Friday, November 06, 2009

First November Post!

Hello dear friends. I am so glad the weekend is here. No big plans; will do what I usually do on the weekend - laundry, vaccuuming, dusting, grocery shopping, etc. Doesn't matter though, I'm glad to be home. I've been traveling a lot for work lately and was gone three days this week.

I was contemplating whether or not I should post tonight; I wasn't sure I had much of anything to say. The more I thought about it though, I realized that I have quite a lot to share with you!

First of all, a package was waiting for me when I arrived home last night. Anne from Feather Stitching gifted me with a random act of kindness (RAK). It was such a nice surprise - some threads, beautiful silk ribbon, chocolates, and a beautiful beaded fob that I'm quite certain Anne made herself. Thanks for brightening my day! I need to send Anne a proper thank you, but in the meantime, should she see this post -- thanks Anne!

When I'm traveling, I have a hard time stitching; it just doesn't work for me in airplanes or airports! So I try to pass the time by catching up on my reading. I finished two books in the last two weeks. The first I would highly recommend; it's a charming story!

The Lace Makers of Glenmara
by Heather Barbieri

The second book I just finished last night on my flight home from Atlanta. I grew up watching the Little House on the Prairie series on TV. When I saw that Melissa Gilbert had written this book, I knew I wanted to read it. I didn't realize how complicated and destructive her life has been. I guess I just always think of her as the little "half pint" I came to know on the Little House series!

A Prairie Tale
by Melissa Gilbert

Well, before I go, I'll leave you with a stitchy picture. Remember those ornaments I was stitching a few weeks ago? Last weekend, I did the finishing on them. Don't they look great?

More tomorrow...thanks for visiting!


Ronel said...
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Ronel said...

Hi Cathy. Seems like you had a hectic work schedule lately. What a nice surprise from Anne, enjoy! These ornies are beautiful! Have a great weekend Cathy.

Anonymous said...

You're very welcome, Cathy :) Glad to hear everything arrived in one piece, and that you liked it ... and yes, the fob is one I made :) I think a little RAK every now and then is good for the soul :D
Hugs, Anne

Siobhán said...

Beautiful ornaments, Cathy! Thanks for the reviews onthe books. I've looked at both of them several times... I'll have to read them now! ;)

Anonymous said...

What beautiful ornaments you created? Who is the designer of the graph?

Your received RAK was wonderful! Love the beaded FOB!

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in VA

Margaret said...

Love your RAK and your ornaments! Your ornaments are so pretty! I'm going to have to look up that book you mentioned. As for Melissa Gilbert's book, I loved her as half pint -- not sure if I'm up for her real life. lol!

mainely stitching said...

I think I'll keep Melissa Gilbert alive in my mind as darling little Laura, too. She was my inspiration when I was a little girl. :)

Lovely surprise from dear Anne. She's such a sweetie. (As are you!)

Enjoy a lovely weekend!

Cindy said...

What a fabulous package you had waiting for you :)

Thank you for the book reviews! I'll have to check those out after I finish the latest ones that I just ordered.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely RAK!!!
And one busy week for you. Hope next week is a little quieter.
Your ornaments are gorgeous all done up and in the pretty basket. Nice work.

Heather said...

Your ornaments turned out so nice! I haven't tried finishing them like that before. You did a great job. Those books both look really good.. I'll be adding them to my "read someday" list :) I've been reading a lot too due to traveling, it's nice to get lost in a good book.

Carol said...

Hi Cathy - check it out! I visited today!! Can you imagine? LOL. Very cute ornaments!

DonnaTN said...

I 'm glad to know I'm not the only one who isn't comfortable stitching on a plane or in an airport. I too just read. Your ornaments look great and what a nice surprise you received!

Mary said...

Your ornaments are very nice. Thanks for the book suggestion. I just put it on reserve at my local library.

Kim B said...

What a wonderful entry. RAK, beautiful ornies, and some reading recommendations. I would definitely agree that you did in fact have something to say.

Jenna said...

Excellent finishing on the ornaments, Cathy! They look just perfect. I see that Anne has been sending out some lovely stitchy packages and I'm glad that you are one of the recipients. As a previous fortunate recipient, I know that she puts a lot of thought and effort into everything that she sends. What a sweetheart!

Lelia said...

I like the posts about the smalls from exchanges. Always fun to revisit them! Isn't that M.Garry ornament fun to stitch? I, too, have done it several times with DMC. Yours look GREAT

Lelia said...

btw, I almost bought the lacemaker book last trip into the bookstore. Good to know it is a good read. Maybe Santa will gift me with a bookstore card!!!