Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Mr H will be cooking as usual today. I will do the prep and such. There will be football and eating and of course I will be stitching. I might even get Mr H to help get down the Christmas stuff.  Table is already set. I love turkey and the fixings..... and I will make a nice Antipasto and we have Blueberry pie for desert. No, I did not bake it but I did make the Pizzelles.  A nice relaxing day is the plan.
Our neighborhood is in a stinky mess. About 10 miles from our home is a fire, a hay and mulch fire. The smoke is visible for many miles and the slightest wind carries it for many miles. The smell is nasty. The fire is on 20 acres of land and in the center it is 15 feet deep. It will have to burn itself out and now they say it could take months! No open doors and no sitting outside unless it is a very still air day. Yesterday was my last PT day at least for now. I must say it has not really helped much. Last injection will be next week. Tough getting old!
Shirlee are please that we are receiving responses to our card exchange.... are you interested? I posted about it here.  It is simple, mail a card to all or some of who will be listed...card only. To  join us, please email me me you full name and address by December 4th and I will email you with the info. Hoping to do this for the year. My email link is on the top right sidebar ( Nice to return to the old way; card and stamp and maybe a short message. Hope you will consider joining Shirlee and the others. Glad you visited today and I do thank you for the kind words.
I am grateful for your friendship......have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Looking for mail

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? Mr H as you know does the cooking around The Horton House. I help with the prep and the baking and setting the table and doing the dishes. Simple meals for us since moving here to Arizona. A few times we went out for dinner on the holidays, I think we really prefer to be at home. I just bought a Pizzelle Iron so I will be baking a batch. Whatever your plans I send you good thoughts for a wonderful day.

We all love to get mail.... even simple mail. Shirlee and I plan to exchange Christmas Cards and would like to include others in this "simple" mailing. No extras, just a card. Soooooo, if you are interested in sending/getting cards, please email me so I can make a list, check it twice and post a listing. Anyone can participate. Be sure to email me your full name and address by December 4th. I would like to make this a monthly exchange with a bit of a twist that I have in mind.....hope I will be receiving your info by December 4th. Thank you for the kind words for Gingerbread Mouse....she is sitting on the fireplace mantle waiting for her spot on the tree. I may just get the stuff down from the cupboards before the weekend! At least get all the outdoor stuff checked and ready. For now, I want need a cup of coffee and maybe an English muffin with jelly....and of coruse get back to my Dear Santa postcard stitching. Therapy this morning then who knows what the afternoon will bring. Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Someone new for the tree

Busy day yesterday..... first was our monthly stitch group. Then I was suppose to go to PT, key word as I thought it was for 2 pm but it was for 1 pm. So much for remembering. Then it was off to Best Buy... new TV for the hubby (and me of course). Knowing that I would not be able to lift the old TV and then set up the new TV,  I called on neighbors and friends Don and Glenda to give a hand. The boys did the TV thing and Glenda and I sat outside with a glass of wine. I did start on Dear Santa yesterday morning but came home to finish Gingerbread Mouse
I love it! I love Just Nan projects and the kits are always generous with the embellishments. I stitched on  28 ct linen from the stash anice medium dark color and the listed DMC threads. I love the metal button for the bottom. She will look cute on the tree. Speaking of trees, I hope to get my Christmas stuff out from the garage cupboard this weekend. I will be going in to work at 6:30 am on Black Friday so Thanksgiving day will certainly be a day to rest before my long work day. I will also be going in on Saturday.
Just got the name of my new Round Robin partner so I will be getting that ready to stitch. In the meantime I will work on Dear Santa so I will be able to display it for Christmas. Hope my 19 year old Santa will be ready on time too. Thank you for taking the time to visit and for the kind words that always make my day, and I hope that you have a great day yourself.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Early start to my stitching day

As I was walking down the main aisle at Jo Ann's (going in to work), I thought I spotted someone I knew... well, someone I knew from blogging. I passed and then turned and called out "Hello Dawn". She turned and then went chatted. Yes, it was Dawn from Golden Angels Work blog and FB. We have been following one another for some time and here we finally meet. You just never know who will be crossing your path....especially at Jo Ann's. I am busy already this morning starting a new or maybe 2 new projects....
I just had to send for The Primitive Hare's Dear Santa and have to make Just Nan's Gingerbread Mouse. Of course when I went to kit up for them, I was missing a few threads! I just do not know where these threads disappear to! I guess the faeries have been visiting again. One day I think all the missing threads are going to materialize and bury me.....
Since our last chat, my injection was not too bad. I think it is helping but only a tid bit. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and encouragement. Two more PT sessions and the last injection on December 4th. Then we shall see.....In the meantime, I shall return to stitching and make some toast to have with my second cup of coffee.Have you started to decorate for Christmas yet? My plans remain to wait until after Thanksgiving...which is next week! It was so nice to visit with you.... I will stop by your place soon. Have a nice day.