Saturday, November 8, 2014

what's new

Working on this.

My fall window.

Thanks for stopping.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Another long ago picture I didn't remember ever being made.

 Phil and I going to a prom.  Probably his brother's junior prom in 1963..  I know it wasn't my junior prom or senior ball as my mom made both outfits and this is my only store bought prom dress. 
 I always look for the patterns that my mom used for those dresses.. How magical to be able to see the way we looked on that day.
I saved every corsage that I was ever given.  I'm sure Phil's mom picked them out and they were very special.  Well thanks for stopping by tomorrow or Sunday I'll be posting my latest stitching finishes.  I have been stitching up a storm and loving every minute of it.. Happy Trails until we meet again.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Birthday Wishes for my Husband

 Today is my husband Phil's 70th Birthday.  It has been a wonderful journey that we have been on.  He is a terrific man, a super father and has always made me feel like a queen.  We have been together for a long time, since high school.  We are the cliché' childhood sweethearts.  I'm so glad we are.
 Phil, his mother Bettie and me in 1965 before he was off to serve 2 years in the US Army including a year in Viet Nam. I was always very proud he did his duty, but still it was a very long wait until he returned.. We were engaged before he returned and married in the fall of '66.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Heading Home

Just a brief note to say that I am very excited to be heading home to Florida and our little house and yard.  It has been a great summer in many ways, and now it is time to get back to routines.  I have always loved this time of  year.  A new beginning of sorts.  I have a million plans for crafting decorating and arranging when I do get there.  Now that we know where and how we will be spending our summers away from Florida we can manage what we brought down there after our home was sold last year. 

So my friends please stay tuned for some new ideas and as always cross stitch doings and finishes. I am definitely doing some today as I work on the packing and arranging here in the camper, 

Thanks for stopping and stay well.


Friday, August 22, 2014

50th Reunions Lasting Memories

This is just a very brief note to say that this year marked the 50th anniversary of my high school graduations.  We as a class have had many reunions, but this one was very, very special.
I'm including the picture of some of my high school friends at our Senior Ball.  We were the first class to wear long gowns to the formal dance.  Our class did have quite a few firsts.


Ready for what we called "Class Night".  50 Years ago before we graduated our class hosted a night of remembering.  We presented a gift to the school and did small skits.  Our theme was the World Fair of '64.  The arrow is pointing to our exchange student, the first for our small school.  I'll be adding these precious pics to my book of scraps of my class and other things from that time in my life.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Where we landed and other things.

Just to let you know that we have landed in a good place.  We were lucky to get a rather new 5th wheel and soon after that found a great place to park it. It has all the bells and whistles, including a fireplace, which we are using as it has been rather cool here.  I'm going to try walking to the nearest restaurant later.  I don't think it is even one mile away.  We are located near a small city with great places to see and frequent.  I'm returning to blogging as a way to stay in touch and also to monitor my eating and stitching.  I'll catch up on that later.  Until then keep safe and warm or cool, whichever. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Updated pictures of our home, needlework and Happy Easter.

 They started on the front of our house.  We weren't too happy about that, but a start is good.  The siding is gray and we will use white trim with black shutters when the work is done.  We will continue the white brick skirting around the whole house.  That may be in the future. 
 This will look so good when we have a chance to fix up the areas around the house with simple landscaping.

 Here is the sampler I'm working on.  I have a lot more done, this pic is old. Tomorrow I'll be working on it all day.  I know this will go in our bedroom near pictures of my beloved that are pretty far away.
I wish this little guy was real chocolate, but alas he is a very good (resin) ? bunny. 
Hoping and praying all your Easter wishes and hopes and prayers are answered.  With love and warm wishes to all.