Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's Venetian Red

What a week...I did not know that quitting work would mean unorganized time now. Do not misunderstand, I love my new free time, just need to keep things in order. I just finished my Niky's Christmas contest stitching just have to figure out how to complete it. It was a nice project. Mom's situation is no solution?! She is doing okay and probably needs to follow a better diet.... don't we all! It has been a busy week. Mr H and I went to the Hyundai dealership on Saturday and this followed us home...
it is a 2016 Elantra and my favorite car color...Venetian Red. Funny how you have to get used to a car that is basically the same as you had before....there are of course changes. So pretty. Mr H had a doctor appointment, more on that later...
We had some rain storms also this week...
much needed and so refreshing. The garden was thoroughly watered.  The temperatures have been so comfortable, but will probably change soon back to the 90's. Mr H and I  had lunch outside yesterday at AJ's Marketplace. Most pleasant...
Earlier I  opened the garage to get the newspaper...
Venus and the lovely is this. I love looking to the sky, any time of the day or night. I am always wondering who is out someone looking down on us? I remember as a child I would say, "I see the moon and the moon sees me"... you may have sung the song or read the rhyme. Here is a link to a snippet of the lullaby. With this I leave you...I must have  cup of coffee. It has been so nice to chat with you. Thank you for the kind words and your friendship. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Maybe it is Autumn

What a lovely start to this morning. The temperature is around 72 and a lovely cool air. Of course the sun is not shining yet and then it will be around 95, but it is still a nice morning. There were a few triple digit days last week so it really is not Autumn....yet. I started a new project from Niky Creations Christmas Contest.  I thought it would be fun. Each entry will receive a number and then there will be a drawing on November 30th. How about an update on mom results no idea what is the problem. You would think with all the tests and technology they could come up with a reason. EvaP tells me she is feeling fine but do to becoming dizzy often she has been advised to use her walker all the time. Gee, I thought that was decided long ago which is why I bought her one of those fancy models  so she would be more apt to use it. She had told me it is so nice that it does not make her feel old, this from someone who will be 89 in December! I had mentioned my Burger King Doll....
How about a Ronald McDonald Doll. Haven't located the Burger King guy yet....maybe one of the other boxes. Anyway, he was $1.00 purchased from McDonald's in the late 70s. I was always picking up specials. When I was a child we never got the cereal with the freebies in them...mostly had hot cereals or toast for breakfast. I am a Cheerios gal so now if there is a special it's mine. Mr H likes the Kellogg cereals so what they add in is also mine....still a kid sometimes. Why do we collect these things? Anyway....thought I would share McD doll.I need my second cup of coffee, second laundry in the washer and the newspaper is waiting to be read. So nice to have you stop by today. Thank you for the kind words and most of all your friendship. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

~~~the table is topped

Finally after all these years, the Star of the Orient squares are finished...
I decided on a blue bias trim and voila, it is on the table. I forgot just how much I enjoyed my learning to quilt....I wish Beatrice could see that what she began with me is finally completed. I plan to pursue more hand stitching and quilting ... not that I will abandon my cross stitch, but as a change.
There is something gratifying for me to hand stitch. Most relaxing. I would not mind making this pattern for a bed top..... well maybe not just yet to go into a project that big. I always wanted to do a Cathedral Quilt for my bed. Time will tell what I will accomplish. Mr H really likes how this looks which made me feel good.
Oh, I decided to straighten out the kitchen drawers...lots of time now that I am home full time. Anyway, way in the back of one of the draws things materialize from who knows where---I found
Mickey, Pluto and Donal came to lunch! These are from the seventies....just love that I found them ....I did not know what had become of them. I will be sure they do not get lost again. the things that I save.... do you remember the Burger King doll, Eskimo Pie doll? I have them, yes indeed. Somewhere I have coffee cups from Maxwell House's 25th anniversary. Also a set of Campbell Soup drinking mugs. I was always sending for special offers. Well, today I need to find a project to work on.... nothing at the ready yet even thought there is a basket of to do. So, glad you came to visit and thank you for your kind words and your friendship. I want to say thank you also for those who plan to send a surprise to Cindy....,thank you for extending friendship to her in this unsettling time. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

With a little help from my friends

I know that we all have difficult times. Whether it be health or money or just family situations. Today one of our blog of my long time blog friends is having difficult times. She may even be one of your followers---Cindy De Rosa ...if you click on her name you can read all about it. Cindy and I were going to do an ornament exchange. It has been set for months. She of course is not able to send to me but as my gift is almost complete, I will still be sending to her. Please read her post and if you can find a way to help, please let me know. She has lost everything. This was not my intended post today...but it is what it is...I have asked Cindy for a current mailing address so if anyone would like to mail her a little something please let me know and I will pass on the info.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Angel Noell

Remember the blurred picture hint... well this is what it became
I do not always like to stitch on perforated paper because you must leave some of it showing so as not to loose stitching. This did turn out quite cute. It is by the same designer, Brooke's Books that I did the Lady in the shadow box from. I found it in JCS Christmas 2015. I of course made a few changes: I did not add the flower to her hair or the leaves and I added beads for the berries in the wreath. So pretty is Noell. Now on to the next project...or two. First I prepared my cloth for a class I will be in on the 27th in Ribbon Embroidery.
All the stems are ready for their blooms. I do know how to do ribbon embroidery, and as a matter of fact, Lil who will be teaching this class is the same sweet gal who taught the last class. Just thought I would participate again. Yesterday I mentioned the rain storm that was expected---- well it did not hit us here in The West Valley. Once again the skies are cloudy and the temp is cooler but not sure if the rain will arrive. We sure could use some rain. I am need of coffee... I think  Swiss Chocolate Almond will do nicely. So happy to share this time with you. Thank you for the kind words and friendship...I noticed that I have a couple new friends who are stopping by...welcome. Enjoy your day.
PS: October Card Exchange list will be going out soon...still time to sign up...