December 30, 2014

The Holiday Handmades :: For Chance

Merry Christmas! Even if it's a little late...  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrating with your loved ones.

Our grandson is a Ninja Turtle lover, especially Raphael.  So when I stumbled across this image on Pinterest, it was immediately added to my Ravelry projects and off to the yarn stash I went to pull out the necessary supplies.  Lo and behold, I had everything I needed...  even the safety eyes (which I've never used until now).  Imagine that!

This little fellow quickly took shape, and I am so, so pleased with how he turned out.  May I introduce you to Raphael?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Pattern by Nichole's Nerdy Knots {Ravelry link}
Stash yarn
And I think Chance was pleased to meet him too! 
Be back soon with the rest of the handmades. And since it likely won't be tomorrow ~ Happy New Year!  I wish you a happy and prosperous 2015!

December 22, 2014

SFS2014 ~ December

Thank you all for your kind comments about Sheila...  it's been three weeks and we are all still feeling a little lost, even the cat I think.  Your words, and those cyber-hugs, have helped tremendously.  Thank you xo

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Wow, we're at the end of 2014!  It totally blows my mind how fast time goes...  and it seems to just keep going faster and faster! 

And so it's time for the final Stitch from Stash report of the year!  This month I spent...


I didn't do a very good job at keeping a running total - did ok for the first few months until I actually started spending some money.  Then it was harder to keep track!

This month has had a little stitching, and yes, it was from stash...  I had a new start - Grumpy Kitty by Brooke Nolan (free chart).  I'm hoping against hope that I will get a couple hours to finish this up somewhere in the next 48, as it's intended to be a Christmas present for my son.  Somehow though, I think he may receive the stitched, but not finished, design and I will have a finish on Boxing Day.  I just have so much still to do and just not enough hours I think!

How about you?  Are you ready for Christmas?

December 1, 2014

My Sweet, Sweet Girl


May your heaven be full of never ending belly rubs, car rides, snuggles and McDonald's french fries. I love you my baby girl.