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Monday, May 18, 2009

A Saturday Afternoon Tea

Isn't the table pretty? All of the decorations were so nice...

Saturday a lot of the females in our family went to my church for a Mother/Daughter Tea. It was simply lovely. I was lucky enough to sit by a lady who is originally from Wales and she explained the difference in "afternoon tea" and "high tea". We actually had high tea because we were served scones, cream puffs, chocolate covered strawberries and many more delicious goodies. Did you know you're supposed to put your milk or cream into a teacup first so when the tea is added it doesn't stain the cup? I didn't and like I said I really enjoyed sitting next to her.
The smallest girl grandchild went and she had goodies, fruit and her usual goldfish crackers, which she shared with her cousin. She doesn't go anywhere without her goldfish !!

We've gotten quite a bit of rain but today the weather is slightly cooler. The temp last week was 82-85 degrees and today we'll be lucky if it hits 65. The weekend weather was nice and sunny until mid afternoon.

I've done some embroidering but didn't get much done on the Christmas stocking. I'll have to post the tote bag when I get it finished.

1. My job
2. The love of my family.
3. My good health.

I've copied "the Gratitudes" from http://www.coveredporches.blogspot/ , she does that and I thought it was special...sometimes we forget to be thankful for what we do have....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Busy Tuesday

The picture is our cat eating popcorn, she thinks she should eat everything we do, she especially likes supper leftovers, she had spaghetti for breakfast this morning. She has shown us one kitten (last week) but we haven't seen it since.

Went with DH to the doctors sure isn't good to get old....but it was a good check-up, he goes to the VA Hospital and we are gettingto see the same doctor each time, Dr W is such a nice man, honestly trying to help James and he remembers him from the previous time, and that always helps his feelings, as though someone really cares...

The only sewing I got to do was some while we were waiting to see the doctor. I'm using Gail Pans designs for BOM blocks but I'm adapting them to spring colors for a tote bag for someones birthday... I'll post when I get finished..

Monday, May 11, 2009

We all had a wonderful Mother's Day at our house. My GD had everyone over for fun and food, we had four generations of family and all off a sudden I reaized I was one of the older generations. I guess that was more noticible when all the"young" ones gathered in a different part of the room. That sounds like we were being ignored but no way, we weren't, but since we were the oldest we got to go to the front of the food line..Is that good or bad?? The food was wonderful and the fellowship was great !!! As my mom said, you could feel the love for each other in the room. We're all so fortunate that we get along as well as we do and can visit with each other, I know some families that can't. For that we are truly blessed....Some of my "heart" children called because they had other plans for the day, so all in all, it was an excellent Mother's Day..hope your's was too.

My Family
My Darling Husband
The blessings of God..

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

What a wonderful before Mother's Day DD and SIL gave me a swing as my gift, I think I'll put it on the back porch..

It's Thursday already, I haven't finished my stocking yet, I've had the kit so long that the white sequins have turned beige, so I'll need to buy some. That will have to wait 'cause our Walmart doesn't carry a variety of sewing notions. But that's okay, it will give me a chance to finish other projects.
I'm attempting the iron on photo transfers, has anyone used it and do you recommend any special kind of placement of the transfers? I may just be trying to make it more difficult than necesary.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Still learning

Hi, it's been a while since I was starting this new blog...I'm still learning how to use all the "buttons"...

I've been sewing for some friends and haven't done much quilting. A few years ago I made Christmas stockings for all my grandchildren and now that we have a "new" little angel, she will need one of her own, so that's what I have been working on..They're the stockings made from felt and sequins, (you know,, the kits that are available)..
I think I'll use this blog fro journaling also..I've noticed a lot of quilters do that..

Have a great weekend..