Sunday, June 23, 2013

Two by two

Another UFO finish!  
This pattern is over at Martha's if you want to download it and finish one yourself :

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Summer!!!

What are you doing this summer?  I am gardening, writing, finishing UFOs and cataloging my vintage and antique this piece :)  I can't be certain what this was made for but it does fit on a pillow perfectly so maybe it was made to be a pillow sham?!?  Anyway I'm grateful that this year the weather has been mild for the most part and even today is going to be tolerable.  I hibernate in the heat just as I do in the severe cold.  For now the puppies and I are happy to be out in the garden!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Another UFO finished

Slowly but surely I am plodding through the baskets of UFOs and completing them.  Here is the one I finished last evening:

 And a close-up...

Friday, June 14, 2013

And now for something completely different...


Teddy continues to have some hip challenges.  The groomer did her magic on Ted this week and reported that she had to lay him down to do most of his grooming; he just couldn't stand or sit very long.  We continue to keep him comfortable and so far, we are managing.
My friend Linda is finally a horse grandmommy (if there is such a thing).  Her new Arabian foul (a girl) was born in May.  It's amazing how quickly little Niina is growing.  Linda says, "it doesn't matter what breed is a kid, they're a KID!"  Niina bucks and broncs sometimes just for fun :)
 It was funny to see her Mom, Delphina, discipline her.  And then peace reigned in the stable when the wee one took her nap (I think she has two speeds:  go go go and sleep).
Linda is having fox problems at her house, she has lost a considerable amount of chickens to the fox but her dog Ruby now realizes her job is to protect chickens and Niina and there is a real sentry on guard!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday post

Well's its been another interesting week.  Roof leaked again and sprang a new leak which brought water into my dining room.  This was during Hurricane Andrea rains and the roofer did figure out the new leak and he will be here today to rip out some things and investigate (and hopefully fix) additional things.  I know...sounds like we need a new roof, right?  

It's a slate roof and for years we replaced old slates with new.  The problem isn't the slates at all but an area of the roof that is metallic.  So we will see...

I'm grateful because I launched my first program on embroidered quilts yesterday and it went well.    
I visited the Mount Pocono Embroidery Guild and they were so gracious and welcoming.  They loved the program and it looks like I will be visiting them again.

For the next month or two I will be SEWING!  Taking some time for me and the family.  
I'll be back posting more I hope........
In the meantime, have a great day!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I've been the recipient of a lot of blessings lately...although to some it might not seem so.  It's been a spring of breakdowns at our little cottage.  The water heater, vacuum cleaner, lawn mower, central air and leaky roof is just a few of the things that have occurred.  However, I think that something is telling me that there is always goodness in this world to renew my gratitude...

 Like the fact that my husband was actually home when the water heater broke and his friend (a plumber) got us a good deal on the water heater and my husband installed it.

The lawn mower broke and our neighbor stepped up and mowed our lawn for us.  And then, my step son said the mower was toast but not to worry because he has a push one (like ours) that he doesn't use.  
When the a/c and the roof went at the same time, I was trying to find humor but instead got a blessing.  The roofer said, "I have a window a/c unit you can use until yours is replaced." And he arrived the next day with it and set it up for me (hubby was out of town).

Nik my stepson is actually in the HVAC business and he is here today fixing the unit for us.  And all the while, I tried to keep upbeat the last blessing came when my husband's overtime finally showed up in his check and paid for all of this.  

Blessings.  I'm not sure what I've done to deserve them, but my life has been filled with examples of how when one window closes, another opens.  Thanks to friends, family, and God for the blessings of this month.