Wednesday Sampler

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Do you ever have the experience that just when you finish something and are anxious to move onto something new (or something else even), circumstances come up that keep you from doing just that? I appreciate all your compliments on Baby Garden, and having finished it, I decided to stitch on my Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler (from the Gift of Stitching). It’s been a while since I stitched on this, and I just love this piece. It is so much fun to stitch on. But, I haven’t been able to stitch the past two nights! So, just when I thought “hurrah, I can stitch on something new”, I haven’t been able to. Hee – oh well, tonight!!! I keep trying to stitch on the 2nd Day Ornament for Eric, but I just don’t seem to have the patience for it right now. This weekend I will probably kit up that last SB ornament and get it started.

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Tonight they are lighting the tree in Rockefeller Center, and I am looking forward to seeing that. Of course, I am really looking forward to actually seeing the tree in person. After I watched the first tree lighting with Eric in 2005 while he was in the hospital, I bought him the annual Swarovski ornament. It sort of symbolized to me the hope and beauty of the season, and with all that we were going through, it seemed appropriate. Swarovski does the star on top of the Rockefeller tree, or at least it has the past few years (I’m not sure how long they’ve been doing it). The 2005 ornament is above, and this is the 2006 ornament.

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They look so beautiful on our tree, catching the light. I’ve already got the 2007 ornament, all ready to give to him this Christmas.

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We won’t be decorating our tree until after we get back from New York, but I’ll probably be doing some house decorating this weekend. I’m in the mood for little white lights and blown glass ornaments, wrapping up in a quilt and drinking holiday tea.

We have done some movie watching though – we are slowly but surely making it through our Academy Award winners. We’ve watched On the WaterfrontMarty and Around the World in 80 Days recently. I really enjoyed Around the World, it was so funny and entertaining. Marty was good too, it just ended so abruptly, I kept thinking there had to be more! So, we are up to 1957 with our next movie, Bridge on the River Kwai. We’ve still got fifty movies to go, so we’d better get a move on in order to finish them up for my 101 Things list! I’m finding it very interesting to watch them in the order they won, especially since we keep switching back and forth between black & white and color. I guess I would have thought there would have been more of a definitive line between the two – like everything before X year was black & white, and everything after was color. But, not so. In the 30s we got color, and in the 50s we are still seeing black & white. Very interesting.

Tomorrow we get the notice about layoffs at work, so keep a good thought for me.

Have a great rest of the week!

Walk to Rivendell: Camp in western part of the Marshes. (Total Miles Walked: 184.75)

I am grateful for all the blessings and joy in my life.

30 thoughts on “Wednesday Sampler”

  1. The star ornaments are beautiful. I really like them. I love ornaments with meaning – many of ours were collected during our travels or represent special times or places to us.

    Good luck at work!

  2. The star ornaments are beautiful. I really like them. I love ornaments with meaning – many of ours were collected during our travels or represent special times or places to us.

    Good luck at work!

  3. Since you’re up to 1957, I’m guessing you already watched one of my favorites, “An American in Paris”, from 1951. I’ve seen only a small part of “Marty”, just so I could see what Betsy Blair (Gene Kelly’s first wife) looked like back in her acting days.

    Best of luck with the work situation.

  4. Since you’re up to 1957, I’m guessing you already watched one of my favorites, “An American in Paris”, from 1951. I’ve seen only a small part of “Marty”, just so I could see what Betsy Blair (Gene Kelly’s first wife) looked like back in her acting days.

    Best of luck with the work situation.

  5. Good luck with work.

    I also collect the Swarovski snowflakes. They started off being the one ornament I bought every year, back in 1996. I made the decision when I moved out on my own to just buy a few quality ornaments every year and slowly build up my collection, instead of just buying a bunch of stuff from Target that would break in a couple of years.

  6. Good luck with work.

    I also collect the Swarovski snowflakes. They started off being the one ornament I bought every year, back in 1996. I made the decision when I moved out on my own to just buy a few quality ornaments every year and slowly build up my collection, instead of just buying a bunch of stuff from Target that would break in a couple of years.

  7. Love your movie list! Have fun, and keep us posted on your faves. Of the ones you’ve just mentioned, I’ve seen On the Waterfront, but it wasn’t one of my favorite Brando film.

  8. Love your movie list! Have fun, and keep us posted on your faves. Of the ones you’ve just mentioned, I’ve seen On the Waterfront, but it wasn’t one of my favorite Brando film.

  9. That’s a wonderful mystery piece. I hadn’t seen it before. Maybe it’s time for me to subscribe to “The Gift of Stitching” . . . Beautiful ornaments, too. I especially like 2005. Good luck with your work situation.

  10. That’s a wonderful mystery piece. I hadn’t seen it before. Maybe it’s time for me to subscribe to “The Gift of Stitching” . . . Beautiful ornaments, too. I especially like 2005. Good luck with your work situation.

  11. I just hard that they replaced all of the lights on the tree to LED, will save something like 2500 kWh per day. Score one for the tree huggers!

    Gorgeous ornaments! Are they flat or 3-D? I might have to start a new tradition this year.

    🙂

  12. I just hard that they replaced all of the lights on the tree to LED, will save something like 2500 kWh per day. Score one for the tree huggers!

    Gorgeous ornaments! Are they flat or 3-D? I might have to start a new tradition this year.

    🙂

  13. I love the Swarovski ornaments! I might have to track down some place locally that carries them. What store do you get them from?

  14. I love the Swarovski ornaments! I might have to track down some place locally that carries them. What store do you get them from?

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