that need to be started & some new design ideas.
I teased everyone with a FB photo of this little project for a shopowner friend. It is all stitched up & I will post a pic of it after her retreat!
When not stitching my own designs - I love to take a breather & take a stab at my own pile-o-projects. I pretty much stitch Halloween all year round & this is my current WIP.

Well that's all for now. I am still learning my way around the Blogging Universe! I finally learned to put a "Follow Me" button on...I think it's time for a glass of wine...whew.

Thanks for taking a peek & have a great weekend!



  1. Cathy, Sounds like you had a very good Christmas! I love the blinky blingy thing!! I rarely stitch Halloween so it is interesting that you stitch it almost year round. There are so many cool designs for Halloween out there that it wouldn't be hard to do! Best wishes to you for 2013!!

  2. Cathy-I have just loaded your blog into my Grow Your Blog party -- I look forward to meeting you and reading your special post on the 19th. I hope you make lots and lots of friends.