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!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween/Merry Samhain

Hope all those in the Hurricane's path are okay.  I have a large portion of family on the East Coast (especially in New Jersey).  We have heard from some that they are okay.  Others we are still waiting to hear from.
I wanted to share a couple of pictures from my backyard before the wind took down all my leaves.  We have mostly yellow leaves in the Fall.  They are/were very pretty.  When the wind was whipping up the leaves were flying everywhere and Indigo was running back and forth trying to catch each one as the flew by.  Needless to say she was very unsuccessful and a bit confused as to what and why these strange things were trying to attack her...LOL

Below are a few pictures from around the house with some of my Halloween Decorations.  Witch hat and witch are made by Brenda of The Rusty Thimble.  She has a wonderful shop on Etsy.

The stovepipe hat pumpkin was made by Aunt Harriet (who is a seller on e-bay).

 Please ignore Indigo's couch.  She is not a good housekeeper...wink, wink.  She did not straighten out her blanket and left bone crumbs all over.  I know a big doggie that will be upset when Mommy finally gets rid of the love seat.  This is one of two pieces of furniture she is allowed on.  The other is our bed.  The stitching is mostly mine with a couple that were received in exchanges.

My patriotic shelf got a bit spookified (is that a word??).  Do you think I might like anything pewter, crockery, red ware or primitive?  Anything old.  Guess that is why I keep hubby around...tee hee hee.


Below is another wonderful creation from Brenda (The Rusty Thimble).  I could not wait to get her out of the box this year.  She fits perfectly in my Shaker rocking chair.  She stays up until the Christmas decorations come out right after Thanksgiving.  I just love all the things I have gotten from Brenda. 

My girls are too old for Trick or Treating (16 yrs & 14 yrs old).  My parents, sister and two nieces still come over since we live in a nice neighborhood.  I will be with my hubby and Dad huddled around the fire pit (it we can find any dry wood since it has been raining for several days now) passing out candy to the brave souls that dare to come out in the cold and drizzle.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe night. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Where are you???

WOW I never intended to be gone this long.  I can't believe that it is mid October and I am just now putting out a blog post.  So, where have I been??  Since the end of May I have been in a whirlwind.
The end of May I flew to Boston with my Mom, Grandma and sister for my cousin's wedding.  It was a beautiful wedding that took place at the Martha-Mary Chapel with the reception, in walking distance of the chapel, at Longfellow's Wayside Inn.  Some of the guests stayed at this historic inn including myself.  We stayed in the haunted room.  It was very cool. 
June brought both my daughter's birthdays as well as other extended family member's birthdays.  It also was time for my oldest to start driver's ed. 
July hubby had surgery to remove a cyst from his neck.  The week he was off recovering he decided would be a good time to have some minor construction done in our family room to repair water damage from the roof leaking the year before...MEN.  He even decided HE would get on a ladder and wire for a ceiling fan.  He can barely move his head/neck with the incision and he was on pain killers.  Sounds like the perfect time to work with electricity...NOT!!  Good thing I was at work because I would have put him back in the hospital for a different reason...LOL

August brought band camp for my youngest daughter who is a freshman this year and joined the color guard.  She loves it and is very good.  This month also brought the beginning of an end to a very volatile work situation that I have been in for a little over 3 years.  
Right after Labor Day was my last day of work.  I have been off work since then looking for a new job, signing up with a temp. agency and trying to heal mentally and physically from the very bad work situation.  I have stopped having so many nightmares and my stomach issues are getting a little better and so are the anxiety attacks.   Working on getting stronger and trying to lose all the weight I gained from the stress.  I am still not anywhere close to how I was 3 years ago.  Not sure if I ever will be the same.  Time will tell.
I have also found my lost sitching mojo.  I did not realize how much I missed stitching.  In the past month I have been working on LK Mystery SAL.  I am on the third part.  I will post a picture soon.
September & October have been busy with birthdays, kids activities, football games, band competitions, clubs, and PSAT for my oldest daughter who is a junior.  I also went on a stitching retreat the first weekend in October.  One of the stitch groups I belong to puts it on.  It was a nice weekend.  You can read about it here on The Inspired Stitcher's Blog.  She is much better at remembering to take pictures than I am.  Hubby and I also celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on October 12th.  He bought me some beautiful flowers.
I will leave you with a few photos of things I have received from my very generous secret stitcher in the past few months.  The pictures go from the most recent down.  Next post I will show pictures of some of the thrifting & flea markets finds.


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