Nov 25, 2013

Almost done

Hi everyone.  It seems like I haven't read blogs, stitched, or done anything other than boxes for weeks.  But it's only been days.  Almost 60 pieces and I will finish them up tomorrow.  I want to thank everyone that made a purchase!  I understand many of the boxes are for Christmas gifts and I hope everyone will be pleased.  My local store hasn't had my favorite brand and paint color for weeks so Mark took me to Michaels and Hobby Lobby in Ohio where I found it.  Bought them out!  I also found the 20x26 piece of 28 count DMC linen in the tube for $8 .... $4 with a coupon.  I never saw it there so I inquired on my last visit, and now they have it.  Happy.  Tired.  But happy. 
 In between the boxes, I raked my large front yard by hand before the white crap came, and started repainting the trim because Ed will be coming this week for installation. 
These guys were not happy about the white stuff either, and now, almost midnight, there is a large ball of 12 legs curled up on my chair.
 
Mark made one of my favorite soups today while I was working.  French Market bean soup.  I love soups made with a large ham hock.  Lots of dried beans, the ham, some crushed tomatoes, barley, just a fabulous soup.  I am not a bean lover but this soup and that Rootin Tootin bean salad are two of my favorite dishes.  Go figure.
I have no idea how long it will take to catch up on posts.  I did catch a glimpse of Nan's new Christmas design and I love it.  Niky's Primitive Christmas caught my eye too.  When I have time, I will add other samplers, some threads for these projects, and get an order to an online shop that carries them all.  Not always the case, and it bugs me to have to pay shipping costs for several separate orders.  Rates are going up again in January by 3¢ for 1 oz. (49¢) and another 1¢ for each additional oz. (21¢) so shipping costs will increase again.
I have to untangle those legs and get the brats outside and into their bungalows. Off to bed! I'm so disappointed in Hallmark Channel's holiday lineup again this year. They play the same Christmas movies over and over for two months with no other programming. I need my 11pm hour Frazier fix and sure hope that programming returns.
Thanks for visiting and for making my sale a success.
Hope your week starts good and finishes fabulous.
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

cucki said...

Your cats are so sweet..
Happy Monday
Big hugs x

Chris said...

Good Morning Marly! It sounds like you had a good weekend. I totally missed the box sale :( That soup looks amazing, so perfect on this chilly weekend.
I really like ordering from Needlecraft Corner. They do a great job kitting things up.
Have a wonderful week. Good luck with the cat wrangling.

P.J. said...

Boxes here, boxes there....boxes everywhere! Glad your boxes are once again a success. Bitter cold here, hope everyone is bundled up in their cozy kitty bungalows. That soup looks delicious, perfect for warming up on this bitter cold days. Take care.

Jacqueline said...

Enjoy your holiday week.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

kathyg said...

Soup looks delish!!! Would you consider sharing the recipe or is it a 'put together'?

moosecraft said...

Congrats on the sales! I bet you feel like an elf having to make so many! ;-) The kids look like they are up to no good... though very cute! The bean soup looks delicious! I'll be making something similar this evening here... Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue said...

My husband misses I Love Lucy on Hallmark early in the morning. He's not a fan of all the Christmas programming on Hallmark either.

Simply Victoria said...

Glad you found the linen at Michael's and had your coupon in hand : )

Linda said...

Just found your blog by way of Tina's. Love all of your photos and your busyness! You are inspiring!
Linda

The Evening Stitcher said...

Gosh, Marly...you have been busy! I'm sure everyone will love your boxes. I love DMC linen, but I can't find it at any of the Michael's around here anymore. I think they discontinued it to carry Charles Craft which I am not a big fan of. Snow is coming here too tonight. Rest up!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
So wonderful that you have a hubby who cooks. Wasn't Frazier great? Back in the mid 90's, when my husband was still alive, I can remember us rewatching all the season of Frazier. What a hoot! Does Pennsylvania not have Hobby Lobby? I am lucky that they are about 4 miles from me. I go there *way* too often.
Melinda

butterfly said...

So sweet are your little cats my old cat Candy would love snow and run around in it and then hug the fire the rest of the day.
That soup looks lovely my Dh would love that.

Carol said...

Hi Marly! Got snow??? Ugh...it's coming down like mad here... Hope the kitties are inside and keeping warm.

That is great that you found a good supply of your preferred paint brand (what kind do you like?)... I was at our Hobby Lobby about 25 minutes south of us on Friday. It's just a bit too far to drive down very often. So glad your box sale was a success--I'm sure you could sell any amount of them!!

Oh, and the bean soup sounds great--I'd also love the recipe if you have a moment :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mark, and the kitties!

Pam in IL said...

Sounds like a great trip to Michael's and Hobby Lobby. How nice to have soup ready for you when you get home from work.

Shirlee said...

I love the description of that soup! Would you please share the recipe???

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