Monday, May 28, 2012

My Exchange to Carol in England

I wanted to show you what I made for Carol in England for the Blackbird Designs Exchange, I used the fabric from the Blackbird Designs Garden Party  by Moda  to wrap the box in.
I picked this pattern because of the urn it is so English looking, I love the pattern it is from Joyeux Noel Book.
The trims are from The Victorian Motto Shoppe.
I use lots of Nancy's trims on my stitched projects.
I do hope Carol likes what I have sent her, it should have arrived by now.
Carol does not have a blog so our wonderful Intrepid leader posts pictures for her.
If you donot belong to the exchange please join it is a lot of fun.
Blessings to you all.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rember All who Serve or have Served

I love this picture this is a picture from an email I recieved from my Wonderful Husband, I am not sure who this Man is, but it sure does have an impact on my heart.
Mike  was in the Navy during Vietnam era, they were a communications ship carring an Admiral, he was on the USS ELDORADO.
I think of the wonderful Men and Women who give to our Country everyday by serving in the Military, how unselfish they are, I also think of all the many Men and Women from past wars that gave up their time to serve but did not survive to come home, how lucky we are to have such dedicated Men and Women.
If you do not do a thing this week-end at least remember them in your prayers if you donot pray what a better time to start.
We must also remember the Families that are stateside, Feedom is not free please remember that small sentance.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 WE are grandma and grandpa this week, a Robin and her husband moved in on our front porch about three weeks ago, constructing their home, they blessed us with four eggs and four lovely babies.
I do know that they will have to lay eggs once more before they move on, I do wish they would have built somewhere else like the back yard under the deck they woulkd have had 52 feet to choose from, oh no they wanted a front yard view, they are so much fun to watch, we mounted a mirror on the ceiling  so I can look out the office window and see what is going on.
The only problem is we cannot sit out there until they are gone, I like to drink coffee in the morning on my days at home, oh well I'll wait it is worth the pause in the birthing rite.
I have had a bit of a time the last three weeks I have been busy with work and lots of Family things going on.
I sure do miss reading blogs and commenting, hopefully things are back to normal aside from the long hours I am putting in at work, I do like the fast pace I am in now, I will look back and see how much I will have earned retirement, when I do finally retire.

This is some of the satsh I found at a thrift store I love trims and other things to make my stitching look nice, the candle stitcks are for hearts and other stitchery I will be doing I have found on other blogs that people are using them to use as holders.
I like that idea, the springs are from old spring matresses, I am going to use them for halloween bobble heads this fall, I made a cat bat and pumpkin last year and used dowels for the heads, I think I will like the springs better they will give them a scary look.

My Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine came last week I really need to sit down and look through it. Well I should get to bed I was up at 0 dark hundred this morning and left the house at 05:00, I am soooo tired.