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".


  1. Lovely bright stitching , I have most of my old mags the same , the magazine came to an end the other year .
    What a old cute house ! I love to think about those families who lived there, great post.

  2. I love old houses too there's just something about them. Lovely stitching as well I'm glad things went well for tiny girl!

  3. Nice stitching and glad your cat is feeling fine after her surgery.

  4. Lovely stitching and cute cat!! I will mention your giveaway!

  5. Hello LindaLee, thanks for coming to my blog, I some times can't find yours. I love going into older houses to see what they looked like. To bad you did not take any photos of the inside. I would love to have seen how it looked. I love your kitty, my Ms. Buttons looks some like your kitty. Glad she was okay after surgery. I how how that would feel. Your stitching is lovely. hugs Lynda Ruth

  6. Lovely bright stitching Linda. I still have my first collection of stitching mags from the 1970´s. Glad the kitty is OK.