Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sometimes....

EvaP (mom) called me the other evening very upset. It was to tell me that my Aunt Esther
(she is the lady on the right, mom on left and yours truly in the middle. ) had passed away. This picture you may remember from when I last visited Rhode Island. Aunt Esther and EvaP were the last 2 of their generation in our family. So of course mom is feeling all this hard.  Esther was married to my dad's younger brother Gene.
The day this picture was taken, Aunt Esther held my hand and smiled at me, she told me I was pretty....growing up we were very close; Aunt Esther, Uncle Gene, Anthony and Eileen their-- children --spent wonderful summers at the lake. I always remember picking the blueberries in the wooded area....and all the other members of Aunt Esther's family there too.  Sometimes there were  so many of us kids running around. Our extended family.  So glad I have those memories.....
On the stitching front... I know, you thought I would show you something... maybe a finish or work in progress. See all the fluff....it was a double feather. I am working on a Dream catcher, and I was one x off someplace in the feather and just could not let it stay. Oh I could have fudged through it..after all it is a feather. Not me, no. It was almost complete too! Besides, the pattern direction say to stitch with 3 strands and I thought I would rather use 2 because of the way I plan to finish this. Well, I am now starting it over with the 3 strands. I only wanted them to be "in the background". Maybe I will like it this way. Today is a work day....so not much will get done on this repair work. Thanks for visiting today...and listening to me. Thank you for being my friends.....have a good day.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

When the back bell rings......

Well, now that I have time to think, it all makes sense. My "quick" run to the market this morning...I thought they were giving away stuff it was so busy. Jo Ann's has been busy, traffic has been busy....and there are more of those dreaded golf carts around the neighborhood. You ask why? They're back! those snowbirds are back..
Oh you are wondering about the back bell...it means the Postman has a package that can not fit through the mail slot.
My Trick or Treat package arrived! all the way from South Africa...from dear Cucki. There is a sweet pair of scissors, some orange beads, a lovely pouch, a pattern and pretty fabric. Do you see the bright orange threads? and look at the pretty pillow. And purple thread too. Thank you dear Cucki! Hopefully my package will arrive at it's destination soon.
I finally decided on how to finish my 3 ornaments.... and which will go where. My SSCS exchange is complete...just have to gift wrap it all and it will be ready for posting when the date arrives.
Sunday was the first time our new Tatting group met...lesson 1..... the ladies, Madonna, Mary and Sue seemed happy to be with The Debra and me. Now they will practice until we meet next Sunday at the library again. Today is lesson 2 for my sewing machine....applique, embroidery stitches and twin needle stitching as well as wing needle. It is a little tiring as I go to the class room shortly after  I clock out...a 2 hour lesson. But I am looking forward to it. Belva is a good teacher who really knows all the 3 machines we bring to class. Well, my friends, I think it is relax time...work today....and sewing class #2! Hope your day is fun....