Saturday, May 21, 2011

Can it be and will today be a better work day....

I see that I have #99 for followers...wow....I guess if there is to be #100 there will be a giveaway.......moving on.
the last few days of work have been somewhat trying. I truly have patience but it is difficult when those who come in to shop are--- 1) unhappy---2)in a hurry---and do do not like the answer they get re: sale prices, etc. Don't get me wrong, many are very pleasant and patient and accepting of store policy and even enjoy chatting and give smiles. It just takes the one or two people who are argumentative and miserable to ruin the day. I tell myself to smile but what I am thinking is another thing!....moving on----
It is such a beautiful and already warm morning. We had those valley winds last night that move everything not nailed down! I added dragonfly #2 to my project. I even did the beading. Would you like to see? Follow me to my other place. Thank you for listening to my griping....thank you for your visits. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dragonfly tea pot

I always start my day with a cup of Maxwell House coffee but the rest of the day is with Tetley Tea. It took a few years before I could get it out here in Arizona. Sis Lyn would send me boxes at a time. Finally it became available but at only one grocery store. I am a creature lady of habit what can I say. Here is one of my teapots....

I just realized today....duh....that I do not have a tea cup with any dragonflies......guess I will have find one. The reason I show this one is I have stitched one of the 4 dragonflies on the Dragonfly challenge piece...follow me to my other place and take a look. I have work today...hope your day is a good one....thanks for visiting and leaving comments and emails....

A give away

Wendy over at Ravenwood Whimzies is having a giveaway...check it out.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cocktails and rain...

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with dear friends Ziz and Fern.
I brought the champagne and the Wild Hibiscus mix and the 3 of us toasted our friendship. Not that we spent the entire time with a cocktail in hand~~~no~~~we did some computer stuff first. It is always so nice to sit with friends. We belong to a couple of stitch groups together and Ziz and I live a courtyard away. Fern lives very nearby.
Remember the cloudy sky yesterday morning? Well, by the time Ziz and I left it was spitting outside and then we got it....yes indeed, rain.

I watched out my front door and thought it will not amount to much and I was right! After about 20 to 30 minutes of rain the official measurement was 0.04 inches! That is why we are in a draught!
I did work on Dragonfly earlier....join me at my other place to see the Scottish Stitch. It has been a pleasure to have you visit with me. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What a difference a day makes~~~~~and 8 months

When I started this blog 8 months ago, it was to join with other stitchers and crafters like myself. I did not think about number of followers----just to make friends. I find that I have people who visit --- some comment---some email---all interested in what I am doing. I have made so many wonderful caring people. Do you think it will hit the 100#?
Bright and sunny and warm yesterday---clouds breezy and definitely much cooler today....
Lucky for me, everything I have planed for the day is indoors. Funny how I would never enjoy a day like today if I was still in RI. I do enjoy them here in AZ. The cable guy is coming this morning . Mr H seems to think there is a problem with our HD reception. I will be with dear friends Ziz and Fern at 2~~~I am bringing the champagne cocktails! Then maybe out to the card stitch group tonight...... I worked on Dragonfly early this morning. If you would like to see,join me at my other place for a look. Thank you for visiting and the emails and comments.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Royal Mail

Yes....mail from England ~~~ from Michelle~~~aka~~~mouse. What a thoughtful friend she is. When she read of my thread dilemma, she sent me what she had to see if they matched. I will play around with it over the weekend, but it looks promising.
One of my favorite flowers is the Marigold....and this bright light caught my eye...
I always hear in my mind Katherine Hepburn from The African Queen pronouncing marigold to Humpfrey Bogart. Love that movie!
I worked on Dragonfly yesterday....will get more stitched today....meet me over at my other place and see how lovely the colors are. I do hope your day is wonderful. Thank you for visiting with me....

Monday, May 16, 2011

A late start today

I do not know what I have been doing for the entire morning, but Here I am. Well---

remember the origami cranes from Ingrid....here is where they hang so I can see them daily and they flutter with he ceiling fan on. this window is in my sewing/guest room. Usually the blind is open and the room is bathe in light all day.
I finished the Glad Tiding ornament that I was given by Nataly, I finished mine a bit different.

front and back view and here is my edging...
It was a nice project to stitch...I may make one or two as gifts for Christmas....
I did not a stitch on my challenge piece but hopefully today. I will be out for a doctor appointment this afternoon so it will be later. So happy you stopped by to say hello. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What time is it?

Do you know when it is 5am....yes 5am? No, I do not mean that you look at a clock or the alarm sounds......I know each day. Every morning at just around 5am the birds start their chatter. The finches talk fast and the doves slowly then the quail start to chime in. Never fails. Anyway, I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Sunday. I found this yesterday....

What a face! It just begged to have it's picture taken.
Speaking of pictures-----I have Angel Grace framed. Not sure where she will hang just yet, let's meet at my other place and take a look. I so hope your day is fun but relaxing. I am happy to have you visit me.