Slow Stitching in the Christmas Season

I hope that you are enjoying the Christmas season thus far. I’ve been watching Christmas-themed flash mob short movies on You Tube recently ; everything from the carefully staged and magnificent United States Air Force band during the past few years to Gospel singers flash mobbing in Macy’s and the entire store singing along with them.

Each and every one of them had me teary-eyed.  There were others that showed up as well….dancers showing up doing a Lindy Hop at one location and Irish dancers at another. I realized that I was getting teary eyed about everything because the political climate has been so awful this last year, there is so much going on around the world in the way of war and suffering, there are so many disasters….the horrific fires in California going on now…. and yet these videos showed what I think that God intended for us to be like.

Earlier in December I was able to get a quick but decent shot of the Super Moon from my front porch. Wasn’t she a beauty!

There’s a new sweet shop in town. They have the cutest name! “Glazed and Confused”.    My youngest son’s been there on two occasions and raved about them and brought home some donuts.  The middle son and DIL took the kids there the other day and she posted a picture on Facebook.  They too were raving about it and said that it was not expensive, either. Eight people at a cost of 25.00 for desserts and drinks.

As to my Slow Stitching, this week I quilted inside the four motifs of this Botanical block, and am on the final one in regards to outlining them. From there, I’ll move to a cross hatch.

I have two more applique motifs to add on to this Elizabeth’s Pride block, which I’d been working on over the last two days and hope to finish up on Sunday along with other Slow Stitchers over at Kathy’s Quilts.

I don’t know if I’ll post again prior to Christmas ( though I’ll still visit around )   If not, wishing you all a Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah.

Meanwhile, I recently saw some close friends of my son on FB. Wife is urging Husband to give her a puppy for Christmas.  They have a two year old son. I chimed in advising them to wait until the spring unless they want to go out every 20 minutes in the bitter cold during winter to potty train, like I did helping my son and DIL when they got this baby two Christmases ago.

I think that I convinced them to wait after thinking about the COLD hard truth :)  I am in PA. Currently highs in the 30s and lows in the teens and that is just the beginning :)

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23 Responses to Slow Stitching in the Christmas Season

  1. Puppies are so adorable, it’s easy to forget how much work they actually are!
    Lovely moon photo!
    Enjoy your slow stitching :)

  2. Karen says:

    lovely stitching as always! 8 for 25 doesn’t sound bad and sounds like a fun place to eat too
    I have barely begun to get ready for Christmas and really need to get busy this next couple of days I don’t even have the tree up

  3. Karen Beigh says:

    I like the applique block very much. I did a quilt with fused machine applique with a similar block. It still isn’t quilted though I did it a long time ago. It was done before I really got into needleturn applique.

  4. Two years old might be too young for a puppy imo. Depends on the child I guess. They are sooooo cute though:).

    Merry Christmas Deb!

  5. Lovely stitching and decorations, Deb. Our winter is quite disappointing so far, sunny and dry and very little rain. I’m hoping for better things. Enjoy the season and a big hug.

  6. Eileen says:

    Hello, your quilt is looking beautiful. We had 3-4 inches of snow yesterday, I assume you did too. That is a great price for 8 desserts. I agree about taking a puppy outside in the cold. If I get a another dog, I am hoping for a rescue that is already trained. Your decorations are lovely. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  7. Gail says:

    I love stopping in to admire your quilting and appliqué each week. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  8. Deb says:

    Such pretty projects! Yes, in the north you think of the cold walks of animals but in the south you think of the heat in the summer for walks and it must be done early so paw’s don’t get burned! Hope you and your family have a blessed and happy Christmas.

  9. Sarah says:

    Lovely projects on the go. And a great picture of the moon! I think you gave good puppy advice. Spring is a far more sensible time to get one, however cute it is!

  10. Val Reynolds says:

    HI Deb…good doggy advice. Yes, it’s that cold here too….just waiting for the snow. Happy stitching!

  11. Joyce says:

    Love the cute picture of the kiddoes enjoying their “Glazed and Confused” treats!
    Maybe the lady who wants the puppy could consider a rescued shelter dog? There might be a young one who’s already housebroken. That’s how we get ours and have never been disappointed!

  12. Kim says:

    That pup grew quickly but still has those same sweet eyes! And yes, we had a puppy in the winter. Whose idea was that?? Not fun!

  13. It looks like Christmas has arrived at your house, and you’ve all been enjoying the season. Hope Santa brings a full pack to the kids. :-)

  14. Ann says:

    Those happy videos are a perfect way to forget the political mess for a while. Fun to see people joining together to spread cheer instead of hate.
    Good luck with your hand sewing and with convincing people to wait for spring for a new puppy.

  15. Carla says:

    I quit watching anything but local news a few years back. All the cable new is propaganda to divide Americans. I am so glad we have technology that allows us to stream somthing better. Happy Stitching!

  16. Kyle says:

    Slowing down and enjoying the holiday season is something we should all try and do. Sitting and stitching is a lovely way to do that. Maybe with a cup of hot chocolate and a few cookies. Perfect.

  17. You’re so talented, Deb! I was thinking of you when I finally tackled the big pile of mending that’s been building up on my sewing box for the last two years….I hate to sew so I tend to procrastinate! I give you much credit for what you do and for being soooo good at it!

  18. Dewena says:

    Those ice cream cones look so good!

    Beautiful stitchery, I love the colors, but then I always do love your choices in color.

  19. audrey says:

    Love seeing your slow stitching! Thanks for the reminder about the Flash Mob videos. Love looking at them this time of year. Happy holidays to you too!

  20. What an adorable puppy. I’m glad the bakery isn’t close to where I live since it would be hard NOT to go! I love seeing your quilt work and amazed how much quilting you do do. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  21. Margie Miller says:

    My daughter and son-in-law have a new litter of Corgi puppies…nine of them. Five are already sold. They are darling and if I still lived in my home, I would like to have one but here in the apartment, I am lucky to have Missy, my cat. She was grandfathered in when Betty bought the apartments. When Missyis gone, I wont get another.

  22. Susan says:

    Men are that they might have joy – and so few do. Did you see the AF band doing the WWII singing in Union Station? It’s one of my favorites!

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