Thursday, December 3, 2009

Giving Thanks

for a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family. My nieces ~ Abby & Ana

 
As I type this, I have been asking myself why I have no pictures of my very handsome nephew or of my brother - but they were there as well. We ate lots of good food and played lots of games - Sequence, Canasta, and I leaned how to play Nertz, which is a great game!
Below is my progress on "Be Ye To Others". Ignore the strings to the side. When I work with a pattern that is done in pages, I tend to finish a page before moving to the next and instead of ending the thread, I just pull it to the side - what do you guys do?
Be Ye To Others
Hillside Samplings
40ct Norden Cream
Mix of Silk & DMC
The best for last...
Melissa of Words and Blooms graciously honored me with this award ~ my very first and it couldn't have come from a more delightful lady ~ thank you Melissa!

Don't forget to check out my updated Trade Blog and Mary Kay Sale.
Happy Stitching.

Cari

14 comments:

Jan said...

Cari, I love the pics of your family, they are wonderful!

I also love your sampler progress, that is just a gorgeous one indeed. I like how you do your threads too!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Margaret said...

Love the pictures of your hubbie and nieces -- and you! It always ends up that we don't have pictures of everyone, doesn't it? Your WIP is gorgeous -- I love the colors!

Glenna said...

What a cute family you are! I love Be Ye, and in fact, so much that I might have to go hunting for it...

Siobhan said...

Great pictures, Cari! I'm so glad that you had a great Thanksgiving. :)

I love your progress on your sampler. It's a beauty. For me, I tend to end the threads, only because I never thought of pulling them to the side like you did. I learn something new every day--great idea!

Loraine said...

Hi Cari,

Love the pictures of your family. Your neices are so cute! I also love the wonderful sampler you are working on. Take Care, and I'll e-mail you soon.

Deb said...

Great pictures of your family and nice to see a picture of you too! Love your progress on your sampler. Beautiful colors and stitches. I like the way that you've ended your threads. I've always cut mine off, but I think I like your idea much, much better.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Loved the snaps you shared of your husband and nieces. It looks like you all were having a blast.

You've made great progress on your sampler... it looks marvelous.

I usually finish a thread, even if it means stitching a bit on the next page. I dislike stitching with dangling threads.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a terrific family Thanksgiving, Cari! Your nieces are adorable!

Great progress on your sampler!

Robin

Joei said...

You have a very lovely family. Abby and Anna are so pretty, just like you.
Your sampler is looking great!!

nertzfan said...

It's cool to see others that know about Nertz. You should definitely check out http://www.playnertz.com/ , the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information, videos, and photos there AND you can play Nertz on-line for free. I recommend it to all Nertz players! So cool. =)

Lois said...

What lovely pictures Cari! I'm glad you'd such a nice Thanksgiving. Enjoyed seeing your progress on Be Ye to Others. What a gorgeous sampler! You're not alone - I've done that same thing with threads too!

Snip said...

Lovely work on "Be Ye to Others"! It is just beautiful.

Michelle said...

Your sampler is beautiful! Great idea to move your threads to the side like that!!

Julia said...

I'm always impressed by people who can do pieces one page at a time. I'm way too OCD to do that. If there's a line that goes from one end of the sampler to the other I have to stitch the whole thing in one go. Or else. Confetti stitching drives me bonkers.

Well anyway, the sampler is lovely, and so is your family, good work on both!