Friday, November 25, 2011


Hey, Friends!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  Here it came and went, as holidays do, and it was fine. You remember that Mom is back to work now, so Thanksgiving is another work day for her and today, Friday, both she and DS are working.  Since our time together was limited, there was no mention of our losses this year - my rationale was to prevent emotions from affecting appetites – and I’m sticking to it. 
I couldn’t wait to get the kitchen cleaned up so I could start stitching again!  Here is Season of Giving (with a bit of revision) by Lila’s Studio from the 2011 Just Cross Stitch Ornament edition done on coffee stained 32ct stash with HDF silks.  As I looked at the photo, realized it needs to have the year, so I’ll do that before starting another.    
Here in the US the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday (merchants day to get ‘out of the red’ for the year), but it is hardly the day after anymore since some started at midnight or earlier.  I don’t feel up to fighting crowds for any specific gifts or treats this year.  Do wonder if it may be a good day for IKEA visiting, but it’s probably overrun, too.     
It’s time for the New Moon: TuSAL is in the side bar this year à
Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate y’all!
and Happy Stitching


  1. Hi Charlene! I am glad your holiday celebration went along without sadness creeping in...Good work being the cheerful one! Cute ornament there! I just finished a piece and will be showing on my blog soon! Have an uneventful Friday! I am ! Hugs!

  2. Glad you were able to spend some quality time with your family. Love your ornament too! Hope you have a great stitchy weekend too!

  3. Congratulations on all of your recent finishes, Charlene!

    I'm glad that you had a good Thanksgiving. I remember that first Thanksgiving after my dad passed away so well. It was also my daughter's first Tday so it was particularly bittersweet. Big hugs!

  4. So nice that you enjoyed such a nice Thanksgiving. We try to stay away from the shops after Thanksgiving, as the crowds are too much to bear and the parking is worse! We most enjoy shopping on a weekday and my husband takes off a day from work so that we can really enjoy the time together.

    Your 'Season of Giving' ornament is lovely!

  5. Glad that you made the best of your Thanksgiving. I think that was a very wise decision on your part.

    Your ornament is darling. I have so many I want to do.....

    Nope I do not do Black Friday except, some on the internet. I will also spend some time on the net Monday for Cyber Monday.

  6. I love your latest finish Charlene. It's so pretty.

  7. Love the colours in your latest finish.

  8. I really liked the Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving - much more fun. :)

  9. My young friends tell me that the key to this kind of shopping is to go together - 3 or 4 friends - with everyone knowing what's on all the lists. Each friend takes a section of the store and gets things on everyone's list. Then meet back together, where its good to also have someone in line with a cart. The Target here is so organized for this! They make one line and there is an employee at the front who directs people to the next check-out lane. Goes pretty fast. Not that I ever plan to join their all-night shopping trips!


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