26 December 2011

talkin' turkeys and wild turkeys.....

The Hound here...

Cathy aka Stitchfork is crashed recharging on
the couch after all the merriment

I’ve also been a busy elf with my traditional
hound-gift-giving to everyone

dog ID tags in case they get lost...done that
peppermint bark...done that
yellow cotton candy /do-not-eat-yellow-snow reminder...done that

after some brainstorming with some of the locals

my gift this year was “the hair of the dog”

yep, I did hot glue some of my brushed hair
onto the tag as my signature

& then I slipped a tiny bottle of wild turkey in the gift box

They did card me at the store as I am only 11...
But hey, I explained, that’s 77 in dog years

Oh! We had a new family member at the table this year—
fourth generation!

I sat right under next to him as he understands
the joy of sharing a holiday meal!

and.....The Hound

22 December 2011

decking, chilling, dashing.....

the halls are decked...

the lights are lit...

the cookie dough is chilling...

the dashing about has begun...

four generations will gather...

let the merriment commence!


it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

18 December 2011

that's the jingle bell rock, yeah.....

jingle bell...

jingle bell...

jingle bell...

rock !

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

15 December 2011

helical springs of fame.....

they bounce...
they travel down steps...

troops in the Vietnam War used them as mobile radio
antennas as have amateur radio operators

NASA has used them in zero-gravity physics
experiments in the Space Shuttle

2-1⁄2" tall and 98 coils of high-grade steel


originated in the state of Pennsylvania
and nominated as the state toy

issued as a postage stamp

inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame


the most fun-filled napkin ring ever!

 sit back and watch everyone’s reaction!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

11 December 2011

retro merriment.....


as an adjective



fashionably nostalgic

be merry!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

07 December 2011

pine cones and holly berries.....

popcorn for you,
apples for me,

hmmmm, hmmm, hmmmm

don’t remember the rest of the words…
humming along…..

I do remember the Lennon Sisters and the
Osmond Brothers singing this song together...

on the Lawrence Welk Show

who?  who?  and who?  you say?

bubble machine, polkas and champagne music


it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

04 December 2011

antlered mirth and travels.....


symbolize good cheer and success

said to bring wishes of mirth and celebration

do you prefer your mirth

red ?

white ?

or pink ?

avoid all antlered reindeer on the way

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

The Elks Parade vintage graphic via Karen, the Graphics Fairy

01 December 2011

throw another log on the fire.....

need the elves to…

under me !

to start making that list,

 and checking it twice...

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!