Sunday, November 12, 2017

How MANY Projects??? And a Family Wedding...

Good morning and happy Sunday from the rancho! Lots of pictures, so grab a beverage and settle down in your chair.

I have been enjoying vacation WAY more than I should be.  LOL  I drink a huge cup of coffee in the morning and ease into the day.  Maybe I'm out of my jammies by 9 am, maybe I'm not.  But, since the sewing machine doesn't care how I'm dressed, it's all good.

I feel like a crazy squirrel collecting nuts.  I go from one project to the next, sometimes working on two at the same time.  Stitch this, sew that, glue those, paint that.  I had to be very careful to not get them mixed up. LOL 

Here are a few of my latest creations.

This little box has been painted for a while.  It was time to give it a life.  Had the fabric in my stash, chose the stitching.  The pattern is part of an ornament in the Christmas Edition of JCS 2017.

Thought the back stitch would be a nice touch.  NOPE.  Once I got it stitched, it was too tight on the box top.  So, new plan.  Let's make it into an ornament.  Added some beads on the stitching, ruched some sheer ribbon, added a hanger.  Not bad for a second choice.


Across the room at the knitting and stitching couch, LOL, I'm working on this:

I'm on the second skein.  The salesperson said that this particular yarn would coordinate even though I chose five different colorways.  So far, so good.

I finished all the small pieces for the baby quilt.  Now, putting together the big blocks.  The fabric is perfect together if I may say so myself.  LOL LOL LOL

Hubby took Friday off to hang out with me.  Seriously cut into my project time.  We went to an estate sale (his favorite hobby) but found nothing for me.  That was okay.  I had grabbed my knitting as I walked out the door "just in case".  Got in an hour of knitting while he dug around in piles of tools.  LOL

Saturday was spent attending my nephew's wedding.  He married an absolutely lovely lady!  They live in Seattle but wanted to get married closer to his family.  Her family made the trip from China to attend the wedding.  Her father and mother were so cool!  Neither speak English well, but their daughter had a friend to translate for them, so we were all able to chat with them and make sure that they were included.  Perfect!  By the end of the reception, her father had invited all of us to visit in China.  Why?  Because we are family.  How amazing is that!

Exchanging of rings:

Mr. and Mrs.!!

Outside, so may plants!  Perfect backdrop for taking pictures. Can you tell that I really liked the plants?  LOL

I am off like a herd of turtles.  I can hear my projects calling from the other end of the house.  LOL  Hubby is off on his own today, so I will be plopping my behind at my craft table and go wild!

Have an amazing day.  Be kind to one another.


  1. You have been very busy on your vacation! Congrats on your finishes and so much progress. Looks like a beautiful wedding, may they have happiness that lasts a lifetime.

    1. LOL I am the crazy squirrel lady right now. LOL

      My nephew is over 30. I think he made his choice based on love and respect. I am very happy for them.

  2. I am glad you have been enjoying your vacation Angela. You have certainly accomplished quite a bit! Looks like a very lovely wedding.

    1. Thank you! I don't want to waste a minute! Of course, I am napping, but that's not really wasted time, is it? LOL

      This was one of the nicest weddings I've been to. So simple, but filled with love.

  3. Sounds like you are having a heavenly break from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, Angela. You are getting more like me (or me more like you) with the juggling of different projects. Now you are young enough to handle it all; not so sure about me sometimes.LOL
    But you do a fabulous job of those finishes on your ornaments, a task I am dreadful at. Love your wool and your fabric choices.
    I can't get over the size of those Hens and Chicks-clearly I am doing something wrong with mine.
    I love the idea of two cultures joining like that in love and respect. A wonderful family experience for all.

    1. Jocelyn, this is a wonderful break for me! I enjoy visited family, but this is different. I have no plans, no agenda. I get up, have coffee, take care of Dad and then I am so free...Nice...

      Young enough to handle it? LOL I walk to the other end of the house and can't remember why I went. And sometimes, I never remember! Maybe that's why I have so many projects going. LOL

      Yes, it was wonderful!

  4. So happy you are having such a wonderful vacation! Enjoy every minute of it and share more of your projects next time.
    Beautiful young couple.
    Happy November :)

    1. I was up until 11 pm (WHAT?)working on my baby quilt! And it was okay...LOL Still two more weeks to go...I am really liking this no-work thing. LOL

  5. You've gotten a lot done! Sounds like vacation time is agreeing with you!!
    The wedding looks lovely!

    1. Every day is great! I am feeling rested and creative. LOL I lay in bed in the morning and think about all that I can accomplish today. Not bad. Definitely resetting my attitude. Smile.

  6. Sounds like the perfect week off, Angela, absolutely wonderful. Staying in your jammies as long as you want to and doing all the crafts that you want to - is there anything better? Lol.
    You really got a lot done on a variety of projects. That must feel really great.
    Wonderful pictures from the wedding.

    1. I'm all about the jammies. LOL I'm feeling so free right now. No phone calls, no expectations, no make-up. I can do two more weeks of this. LOL

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