Monday, November 2, 2009

Sleeping Giant ...

... sleeping peacefully in the late afternoon sun. It was a spring-like day here in the Rockies so it seemed like a good idea to get out into it and give the new camera a work out (the old one having finally been retired after many years of diligent service). It's supposed to be just this lovely all week which, when you live in a ski town and it's November 2nd, is NOT a good thing:

No Snow :-(

The ski area opens in just 3 weeks. Doesn't look like the first day is going to be a deep powder day. Then again, you never know. Living in the mountains you learn to expect the unexpected from the weather. So we took a few more photos, just to remind ourselves that it IS early Winter, not early Spring .... and give us hope for a couple of runs on opening day.

No leaves either

Most of the last week was spent updating the website and finishing up our little "Peace and Joy" kits. If you already ordered one, rest assured, it is now on it's way to you. We were only able to make up a limited number of them and have gone through about half that number already, so if you were considering him for your Christmas tree this year, don't delay. When they are gone, they're gone.

Unfortunately, we won't be releasing the large Christmas Sampler, Good Yule, that we were hoping to release for the holidays. The "lost in the mail" debacle in addition to major revisions that need to be made, took it too close to the wire. I would always rather delay a release than release something I'm not happy with. We've decided to keep it until our planned "Christmas in July" when we will release another Limited Edition Ornament and ..... I'm leaning towards a stocking, which I haven't done in many years. Better to start your Christmas stitching in July anyhow, right? At least that way you'll have some hope of getting your projects finished by Christmas Eve.

We are planning on releasing several new things right after the first of the year ... but think "Valentines" and "Spring" as opposed to Christmas. If you're at all like me, you'll be very tired of the decorations by then and ready for a change of pace.

So, now I'm ready to to have a bite to eat and then plan to stitch all evening .... maybe even all night. Who knows. The large doses of oxygen I get from those hikes always seem to give me a second wind (no pun intended :-)

See you soon, ci vediamo a presto, à tout à l'heure, gauw tot ziens,


  1. I'm sure Good Yule will be worth the wait. All of your designs are quite lovely.

  2. I'm sure Good Yule will be worth the wait. In the meantime, I will enjoy stitching the 2009 ornament and continuing the alphabet sampler series.

    And of course I can hardly wait to start Tocatta V! ;)

  3. Cynthia, I received the ornament and started stitching it at Celebration in NH. The "sistahs" loved it and so did everyone else who saw it. Since it's Saturday and I haven't been on the computer all day, I'm going to do Santa's over one face tonight. It's a lovely design and is stitching up fast, so I'll have it done for Christmas - this Christmas ! LOL


  4. and I will be stitching on the ornament for our "Christmas in July" releases tonight. It's a good night for staying inside and stitching. We just got about 2 feet of snow yesterday and brrrrrrrr it's cold. The pulled thread piece will be on it's way to you soon ... was trying to decide on fabric and now waiting for it to arrive. Wished I had been in New Hampshire :-(