Wednesday, March 23, 2016

So Who Won the Spring Box......

     Natasha Betley did! Congratulations Natasha.  I hope you enjoy the box and all it holds.   This has been fun and I'll have another giveaway from time to time.  Aren't surprises fun! I sent you an email Natasha.  I need your address.

     Even though we get a cold a drizzly day here and there, we've really enjoyed the warmer weather here.  Our friend David picked us up a few days ago and had a great day planned.  Off we went to see the official DC Marine Corp band as well as the silent marching brigade and the official color guard that is in DC as well.

I got a great picture of the color guard also, but you wouldn't believe how blurry it is.  The day was fantastic for the ceremony and we enjoyed every minute of it.

     Then we were off to Topsail Beach where Dave treated us to lunch.  Sat outside right on the water.  Couldn't have been a better day.

Fish tacos for me! I love em'!

Bill and I and last but not least a picture of Dave and Bill.

     Stitchy Stuff! Still working on Kindred Spirit and loving it.  Try to work on it for at least an hour a day.  Up to 57 hours now and I'm approaching half way.  Love the deep rich colors I'm working with for sure.  I found the stack of the few Country Cross Stitch magazines I've saved and it will be fun looking through those.

     Will let ya'll go for now.  It looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here.  Sun is bright and I want to remember to put last years bits and pieces of floss out today for the birds.  Until next time, be safe and well and don't forget to "feel the colors".  Yummy!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bright Colors Indeed

     I used to get the magazine "Cross Country Stitching" and did for about five years.  I would see so many charts that I wanted to stitch, but then I just lost my mojo and also decided that I would never live long enough to complete all of them.  I stopped getting the magazine and saved very few of them.  That was many years back, and now that I'm stitching a chart from one of the old magazines, it brings back so many memories of why I loved the charts.  Where I lived at the time and what was going on in my life.  My friends and trips we made.  What charts I did indeed complete and where they are now, "hanging in my home".  All of them have deep rich colors and I always enjoyed working them.  The one I'm doing now is no different.  Look at the beautiful colors.  I'm back stitching as I go along and I'm loving it.

     Keep in mind that I'm entering the names of all who qualify for my spring box giveaway, and that the 17th. of March is the cut off date.  Name will be drawn on the 20th. "my birthday" and also the first day of spring! Keep in mind that if you have a blog, you have to add a note on your blog about my giveaway here.  If I don't see one, I can't enter you.

     This little girl was just spayed and she has done so well.  Seems she isn't sore at all and she hasn't bothered the surgery area in any way.  She didn't eat or pee for a couple of days, but she's right back to her old self again.  We just love her, and why I waited so long after KittyCat went over the rainbow bridge before getting another is beyond me.  I can't imagine not having TinyGirl here now.

     We went over to Oriental on the ferry a few days ago.  Hadn't gone over in such a long time, and we had our best friend, Dave go with us.  We went out to lunch while we were there and we also stopped at the town's history building.  Though small it was very interesting and look at one of the items that was there! What amazed me is the very few compartments it had! I know years back there

were fewer colors and that they're always coming out with new.  We're so fortunate to have the ones we do now to pick from.

     I also have always loved old abandoned homes.  I love to picture them when there were families in them.  Lots of little ones running around and clothes lines in the back yards.  If walls could talk there would be so many stories to tell.  Here's a picture of an old house we saw on our way to Orienal the other day.  I couldn't resist and had had Bill stop.  The front door was gone so Dave and I went in and discovered old books and papers.  Pieces of old furniture that probably broke down and settled within the house as the house itself did.  No, we didn't disturb a thing.  Took nothing but a couple of pictures. This is actually the back of the house, and the small addition is the kitchen.  The kitchen was

very small indeed.  Why I didn't get a picture of the front of the house is beyond me, and will have to do so next time we're out that way.  The front had a huge porch that was all screened in at one point.  Many a glasses of sweet tea was served out on that porch I'm sure.

     I must let ya'll go, but first I want to welcome my new followers.  I hope you enjoy my blog.  It's something that I see as an extension of my love of stitching as well as my love for people.  Ya'll take care and be well, and until next time, don't forget to "feel the colors".