Happy New Year to all my blogging friends out there!
First off I'd like to sincerely thank you ALL for the new friendships I have made through this blog. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of you in person as well. I appreciate the time you take to leave comments here because I know the dedication keeping a blog up and running requires. There have been many times when I've thought of hanging it up but then I read one of your comments of encouragement and I jump right back in the saddle. Besides...I would really miss you! :o)
OK...now on to today's business.
I've been watching a lot of you posting pictures of your ORT jars each month and I think I'd like to give this crazy thing a whirl. I must warn you though...I've been using the same jar for a couple years now. I just keep smashing it down. It's a pretty solid chunk of threads. I threw in those little wrappers you find on some threads in there as well as all those furry frog droppings (there are a bunch of 'em). You can click HERE to learn all about it. I have also put the link on my sidebar.
So without any further adieu, here she is......
I'll try to be faithful in posting a monthly picture but it might be difficult during those times when I'm traveling for work.
Another blogger adventure I have been looking forward to is called "Grow Your Own Blog". It is the brain child of Vicki from 2 Bags Full. You can read all about it HERE. There are over 150 blogs signed up so far. This is a wonderful way to meet fellow bloggers. Please consider it. I hope to see you there!
I cleaned off my bookshelves to make room for Masterchief's growing Ball jar collection and now I have several books I would like to share with you. If you are interested in any of these books just send me an email and I'll be glad to send them to you.
Just click on the picture to see it more clearly. I hope you can read the titles good enough.
Here is what my shelves look like now.......
I am still
nagging encouraging Masterchief to find a suitable display case for them so I can reclaim some of my kitchen space.
While in PA, my mother gave me a few of my grandmother's dolls. She collected them and had hundreds of them in her house. I have most of them still in the box but here is one of them....
I will post more pictures of the others when I unpack them.
I wanted to share a picture of my progress on the Saxon Sampler but I didn't get to take one yet. I'll do that soon. Right now I am stitching with the white thread and it's slow going. The shade is not much different than the linen so it's playing tricks with me. I have added a few of those frog droppings to my ORT jar recently. :o(
My stomach is grumbling because it wants fed. I think it's soup tonight. The sun is out today but I'm cold and in need of something warm in my tummy.
Thank you for visiting with me today. I cherish your comments and try to reply to as many as I can.
Until next time - - - -
Curl up in your favorite stitching nook and try to keep warm if you are on this side of the lake. Soon we will be enjoying warm weather as our friends are now over there!