Saturday, January 01, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching, Happy New Year


Happy New Year to all my fellow Slow Sunday Stitchers!   I had a quiet New Year's Eve, had appetizers, potstickers and a shrimp cocktail.  

Last week, Christmas was spent with family, a nice prime rib dinner, and all the fixings.  

My daughter took a lot of pictures which she sent to me through Google Photos, that I tried to download to my I-phone but it keeps saying it is having trouble saving.  

After dinner we all played a game, I don't know what it is called, I think center, left and right.  You put $3.00 on the table, with everyone standing around the table, and you roll dice.  According to the roll of the dice, you put a dollar to your left or right or in the center.   There are also dice with a dot on them, and if you roll one of those you get to keep your dollar.  We played 2 games, and I won both games!, a total of $84!  

Brother Bill and SIL Char left on Sunday, and I have had grandchildren Klara and John for 4 days this week.  With all the coronavirus going on constantly at their Adventure Club.  

Tuesday the kids and I had an eventful afternoon.  I took the kids for the yearly checkups, plus John had to get 3 shots.  John was anxious about the shots, but it wasn't too bad.   I promised them slushies with boba for a treat.  Right as we arrived at the Dr. Office, a hazard light came on in my car.  I thought it was for my tires.  I checked my tires before we left the Drs' office but they seemed fine.  We drove on over to the slushy place and the light came on twice more.  When I restarted my car to leave the slushy place the hazard light came on again and said the oil pressure was low.  I got out and looked under my car and it was leaking oil visibly.  I called Jeff my son-in-law, and he had my car towed and got the leak fixed, but advised I take it to the Toyota dealer the next day to get my oil changed.  I did that on Friday, and they diagnosed another problem, my oil pan was dented and had a leak.  So the last day of 2021, another $900 flew out the door. 

I haven't gotten much done quilty this week.  I spent most of the rest of the week putting away my Christmas stuff away.  Katie and Klara helped take down the tree on Friday, and Kyleigh helped  me put all the boxes upstairs yesterday.  

Today I spent getting my quilting set up back out in the kitchen and dining room.  

What I will be working on this week for Slow Sunday Stitching is Kathy Schmitz's Gathered Blessings.  I preordered the kit, and received it several weeks ago.  It is a pre-printed fabric, that has 12 small blocks to stitch.   We are going to work on one block a month.  So January is this snowman.  

I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts on Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to!

Thanks for stopping by!  


Angela said...

You sure do keep busy! That snowman is going to be so cute once you have it stitched!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Sounds like you had a fun and busy week with family; how wonderful. Your snowman is adorable. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Happy stitching.

Ivani said...

Owo what a sweet Frosty snowman.
Happy Stitching, Karrin
Wishing you and your Family a Happy and Healthy 2022!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm glad you had a good holiday season with your family all around, but so sorry you had to end the year with car trouble! That can be so expensive. The Kathy Schmitz stitch along looks so fun - enjoy!

Design Originals by KC said...

Hey Karrin... I love the snowman you are stitching! I love the meme at the end of your post too... very true! Happy New Year for sure!!!

Jill said...

A hustling, bustling holiday week indeed. In my humble opinion, it's more relaxing to stitch after the holidays. Enjoy your stitch along.

CathieJ said...

So glad you had a nice Christmas celebration. We have played Left, Right, Center often in the past. It is a fun game. It sounds like you had a busy week with the grandchildren. So sorry about the car. That snowman that you are stitching is adorable. I am looking forward to following your progress on this piece. Happy New Year!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautiful photos! I just shared an old project featuring Kathy's snowmen from years ago. They are so cute. You'll enjoy this stitching. I just hate car trouble. Take care now.