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Monday, November 30, 2009

The Older I Get and Hoe Hoe Hoe Update

Ok, I love turkey, but did we have to make it twice??? I just finished yet another helping of left over turkey dinner. I know, I know, I shouldn't complain, but we had Thanksgiving dinner at my mother-in-laws and everything was really yummy. I didn't over eat so I felt good about that. As a kind gesture my hubby's boss gives us a turkey with "ALL" the trimmings every year at Thanksgiving time. So I fixed round two yesterday which was Sunday. So, what I'm saying is "where's the beef"!!!! lol

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday. Now it's on to Christmas. I can't believe that 2009 is almost over, it will seem weird to write 01/01/10 for the new year. We watched the movie "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with Henry Winkler (remember the "Fonz" on Happy Days?) over the the weekend, in fact I watched it twice! I love the "redbox" greatest movie rental system for only one buck per night!!!

I am getting closer to having "Hoe, Hoe, Hoe" done and then I can do the happy dance. I have enjoyed this one, maybe because it has to do with Santa and the anticipation of things to come. I took two photo's one with the flash on and one with it off, just wasn't sure which one I liked best so I posted both of them.


Notforgotten Farm

"Hoe, Hoe, Hoe"

***flash on***



Same photo....."flash off"



I Love Christmas

The Older I Get…
the simpler my holiday preparations become…
the closer I feel to old friends as I write my Christmas cards…
the more I cherish the oldest ornaments…
the more fondly I remember Christmases past…
the longer I hold on to a holiday hug…
the more I realize Christmas is a matter of the heart…
the tighter my throat gets when I sing “Silent Night”…
the more I enjoy giving than receiving…
the more I try to see Christmas through the eyes of a child…
the longer I sit at night in the glow of the Christmas tree…
the more wondrously beautiful the Christmas story is…
the deeper my awe at God’s infinite love…
the More I Love Christmas! The older I get…
the more I enjoy sharing Christmas greetings with wonderful people like you!

BLESSINGS OF THE SEASON



24 comments:

Andrea said...

We had two turkeys as well Jolene! Love me some turkey but it can get old real quick! Today I made some beed taquitos and they were just great, probably cause we're just tired of turkey, lol!

Love your Hoe, Hoe, Hoe! Seeing your progress makes me want this chart! What color did you decide on for Santa's coat? It's great!

Nina said...

I like this design, so cute!

Irene said...

I love your Hoe Hoe Hoe ! The one with the flash on looks nice.

stitchinfiend said...

I have Hoe Hoe Hoe in my shopping cart at 123 and having seen your WIP I am definitely getting it. It is just lovely.

Sharlotte said...

I know what you mean, turkey,turkey,and more turkey. At least it freezes well. I love Hoe,Hoe,Hoe. It's so cute.

Carol said...

So glad your Thanksgivings were special, Jolene. Lucky you--we had NO leftovers because we were in Ohio. I was actually thinking of cooking a turkey breast this coming weekend for us...

I'm loving Hoe Hoe Hoe--so cute :)

Katrina said...

That's a lot of turkey :-). I like to make turkey pot pie with the leftovers. Love your Santa.

Siobhan said...

Your Hoe Hoe Hoe looks adorable, Jolene! I'm glad that you enjoyed both of your Thanksgiving dinners. ;)

Loraine said...

Love your Christmas sampler! I can't wait to see a finish.
Turkey is good for you, better than beef! LOL.
How fun to have it twice!
Sorry about not writing you back in your e-mail. I've been soooo busy. I'll try and respond today.
Take Care!

Deb said...

I love Hoe Hoe Hoe, Joelene! UGH on the turkey twice. I never get to cook the holiday meals (my MIL says she's going to do them until she drops over in her shoes), but one year I just had to cook a turkey! Can you say overload??? I never did that again!

Missy Ann said...

Love that design, it never fails to put a smile on my face.

Margaret said...

I love your Hoe Hoe Hoe! Had to get the pattern myself. It's nice that you had two Thanksgivings. :D

Carolyn NC said...

Hoe, Hoe - looks wonderful. Glad you had lots of turkey! I agree so much with your "poem" - thanks!

Pumpkin said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :o) Yes, it's hard to believe that December is here!

Great progress on Hoe Hoe. That sounds so funny :o)

Carin said...

Your Hoe-hoe-hoe looks beautifull, they colors are great !

Carin said...

Your Hoe-hoe-hoe looks beautifull. I love the colors, they are great !

Myra said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely poem. It is oh so true! Hoe is looking good. :o)

Jane said...

You're nearly done with Hoe, Hoe, Hoe and then you can do your happy dance! It's looking so cute and I love the podgy little Santa. :)

So wonderful your Thanksgiving went well, even if you had more than enough turkey. lol

Jo said...

Wonderful stitching. Hoe-Hoe-Hoe looks great.

Cari said...

Jolene - its sounds like you had a wonderful time with family. I just love the holidays! Your HHH is coming along nicely - a perfect project for the season!

Enjoy your week.

Michelle said...

Your Hoe Hoe Hoe is so cute!! Love it!

CindyMae said...

I love Turkey too but it does get to that point of NEEDING beef!! HoeHoeHoe is looking great!! Love that poem and it is so true!

Suzanne said...

I can't say that I ever get sick of turkey, although we are lucky if we eat it once a year. My mouth is watering already.

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe is such a cute design.

Sharon said...

It looks wonderful!