Sunday, December 19, 2010


Hey, Friends!
Oh, boy, oh, boy!  School’s out for “Winter Break…”  No more alarm clock, Well, unless we want to; right?  Friday was our last day of work until January 3, 2011.  That’s a big part of Christmas to me!  I’ve worked at the local Community College for 26 years, so being off two weeks at Christmas is part of who I am.  Our department got a new supervisor this year, and he was all gung-ho for having folks work over the break.  Do what?  I will be losing 45 hours of leave time this year as it is!  Not to mention all the hours I work from home during busy times that I don’t count.  You go ahead, as for me, I’ll be ‘out of the office.’What will I be doing, out of office?  Evidently sitting here a lot of the time… NO, I’m not finished getting ready for Christmas.  Some of you new friends won’t know that the Christmas Eve family party was at my house last year.  What a relief that it only comes around here once every four or so years.  We do typically have Christmas morning breakfast here, but DS has moved to a new job, and since he’ll be working the morning of Christmas Eve, plans changed.  I’m flexible, so it’s not a biggie!  What is a biggie is that I can think of nothing else for my parents.  It’s so hard to think of something they don’t have that will be somewhat useful.  Same for most folks, but they’re just the hardest for me!

Our Stitch Night gathering at Stitch and Frame is this Tuesday evening.  We’ll bring snacks and have fun chatting and maybe even get in a few stitches!  What shall I bring? 
This is not a promise, but I’d really like to get my crafting room organized again. I know there are some tiny jingle bells somewhere, but for the life of me, I can’t put my hands on them.  I’d like to finish some final ornaments today, but where are those bells?  I saw them last on the coffee table, but since I straightened up, they’re missing…  Speaking of final ornaments, I finished this BBD last night.  It’s a bonus in the Winter Wonderland chart called Winter Garden Pincushion.  It’s on 28 ct Quaker Linen in Light Mocha using the recommended fibers, with the exception of the birds, Onyx.
And still speaking of Christmas ornaments, Diane over at Nan’s Needlework Notions has created an All Year Long Christmas Stitch-A-long that she’s inviting everyone join.  Hop over to see if you’d like to participate.  I will be since one plan for the New Year is to finish at least one ornament a month.
Remember these black and white stork scissors that were in my Secret Santa exchange? They needed a scissor fob to go along with them since they’ll be a part of a traveling bag; the black, white, and red zippered case.  I’ve looked at fobs, looked at tutorials, looked at beads and accoutrements, and decided to give it a go!  So, here’s my first scissor fob.  What do you think?  It’s kind of hard to see in the photo, but the ‘charm’ at the end is a glitzy lady bug.  

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit and I always love your Needler’s Points. 
and Happy Stitching


  1. Great job on the scissor fob!
    Enjoy your break. What was that supervisor thinking? A school employeed working over Christmas.... Hahaha!
    Thanks for joining in on the Christmas SAL. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I hope that you enjoy your time off! I don't know what the supervisor was thinking, but you just can't work over the holidays!!

    Love your scissor fob. I still haven't mastered those, but I'll have to look for a tutorial!

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas and get a lot of stitching done on your time off!

  3. I can't believe they even suggested you work over the vacation. Corporate America needs to wake up. If it was up to them, there would be no holidays at all. I am glad you aren't going in. Your job is hard enough. Love the scissor fob. The cushion is very pretty. Enjoy your stitching time.

  4. HI lovely scissor Fob well done you :) and the cushion is lovely .... good for you not working over the festivities that's what a break/holiday is for . Hope you have a lovely time with plenty of stitching :) love mouse xxx

  5. I am out on break as of Friday too~~~ And, no, I am not going in either..... I love the goodies you are featuring on your blog tonight!! And, you definitely have a knack at the fobs....good job.... Funny think I sat out my bead yesterday just thinking about making up a couple fobs after Christmas....But, like you, I have cooking and planning to do for now~~

    Take care and glad you are back up to speed...Merry Christmas, Faye

  6. Scissor fob matching the scissor wonderfully!! I love that BBD !! Merry Christmas !

  7. Scissors and matching fob...great. I have to dig around and find that's lovely. Enjoy your time off!

  8. Charlene, I hear ya about the work issues. Some folks just don't have the word relax and enjoy family in their vocabularies. Great job on the FOB!! Now I want to try some! LOL Love the BBD finish! Happy Holidays!!

  9. Great job on the fob!

    Hope you enjoye your time off!!!!
    Take care

  10. Thanks for the encouragement, Charlene. Enjoy your break! (And just say, NO, in regards to extra hours. What was that guy thinking?)

  11. The scissor fob is terrific - love it.

    Enjoy these two weeks - I go back in January to registration rush!!!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the heads up on Nan.


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