Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fruitful progress

over the weekend....
Keep on stitching.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Our Funny Valentine and a few finds

There is still sweetness in this world. That Peggy Lee is something else! She had asked for the Navy Girl's address a while back so that she could drop her a line or two; but what a delightful surprise it was when a sweet Valentine package arrived in her Post box.

She was tickled that they had thought of her and really went on at how it was wrapped so, she really liked the old fashion card and the yummy little chocolates. Thank you Peg and Masterchief for your kind words and support. That really struck the heart.

So after sharing in the excitement over the phone with the Navy Girl; with my heart smiling from this sweet moment, imagine my surprise when I went out to my box the same evening and found a sweet package from none other than Peggy Lee!

I got right back on the phone with the Navy Girl before I opened it. We will both cherish these darling little heart boxes that she finished so beautifully! It doesn't have to be Grandiosious to have a big impact. Thank you Peg for thinking of us.

Yesterday we actually made it; we had our girl's day out. It snowed for most of the day but the roads were clear. I took Rhonda to the Purple Cow in Fairfiled before we descended upon Fairfield Antique Mall, the largest in Maine. There are five floors of dealers. It was a great outing; I told Rhonda Derek and I usually come this time of year when we are getting cabin fever to meander around the booths. Sometimes you find something, sometimes you don't. Rhonda picked up the cutest print of pigs in a bath tub to hang in her bathroom, nope I didn't get a pic. It was adorable.

 Here's what I found:
A cute mini candle box,love the wavy paint; and a Gutermann & Co tin with the threads inside.

I picked up another fish dish to add to my collection that will be eventually be hung on the wall.
 I guess I could show you the others, if you care to see.

I know strange collection, but I think it will look great on the dining room wall. I love the large flounder plater, it is handmade and signed on the back, nobody famous, just somebody. :-)
I was tickled pink when I picked up this Puritan rug hooking frame for a SONG!
My husband said he will make me the plank that is missing in the bottom, no problem.

I will close with a progress picture of C-a-tHRH...
 not much progress, but its progress none the less.
A big how do you do to my newest followers; I make an effort to send a reply as soon as I see someone new, I hope those send a messages work. Glad to have ya stop by. Here's to a stitch filled weekend.

Keep on stitching! P.J.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

*.*.* .*BLiZzArD NeMo 2013*. *.*.*

Although Nemo but a kibosh on my day out with Rhonda, it was a productive stitching, napping and cuddling day. We pretty much were cozy on the couch with the fire going, watching old movies and I stitched. The hound and the kitty loved snuggling up with us while the wind howled out side.

We were very fortunate;we never lost power and we have a strong wind that comes down the hill to our place so it kept the snow blown in most parts. So even though the snow accumulation was 18 inches in our part of the state we don't have much to clean up today. In southern Maine they had over 31 inches, YIKES!


A bit more progress on Block 3; looking forward to working on the fruit today.

Have a peaceful and relaxing Sunday.
 To those in the harder hit areas be safe and stay warm.
Keep on stitching.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Count Down...

My how time flies! My blogaversary is just around the corner. I have been gathering some goodies for that and my random Pay It Forward. I am very excited about the something special I am putting together for my blogaversary give away. No pictures today, not much else but work happening this week. I did put some stitches in Pray for Peace yesterday at lunch. I am in a work stress funk this week, BUT I am hoping to shake that off by Saturday. I am looking forward to Saturday. I am taking out a new friend to see the local antique shops and the craft stores. She recently moved up here from Tennessee; her husband works with my husband. It should be a very fun day. Have a terrific Tuesday! Keep on stitching. P.J.