Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Knock On Wood

Well, it's Wednesday and we've had no more sickies in the house. Hurray!

The Pineapple Express that brought the Pacific NW this huge amount of rain, wind and warmth seems to have blown itself out. Today we have a beautiful blue sky and sunshine that makes the golden leaves simply glow.


I've been stitching away on my hardanger ornaments. One has been finished, a Victoria Sampler freebie stitched on white linen. I love this lacy design! Think I'll find a little snowflake or other charm to put in the center.

My little grandsons were here again this afternoon. Hans always wants to bake bread, but my freezer is stocked with bread so I suggested we bake some cookies - which went over very well with him! He gets to dump all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and turn the mixer on which he thinks is the best part. Jaeger just wants to be there when they come out of the oven. :) I put a couple of dozen cookies into a bag for Hans to take to the church freezer. With his corn allergy, we make sure that there are corn-free cookies so he isn't left out at fellowship time after church. Another two dozen are in my freezer and some in the cookie jar. They'll be gone before the weekend. Oh well. :D

Back to my stitching chair!

20 comments:

Carol said...

What a beautiful hardanger ornament - congratulations Von!

Tracy Baby said...

What a fun way to spend time with your grandsons.Your hardanger ornament is lovely

Barbara said...

Homemade cookies - yum, yum!! I love cooking with kids. :)

Your hardanger ornament is eye popping. You do such lovely work. I cherish the one you sent me!

Isabelle said...

Sounds like you had yet another great afternoon with your grandsons!
Your ornament is gorgeous!! Have to put it on m to-stitch list now. :)

Myrna said...

Very pretty ornament!

Sounds like you had great fun with the grandsons.

junesctung said...

Thanks, Von, for dropping by my blog. Love that hardanger you are doing. I have yet to try any.

Wendy said...

I love your hardanger ornie! And it sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon - baking with your grandsons. What wonderful memories they will have!

Lili said...

Ditto Wendy! Your grandsons will treasure these memories, I have these fond memories myself -with my grand dad-, and I cherish them.
Your ornie is a jewel, Von! I hope the person who buys it at the auction cherishes it.
Take care!

Mia said...

Von, I love the ornament. It is so pretty and delicate.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is really pretty. Anything in the middle will be great.

My daughter is the baker in this household. I try not to bake b/c I don't need the calories!! If the boys are craving something, I make a cake with mix & icing in a can.

Karoline said...

Your ornie is gorgeous Von, congratulations.

Sounds like you had a fun afternoon with your Grandsons

Karen said...

Glad to hear you have some blue sky again. I think your rain has come this way, because it's been raining all week!!! :(

Sounds like you had a very fun day with your grandsons and your hardanger ornament is lovely. :)

Vonna said...

Lovely Von! And I'm sure those cookies are scrumpdillylicious as well!
:D

Annemarie said...

Your Hardanger ornie is beautiful, Von! I've never tried hardanger. Maybe I should start...
Sounds like you had a good time with the wee ones!

Rachael said...

You are the best kind of Grandma. Your grandsons will remember baking with you forever.
Love your hardanger ornie- How do you get so much done? Amazing.
On Alexander's hair- You are right it is not to long- although I like it shorter- , but it stands strait up and is so uneven. Makes me crazy :-)

bunnyhead said...

Gorgeous hardanger! It looks beautiful :)

Cathy said...

oooh what a beautiful hardanger ornament! I'm going to have to check out this freebie on the VS site.

lena-lou said...

Beautiful Hardanger ornament and it will really suit a snowflake charm or something in the center to finish it :-)

Sharon said...

Hi Von! What an absolutely lovely ornament-congrats on such a lovely finish.

Katrina said...

Hi Von, your hardanger ornie is just beautiful, so lovely :)