Friday, January 6, 2017

Just need a better day

Yesterday started off with an email from my bank saying that my debit card had been compromised! That was the first shock the second was to learn the amount that was emptied from my checking account....let me just say it was quite a bit....so now my account is blocked while they dispute the expensive on-line charges and I am waiting for a new card. My stomach is still in knots. Then I met up with my friends Sue and the Thursday group and spent a couple of hours relaxing but as soon as I left there it was to the bank to talk with them. No wonder I have a headache today. I did not accomplish any tatting or stitching yesterday...my hands did not work well. This morning I looked at this
sitting on my kitchen table...freshly picked Arizona lemons...that is so delightful. The smell and feel is delicious.  Iced water will taste great this week as will my cooking. Love to add lemon zest and juice in my cooking. Thank you Glenda for bringing them to me. By the way, does anyone use Epson # 273 ink in  their printer? I have 3 new photo black cartridges that I would love to send to somebody. My new printer of course uses a different number. Just email me your address....and into the mail they will travel. I think my laundry is ready for the dryer so off I go. Today will be a needle in hand day! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words and most of all thank you for your friendship. Hope you have a good day....me too! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

All gone....

All of the signs of Christmas are away...and somehow all went back into the cupboard better than they were? The outside decorations are also ready to put on the shelf. I like to let them sit for a day or so before packaging them in case they have any dampness on them. The sun is shining after a couple of days of clouds and rain. We are so not used to cloudy days and rain more than a few hours! I am hoping for some stitching time....I just have to settle down to do it cause there is nothing else to stop me. I managed to get a few more Ice Drops tatted..
This one is going to a friend in Texas....she and I love purples and lavenders.  I also had a request from my friend Glenda for a couple ...
lavender, one with silver beads and one with white pearls. She is gifting these to a friend. I really like making these gems.  My next one to tat will be the Lucky Penny one.
This morning while outside gathering the garland I noticed...
obviously there was a Coyote trying to catch a bunny. Since there are no signs of bunny fur anywhere, I want to think he did not catch this one. What a mess they make digging, trying to get them out from the bushes.  Today is day 3 for My Journal Jar and yes, I did write a note. Well guess that about covers what is happening here in Hortonville....thank you for your kind words and most of all I always appreciate your friendship. Have a good day.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year 2017

Happy New Year to all my dear friends here in blog land.....
I wrote my first note for My Journal Jar, just a simple reference to the day. We had pouring rain as I wrote it but it sims to have stopped, at least for now. Mr H and I had a quiet evening and I will admit to not being awake for the strike of midnight. I have been busy tatting. Yesterday I started a piece and finished it today as was my plan...start it in 2016 and finish it 2017; sort of a flip in time. Anyway,
The designer has it attached to a ring, but as I do not have a 3 inch ring at this time, it is on an ornament display. A fiddly piece but pretty. I am sure to be making a few more. I plan to make a few as The Lucky Penny with the verse attached to give to prospective brides.  I really like making these tatted pieces an giving them away is part of it. I should introduce you to Dan and Debi Fox
Just adorable to join the rest of the menagerie. I eyed these two before Christmas when the price was $24.99 each, then they were $12.49 each. Yesterday they were $6.24 each, so of course they hopped right into the car and came home with me. I spoke with he Brother Alan yesterday with a report on mom, EvaP who is still at rehab and doing well. Not sure what the exact plans are, but we are concerned if she returns home but willing to give her a try. The three (Brother and sis and I) of us are in agreement on the care for her which is making this a bit easier. Time will tell. Thank you for the wonderful support you have given to me regarding this. Today I plan for a nice quiet stitching day with Alice. Not sure if I will tat, but who knows. It is a football day so we know where Mr H will be, in his favorite chair yelling and cheering. The trees will be lite for the last time and will start returning to their cubby hold I in the garage this week. I will mention that every year they come out of the same place but never return like they were before...what happens? Does the garage fairy have nothing better to do than drive me nuts?  I attempt to do this while Mr H is sleeping as he adds to the fairy confusion. Guess that about covers it. I hope if you celebrated last night you are "well" today. I only had 2 glasses of sparkling wine last night. I look forward to this coming year to enjoy your visits, listen to your opinions and make new friends. Thank you for your kind words and of course your friendship which means so very much to me. Have a wonderful start to the New Year.
PS...don't forget to write 2017!