Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lot of catching up to do!

Hello All,
Well things have progressed here.  I had a wonderful visit/stitching session with Amy and the gang at The French Hen in March.  I met a lot of very nice stitchers from the immediate area although some may have been from North Carolina which is just next door so to speak.  Lots of pretty stitching was shown.

Then the next Saturday Paul came for a visit for a week.  We raced around - he is looking for a job here - filling out applications or getting information.  The grandson stayed with us every night but one and Grandpa took him to school each morning. The poor child had to ride the bus home.  Paul took all of us out to dinner once because I like to eat out - Paul and daughter Christina could care less about eating out but Sebastian and I love to.  Paul left for Ohio on the 25th and I was sick all day - just overload of people I think as I was right as rain on Sunday.

Before he left he took pictures of stitching for me so I am going to try to insert them here.  They are just progress pictures but you can see that I had been stitching!

This is A Quaker Christmas update but it has changed from this.  You will have to wait longer for a new picture as I don't know how to take a pic on my phone and mail it to my laptop.  C will tell me how to do that in the next day or two.

This is kind of blurry but it's Holly and Berries from Little House Needleworks and it is almost done now.

This is a FINISH! - part of the Crazy January Challenge 15 project thing.  Housework Never Killed Anyone from Lizzie*Kate finished in March and I think it's finish #4.

I would like to take the time to thank Hildit and William for taking me with them to The French Hen.  His driving was very smooth -no car sickness-  and I should be able to find my way back with Hildit as my passenger.  So much fun to have a travel companion.

I have been listening to books on tape as I stitch.  J D Robb's Death - ones that I have missed reading. I have The Last Queen -C W Gortner to read next.   I Kindled Sean Keefer's The Trust and enjoyed it.  It's his first novel.  He lives in Charleston but is from Loris so it was included in the book.  I also watch movies - especially ones that I have already seen as I don't have to pay strict attention to them afraid that I'll miss something important.

I can hear a crow out the window.  Did you know that crows have two languages?  I didn't either until I watched Nature on PBS.  What a HOOT!  Have you seen the eagle babies?  If you go to  she has several spots on the blog that will direct you to the eagles.  What a sight!

I enjoy reading everyones blogs.  I don't always leave a comment but please know that I always look forward to reading and seeing stitching!  Updates with Mia, Stewey, the 3 Pugs and puppy, and all of the others are welcome too.

I will try to update more often and not this hit or miss that I have been doing.  You would think that being here (SC) and semi retired (I don't leave home to go to a regular job) I would have oodles of items stitched or quilted.  Not!  I am not organized but I am having fun and that's what counts when you are almost 60.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Definitely having fun is what counts! I love all your stitching -- beautiful work! Congrats on the finish too! I love to listen to audiobooks while I stitch! It's the greatest! I love ebooks too! I watched the baby eagles for a while too. They're so cute!

  2. It was nice meeting you at the French Hen! your Quaker Christmas is looking great as your other pieces!

    happy stitching.....

  3. Looks to me like you've been stitching some... Nice finishes, and progress on the others! I can 'watch' movies while stitching, but not listen to books - get lost on one or the other... You're right - do whatever makes you happy!

  4. Beautiful stitching progress! I love stitching to audio books. I've also discovered podcasts--This American Life and Stuff You Missed in History Class are favorites.

  5. Beautiful stitches!

    The recipe for the Blueberry Pecan Scones can be found on the Taste of Home website. If you can't find it - let me know & I will get you the link.