Thursday, October 2, 2014

Is it really Thursday?!

I have had most of this week off.... enjoying it but it is back today. I have been busy stitching but nothing I can show as it is all for exchanges. Then I was happy to find out that I am in the SSCS exchange again. So, the ornament is picked and kit together, a few goodies already set aside and now to think on the main gift.  I am hoping that Cinderella is having a good time at the ball and not looking for her coach....it has had very little stitching with all this special stuff. As I sit and type, the kitchen slider and front door are open to let in refreshing air...only to be told on the weather news that air conditioners will be needed later today! For now I will enjoy the breeze and listen to the chimes singing both in back and front of the house. Our scruffy hummmer does not mind the breeze...
he enjoys sitting at the very tip of the Mallow branches. Mr H and I were out and about on Monday afternoon and found a few things..
Mr H found this in one of the shops we visited... it is now on the lanai.... great saying.
At another stop I found this and it just had to come to sit in our kitchen. Love the color.
I have been invited to join Around The World Blog Hop...so I will inviting 2 bloggers to join me...and I hope that you will accept. Just trying to keep track of all that I am doing is proving to be, well, let's just say that there are lots of notes at the computer and in the sewing room. In the meantime, glad we visited to day and thank you for the kind words which always make my day. Have a good day......

Monday, September 29, 2014

The storms have passed

What a crazy day we had here in The Valley on Saturday. While at work it started to rain, thunder clapped loudly and then it poured and all broke loose. Trees down, power lines down and power outages. Our power went out briefly at Jo Ann's and we escorted people to the front of the store to wait it out. As soon as the lights returned, back to business. We were lucky at The Horton House, nothing broken. Mr H worried about me at work and by the time I left at 5 PM it was just spritzing. All this summer rain will certainly bring many Spring flowers for us. Sunday brought a quiet stitching day for me, that is in between resting my right hand which is beginning to swell again. I am dreading getting the injection again. So, what did I stitch....
This is from The Primitive Hare and I used 28 ct Mushroom and the listed DMC threads. Mabon is the Autumn Equinox. I love the grapes. When I was a little girl, September/October was the time we got to pick the grapes from Uncle Paul's arbors and make jam and jelly.
Then I visited my next RR partner Catherine's blog and found just what I think she will like....want a peek...

well, you didn't really expect more did you. Catherine may stop by for a visit and I would not want her to know what it is yet. But I will show you an update on Cinderella...
coming along nicely. I have several days off so I hope to get much more stitched on this, as well as my RR and the Christmas ornaments that I have started. All depends on my hand of course. After the storms of Saturday, the morning temps were delightful and Mr H and I sat out on the lanai for a couple of hours while I stitched and he did some plant trimming. It is so nice to be able to open the kitchen slider so early today and enjoy cool temps. We may have a cool down these nest few days with temps under 100...that will be delightful for sure. How pleasant to have you stop by and chat. Your kind words always make my day. I must have a cup of coffee and some toast..... have a wonderful day.