Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weather, Shopping and Stitching

Weather....



You may be wondering why in the world I would take a picture of Fog. We have lived here for 8 years and this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I have seen fog in Las Vegas. After two days of rain (another rarity here) we finally had enough moisture in the air to cause fog. Sure was nice to see the rain and something other than sunshine.

Shopping...


Normally I don't venture out on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving for those outside the US) but this year I just couldn't pass up the fantastic sale at JoAnn's. I tried real hard to fill up the tote bag (a new purchase for only 80 cents with the sale). We really did have fun looking at everything and believe me I would have spent a lot less if Tracy had stayed home LOL. I got some really good bargains on beads, floss, Christmas decorations and much more. I also got a new book of crochet afghans for babies and the yarn to make "Bean" (what my daughter is calling the baby) a pretty lilac afghan. The check out line was long but went very quickly, they had every register open and they must have had every employee working the sale. All in all it was a very good experience and I can't wait for the day after Christmas sale.


Stitching...






I did it!!! I finished the stitching on the Just Nan "12 Days of Christmas". I didn't get them done until today so the finishing probably won't get done until Monday. These little guys were really fun to do but not sure I would do them again. They are only 2"x2" but have so many colors in each so that makes for LOTS of color changes. I'll be doing another set of 12 Days next year just not sure yet which one.
Date Night....
We decided it was time to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary a little late. I really wanted a good steak dinner so Tracy decided we would try Outback Steakhouse and see if it was as good as we remembered. It was!!! Since I wanted to see if they had the Christmas decorations up on the strip that's where we headed. No decorations yet but the meal was worth the trip After dinner we played the slots for a while then headed downtown for coffee at Starbucks. I was too cold to sit outside and people watch so we had our coffee inside and then headed home. It was another enjoyable evening out with DH and can't wait til we do it again.
I'm going to try to get back to some of my SAL stitching now and hope to make some progress on the "Snowflake" and Celtic Spring. Not sure how much I'll get done tomorrow as Tracy wants to put the tree up and I have some major straighting up of stash todo before we can even think of the tree. Looks like tomorrow will be spent putting away charts, fabric and floss.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

14 comments:

Cindy F. said...

11 & 12 look great!!
So good you and dh had a great date night!! Outback...bloomin' onions...YUMMY!
Congrats on 30 years!!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on the anniversary - Outback is one of my favorite places! Love the finishes!

Lou's addictions said...

wow 30 years of marriage, I cant wait to be able to say that myself (only another 27 years to go lol...) I am desparate to get my tree up too but its kind of a tradition in my family and in the UK too to wait till 12 days before christmas.

Sadie said...

Congratulations to you both on your anniversary. Sounds like you had a great date night. I haven't had a steak for ages, I so want one now! You are a food enabler too!
Can't wait to see your 12 days all finished.

sales said...

30 Years! Yeah! Sounds like you had a great time and FOG in Las Vegas! That must have been a treat.
Your 12 days looks great.
Heidi-ILCS

Donna said...

30 years? We just made 3 years and counting. I am glad you had such a great time! And I love your 12 days!

Patricia said...

Happy Belated Anniversary
Great finishes they are so cute!!
HUGS
Patty Smith

Louisiana Momma said...

I like your 12 days stuff too.. have me wondering about this "just nan" stuff I have been seeing on your blog..

congrats on the anniversary too - we just had our 4th anniversary.. quite a ways behind you :-)

Gabi said...

Congrats with your anniversary. Your 12 days of Christmas are looking great. How are you going to finish them?

Nancy said...

Wow, fog in Vegas, I bet that is a rarity! Your Just Nan pieces look great. Congrats on the 30 years, I'm not far behind...27!!! Make sure to take LOTS of Christmas photos of the strip for me!

Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing the 12 days ornaments. Is this your second set of 12 days ornaments or third?

Meari said...

I have 2 of those JoAnn shopping bags that I use when I shop. Most of the time I forget them in the car, so I just wheel the items out with the car and then put the stuff in the "green" bags.

Congrats on finishing the JN 12Days! Your date night sounds great.

Meari said...

P.S. Send the sunshine here!! We got 2" of snow yesterday/last night. Heck, I'd even take the fog!

Debbie Jo said...

Glad you got some rain! I love to listen to it rain and got to do that all weekend.

Your 12 Days ornies are just adorable. Nice work. Sounds like you did some good stash shopping too.

Congrats on 30 yrs with Tracy and wish you many many more.