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Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

Hey there!  I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Our Thanksgiving was very quiet, just David and me.  It's been that way for a few years now and although I do miss the bustle of family, it was very nice just to have a fairly unstressful day.   I roasted a turkey breast and made all the trimmings.  I like making that meal so it was a joy to do.  It came out very well and we will have leftovers for a few days. 

I have been working on With Thy Needle and Threads, Needleworker's Sampler. 

I've changed it up a bit and I am pleased with what I've done so far. It's really unusual for me to change up a design but something about it just didn't work for me.  I realized that the house and the basket of fruit above it wasn't centered and being a symetrical type, I move them over and then the fun began.  Now things didn't fit like they did before and well, the top half of the design is now "re-designed".  It's ok though.  It's good for the brain to shake things up a little.  I added a lady friend to the left side of the house and gave the man a doggy friend. I moved some of the pinwheels and will go about re-planting the flowers.  I will have to move the woman holding the needle in the next band too so she's centered under the house. After that I think I will leave the rest of the design alone. 

I did go out this Black Friday. I was very surprised how easy it was to find a parking spot and that the mall wasn't terribly busy even with all the doorbuster sales.  Maybe they were busier on Thanksgiving Day (GRRR...nothing is sacred anymore) and I got what I went for which really was for me.  I needed jeans and a suitcase.  My trip to Japan is almost here and I had to have a bigger piece of luggage than just the carry-on.  I wandered around but nothing drew the money from my wallet.  Which really is a good thing cause my wallet is pretty light.

I've joined the "Snooty Parrot" SAL on Facebook.  Terri from Chocolates For Breakfast is hosting it. It starts on January 4th.  I'm waiting on threads and we are 100 strong!  A beautiful sampler for sure. It pushed out a couple of samplers I thought about starting at the beginning of the year.  Oh,wait, I always start a little something Christmas Day so just maybe....who am I kidding.  I know I will but what is yet to be decided.

Anyway...that's all from Chez Doghair...I'm covered in it.  And it's time for a nap.  All that shopping just did me in. 

Have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks for stopping!


Vickie said...

How adventurous! Good for you redesigning it to your liking.

marly said...

I'm all for adjusting pieces to our liking. Good for you! Our shops weren't bad this morning either. But the bargains were amazing!

Karoline said...

Your changes to the sampler sound good & I'm glad you had a good holiday

Brigitte said...

That's a beautiful sampler, and it will be even more beautiful to you with all the changes you made.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You know Joanie, this darn google reader stopping really screwed my blog reading list. I was thinking about you and then I thought...I haven't read a blog post about her in a long time. guess aren't on my bloglovin list, which I thought I had transferred correctly. . . :(
So here I am, really late...I love this sampler and am wanting to see yours! I'm thinking this may be my New Years Eve start...
I have mine kitted from WTNAT.

Hazel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love that sampler and I think your adjustment will look great. xx