Saturday, December 17, 2005

Patriots clinch AFC East :-)

It is Saturday, and Mermaid Heaven is back. After running some errands, watching the football game and then going down to Lawrence, MA to have dinner with Mike's grandfather, there was not a whole lot of time left today to stitch. But I did stitch a good portion of the rock tonight...I think my SAL mate may have dropped out of this SAL, though. I should check with her - it has been forever since she has updated. And, Mike started his Victorian house kit tonight too - after teaching him that two strands in the needle did not mean two lengths of floss (as in, 12 strands), he is pretty much good to go! LOL

Some really nice stash came in today :-) Somehow it managed to get through despite the heavy holiday rush through the postal service. I got three fat quarters of Sugar Maple Fabrics through three different sources today - Moon Princess 28 ct Jazlyn from SMF's ebay store, Sugared Snickerdoodles Cashel from ebay seller in England, and Serendipity opalescent belfast as a gift from my friend Karen in Australia... they are all so pretty!! And, I also received a skien of Frangiapani Waterlilies from Karen for Chatelaine's Taj Mahal. Additionally, an order came in from Stitching Bits & Bobs with the Au Ver A Soie silks and two skeins of Waterlilies for Garden Spot. Lots of pretties to look at again today.

Here is our Ava all snuggled up and wrapped up in an afghan and a blanket designated for the cats on our sofa... where she was almost all day long. Strange, it is nice and warm in here today, but she acts like it was cold :-)

Happy 17th Birthday to our niece, Caitlin. Unfortunately, Caitlin is down in Falmouth, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) where her grandfather, Roger, remains in ICU with lung cancer and pneumonia :-(

And, like the title of today's entry says - the New England Patriots will go to the post season again this year by clinching the AFC East title with a 28-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are really starting to look good again after a lousy start with so many key players being injured - most of them are healthy and are back, and it shows.

Stitched on today: Mermaid Heaven

12 comments:

Bastet said...

Nice bit of stash. My cats have been burrowing into pillows and blankets since the first of the month or so. but then again, they are getting on in years. DH went to work in a fully good mood thanks to the Pats.

karensff said...

I can't believe how much you have got done on Mermaid Heaven since the last time I saw it. It looks really good!

Isabelle said...

Dear Carol, your new stash is fabulous! Wow!

Mermaid Heaven is sure growing.

Thinking of you and Roger and your whole family... ((((hugs))))

bunnyhead said...

Mermaid heaven looks gorgeous!

~Harsha~ said...

oh Carol.. its looking very nice! WTG!

Lelia said...

Hey GF ... been catching up with your blog this a.m. WOW! You have been moving along with your projects! Totally agree with your SBQ answer. Angus is BEAUTIFUL - w/gold eyes? Gads. What a specimen. I was owned by a black cat for several years -- he was extremely aloof & ignored the entire family (except for me). We all laughed about it. He ruled ... & was a snob : ) Love your Garden Spot Sampler ... it is delicate and colorful. Woot! Now, I've got to get back to Linen & Lace ... would love to read everybody's stuff; however, I want to get this gift in tow.

Kiwi Jo said...

wow Carol, Mermaid Heaven is looking awesome. Your new camera takes wonderful photos! ((Hugs)) to your niece and family - it must be a very difficult time for them.

Barbara said...

Your Mermaid is lovely! And your stash is making me drool. What gorgeous stuff! Take care and keep out of that nasty winter weather!

Bastet said...

ooo, I knew I should've waited before posting. Mermaid Heaven is looking wonderful. Doesn't seem to have many pages left....

AnneS said...

Mermaid is growing sooooo fast yippee :) And your latest stash is stunning - beautiful fabrics especially :))

Dawn said...

Mermaid Heaven is beautiful! Ava looks so cozy under the blanket. :) Best wishes to your neice and family.

tkdchick said...

Wow the colours look very vibrant in this photo of Mermaid Heaven!