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Sunday, January 15, 2017


The thing about January is...

...there's too much time to think.

Summer activities are a memory... folks have adjusted to their back to school schedules...the Holidays are done and behind us.


What we have remaining is time to think. Time to wonder. And time to plan.

I should mention that we also have time stitch. But, I'm usually thinking when I'm stitching. And that's where the trouble starts. Especially when your thoughts are changing from what they used to be... particularly about how time is used. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. But, we all accomplish many different things with that same time. Sometimes accomplishing nothing in a day is the greatest accomplishment. But, then again, who is to say what is an accomplishment of substance and what is actually a waste of time?

I used a good amount of time today to stitch. Was this "good use of time"?

Well... it certainly gave me time to think.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Tree!

It's been in our home for about two weeks now and still smells wonderful! Sometimes I toy with the idea of an artificial tree (since it's convenient and doesn't need to be watered)... but, each year we head out into the cold and drive from tree lot to tree lot (this year was 4 lots) to find the "perfect" tree... and once the fresh cut is made (thanks to my hubby) and the tree is standing in the warmth of our home (a team effort)... the aroma is just soooooo PEACEFUL! There's no other way to describe it... a deep breath of Christmas evergreens just simply calms every nerve... and makes all the efforts worth it! :-)

So... after 600 lights... a few boxes of vintage shiny brites... a smattering of Hallmark car and radio ornaments... a single german glass sewing machine ornament and a beaded snowflake or two... this 5 ft fir is the centerpiece of our home this Christmas Season!!!

Wishing everyone a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

An Extra Hour

Spring ahead... Fall back... minus an hour... plus an hour... I'm sure there's a good reason for this ritual... however, I don't think it changes much? Does it?

So... what did I do with my "extra hour"?

Let's see... I went to sleep same time last night as I always do... pretty much woke up the same time I always do (for a Sunday)...

There's always Sunday breakfast... eggs and potatoes... yum!

Then I took a walk. Breezy, cool day with sunshine and brilliantly colored leaves. Ahhh fresh air! :-)

Then I headed to my stitching/hooking room...

This is "Alpha Basket Needle Roll". It's the July/August/Sept kit for Notforgotten Farm's "Little Stitches Club". Beautifully kitted, easy to stitch little primitive sampler... I should have completed this piece by now being as I've already received the Oct/Nov/Dec kit. But, you know how it is... Summertime has many distractions... *grin*!

Next up is this little Kim Diehl runner. It was one of the kits from her Simple Whatnots club. I had finished the piecing on this a few months ago... but, today I finally got around to the quilting... and even managed to sew the binding on. Turning and hand stitching the binding to the front will be my "relax time" at the end of each work day this week.

And finally... the Four Petals rug is all hooked and steamed! Stay stitching is place and it's ready for a whipped corded edging... that will be more hand work to relax with each evening during this week. :-)

And now... time for pajamas and Sunday Night Football... that extra hour sure did wear me out! ;-)

Until next time... stay healthy and keep on smiling!


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