Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Autumn is here and I'm a winner!

Hello Blogging Friends!  I'm excited that it finally feels a little bit like Autumn here!  And of course, it's time to show my Thanksgiving tree!  I have a few new little wooden pumpkins with words on them.  You can see the black one with "fall" on it at the top of the tree. There's a white one in the center of the tree with "harvest" on it.  Too, too cute!

This tree is always one of my favorites!  I love the fall colors and the leaves and turkeys! Such fun!  And then it's nonstop busy until after the first of the year!!!!  I will be hosting my family for Thanksgiving.  I've done it for a decade or so.  I always enjoy it.  We put up the Christmas trees right after Thanksgiving!  Things will be chaotic for a few days, and then it's time to sit back and enjoy!  I love this time of year!  I know you all are in the same boat, and I hope you will be enjoying these next few days!

Look at this cute car that was parked next to mine the other day!  I've never seen car eyelashes before, but it's clever, isn't it!!

We enjoyed a wonderful concert on Sunday afternoon!  Mannheim Steamroller is in the middle of their Christmas Tour and we were so lucky that they came to Jackson, MS!  I saw them once before and they are just fabulous.  I have all their Christmas CDs and am ready to get them out and listen!

My cat Omar has been so great and is so loving, sweet and devoted.  One of his favorite things to do is to jump on my clothes when I change.  He is particularly fond of my bra.....I guess it might be strange to post this--oh well, it's so funny!

You may remember that I am having some work done at our house.  I've had upholstery and they are painting now.  All is turning out well.  I ran in the paint store the other day, and I had forgotten that they put discontinued samples out on their porch for people to take if they want them.  They had several wallpaper books and some wood floor samples, which I passed by.  However, I was very weak and picked up 3 Kravet fabric books.  They are just gorgeous.  Some are embroidered taffetas and there are a number of polished cottons, too.  They are PERFECT for ornaments!  Just enough fabric and tons of choices! And yes, there were only 3 fabric books and I took all of them!!    oink, oink

And finally, I am a winner!!!!!  Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe had a giveaway and I won three gorgeous hand-dyed pieces of Aida.  Aren't these colors lovely?  I am so thrilled.  These just scream Autumn!!!  The photo doesn't do them justice.

I have been stitching and I finished the little Prairie Schooler Halloween ornament I was stitching.  I started another little Christmas mini card, and I intend to actually start a Prairie Schooler Santa!  I also need to use some of this gorgeous new fabric!

Thank you for visiting and come back again soon!


Oh yes--I forgot to say that I had yet another kidney stone lithotripsy!  It's become so common that I don't even think about it--sorta like rotating tires!!!!  But, we're getting them all cleaned out!  Oh my


Beth said...

We have a local car with eyelashes. Harvest tree is so pretty. Funny Omar, he is right at home.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I love Mannheim Steamroller; you lucky ducks to see them in concert. I've never seen eyelashes on a car, wow. Your Thanksgiving/Halloween tree looks lovely. Happy Stitching.

butterfly said...

I have seen a few cars here with eyelashes very cute.
Love your tree .
Your cat is so cute , they love the smell of there owner.
Great win.

Vickie said...

Mannheim Steamroller! Awesome!
Omar is so sweet. I am so glad he is working out well.

Ariadne said...

Glad your lithotripsy went well. I too found some fabric sample booklets on the curb and took them, washed them and hope to use them soon!AriadnefromGreece!

Carol said...

Your tree is always such fun to see as it changes for each holiday, Frances! Glad Omar is so happy in his new home and enjoy creating with those fabric samples--what a great find!

Justine said...

I too love seeing your tree - gorgeous as always! Congratulations on your win and your lucky find at the paint store.

marly said...

Great treatment for stones isn't it? Hope all is well for now. Perfect timing on the fabric samples, hope we get to see the decorating.

diamondc said...

Frances: What a beautiful tree, I love to see when you change seasons and holidays, I am so happy you are having family come for Thanksgiving, we take our families out to a brunch, its just easier that way. ( it does cost les to take them out then to feed them I am not a cheapo but maybe I am).
Manheim Steamroller is on my cd player from Thanksgiving to the first of the year love them.
My cat loves my bra also what is that? very strange animals.
The fabric books are so nice just the right size, and many choices.
Lovely fabric you won, Nancy is so generous, I have won from her myself long ago.
Yuck kidney stones can sometimes be a problem like the staghorns ouch and ouch.


Angela Tucker said...

Frances, it is so nice to see an update! If Omar likes the laundry so much, maybe you can put him to work getting it done while you're at work! LOL

Every tree you post is more amazing than the next. You are such an inspiration.

You weren't being a pig with the fabric books...you were just keeping the family together. LOL

Have a great evening.

Andrea said...

A lovely tree filled with wonderful ornaments. Love the idea of the fabric books, they will come in so useful. Great stash win too.

Shelly said...

Your trees are just amazing! I'm curious though, where do you keep all your ornaments and decorations for your trees? Omar just loves your smell! Our mama cat loves to rub herself on my daughter's flip flops. It's weird. I made a twin size quilt made all from fabric swatches in those big books! That's being very thrifty though. Lol. Great win also. Happy Thanksgiving!

laceystitcher said...

Love the fabrics from Nancy Turner; I have bought several of her items and love them all. I purchased her 1795 thread collection and love it, plus you get so much thread in each hank. She is the best! Love your Thanksgiving tree and all of the upcoming plans that you have; sounds fun. Love the pic of your cat so much - they all have such individual personalities; you just gotta love them!! Enjoy...................

Melody said...

Way to score on the fabric samples!! That's awesome of your store to offer them. The car with the eyelashes is pretty cute. Congrats on winning at Nancy's!!