Saturday, 3 January 2015

Christmas Vacation Day 15! Home...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

We arrived home yesterday evening and although it was a FANTASTIC vacation, it was good to be home again too.

Hello Kitty was sure glad to see us:

We left Canmore yesterday morning to temperatures just below freezing and a bright sunny day.  By the time we reached Cochrane the weather had changed to overcast with some freezing rain and by the time we were north of Airdrie it was full on blizzard.  At times I was unable to see the road!  My son from the back seat very wisely noted that since I was driving that is why the weather was so stormy.  It's true!  Whenever I plan a road trip of any distance there will always be a tornado, a gigantic rain storm that only Noah might think of as insignificant, or like yesterday, blinding snow! 

I managed to forge ahead of the bumper to bumper traffic on the QE II as the last thing I wanted was to be stuck in a row of traffic when one cannot see.  Eventually I caught up to an oil patch trucker who had his beacons on and I was able to follow him at a safe distance through the storm.  The radio reports were that there were lots of accidents and we saw several emergency vehicles out on mission.    
My husband stayed behind in the congested traffic as the Super Duty is not as good in the ice and snow as the AWD Highlander with Michelin X-ice.  I love that car...

I was too tired to do any crafting after getting home and unpacking yesterday, but I think I outdid myself today!

You know how there are people who will spend time trying to figure out how to do something the easy way and likely spend more time figuring than if they had just done it?  Well, sometimes that is me!

As you know I joined the Cross Stitch Collection Stitch Along.  There are like 3000 different thread colors in this, okay maybe I exaggerate a little, but not much.  I HATE unwrapping the threads and winding them around the pathetic little card board holders and trying to keep colors organized.  So, today I went to the dollar store and this is what I have come up with:
Each color in it's own little bag, with all of it's own pieces FOREVER!!!  Seriously genius I think!

Now off to do some cross stitch...

Hope this inspires your own creativity...



  1. What a great idea with the floss!!!! I might steal it!

  2. It's genius isn't it??? I have done some stitching this morning and am simply amazed how much easier this is with the small pieces - stuff in bag and leave there ☺