Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Happy Birthday....a baby shower and a headache

Today is my lovely niece Tonya's birthday...
Isn't she pretty. She is the daughter of sis Lyn. I miss seeing her and love when we get to chat on the phone. There will be a family cook-out back in RI today...wish I could be there to give her a hug. Speaking of being back in RI....my son Eric and DIL Andrea are there and Andrea's baby shower is on Tuesday. I was unable to be off and fly back for these festivities and I am feeling down about it. I would so have liked to be part of the baby shower. I will gather up my gifts and one of my co-workers is getting her something and then will send them to their home soon. Such is life. As for the headache....I will take it easy today and hopefuly it will vanish. Whatever your plans for the holiday are, keep safe and enjoy. So glad you could stop by and visit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Almost forgot....TUSAL day

So much going on...I almost forgot to post my TUSAL
It needs to be pushed down a bit....the blue is from my exchange...as is the green. The other threads are from my biscornu....you know...each thread Fred helped most eagerly to pull out!
Thank you for all the kind thoughts about the a/c....it is fixed. It was 94 out when the man arrived and 90 inside the house. The air ran from 11 AM until 3PM and got the temp inside down to 84. It was a long hot day.....but then it was 113 outside. Just glad to have it working again. I guess next year may be the replacement year.....or the one following at least. I have been stitching away on my exchange as well as my biscornu. It is too boring to post the biscornu, as I said, it is just a repeat of the first side. Most likely it will be ready to stitch together over the weekend. I have mailed the package to Denise.
I had a nice day today. Dear Ziz and I went to lunch at Fern's. Always good to spend time with friends. And it is always nice to have you visit with me. I hope your day was pleasant....see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A special day

On June 29, 2002....
Do you Eric Michael Horton take....
Do you Andrea Nicole Camille take....
they did!
Happy 9th Anniversary to my son and daughter in law....and yes, they are the expectant parents of my grandson Devin!

There is no stitch update today.....I am waiting for the air conditioning man to come....it is 96 out and almost that inside. You guessed right. The air con is not----I repeat---not working. I have a feeling it will need to be replaced. I had thought next year, but guess not. So since last night we have waited for cool air....Thank goodness for the ceiling fans. It is some help.
Well, back to my iced water.....and to melt.....
Hope your day is much better than mine.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A winner and a presentation

Oh I know...no post yesterday...winner not announced...but-----
Okay~~~~the winner of my drawing is


Denise. Thank you to all who entered. All the names were written down then tossed in a basket. The package will soon be on it's way.
Yesterday was our monthly stitch group meeting. We proudly made a presentation of our soldier pillows---127 in all!
From left to right, Anita, Ginny and our rep from Luke Air Force Base....Tech Sgt Nicole Eisenbarth and her daughter. Her sweet daughter presented all of us with a box of Girl Scout cookies.

Our group has gotten quite small as our snowbird members have left for cooler climates. But....
Eleanor brought this to show....
And Judy had this...
Erma Ruth is working on this red hand towel...
When I arrived home I found the package I had won from Cindy's giveaway----if you have not visited her blog, you really should. Look what she sent
ohhh, so many goodies and a lovely Christmas ornament charm

Yes, I am still stitching on my exchange piece and finished my giveaway pieces and will return to my challenge piece this week. I probably won't post it until it is finished because as I have said, it is a duplicate of the first side.
We seem to be having a partly cloudy morning, but it is still quite warm. Yesterday reached 117 here in the West Valley. The air con is keeping us cool.Hope all is well with all of you. I am so happy to have you visit with me...have a wonderful day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Busy hands

I know-----there has not been stitch pictures here....but I have been stitching---honest I have. Its' just that they are all going someplace and I can't reveal them in entire yet.
There is this one
 and then this one
and also this one

see------

I also have worked on my challenge piece but it is just a repetition of the first side but I will post it soon.
Mr H has been refinishing my Papa' old smoking stand. I will post the finish soon and a little about it too.
I was real lazy this morning and did not get out to walk and now it is too hot for me to go. I have the laundry swirling and my coffee is waiting next to the Sunday paper. It is always a pleasure to have you stop by and chat. Thank you for the cheering comments with my challenge pieces and emails too. Have a wonderful day.
The drawing----no no I did not forget. I will draw the winner later today and post tomorrow.