Friday, January 02, 2015

A Bit of This and A Bit of that and 2014 Smalls SAL Update

(Started writing this post on December 31, 2014)
2014 is coming to an end, it seems way to soon. The year just seemed to fly by.
Well, I thought it was great to see my yard again, but it started to snow on Christmas Eve and didn't quit until late Christmas Day and again yesterday so we added another 9" of that annoying white crap a.k.a. snow to the yard.

This is the dogs yard and the top pic has a 12" ruler sticking out of the top.

The snow wasn't bad enough we also got hit with single digit temps and Wednesday our furnace decided it has had enough of heating the house. Thank God for my hubs and I being prepared for emergencies, we have the choice of two Kerosene heaters or six plugin heaters or the wood stove to heat the house. I chose WOOD STOVE!! toasty warm. Hubs trouble shot the heater on Thursday night and it's up and running again.

We started re-doing our kitchen the day after Christmas and have a new range and a couple of cabinets being delivered on Monday. The cabinets couldn't fit in the jeep. We put up half of the ceiling, the upper cabinets and a new ceiling light. I'll get before and after pics up after our new range is delivered.

Last but not least, and it is definitely late, here is my final 2014 Smalls SAL update for 2014.

"Prim Christmas Wishes"
Designed By: Me, Sandy Longan
Stitched on 28 count white Monaco (Lugana) using DMC threads then Coffee dyed and distressed using instant coffee granules. Added some country fabric, coffee dyed Cluny lace and ribbon to finish it off.

Well that's it for today, I'm off to do a ton of dusting and then rearranging my craft room so we can fit the bar cabinet in here since it can't be in the kitchen anymore. It looks like it might turn into my new sewing cabinet with an added fold-down table when the hubs gets around-to-it. So until next time....stay warm (were expecting low temps and more snow for the next three or four days), be prepared for emergencies, and have a very Happy and Prosperous 2015.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' 
Hugs, Sandy


  1. A beautiful finish! I love the pattern and how you finished it!
    Happy New Year!!

  2. Stay warm indeed! I'm jealous of your wood stove though, that sounds perfect. Happy new year to you too.

  3. Happy New Year! I'm sorry it was such a cold start! Stay warm. Love the Smalls finish.

  4. You got a lot of snow! We got about 9 inches as well. Pain but it looks prettier than the brown dead grass :)

    Glad that you got the furnace work and your last stitching piece looks really nice.
    Heidi- ILCS

  5. Wow! what a time to lose the heating. Glad it is all working now. Your new kitchen sounds exciting look forward to the pictures.
    Love your Prim stitched wee pillow, how clver you are.

  6. Love your last small finish - very pretty! Lots going on at your house. Might as well with all that weather, right? Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year!! Your smalls designs is very sweet.


  8. Remodeling can be a huge chore. Hope you are happy with the outcome. Your stitching looks great as always. Stay safe and warm.

  9. Quanta diferença de temperatura. Minha cidade o calor de 30 graus.
    Um sol lindo, brilhante, mas muito, muito quente. Chega ser quase insuportável. A neve me parece linda!
    Amei conhecer seu blog.
    Feliz 2015 para você e sua familia.

  10. Oh My Goodness! I know you hate that white crap right now, but to me it is beautiful to see! I live in Sunny Miami and wish we could enjoy a few days of snow down here just to experience some kind of winter. Good thing you were prepared. I'll send some of our sunshine your way.

    Love your small finish. It is adorable. Nice Job. :-)

  11. That is a great piece--and the finishing is great also! My daughter's FIL lives somewhere in Montana... but he likes the snow! Happy 2015!

  12. Your designs are refreshing. Wondering: do you design your own fonts for lettering? They are not too ornate and not too simple...they are just right! Elizabeth Hansen, Chester Co., PA

  13. Love your finish!! Enjoy the new kitchen!


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