Saturday, November 17, 2007

Reindeer Ornaments for my Deer Collectors?

I'm making good progress on the second deer for DBIL. I'll just wait and post a pic when I get it finished. This little reindeer is for DB, and I will do another for DBIL. I make an ornament for everyone in the family, and I thought these would be good for the "deer collectors" in the family! lol

I did another one of these ornaments on several different colors of fabric, but they didn't show up good enough. This is 28 count tea Irish linen, 2 over 2. And I think I have finally found the one I want! This is not quite finished. I'm waiting on some red and gold fine braid that Donna at my LNS has ordered for me. It's taking so long though! This is one of the ornaments in the newest issue of Just Cross Stitch. I really like them. They're kind of country. And very different from the ornaments I usually stitch. I'm afraid I really like cutesy patterns, but I love these! They seem so fragile and dainty!

I subbed last Wed. and Fri. I felt sick both days, but the classes were great and I didn't have any problems. I was able to just sit and watch the kids, so I made it through both days. I really needed to work some. I hadn't subbed in a month. But I've been so good with my coupons and careful buying that I actually have extra money and will have enough for Christmas! Thank goodness! I've already got a job for Mon. at the same school I was at Fri. It is a self contained special ed. class. I don't usually do those classes, because my nerves are too bad and sometimes it depresses me so bad! But the teacher came to me at the school Fri. and asked me to do it. How could I say no?! But she only has 8 students and she said they were very sweet. She had a death in her family. It will be the last day I sub before Thanksgiving.

DD and Jerry are going to Jerry's family's Thanksgiving dinner. I don't go, although his family asks me to come every year! But JERRY doesn't ask me and I don't think we would be comfortable. What if he decided to take a girlfriend with him?! I couldn't handle it. My family doesn't get together on Thanksgiving anymore, because our family is so small now. We've lost 3 family members in the last 3 years. Also, Mom would not stop making a BIG meal and wouldn't let us help her or bring any dishes! She's not able to do that much cooking anymore, but she would go ahead and almost kill herself to get it done! Plus we decided it was really hard to make it to our family's and in-laws' family's dinners! I stay at home and usually get a turkey and dressing plate from a restaurant close by that makes great meals! I really enjoy being alone and relaxing! I like spending Thanksgiving this way. Katie and Jerry always bring me a big plate of food from their family's dinner! (Yum!!!)

Well, I need to go and get some Christmas stitching done! Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


Ranae said...

The deer ornie is precious.
I hope something turns around for you so your not alone on Thanksgiving.
Have fun subing Monday hope everything goes well for you.

Barbara said...

Hi Vicki - thanks for coming over to my blog. Now I know where to find yours, too! :)

Your deer ornaments are lovely - what great family gifts they make.

I'm really touched by reading your blog, by all you've gone through and how you've come out from it. You're inspirational!

Barbeeque4 said...

Dear Vicki,
What a great finish!!! I just love that deer stuff you are doing! Do have a good Thanksgiving relaxing and enjoying the quiet!

Take care,

patternnuts said...

The reindeer looks great!
Happy Thanksgiving!