Oh where have the days flown, so quickly past?  Every day, for the past few weeks, I have thought, 'today I will post on my blog and catch up with my blog reading'.  I have missed all of you, my dear friends, so much!

So much to share, but not sure where to begin.  This past weekend, my dear friend, Janet (no blog) and I attended the Stitcher's Hideaway Winter Retreat in Mystic, Connecticut, and had an absolutely marvelous time!  Can you tell that we didn't get a lot of sleep?  But oh, what fun!
We stitched our little hearts out and met so many other wonderful stitchers.  We talked and talked, and shared our joy of stitching with one another.  Oh, what great fun we had!  We can't wait until our next retreat!

I made some more progress on Quaker Christmas II, but wish that I had been able to accomplish more!  I have a long way to go on this beautiful sampler, and pray that it will be finished by next Christmas 2013!  Patience, patience......

Although I didn't have a chance to share my progress on the Heirloom Baby Sampler, I was delighted to finish stitching it last week, in time to take it to the framer's, just before we left for the retreat.  Here is a preview before framing.......
I am pleased with the way it looks.  It is a bit difficult to see the little beads scattered throughout the design, but I think that they add a nice touch.

We had more snow this past weekend, 3 snowstorms on top of one another, which added about 6 inches of rather heavy snow to our already heaped snowpiles here.  Other areas in the state did not get as much snow as we did here.

Meggie was all dressed up in her Leopard coat to go out in the cold weather.  She shivers and won't budge an inch if it is too cold outside.  Doesn't she look so cute?  She isn't spoiled:)

I decided that some nice homemade soup was needed, and decided to make a wonderful squash, spinach soup with roasted bits of sausage.   Hmmmmm... Perfect for a cold winter day!

Well, dear friends, as you can imagine, I have lots of catching up to do, reading about what all of you have been doing too.  

Thank you for all of your wonderful friendships, which mean so much to me.  It is always a blessing to share with you, and I love each and every sweet comment that you write.

Blessings in Stitches & Friendship!

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