Saturday, December 17, 2011


Thanks for the birthday wishes for Mr H... he really appreciated the thoughts.
I managed to get more stitched on Lavender's Blue...
I am loving this pattern.
I am starting to make some stitching plans for the new year.... I want must finish some long lost projects. I will of course add in a few new ones, after all, I did buy them didn't I.
Off to work today... maybe the Mall tonight.... glad you had some time to stop by... have a grand day.

8 more sleeps until Santa.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A special day

Today is Mr H's birthday. A special one after all he has gone through these last 6 months. Happy that he is in the celebrating mood. I asked him earlier this week what he would like....
This is what arrived... new  speakers. His update time.... now we have another pair of speakers in the garage!

Dear Ziz and Mr Ziz dropped this off for him...

Very cheerful indeed. I am off to work today, but I will pick up a cake and we will have dessert tonight.
I have been stitching a little and will post picture tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


So many times I look at something I have or read a page/card/letter, or hear a song and think of someone or a time gone by. That happened to me yesterday. Mr H and I were getting ready to go out for awhile and I reached in to pick out a Christmas pin to wear on my sweater.
This lovely pin was given to me maybe 15 years ago. I wear it every year for the holiday. It was given to me by Joan...... Joan is my SIL Colleen's mom. A sweet lady with a lovely smile. She probably would not remember me now, but I shall always remember her when I wear this pin.

Today's mail brought 2... yes 2 gifts! Once again my sis Lynowl sent me a gift certificate for Nordic Needle....What shall I buy... I love gift certificates. The other package is from my sidekick Lu back in RI. We worked together side by side for 5 years....
Annalee Santa!
It is already hanging on the tree along with the several others she has sent me.

Mr H and I had a wonderful day shopping in Glendale yesterday. We even had lunch at La Piazza Al Forno...delicious Margherita pizza. The weather was nice... no rain, so walking around was nice. The first time in 6 months that we were able to have such a day. They can only continue now.

Well, i am off to a doll making I must run. So glad you had time to visit with me....enjoy your day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Bluebird of Happiness

It rained all day yesterday..... that is not a bad thing, but when you have things to do outdoors it can be annoying. We did go to the doctor and got a great report. Next visit back to him in January! Mr H is finally on the recovery with no further procedures. My toes are trying to relax but it has been a long 6 months.

On that good news....
Yes there is a Bluebird of Happiness my friends. There is also the start of more landscaping. More lettering also. So the rain did not hamper everything.... just my shopping trip to Glendale. That is on schedule for today... rain or not.

My Santa key is hung on the front door..... I know it is still 11 days away, but I do not want to be  last minute and risk forgetting. When there is no fireplace and chimney.....
How does Santa get into your house?  I have been hanging this key for many years.... maybe 20 or so and though there are no children here or likely to be be visiting for the holiday, why break tradition now!

Well, my friends, I really need something to eat... Southwest Hash Browns sounds about right. And yes, it is something I can make for  myself. I must say, it is good to have my personal chef back! Thank you for stopping by and oh yes, by all means you can un-cross your toes. All the  good wishes and thoughts certainly did the help. Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A tree.... rain and an almost blue bird

Well... we had rain most of yesterday and overnight. Mind you, this is not real rain. Most of it is drizzle and evaporates very quickly. But I will say, there is a tiny puddle in our yard this morning. The sun looks as if any minute it will appear.

I worked on another beaded bracelet yesterday. I am enjoying the process of learning how to. I also did a bit more on Lavender's Blue....
I can't will not finish the blue bird... yes that blob is a bird to be.... until we get good news from the surgeon today. You see, he will be my bluebird of happiness.... happy that Mr H is on the recovery road. He is doing so well and is good spirits finally. It has been a long hard 6 months for him.
Today marks the 21st birthday of my 2 grand nephews. Nico's mom and Joe Jr's dad are brother/sister. What a day that was 21 years ago. Tonya and Lisa were in two different hospital and my sis Lynowl was between them! Just remembering makes me feel old!

Well, it has been very nice chatting with you today, but I really need to get a few things done around the home before out to the doctor. Thank you for being here.... for your kindness and friendship....
Have a wonderful day..... the sun just made it's appearance! Good sign for the day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I got sidetracked

Some days I am so lost! I start one thing then see another and off I go. Basically I am a very organized person... but this year I had 2 Christmas card lists..... and misplaced one of them only to ask for someone to send me their address and then find the list. Oh well.

Here is what I have been up to....
I just finished this bracelet this morning.....
 this was fun and I would like to make a few more... I used what beads I had on hand. No, the model for the closed bracelet picture is not my wrist...  it is paper mache.
Then ...
I love the fabric for the backing.
Would you like to see my Snowmen...
The ornament in the back on the display longtime friend Joan gave that to me some years ago. It was made by a local crafts person back in Rhode Island. All of the grass used inside is from RI... I keep it out all year long as a memory of my home state.
This  fellow is out all year too....
My co-worker Arlene made these for us...
just so creative!
Just so you know, I did not really forget about Lavender's Blue
A tree grew! I should must stitch more on this.

We are having a drizzle day here in Arizona. The birds are loving it and so are my plants. My plans for the day you ask ? A cup of hot chocolate and stitching. Mr H ... my toes hurt from still being crossed.... is doing so well. Still with pain/discomfort, but I think the worst is over. Thank you all for the kind words and your prayers. I truly feel lucky to have such great blog friends. I am so pleased you took the time to visit with me.

There is a great give away from sure to check it out.
Enjoy your day.