Have a good night!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Have a good night!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Once I got them done, I got the other things done as I'd hoped...couple of alteration pieces & then Monday night I finished stitchin' up another little cross-stitch number so last evening, I got both finished up into little somethin's. I will be posting the finished pieces to my etsy shop later today!
Both of these designs are by Primitive Betty....I just love her designs & don't know why it has taken me so long to work these up. I really enjoyed working on these counted cross stitch pieces & I look forward to doing more.
Well, John is passing thru home for the day & he's already waiting on me at the truck stop to pick him up so I'd better get off this thing & get myself ready to go!
Hope you all have a wonderful & productive day!!
Monday, March 23, 2009
We decided to take the "scenic" route & stop in at a little shop in Bowling Green...Didi's & Gigi's Purse Strings n'Things....if you remember, I hosted a purse party some weeks back & this is their actual store! Cute lil' place...so glad we took the time to go by!
Then off to St.Louis! We went to the St.Louis Art Museum first....check in at the hotel wasn't until 3:00 so we had all kinds of time. I wish I had more time to visit museums & libraries.
We finally got to the hotel, Crowne Plaza, around 4, got checked in & walked around to see where things were at.....then decided to have an early dinner. The bartender recommended a few places & we decided on the little Italian restraunt that was just across the highway. Oh my gosh ... the food...the service...the atmosphere...All good! They've been there for 35 years! It reminded us of a cross between Lula's & The Pear Tree restraunts here at home!
Back to the hotel, we decided to brave getting into our swimsuits & going down to the hot tub! Well, Susan decided to go to the gym....oh did that hot tub feel great! I REALLY need to get mine fixed!
Saturday, up early & checked out by 9:00 or so & a quick breakfast at the IHOP next door then off to The Mills shopping mall! Seems we all pretty much forgot about the cameras once it was time to shop! LOL.....What a nice mall! Large & indoors! There's a nice scrapbooking store there... Archivers & you can check them out online at www.archiversonline.com . There were a couple of purse stores there too but not as cute at Didi's & Gigi's! We stopped at a couple other malls.....one to check out a Home Goods store then to the "outlet" mall in Warrenton.
Once back home, I did what was absolutely necessary & curled up in my chair the rest of the time! I was BEAT!!! I did finish a little cross stitch I'd started last week PLUS started another one! I'll show those another day! Now, I must get off this maching & start my day! Play & lazy time is over...it's cloudy & rainy here today & I have errands to run!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Have a GREAT day!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
upon her daughter
'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling
the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll
be more important as you get older. No matter how
much you love your husband, no matter how much you
love the children you may have, you are still going
to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now
and then; do things with them.'
'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...
your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other
women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women
What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman
thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a
married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely
my husband and the family we may start will be all I
need to make my life worthwhile!'
But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact
with her Sisters and made more women friends each
year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,
she gradually came to understand that her Mom really
knew what she was talking about. As time and nature
work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,
Sisters are the mainstays of her life.
After more than 50 years of living in this world,
here is what I've learned:
THIS SAYS IT ALL:
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Colleagues forget favors.
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are
between you. A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
beside you...Or come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I. When we began this adventure called
womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It was such a beautiful day out yesterday! John was home so we took the afternoon off & got the bike out! It was wonderful! I think we took off somewhere around noon & got home around 8! I was beat when we got home. John had to go to work for a few hours.....Today, we stayed in & took it easy! The day started out really nice but by early afternoon, the sky turned gray & now it's raining!
A dreary afternoon & evening....a good day for staying in! I've been piddlin' with a little of this & that today from laundry to alterations. I am SO out of whack with this counted cross-stitch thing! It's been years since I've worked that....but I'm gettin' there....keepin' it simple for now!
So what's going on in your world today?
Monday, March 16, 2009
Now on to the next project!! I'm thinkin' maybe a little bit of cross stitch? I need to get some things done to put in my Etsy shop!
I worked at home today....I brought home a couple of projects from work & my goal for the day was to get them done! I had me an audio book so popped that in & started sewin'! The first one didn't take long but the second one I knew would take a good portion of the day! It took 5 hours or so...but it's done! Whew!
It was really nice out today & I've heard tomorrow the same or a bit warmer! I hope so!
Hope you have a most wonderful day!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
So what is on your agenda for the weekend? I picked up a movie....'Rachel Getting Married'....think I'll watch that while I punch tonight! Tomorrow morning, I think I'll meet up with Denni in Columbia & pick up a few needed supplies. And of course church on Sunday!
Hope you have an awesome weekend!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
While I was workin' on the pen, five geese came in to the pond....rarely do they land in ours when the neighbors across the road have a much, much larger pond....they came in with such a splash, they got Lucy's attention...she sat down and didn't take her eyes off them til I took her in!
Needless to say, my day didn't go according to planned yesterday. After spending 2-1/2 hours outside, by the time I got Lucy cleaned up then myself, the day was half over and I was beat. I sat down to work and I just couldn't focus! I did start on part of the alterations....and I did go thru my bulbs & seeds....whew! I've got quite a collection! Not sure all the bulbs are usable...guess it won't hurt nothin' to pop them in the ground or some soil and see what happens tho' huh?! Since today was grocery/errand day, not sure I'll get back to the alterations....that just might be my Thursday work since I don't plan on leavin' the place tomorrow!
Hope you are having a GREAT week!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Spring Open House begins Friday, March 6th....10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
And Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.