Thursday, July 25, 2019

I thought I was done. . .

I found the missing yellow buttons for the May monthly and got those sewn on. Finished the December stamp and got the buttons sewn on. I thought I was caught up with the monthly series I had started (I still have some waiting to be started)

Nope. I went to put the December chart with the rest of the charts and found the January one with the buttons still on it - oops. Looked in the bag and sure 'nuff, there was another piece of fabric in there.

In other news - I have flowers blooming! This one is in the front flower bed.

This one is in the back yard - haven't decided if I want to plant it or find a pretty pot for it.

And these things have gone wild. The only thing I have done with them is to stake up the ones that are laying over. I have no idea what to do with them.

I'm out of battery power so I guess that's it for today.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Just a quick post to say happy birthday to my dad.

From his high school yearbook.
If you know him at all, you know he still believes that quote!

Love you, Daddy!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!

My rooster is all ready for the day

I finished my July monthly (Lizzie Kate). I just love this little frame. I have all the months stitched and all except for May are fully finished. I missed the mark with May and I have misplaced the buttons but I will have it ready for display before May rolls around again.

I stitched these last year - I'll have to do some looking for designers on these (I'm not good at keeping up with notes)

 Plopped a little sign on the fireplace - the crosses are year-round.

My favorite place to decorate for holidays 

I didn't take a close-up of the stitched piece (dunno why) but it's Lizzie Kate's July Stamp.

Little bits of red, white and blue 

In the guest room

I stitched this one 10+ years ago (pretty sure it was before our 2009 move) so if you know the designer hit me up and I'll post it. I'm sure I have the  chart - where?  

Do you have big plans for the day? Fireworks? I have flower beds that need fresh mulch. 

Have a great day and stay safe!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Another 'first'

Daddy and Mother
July 1, 1961

It has been eleven weeks since mom passed away. 

Some days are harder than others.

Today was another 'first' without her - their wedding anniversary.  58 years.

We took dad to breakfast, then we took her roses. 

Mother loved flowers. When she could no longer get out to see them, Daddy would take pictures of whatever was blooming so she could see them.  Between Dad, kids and grandkids, we make sure she always has flowers.

Miss you, Mom.