Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stitching & Daughter Visited...

Working on Christmas gifts.  This is a dress form style pin cushion complete with some beaded pins.  I have an angel on her shoulder and a heart for her.  She sits on a little glass pedestal filled with beads.  I am pretty certain the recipient will like her.

My wonderful daughter came to visit. Yes, I am getting shorter through the years however she is wearing 6 inch heels.  I hadn't seen her in over a year and she hadn't been to our home in seven years.  Long overdue to spend time here in this beautiful area.

She drove over 500 miles and arrived in her little red "sleigh".

 Mr. C took her for a ride in his beautiful black sleigh.  She had never gotten to ride in it.  They had fun!

Reflecting by the pond.  Mr. C has been doing leaf duty for days.  After all it is still Fall.

This is one of my favorite photos during her short stay.  Mr. C and Jenifer taking a walk checking out the property and enjoying our lovely surroundings.

My Grandma made the best gravy and I loved eating it on biscuits, mashed potatoes or whatever.  I didn't learn how to make it but my daughter learned from her Great Grandma and loves to make gravy.  It takes lots of time and patience and everyone in the family loves her gravy.  She made a huge batch for us while she was here.  I was drinking gravy, licking the spoons, smothering my mashed potatoes and my meatloaf. YUMMY in my tummy.  Thank you honey for making it and once again trying to teach me how.

We did some shopping while she was here.  Her passenger seat was overflowing.  She later told me the jingle bell on the snowman nearly drove her crazy driving home as it jingled over every bump and turn for the entire 500 plus miles.

We barely saved enough room for her to be able to sit and drive home.  The trunk was completely full too. It was a short visit but we made the most of it and spent quality time together.  I am so thankful she was able to come here.  She said she had been wanting to give Mr. C a big hug ever since his trauma accident the first day of summer.  I am a lucky mom to have such a wonderful daughter.
It is getting colder and the trees are almost bare branched.  We are desperate for rain.  So far no rain for us and no snow for the ski resorts to open.  We shall see what the next few weeks hold in store.
I am stealing snippets of time to be in my studio and sewing room.  There are such few days until Christmas and gift giving begins long before that as get-togethers happen and packages must be mailed.  I really am not prepared but I will somehow rise to the challenge that comes every year.
This year I am hoping to fully enjoy each and every magical moment of the holiday season.  I have already begun my joy of giving to the guy playing guitar outside the post office, the helpful man at the landfill, and those less fortunate who are at least trying to help themselves.  What are you going to focus on enjoying? May you create wonderful memories to treasure.  Peace and Joy to all...


  1. what a beautiful family, inside and out! Thats a beautiful car!!!

  2. Your dress form pin cushion is a very cute idea. Glad you had time to share and enjoy with your daughter. We are visiting our daughter and family this weekend and travelling almost the same distance (400 miles)to see them with presents and gifts for the season . Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Beautiful daughter, beautiful post. You are such a lovely and generous person, Sherry. I adore you. Enjoy this weekend, love, kathy

  4. Great post, I loved the picture of your daughter walking with Mr C too!! And I was licking that gravy with you!


  5. What a special time. I luv seeing you with your daughter and again with Mr. C. Blessings to you and your family! :)

  6. how lovely to have had your daughter visit, good to see Mr C looking so well now. such a shame that families live so far apart these days but what a wonderful time when you do meet up

  7. What a wonderful family post. I love her little red car. For a year, I drove an Audi TT, which I adored, but dang, it doesn't hold a thing! LOL

  8. It's great to be able to see our kids and enjoy them even if it is for a couple of days.
    Beautiful red and black sleighs.
    Can't wait to see the rest of your creations.

  9. So happy you had this family time to treasure! Your daughter is as beautiful as you are and the photos are quite special. Thank you for sharing with us.

    I also love your pin cushion! xo

  10. I'm so glad you had a lovely visit with your daughter. I know how it is when a daughter lives far away......

  11. Such a beautiful daughter, I`m sorry for you, you live that far apart dear Sherry- must be difficult not seing her for a whole year.
    Wonderful you spend a happy time with each other.
    The sweet dressform, will be a treasured gift for your friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  12. I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your daughter!! The pictures are fabulous!! I love her red sleigh :) And the dressform is gorgeous!! I'm sure the recipient will adore it!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Sounds like you had a marvelous visit with your daughter! It's especially nice when you get to see each other after a year of just phone calls and emails. If you're like my mom then you probably text your daughter too. ;-)

  14. What a wonderful time you all must have had, the jingle bell story cracked me up. LOL
    Hugs Lynn

  15. Sounds as if you had a great visit!

  16. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful visit. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Hope you get some moisture soon. We had our first dump of snow on the weekend. Winter is here to stay for us now. Neat looking pincushion too!!

  17. I'm so glad you had such a lovely time making memories! Thrilled my heart.

    Hugs from where we are for two weeks (Connecticut),

  18. Always love your pincushions Sherry, this one is so lovely with it's sweet little angel. Happy to see you had such a sweet family time. Wishing you a happy week, hugs!

  19. Aren't daughters wonderful! Looks like you have a beautiful family. Loved seeing all the pictures.d

  20. What a lovely post, Sherry. Your daughter is a beautiful as you are! I love the photo of the two of you together. :) guys have some fancy cars! That's riding in style, for sure. I think your dress form pin cushion is just adorable! I can't believe the holidays are almost here. I need to get going and get shopping! Have a fun rest of the week, sweet girl! xo Paulette

  21. looks like a wonderful time spent with your daughter:) beautiful pictures and, sherry!

  22. How wonderful that you were able to finally spend quality time with your daughter.

    Was just talking with a friend the other day who wanted to find a way to give back and was talking about sending money somewhere but she wanted to make sure it was actually going towards where she was sending it. I told her why not just start right here, right now. There are so many people who make very little, who are in need, right under our noses. Doing one small thing every day can have huge impact. It is true that we can't all do big things, but we can do small things with great love.

    Hugs and blessings, Tammy

  23. Wonderful family pictures:) I made some of those elf slippers last year in a mini size. They become addictive to make after awhile...LOL

  24. What a beautiful post Sherry. Your daughter is gorgeous just like you and the two of you look like sisters. Love your pics and what quality time you spent together. It is very special and such a blessing. I bet the gravy is so delicious. I wish she would bottle it for us all. LOL

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving as it looks like you had a bit of it already shared with your daughter.
    Love the red and black sleighs.

  25. You are so productive I am feeling totally inadequate...I'm a slacker! The word gravy stopped me in my tracks. My family loves gravy, too. I rarely make it nowadays because it is all about BAD for you. is worth it on occasion. Thank you for your kind words on my Spellbound blog posts.


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