Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hermitting and Stitching Weekend

This is my first International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (IHSW), and I'm really looking forward to it.  As if I needed an excuse to shut out the world and stitch. :o)  It's a little cool and cloudy this morning, but we are supposed to have a nice afternoon.  I may even take my hermitting outside for a while. :o)

I'm working on my grove of Christmas trees that I volunteered to make as happies for our office Christmas party.  At my office, we have a "Gift Fund" that you can be a part of if you want to participate in birthdays, sending flowers for illnesses, and the Christmas party, and I am on the committee that plans all that this year.  I thought it would be nice to have a better happy for the Christmas party than some cheap little thing from the dollar store, so I showed my fellow committee members a little handmade Christmas tree to see if they liked it.  And they did, so I committed myself to making 40 of them.  But they are really fun to make.  I have 12 beaded so far.  Here is my grove this morning.

I will be working hard on my trees this weekend.  When finished, they will be on little stands and be about 6 or 7 inches tall.  DH is helping me with the stands.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have a finished one to share!

We had our office sponsered Thanksgiving dinner yesterday.  Everyone who wanted to participate brought a dish or contributed to the turkey.  Then we brought our food back to our desks to eat.  I eat with my office buddies in one of my friend's cubicles because she has a work table in her cube.  I decided we should be festive, and her favortie color is pink, so I decorated our dinner table. :o)

And here we are enjoying our Thanksgiving dinner together.  That's me on the right.

I am very thankful for these ladies, as they are good friends and make work a lot of fun! :o)

Happy IHSW everyone!


Meari said...

I agree... great coworkers make work fun. I have to ask... What are "happies"?

Lisa Dunn said...

"Happies" are small gifts that don't cost very much. :o)

SoCal Debbie said...

That's so nice of you to volunteer to make so many gifts! I remember going to office potlucks just like yours, but I've been working at home for 10 years and miss those fun times!

Pam said...

Gee whiz your trees are just fabulous.. You and your coworkers look like such a happy little group. :9)

Joysze said...

WOW, those trees are so pretty!!! I agree whole-heartedly about great coworkers. :)