Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's hard to get in a Christmas mood when the weather is 75. The weather here in Virginia is up one day down the next. I am not wishing for a blizzard by any means but a little cooler weather would be a blessing!

Every year we try and pick one special event to attend at Christmastime. Last year we went to the Symphony Pops concert. This year we went to the Nutcracker. I haven't been in many years . Both of my daughters were dancers for years and we always went when they were young. My favorite production was one in Savannah, Georgia. My daughter told me that the local production was wonderful and she was right!

The patterns for the Christmas sampler from Stacy Nash have arrived. We are getting many calls each day so they won't last long. Its a beauty and Pat has the border done and is working on the center section. This is a gorgeous sampler. We have also received the two new ones from Threadwork Primitives- Merry Winter and Merry Christmas. They came in on Saturday and Pat had them both completed by Sunday afternoon. These are quick stitches. Nan is always so clever with her finishes!

We have posted the information for the Ladies Prim Society on our website. Download the application and get yours in today! We have decided to limit how many members we will accept so don't wait too long to sign up.Many of you have asked and we are hoping to keep the cost to $30-40 per kit. You will also need to pay tax and postage but thats the basic cost. I am overwhelmed with how many of you have inquired and already signed up. This is going to be FUN! I think Nan might put a sneak peak on her blog soon.......

This Thursday is our annual Christmas party for our Thursday night group and ornament exchange. This is always so much fun and of course you want to run home and stitch up all the ornaments you didn't receive. With each submission I say, " I am going to have to rig this" but then I end up wanting all of them so I just take my chances! Its always something wonderful.......

Haven't decorated much this year and only baked a little bit. That is not like me but we are so busy at work that the time is just slipping away. I hope all of you are having better luck. I haven't even watch a zillion Christmas movies as I usually do- maybe thats going to happen this coming week.....hope so.

I think we will have a drawing this week for a package of hand dyed fabrics and some trim. Leave a comment and we will select a winner next Thursday. ( maybe I will be able to get some pics up here by then!)



  1. Hi Ann...your weather sounds much nicer than 40 degrees in NJ.
    I have signed up for the Ladies Prim
    Society...I am looking forward to it.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

    Happy Stitching,
    Gerry Noonan

  2. Everyone thought I was crazy for signing up for the Prim Society, sight unseen and cost unknown. But I knew you and Pat have never steered me wrong! Looking forward to it! My Christmas present to me!


  3. I'm so used to the cold weather that having warm weather for Christmas sounds strange to me. Talk to me in February when the snow is deep and the temperatures even colder and I'd jump ship to Virginia in a heartbeat. I'd love a chance to win some gorgeous dyed fabric and trim. Merry Christmas and happy stitching.


  4. Shopping almost done, presents under the tree, house decorated. Looking forward to sitting down and stitching next week. WooHoo!

  5. Hi Ann:

    You're not the only one........I can't seem to get it together this year to get my decorations up, still have gifts to purchase and haven't wrapped a single one! Must be something in the air. Happy Holidays to you. Margaret K.

  6. Just found your blog! Count me in on your contest!
    I have had a hard time getting decorations up too. Kids are grown--grandkis love it so keep it up but am thinking one of these days it will be ba humbug... Have to get wrapping too. At least the shopping is done-I think!

  7. Hi Ann,
    Here at my home, we've arrived at the stage of having quiet, reflective holidays, as the children are grown and flown the nest with agendas of their own...
    One of our traditions is putting the "clock" ornaments out --- over the years we've collected many, many glass ornaments with clock faces (grandfather clocks, watches, cuckoo clocks, alarm clocks) all representing Christmas TIME. This year, we added 3 more, all from a recent trip to Macy's in NYC.

  8. hi ladies; I know, it's been busy for everyone; behind on baking too; by the way, I liked the warm weather!!!

  9. I can't get my act together this year either! Finally got the tree up today!
    I would take 75 degrees any day of the week!
    The Ladies Prim Society sounds like fun! Must check it out!.


  10. Hey, Ann:

    I have signed up for the Prim Society...sight unseen, but I know it will be GOOD!

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am the big winner for your drawing;)

    -Holly in VA

  11. Oh I'd love to win :-)!!!! Can't wait for the Prim Society to start, I know it's going to be wonderful. We are expecting snow Christmas eve!!!!!

  12. Been too warm here in TN too...60's. They say there may be snow on Friday though!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!!!! ~*

  13. Cannot wait for the Prim Club! I may have mentioned it on my stitching facebook page(!)so now we are going to make the projects our stitch a longs! I think most of us have signed up!

  14. I'm so excited about the Prim Club@ It's going to be awesome! It was great seeing you all last week!

    I'm off from Friday until Jan 2nd, hoping to get some stitching done!


  15. Your Prim club will be so fun! I'm off to sign up...

  16. Just got signed up! I would love to win a pack of fabric. It would be so fun to design with.