Here I am on my birthday, in very cold Colorado...last I heard our current wind chill was -13. Expected actual low tonight is to be -17. Brrrrr! You can bet I have the fireplace going! DH called me at work today to ask where I wanted to go for dinner for my birthday. I told him home to have leftover chili and cinnamon rolls! Guess I'm getting old.
I received a great birthday gift from one of my staff, Darya. It's a wonderful glass cutting board with the exact same kitty design as one of the notepads I received yesterday from Nancy. Guess they know what I like.
It's about 9" x 10". I'm actually considering displaying it at work in one of my bookshelves on an easel. Don't you think it is way too pretty to slice tomatoes or potatoes on?
ILCS Sock It To Me Santa Exchange
Today's mail brought me a wonderful exchange from Rene la Frog. Look at all the great goodies she sent!
I've had one pair of toe-socks before and loved them. Can't wait to wear these---you can bet they will be on my feet tomorrow. They will be perfect with my blue Christmas sweater with white stitched snowflakes!
She also sent a tiny 'Doodles' kit that is complete with a snowman button, my favorite John James tapestry petites, a skein of Threadworx (I've never had any of this brand before), and a cute Stitch A Card kit. She totally spoiled me!
However, the most exciting item in this exchange was the absolutely awesome snowman scissor fob Rene made for me. I've actually never owned a fob before. This genius fob deserves it's own photo. If you look carefully, you can see that the beads and black in between each make little snowmen! Is that cute or what?! I put this on my very best pair of embroidery scissors...my cloisonné Gingher's.
'Ring Around The Rosie' (one more time!)
I posted the framed 'Ring Around The Rosie' Hummel I'll be giving Nancy at her retirement luncheon tomorrow, but I think the post got lost in all of the updates I did. So, here it is once again for your viewing pleasure....
This is 18" x 18" framed. I'm extremely proud of it; it's one my largest completed cross stitches so far.
Our next door neighbor works for a framd shop and I gave her the cross stitch and told her to 'do what she felt was right' to mat and frame it. I think she did a wonderful job! Here's a close-up of the frame.
That's it for now. Happy Stitching!
Vicki in Cold and Snowy Colorado