Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A very nice package arrived

I have been at it again, working and more working, I do love my job, I will  be 64 in january, and want to retire early to enjoy life, I  will try and retire on may first 2015.

I was away at work last week when my wonderful Husband called me to tell me a package arrived, I asked him to open it for me, he said I will like what arrived.
Gracie over at http://needlespinsanddragonflies.blogspot.com sent me the sweetest pansy sampler it is beautiful, it has a pink ribbon on it thank-you Gracie I love it, along with the stitched sampler, are some beads with a clasp to make a bracelet, a note pad which I will use positively, a beautiful halloween card handmade it is a cool card, a small pumpkin to hang on my tree and a sucker with a scorpion in it, now some of you will say ewww, not me I am ver adventerous, I have had many critters in my tummy, last june I had grasshopper salad it was fantastic, so I am sure the scorpion will be just as good.
Gracie you are a wonderful Lady thank-you for a beautiful package.

I love doing the R&R and hope to do another one.
I will be dropping Gracie's package off in the mail today I have a day at home for once, then tomorrow back on the road.

I was away at a fall retreat, our last on at Totino Grace Retreat Center, makes me very sad, the ladies at this retreat are some of the most amazing Ladies, I hope the person trying to put together a retreat for febuary will come up with a new place.

I was a little on edge at this retreat, I need to tell some of the ladies at my table how very sorry I am my Mother is not getting better she is getting worse in front of my eyes, oh so sad, she of course did this to herself which makes me mad, she was a two pack a day smoker for most of her life, Mom had to quit smoking 5 years ago when she ended up in the E.R. so self inflicked illness, so sad.
I lost two of my younger Brothers to lung cancer (smokers) my Father died due to the smoking habits he had, so sad.
I however feel very lucky, never tried  a cigarette or drugs, just beer when I was young, never did much drinking, I still like a drink when we are out or on fridays in the hottub under the stars.

I am going to work on a few things today just so I can get them off my sewing table, edging around a quilt, my Drawn Thread Pocket ouch wish me luck, and maybe what ever else I can find, (I need to )get my sewing room back in order, I have been away for work so much that things are getting out of hand in that room.

I am working on four Christmas finger towels, I have had these for so long i just gave in and started to work on them at retreat, I finished one of the red ones and am working on one of the green ones.

Well I need to get to my sewing room so will say goodby until we meet again ( Roy Rogers) saying.
Now I really have dateed myself. Giggles

Hugs to you all



Anonymous said...


I found your blog through June at Butterly Wings.

Your present from Gracie is lovely - pansies are one of my favourite flowers.
I'm so sorry to hear that your Mum is becoming worse and also to hear about your brothers.
My Father is also deteriorating before my eyes with Dementia so I understand your sadness. We just have to watch helplessly. Very, very sad.
On a happier note I'm following you because I am keen to see your handtowels!
Bye for now x

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet parcel
Enjoy my dear x

butterfly said...

Lovely R/R from gracie so pretty.

Sorry about your mother , it is very hard to watch your parents get worse each day, I lost my Father a couple of years ago and it was so upsetting to see .

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Catherine. Sorry to hear about your Mom.


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Ahh so nice to come home to goodness from a friend

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
Love your package. Give your mother many kisses. You know, our bodies are a funny thing. I am not sure that we can blame it on one thing or another. I think that genes play a big part in it. My father smoked a lot, he drank a lot, and he did a lot of chewing tobacco. He turns 93 in August. And he is starting to slow down now. I am not sure if he will make it till then but I am hoping he does.
I wish the best for your Mother! Take care sweetie.
Mini smiles, Conny