There are 5 things in life you cannot recover: A stone...after it's thrown. A word...after it is said. An occasion...after it's missed. The time...after it's gone. A person...after they die. Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. Never regret anything that made you smile. Enjoy Life!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Fall Giveaway...

over at Taking the Scenic Route.  She is doing a giveaway for a wonderful acorn mat.  I don't know about you but I love Fall and anything to do with acorns.   This is a really nice one too.  Look at the braided edge.

Be back soon with a stitching update.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some Stitching

I noticed today I have 13 followers.  Cool!  Not only is 13 one of my favorite numbers (7 is the other favorite) but there are folks out there who actually want to see what I have to say.  I thought when I started this blog I would just be talking to myself. 

I promised the other night I would post a picture of a recent finish (not a good picture.  it has been overcast and raining here all week).  Unfortunately it is not a finish I get to keep.  I am going on a weekend retreat and there is going to be an exchange.  I stitched this little fob.  I am in a Fall mood.  I sure hope whomever gets it likes it.  Mom sewed it together for me this past weekend.  This is a freebie chart I found on this blog  Cross Stitch Happy.  There are some really nice freebies on this blog.  I picked my own colors and added green and orange beads to the inside border.

On a side note, the picture in the background is of me and my great grandmother.  Nanny was a hat milliner for some big department stores in New York City.  In this picture is is working on some dolls.

It has been a very stressfull week at work and with the girls going back to school.  Hubby comes home from Germany on Saturday....YESSSS!!!!!!   I know I will be ok once I get to the retreat tomorrow night, but right now I am really not ready to go away.  Guess I better get my butt in gear and get packing.   


Monday, September 5, 2011


School starts tomorrow.  I will have one in 10th grade and one in 8th grade.  They cut busing for my high schooler, so this week we get to figure out how to deal with that and still work.  I am sure something will get figured out (like me finally finding a new job).

Hubby is in Germany and his training seems to be going well.  He comes home Saturday.  I can't wait I feel so lost without him.

House is somewhat clean and the grocery shopping is done.  Bought some fun purple nail polish today.  I think I need happy toes.

Cooler weather is here finally.  The spiders are coming in already and the squirrels are scrambling like crazy......usually an indication it will be a hard winter.  

The three day weekend has been long and tedious.  Have not been able to settle myself.  I hope the up coming stitching retreat this weekend will be good for me.  I just need to have some quiet time.  Now what to stitch.....

I will post a recent small stitch finish tomorrow.

Talk to you soon.