Sunday, July 31, 2016

End of July, 2016

It is hard to believe that July is pretty much over. Between all the work being done on the house and my recent Cataract surgery, time has flown by. I now have a new roof, new windows and a new door. They are going to do some work in the bathroom this week, nothing dramatic, just things that need to be done. My poor mobile home is fifty years old and like me it has it's aches and pains. I am hoping with the new windows that my heating bill will be a lot not more comfortable in my wallet this winter. 

I just love what they did with my stained glass window. My brother-in-law made it for my step father quite a while ago and the smashing on the outside was starting to rot. It now so lovely. They did a wonderful job of framing it and I have a double glazed window behind it.

This is what the other Windows look like. I love them. I used to have the ones that crank open, these are so much easier and I won't have to take down screens and put up storms every year. They even tilt for cleaning. So nice !! 

My new door looks great also. They still have to do the trim but it looks good already.

My stitching has been very slow with my eyes but I am hoping now that the surgery is done that things in that area will improve.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day !!

Friday, July 8, 2016

July, 2016

I haven't been as faithful to blogging as I should, and I am sorry for that. I do enjoy reading everyone's blogs but time passes and I don't seem to remember to check them. It has been almost two years since I lost Rich and I miss him. Eventually I guess I will get involved in things again, he was my involvement when he was sick for so long. I feel lost without that purpose on a daily basis. Ok enough of the pity party.

My stitching has been sporadic at best. I did do some things for my niece for her wedding and some gifts for family . My trip to Texas was in March and I enjoyed spending time with my younger sister.

Wedding pillow , garters, and bridal bag !!
Tote bags for family

And of course there has to be a picture of the bride. I just love her gown !!

And my sister and her husband. I love this particular shot.

And of course the happy couple.

I am having work done on the house right now and will post those pictures another day. Thank you for listening to my moans and letting me share my family with you. Take care and have a nice day!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Been Shopping !!

My girl friend and I went for a walk through Big Lots today just for the heck of it. Of course like many other stores, they have started to put out their Christmas items. Well !!  We found the animated stuffed animals, and we were bad. We had all of them going to see what they could do.  I found a lone penguin , pressed his button and lost it !! He is wonderfully funny. He sings a not so old fashioned carol and keeps beat to the music including a lot of boody action. I just had to have him. A silly impulsive purchase for sure. Not like me at all, I am not usually a shopper. But I love him  !! Here is a video of him, see what you think.

The video wouldn't work on here. Drat !! You would have been laughing !! Take care and have a great day !!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Here Again !.,

This year has flown by so fast that it is often hard to keep up. The biggest event is the most recent. Two days ago I became a great grandmother !! Yikes !! How did that happen !! Thursday morning at 7 AM, Ophelia Wren made her appearance into this world. She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and is 20 inches long. Of course I think she is beautiful.

She is just a few hours old here

This one was taken today !!
I wish I lived closer so I could give her cuddles but my grand daughter sends me pictures and updates.

I will post tomorrow with my stitching. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February First !!

Today has been a quiet day. But yesterday was a good one. Charlie (my son) came over ad took me out to lunch. We went to Red Robin. We ate chatted and had a wonderful time together.

After I got home I just sat and relaxed and stitched. I started my Spring SAL for the Needlecraft Haven. It is a chart from Lizzie Kate and I am really enjoying it. A very relaxing stitch.

I also finished a scarf for my friend

Well I think that is all for today. Thank you for visiting and have a great day !!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 2015 yikes !!

Well 2015 has snuck up on me and now January is almost over. It is hard to believe how fast time does go by. A lot has happened to me since Rich's death this past July. I still miss him and sometimes get down in the doldrums. I can hear him coming down the hallway only to turn and find no one there. I guess this is all normal and will eventually get better. I have been traveling. As you saw in my last post I went to Maryland to see family in August. In November I made a long trip to England to meet stitching friends of about 7-8 years. It was nice to finally see them in person after chatting with them for so long.clare and her husband offered their home to me while I was there and I had a wonderful time getting to know them both. They have a lovely home.

This a view from the garden. Clare and I roamed all over most days to see the sites. It is such a beautiful country. On Thursday we went o London for the day and saw Buckingham Place, Harrods,Big Ben and the Parlament building, the Eye of London, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. It was all breathtaking. During the afternoon we stopped at Knighsbridge Green Hotel for tea. So wonderful. Here we sat at 3in the afternoon drinking champagne, I felt like royalty.

Clare and I having tea!

A toast !!
Buckingham palace 

Us !!

Big Ben !!

The Eye of London 

Tower Bridge 

The Tower of London !

What a wonderful trip!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanging in !!

It has been two months since Rich passed away. I won't say it has been easy. I miss him and look for him often to find him not there. I have been assured that this is normal , but it is still daunting. Several weeks ago I did make a trip by train to see my Father and Sister in Maryland. The Old Lady with cane in hand boarded a train and away we went. I hadn't been on a train in about fifty years. LOL  It was long, nine hours, but not bad. Amtrak was wonderful in how they helped me along. Kudos to them. I will definitely travel by them again. Anyway I had a great visit with my sister and her family and spent time with my dad. I hadn't been able to get to see him for the last five or six years. He turned 90 this year, I wanted to see him before he was gone. My family lives in the country in Western Maryland, in the mountains. Beautiful country. Here is some pictures of my dad's yard and of course him and I.

Dad and I , he looks great for his age.

This is the view out his picture window. The back of the house faces a meadow, only trees and woods as far as you can see.

This is the side yard and a picture of his grape arbor, it used to produced large dark purple grapes that he used to make wine and jellies from. It doesn't produce any longer.

This is my sister acting silly while doing the dishes. 

We ended the evening around the fire pit making making s'mores, after playing in the swimming pool.
I was tired when I got home but a good tired. Rich would have enjoyed himself but he was unable to travel the last few years of his illness and I didn't feel good about leaving him home alone.

Thank you for visiting and I will try to post a little more regularly. Take care and have a great day !!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sad day !!

Last night at 11:30, my friend, my husband, my love came to the end of his suffering and left this earth. He is now in a better place with no worries, care, or strife, he is at rest. I miss him now and will always miss him.we have only had seventeen years together. Not enough time to my way of thinking but we laughed a lot together. He was good to me and good to my mother and friends with my son. I wa his wife, friend, care giver, and bottle washer lol. (not to mention all the laundry)

Happy journey my love, be at peace !

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Busy Week !!

Rich was admitted to the hospital again this past Monday and was there until yesterday. He is recovering from pneumonia and we found out that he only has 15 % of his kidney function. That along with 15% of his heart function and 40% of his lung function and he is a sick man. He went back to the nursing home yesterday after a horrible day at the hospital. We were treated terribly. And I had to tranort this sick man back to the nursing home in my car. It is a long story. Needless to say, I was and still am very upset.

Today, he is still feeling unwell and slept most of my visit this afternoon. My girlfriend cam over for supper and we had hamburgers and corn on the cob. Yummy !! We also ad a wonderful visit.

Last evening I was amazed at how lovely the sky was at sunset. Here are some pictures.

Such lovely colors.

As far as my stitching, it has been almost non-existent. I did mange to finish a small part on the RR from Needlecraft Haven and sent it off to the next person.

Here is the entire piece so far

And this is the little bit that I got done, I felt bad that I was unable to get more done.

I did the grey floor and part of the quilt. It was a fun piece to work on.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day !!

Monday, July 7, 2014


Life continues to be crazy around here. Saturday a week ago Rich was in the hospital again for his heart and other things. They discharged him to a rehab nursing home for Cardiac Rehab and to try to change his meds around.i was told that the rehab part was from 8-10 weeks. He seems to be doing well with it so far. His long term outlook is not good I am afraid. His heart function as well as his kidney function is declining. The doctor said he may have to come home on Hospice. So we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

As far as me, I am dealing and running back and forth. I am tired. But like the Energiser Bunny I just keep going. My stitching time have suffered I am afraid. I am doing well to keep up with RR and exchanges that I am involved in. Someday there may be time but until then I do what I can do.
 I am including some pictures of recent stitching and exchanges.

This is the Summer Exchange I sent to my partner with the Needlecraft Haven group. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I even made the cording that I used around it. I have been trying my hand at Kumihimo braiding and find that I enjoy it.

This is the gift I received from my partner. The berries are beads. So lovely. Now to find a place on my limited wall space to display it.

This is the front and back of a Needlebook I did for an exchange on UK Stitchers another group I am in. This one was a pleasure to stitch and I may make more in other colors. There is a scissor keep to match but that is not finished as of yet stitched but not finished.

This is the inside of the Needlebook. The lining is hand stitched along the edges.

I am also finishing up my part on a RR that I am stitching , I will post pictures another time.

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day !!