Saturday, March 14, 2015

Are you ready?

The temperatures here in Arizona have been in the 80's and there is even a probability of them hitting 90 over the weekend! I never know how to call the seasons anymore. What the calendar says and what the real weather is, well, let us just say that it is getting warmer quickly around here. Our Card Exchange group has already mailed out for several months....are you ready for April?
These are the  March cards I received.....Debbie sent a recipe and June sent  a cute Irish girl with her card,  Lynda A and I picked out the same cards to send! So, if you want to join in for April please send me an email with your mailing address (if you are new to our group) If you have participated I will already have your address. So, it will be Easter theme and you should let me know by March 31 so I can get the list out to you. I have enjoyed the lovely cards and notes. I am off to work today... I would much rther be home and stitching in the garden. Whatever your plans for the day, enjoy yourself. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words sent my way.

Friday, March 13, 2015

So tell me, are you?

Today being Friday the 13th, I thought I should tell you....although I am quite superstitious about many things, this date is not one of them. Are you? This year has 3 and this day is the second more to go and that will be in November. I did not realize that almost a week has passed since my last post. Days have gotten away from me. Mr H is doing great...and that is such a relief for me. Now I will concentrate on a few test that I need to take care of. Taking care of things, on Wednesday I just had to get....
yes, Snow White designed by The Primitive Hare...I just adore her designs.... I loved stitching Cinderella (posted here). So long ago I actually played records...and found this LP
and just had to have it. I really should get an album frame and display it.... as soon as I am finished with Red I will start on Snow White. I think I will have to get the linen first.... guess I should look into the linen stash....
Sorry I have not been a very good blogger lately, I think I will try to catch up this weekend. Thank you all for your kind wishes and thoughts and of course your friendship. I hope you have a marvelous day!

Monday, March 9, 2015


The Pink Lady!
It can be so difficult to take a picture of a shadow box picture. Hope you can see all the detail. I used a pale champagne satin for the backdrop. In my mind it is like a curtain. I also was trying for the dimensional look. a string of pearls and flowing ribbons.... think I got it. I can say that  I am pleased with it. Have no idea where she will reside in the home, but for now, I take pleasure of her company on the mantle.Mr H and I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday. We sat out on the lanai for a time and he tended to his garden. Our temperatures are so nice it begs for you to sit out and enjoy. So many flowers in bloom and the scent of orange blossoms fills the air. We do not have a tree in our yard, but they are all around us.
Yesterday I showed you a picture of the Tree Mallow is the tree itself...
 it is in full bloom. Too bad there is no fragrance, but then it would probably be overwhelming as it is just outside the lanai. The flowers do not last very long, but they are lovely.
With Pink Lady finished I can now work on Red Riding Hood...... how ever, I just ordered some templates and of course the Angelina fibers..... but yes, Red will get my attention. There is not too much left to stitch. I may have to start wearing blinders so as not to be tempted with all I see. I think it is time for a cup of coffee  and I will take the newspaper outside and sit at the table under the Sweet Memory tree. Happy to chat with you today...and everyday that you visit. Thank you for caring, thank you for the kind words and hugs.....your friendship is wonderful. Enjoy your day.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Home home on the range.....

Where the flowers bloom and palm trees sway...... not exactly the words of the original poem/song from 1873, but my version in this case. Mr H aka Dennis is finally home. The final result of all the poking and prodding is that he did indeed experience a small TIA. Everything was handled quickly and the hospital staff were wonderful. Until his last 2 hours as a patient he was in as a private patient on the small Cardiac unit. So happy to have him home. I was answering the telephone when he disappeared but where did I see him? well out in the garden of course! There he was watering plants. In the morning I did go out to top off the pond and feed his fish. I looked about but thought well, everything will be fine until later...later came quickly. The hot sun beat down for the several hours before this (temp was 80) so here they were drooping and in need of the Cardiac Unit at Banner. I also forgot to water a house plant that he has and that one definitely looked like it had a stroke. But Dennis watered everything and that one looks normal today...the garden, well, that will need some ICU care. To be serious, he is doing well and no obvious signs of difficulty. Very lucky  ...yes we are.  I did manage to get lots of stitching in on Pink Lady. I do believe she will be finished today. Poor Red is still wandering lost in the woods but at least the wolf hasn't gotten there. The scent of orange blossoms is heavy in  the morning air, and we do not have any orange trees,  I leave you with this Tree Mallow bloom
the tree is in full bloom. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for your hugs, kind words and friendship especially these past few days that I really needed them.
Spring Forward.....
Did you remember to turn your clocks forward....we in Arizona do not follow Daylight savings time.