Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WOYWW 283 - Tags, Stitches, and Missing Trees

 Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday. I hope you are feeling happy and productive. It was a crazy cold weekend for Halloween this past week in the Ozarks, and it was also the time change when we set our clocks back an hour. I love more sunshine in the morning - but not sure if I don't mourn the loss of longer evenings even more! Let's face it--I'm a summer girl and want the sun to shine high at least until 9 p.m. every day!
Stitching little reindeers with variegated floss

Just realized, there's some Halloween candy on my table! I have played a lot at my craft table with my gelli-printed craft tags and my reindeer cross-stitch which is going to become a little Christmas banner hopefully. Last year I stitched several Christmas trees, but then didn't do anything with them as that was about the time my precious mother became ill and passed away. It was a very strange Christmas for me as I've never had a Christmas without Mom (or a holiday for that matter), and now I have no idea what I did with those little stitched trees. No doubt they are tucked in some nook or cranny of my crafty corner. I am still searching for them and wondering if they entered the wardrobe and crossed on over into Narnia and the White Witch took hold of them (I played the White Witch on stage once). We'll see. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, my two lions, Minnie and Joseph wanted some camera time on the blog. Have a wonderful week lovelies!
Minnie likes to help Mommy.

Joseph (I actually call him "Butter") is feeling cozy.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Those "firsts" are always so hard after we lose someone. ***sigh***
    And a hug.

    Your desk is so full of bright colors, so fun and cheerful, Sandy. And your Minnie looks like our Daisy cat!

    #54 this week with
    painty things

  2. Love your reindeers, Sandy, hope you find a really good use for them. We had the warmest Halloween on record here in the UK, really strange weather although it's turned much colder now. I'm with you though, would love the sunny nights to last all year.
    Love your two lions!!
    Thanks for popping by already
    Hugs Lisax #33

  3. Yes, those first holidays without loved ones are hard. I hope this Christmas is better, and you find your trees!

    Yay for kitty helpers. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #26

  4. It's been very cold here the past couple of days too...I reckon my peas and lettuces will gave been frosted by now. Our clocks went back the weekend before and while I adore balmy summer's evenings, I also enjoy pulling the curtains tight and shutting the world out. When the log burner is roaring away, I love being in our cosy little space!
    Your reindeer cross stitch us looking beautiful, that sparkly Aida makes all the difference. I wonder what happened to those trees you did? You will rediscover them at an opportune moment, when the time us right and you are able to cope with the emotions that will undoubtedly resurface....
    I want to see pics of you as the White Witch!!
    Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

  5. Here's to a happier time this Christmas! The cross stitch is lovely, and I hope you find the trees in time to do something with them. Have a great week, Chris # 7

  6. Your reindeers are lovely, Sandy. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them and I do hope you find those trees. My own mother passed away in August ten years ago and I don't remember that first Christmas following at all! I say this every year, I hate winter!!! Have a good week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #47

  7. even after 24 years I still miss my mother at this time of year. It was always such a family thing around my house when I was a kid and now not so much cause everyone is always so busy. Love the cross stitch adn I hope you are able to find the others eventually. Have a great week. Vickie #68

  8. Hi Sandie, thanks for the visit and its lovely to be snooping about peoples' desks again after so long away. Love your little reindeer, hope you find your trees, you could make a little banner with them all. Sorry I am so late visiting, still plugging away at the list!! Annette #18