Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ready to finish

The morning started with thunder and finally rain. Unfortunately the rain did not last very long. It was quite humid for a short time as it is when we are in the Monsoon. At the moment, it is partly cloudy...but still very warm.
I finished the stitching on BBD Summer Iris....
I think I will use the same backing fabric I chose for my Summer Exchange to Elisa.

When I go in to work today maybe I will check again to see if something else catches my eye. I guess I really have not made my mind up yet!

We are football fans...specifically the NE Patriots. The season has started and although these are pre-season games, it was a nice win Friday. How did your team do....are you a football fan. Some wives/mates are not into the sport, but it is one thing we share. Before moving away from RI, Mr H and our son Eric would watch the games together. Both yelling or cheering....my DIL Andrea and I would stitch. I miss those times......

Well, I need to have breakfast.....so I wish you a wonderful weekend. So very happy you stopped by.




Friday, August 12, 2011

I have been trying to post since 9 am. I just got so caught up in a PBS airing of Appalachia this morning. It was 3 programs, one after another and I could not turn away. Everyone should watch this series....it certainly will give you a different outlook on things. At least it has for me.
I did get mega stitching finished on Summer Iris ....
left now is the border and the date. I stitched my own version of a letter G....

I looked at several alphabets, but in the end this is what I did.
Yesterday brought my first Postcard from the exchange....I will be mailing out mine today.....When we drove across from Rhode Island to Arizona, I would pick up postcards daily from where ever we stopped and mail them to my family and friends....I wish I had kept some for myself. I should make a list of places and then post to see if anyone will send me one. I also bought a thimble for my collection. The only one I did not get is one from Illinois. The truck stop did not have any! I usually picked one up in a truck stop souvenir shop...just plan nothing fancy or expensive....sometimes the motel had them too. I know I will not do a return road trip...once was more than enough...so .....
Well, glad you wee able to spend some time with me...have a real good day.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I need some energy

I seem to have not only lost days but energy this week. Don't get me wrong, I have been stitching but I just .....maybe one of these could lead me to the problem!
Did you have one of these games? Operation....My brother Alan did.

Yesterday's mail brought me my Secret Pen Pal note! I have absolutely no clue---yet---who it is. oh she did tell me a bit about herself, but still I have not to be honest tried very hard to blog search for her. I really want this to remain a mystery until the end. I will be looking forward to September to receive the next note.
I have emailed the Post Card Exchange to those who wanted to participate. For whatever reason, I had trouble getting it off so a few may receive it twice.....
The day is starting with partly cloudy skies.....rain would be nice.....When I lived on the East Coast, I never asked for rain!
Yesterday I pulled out my Christmas Ornament magazines.....thought I would at least plan think about making a few....I did not take an update on my BBD Summer Iris...I am almost finished with the vase section. Maybe tomorrow I will post it.
Well off I go. I need desperately need another cup of coffee and the morning paper.....then off to work today. So glad you visited today. Enjoy your day .

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's wenz'da

I seemed to have lost this week...
On Monday 2 packages arrived for me.......
My sis Lyn sent me one of my favorites .... Pepper Biscuits. I cannot get them here in Arizona......
I could just devour both packages, but I limit myself.......it takes a lot of force restraint. Also included is some tea from Rwanda and Kenya. A friend of ours recently travelled there and brought some back. I have not tried it yet.

I also found this in my delivery....

I had won a giveaway from Bronny and it is this lovely scissor fob......do you see the kangaroo? Thank you Bronny.

I have worked on my BBD Summer Iris.....

I wanted a break from the 2 exchange pieces. Speaking of that.....I received my Designer Exchange partners name. So now the piece I m working on has a personal attachment to it. Soon I hope to receive my first Secret Pen Pal letter...I have already written and sent mine out. Then hopefully I will learn who my Fall Exchange partner is. As you can see, I am keeping my hands and mind busy.

The Post Card list is still open until tonight. So-----if you want to be on the list---send me your info in an email today! You do not have to have a blog to join in.

Yesterday we went to the doctor's...again....Mr H will need another CT scan and more lab work for me. We have declared that getting older  is not so much fun right now. But as always, we are there for one another which makes it tolerable....most of the time.
I am so glad you took the time to visit with me. Hope your day is great.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friendship Day

Today is Friendship Day....
I want to say how much I appreciate all of you.....your warm kind words and generous praises.......you are all very special to me.Thank you for being part of my world.

It is just going to be one of those days....lazy. I have not slept well these last 2 days. I know what  you are thinking...."she gets up so early everyday".....and I do. But, when I am up because of a problem, that is something else all together. Saturday around 1:30 AM I could hear Mr H talking softly to Zoe....just as I was getting out of bed to investigate...Mr H appeared to announce that Zoe was not right......and she wasn't. She appeared to be having a mini stroke on her right side. Finally about 4 am she returned to normal and back to the foot of the bed to sleep. The vet would need to see her while this is happening so we will just have to keep any eye on her and act then. luckily I was able to leave work early and get home to relax. I need a nap...that's it!
A while back I bought 2 paper mache' hands and ....
and thought I would  decoupage on one of them......I will post that when I get it completed. I have no idea why I wanted them.
I also found these nice western charms....
I am sure I will use them eventually.
As for stitching.....I am still working on 2 exchange pieces but I did start BBD Summer Iris for myself.

not much to really show....
Still time to join the Postcard Exchange...email me your snail info to be added to the list....by Wednesday!

Did I mention I need a nap...with that said  Ithink I will curl up in a comfy chair and do nothing at all.....
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a relaxing day.