Monday, December 26, 2011


A recluse is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society, often close to nature. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester." There are many potential reasons for becoming a recluse: a personal philosophy that rejects consumer society; a mystical religious outlook that involves becoming a hermit or an anchorite; a survivalist may be practicing self-sufficiency; a criminal might hide away from people to avoid detection by police; or a misanthrope may be unable to tolerate human society. It can also be due to psychological reasons, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, apathy, an autism spectrum disorder, or avoidant personality disorder. A recluse can also be considered a loner.

Recluse,I have thought of this word latley and always associated it with someone out of controll but the corrrect deffinition is that of above... And I will admit I have fit that bill in 2011. But 2012 wil prove to be a a better year. Last year I had to overcome some small personal hurdles and during that time almost gave up on my stitching all together, but with some wise curt advice from a few fellow stitching friends I came to my senses haha

I have great stitching plans this year, if I can crank out 3 ornaments to hang on my tree next year I will be golden :0)
I will share a photo

I have been enjoying my time off, I was able to hang out with a great friend on Monday. We seem to always talk more than stitch but it is always such fun catching.up.with her :o)

Take care and.happy stitching

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Barbara over at To Stitch or Not to Stitch was holding a drawing a few weeks ago for a LHN chart and all the trimmings to finish it up. As luck would have it my name was pulled from the random generator :) How exciting!! I love LHN and Snowmen. Of course when it arrived I 1) snapped a quick photo and 2)started stitching on it right away. I am enjoying it so far, there is not a LHN chart that I have not enjoyed stitching, Here is a photo of the chart she also included a cute frame to hang on my tree. I think a picture of my two dogs will go in there :)

Thank you Barbara.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Gift Stitching

Christmas comes the same time every year but yet every year I am always late with my gifts that I want to stitch LOL I have about 6 ornaments all stitched up from last year so I am going to hopefully crank out the finishing this weekend in time to mail them off to family members.

EDITED 12/11 I had a bit to much Christmas Cheer at a holiday party last night so I have been planted on the couch with my heating pad and some hot tea. I am doubt full I will be stitching or finishing today, but tomorrow is another day :)

My SIL is a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan so I am stitching an ornament for her, let me say that gray#415 is the most boring color haha!

I want to share a few pictures of my Christmas tree this year. This was from my stitching partner this year, Kim is a wonderful stitcher

This ornament I bought at Neiman Marcus in 2005 during their day after Christmas sale. Thank goodness for 70% off is all I can say :)

This is one of my most treasured ornaments, it hung on my moms tree for 30+ years and now it has hung on my tree since 2006. It is an old German ornament and when you open it there is a Dollie inside with an old paper tag that says Germany.

I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday. Happy stitching friends :)


Monday, December 5, 2011

Memory Lane

December? What where did November go?? Oh well, no worries :)

Smells, Do you have a smell that just transports you and reminds you of your past? I do, and for me it is eucalyptus and fresh baked bread. Growing up everyone in my neighborhood played a roll in raising me. The saying "It takes a village" well that was us.

I grew up on the West side of Cleveland and was the baby in the family and the only girl, so need less to say I had many watchful eyes and could never get away with anything before my Mother got word.

I had many "Aunts" "Uncles" and "Grandmas" you know the type, not really blood family but they are your family anyway just cause they love you. Well Grandma Gerrie's house was like my second home, it always smelled like eucalyptus and fresh baked bread, and it still does 20+ years later and even after she has moved to another home it still feels like "home".

Grandma Gerrie is going to be 90 and I just wish I could keep her forever and bottle that smell to last me forever.

I am in a reminiscing mood and will probably be sharing more stories for the Christmas season and some stitching too :)

Take Care!