Friday, January 30, 2015

Such a dreary morning

It is not often that we here in The Valley of the Sun (Arizona) have rainy cloudy days pf blah; today is one of those days. It begain to rain as I left work yesterday afternoon and more during the night and early this morning....and it looks like it will continue on and off today. A few lights lite here and there in the house and softness and comfort is around me.....
Mr H picked these from his garden yesterday before the rains.... as I clicked the light on I felt a soft glow of comfort as these looked up at me.
The mail arrived just before I left for work yesterday and this special gift ....
It is from Cindy! Cheerful envelope, lovely card and look at the pretty pin keep and note pad. Oh, you notice that the candy wrapper is empty... no, she sent it sealed but Mr H grabbed it and poof, it is gone. Thank you so much for the birthday gift Cindy. Speaking of birthdays, don't forget to tell me to add your name to my 
UN Birthday celebration.
Pink Lady is almost ready for the ball....
there still is a bit more for her gown then I have her added train section to stitch, but it is moving along nicely. My mind has been thinking of how I want to finish it....
Red Riding Hood had some stitches added also....no picture though...lots of black stitches! I switch form brown to red to black often. My hands of late have touched too many projects from the too do basket...must get back on track! Right now, however, I need a cup of coffee and something to eat. It has been so nice to chat with you. Thank you for the kind words and most of all your friendship....a treasure for sure. Hope you have a wonderful day.
NOTE sign ups for the February Card Exchange are still on until Wednesday February 4th.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A few days left

I am looking at my desk calendar...3 days left for January!?! I am trying to think of where this month has gone. And I do not believe for one minute that time flies when you are having fun! When I was a little girl, I loved for January to pass quickly because it meant my birthday was just days away. Just trying to keep track of the days is a chore now.  Mr H and I write so many notes.... I have always been a note writer though so it has little to do with my age. On the subject of age----- my Annual UN-Birthday celebration is coming so if you would like to be in the drawing for a present, please leave me a comment telling me so. I will draw on February 3rd, my day!
I have been stitching but did not take pictures.....
but I do have a picture of .....
our first picked tomato! Okay, it is small, but that is the type we plant. This variety ranges from the size of a quarter to 2 inches or so. The parsley and basil are doing well also. Still love the fact that it is January and we have veggies/herbs. Once again, Mr H and I are happy not to be living back in Rhode Island where they just survived a big snow storm and there will be more to come for them. Our temp today is expected to be around 78.
The Card Exchange has been fun...love all those special stamps and it is so nice to get fun mail. If you are interested in February, please send me via email, your mailing info. Be sure to include the link for your blog so that a new friend will be able to visit. If you have been part of the previous exchanges, just a note telling me you want to join in will be okay as I already have your info. Sign up for February will end on February 4th so we will mail in time for Valentine's Day.
 Where ever you are, stay warm and safe with the wild winter weather. I guess it is time for a cup of coffee and some needle and thread therapy. So happy to have you visit with me. Thank you for the kind words and emails....enjoy your day!

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake”
Sara Raasch