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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm Home and Stitching!

Hello, Everyone!

Jack bought me a new laptop while I was in North Logan Healthcare. Yay! I’ll be the first to admit that I
Psalm 23
am not a big computer user, however, when I do want to
do something it is very aggravating  when I can’t get on it! I’m VERY HAPPY Jack bought me this laptop! :)

I have been thinking about things that I could do to make my blog unique but also witness to others that I am a Bible believing Christian woman. I know that one day I will be in heaven, with a new body, free from all that ails me today and the days I have left on Earth.

1 John 1:8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

This verse means a lot to me. It reminds me that everyone is a sinner. It also tells me that all that we need to do is ask that our sins be forgiven. Then He will, and our sin is erased! Not to say we won’t “slip” and sin again, we will, we are human. However, remember, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. That doesn’t mean we go and sin purposely, saying, “it's okay, God will forgive me for _________”, but that we do our best and when we do slip, we can ask God to forgive us. Because we are human we sin daily. But if we continue to keep in touch with the Lord, through the Bible and prayer, we will become more aware of what our sins are and how to rid that sin from our lives.

I left the nursing home Thursday of last week. We brought in my magnifying lamp and my Ott lamp that has the clip to hold a metal board to hold patterns with its own magnifying glass. We ended up leaving my projects in the van, as well as my iPad. I was okay Thursday because Jack and I had business in Champaign. I thought very little of my stitching that day. Friday we forgot to get my stuff out of the van before Rachel took it to work. I was a bit fidgety at first, then I decided to spend some time on the new laptop. I was on it most of the day, getting caught up on my e-mail, Facebook and such. Now that I have this laptop, my goal is to update my blog weekly. I believe that now that I will have sole use of my computer, that will be very possible.

Whipped Spider Rose
Rachel had taken the van, to spend Friday night at a friend’s house. Getting the what was left in the van out before she left wasn’t mentioned. She came home long enough on Saturday morning to say, “hi, I’m okay, bye!” before going to her job, a 12 hour shift. My stitching was left in the van, because I didn’t even have a chance to ask her to bring it in!! At first I was frustrated, then I remembered I had a UFO I could work on. I had started it last August when I was in the hospital because of my left knee infection. I pulled it out and finished everything I could on it.

The project was a kit from The Victoria Sampler Learning Collection. It is called, “Whipped Spider Rose”. I had started working on the light green band first, since that was where I’d left off. I was having a bit of trouble getting the hang of that particular stitch, so I ended up frogging it multiple times. By the time I got the hang of it, I didn’t have enough of the light green to complete the band with what came in the kit. (Not because there wasn’t originally enough, but because of all my frogging!) Fortunately, I had ordered a ball of the thread and so I frogged it yet again, because I noticed the color was just a tad different. (Not sure anyone but me would have noticed but still…) I cut enough thread off the ball to make sure I had enough thread to complete the band without having to tie off. I told Jack that I knew I’d be upset with myself about having to frog so much, normally, but that I wasn’t upset because I was learning a new stitch. Once I got the hang of it, I completed it in short order. The other new stitch to me was completing a spider rose. I’m still not sure if I got it quite right. Was I supposed to do the under and then over with putting the needle through the material or just the base of the spider web? The only reason I didn’t finish the stitching on this 100% is because I need more of the gold kreinik. I contacted Victoria sampler via e-mail and told them. They are sending more for me in today’s mail. When I get it, I can stitch the last gold line and attach the gold heart.

On Sunday, once again, Rachel took the van to work before we got my stitching out, but we called
Life's Little Tangles
her and asked her to come home and bring in the box that had my stitching and clothes as well as my big project (
“Life’s Little Tangles”) and my iPad. Her job is only a couple miles away, taking care of an older gentleman who is like family to us. When she brought me the projects, I started working on Psalm 23. I also stitched on this project on Monday. I can see my progress on this and I am happy with how it’s looking.

McGlasson Wedding Sampler 
The stitching I did during the last few days at the nursing home included on my wedding sampler for my cousin’s son and his bride, who will be married in the spring of 2017. I am happy with my progress on this one too. When I look at the last picture taken and this one, there is a lot more done. I honestly didn’t realize this until I looked at that picture. :)

I also did some stitching on “Life’s Little Tangles” in the nursing home, but didn’t get nearly as much done as I would have liked. To be fair to myself though, I did concentrate more on Psalm 23 and the wedding sampler. That was largely because “Life’s Little Tangles” is done over one on 25 count evenweave, where Psalm 23 is on 14 count adia and the wedding sampler is done over two on 28 count evenweave and my magnifying lamp was acting up. I actually have two of the lamps. When I couldn’t get the first lamp Rachel brought in to work for more than a few minutes at a time, (GRRRR) I finally asked Jack to have Rachel swap out the lamps. She brought the second lamp but I kept the original cord. In my last week at North Logan I realized there was an issue with the cord because the second lamp would go out if the cord wasn’t positioned ‘just right’.

I promised you the post before last that I would show you a picture of the beautiful Peacock lit Val Stocker gave me when we met up in my trip to Fresno in June. I was looking at it, and it is 5x7 on 18 count. I've never stitched on 18 count, but, there is a first time for everything! Thanks again, Val! I enjoyed meeting you and your husband. The needle threader to gave me has been a lifesaver! I use it all the time!

At home I am using the lamp just off of the battery power. It is doing very well that way. This will mean I need to keep myself supplied in D cell batteries, but that’s life! I was using my Ott lamp with the clip and magnifying glass until last night. The lamp tipped over and landed just right so the light broke. So
Peacock Kit
now, until we get paid, I need to use just the magnifying lamp. It will work though! Another thing that could throw frustration high but I am not going to let a light bulb (expensive, yes, but still a light bulb) get to me.

I received a letter from my insurance company regarding my electric wheelchair application, stating they were denying my application. The letter also stated I could appeal the decision. We are doing that!! Their reason for the denial was because they received information I can walk more than 70 steps with minimal aid. (That was at the nursing home with my therapist having a gait belt around me and a wheelchair behind me). I called the nursing home and spoke with my therapist. She told me she also stated that my walking was on a level service, not what would always be outside the nursing home. I went to my doctor yesterday and she drafted a letter explaining, once again, WHY I NEED the chair so much. You can tell, by looking at my boot that I am walking on my heel. She told them that between coming home Thursday and the day I saw her (Monday) I had fallen three times. Two of the times Jack had to call Rachel and have her help me up. Her training at the fire department comes in handy sometimes; he, he, he! The other time I fell, Jack and I, working together, got me up. No, I didn’t hurt myself in any of the falls!!

Sarah started nursing school and is doing well. We’re very proud of her. She started a couple of weeks ago with her first semester. After she is done with her second semester she will be an LPN. Then she has two more semesters to complete and she will be an RN! Sarah has a very determined attitude (good thing) about school. That’s why I know she will be fine!

Jack’s foot is starting to get better. Yay!! We are not having to put as much ‘packing’ in the wound as we were when we first started having to pack it. The last time he went to the wound clinic they were happy about how it is looking.

That’s about it, for this week. Everyone have a great week! Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Going Home At Last!

Psalm 23
Hello Everyone

The last time I posted was just three days before my bunion surgery. The surgery was on July 27th. The surgery went off without any problems. What the doctor did was break my three middle toes, putting pins in them to make them go straight. They had been leaning a great deal to the outside of my foot. When this was done, he also removed the bunion on the outside of my big toe, that had formed because of the toes leaning to the outside of my foot.

I awoke with my leg wrapped in curlex and an ace bandage from just below my knee. Actually, the curlex was from my ankle down, but the ace bandage was all the way to just below my knee. I had a fair amount of pain, but that was to be expected.

Wedding Sampler
What happened the next day I wasn't prepared for; no one had clued me in how painful the next step would be. The hospital sent someone from physical therapy into my room to see if I could walk for him. That was a joke!! I hadn't moved my leg from its being elevated position at all! When I took my foot off those pillows and then to the floor, the pain was MASSIVE!! I cried hard for five minutes, until it started easing. I was then told the pain was so high because my foot hadn't been down at all and the blood was rushing back to it. Would have been nice to be prepared! Anyway, when the pain finally subsided, all I could do was stand there. I couldn't walk one step, much less the twenty to thirty he was asking me to walk. He said he didn't think I was stable enough to go home. The hospital was originally thinking of sending me home that da

Instead, later that afternoon, occupational therapy came to assess me as well. For me to go anywhere but home, both types of therapy had to assess me. Occupational therapy agreed with physical therapy. They submitted the report together for the insurance company. The next day I went to the nursing home for rehabilitation. That was July 29th. I have been here since.

Life's Little Tangles
This nursing home does have guest wi-fi, but its spotty at best. I have spent very little time on my electronic items while here. I was directing my energies toward my therapy, both physical and occupational. I was also stitching. I worked on all three projects, rather than focusing on just one. I have also attended resident activities and just plain rested.

I was honestly surprised (pleasantly) that I was going home. I had more or less resigned myself to the fact that I will see the doctor again on September 2, but won't get my pins out of my toes until September 15. The doctor did tell me I could go home as soon as I met the therapy criteria. I guess I passed, so on Thursday I GET TO GO HOME!!

I figured out this morning how to add pictures to this with my new computer. I need to go to therapy for the last time.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

I was RAKed

RAK picture 1
When I went to California at the end of June, I didn't just see family and friends that I hadn't seen in years. I met a long time
RAK picture 2
stitching friend! We met through a yahoo group. Val and her husband, Charlie, met my Daughter, Rachel and me at DiCicco's one of my favorite restaurants in Fresno, where I was born and raised. Jack and I left Fresno in the winter of 1989. Fresno has become way to unfamiliar for me to live there. I have become accustomed to my relatively small (33,000) Midwest city. Fresno is much, much bigger than that!

Val showed me a couple of tricks for the back of the material. I probably
RAK picture 3 Part that surrounds the jar
should have written them down. For my life I cannot remember what they were. Val also found out I didn't have a needle threader. She told me she would send me one. She did, but she also sent me a black and white scarf, bobbins, beads, beading needles, thread heaven and a hand made jar lid!

On the way home from California, we made a couple of stops so we could see some people that are like family to us. We talked about making one more stop, but when we got there it was the middle of the night, and we didn't want to wake them. Where we did stop was in a town close to Oklahoma City and went to my friend since high school's home. He was very surprised to see me. The other place we stopped was Branson, MO and went to the apartment of some very good trucking friends of ours.
Jack taught the husband how to drive semi. The couple that lives in Branson, put us up in a very nice

RAK picture 4 top of jar lid

RAK picture 5 pretty scarf
hotel. Because they live there, they get deep discounts on lodging. We all sank into those beds and felt very comfortable. I was able to fall asleep after I knew Rachel was back in the room.

Back to the RAK, I was very surprised and I am going to try and start sending out my own RAKs! I know the wonderful feeling I get when I open a package I know is full of stitching yummies! I want to do that too. Not sure how often I can do it, but I want to send something to someone every once in a while.

Please keep me in your prayers as this coming Wednesday, I am having surgery on my left foot for a bunion removal. I am supposed to be in the hospital 24 hour observation then off my foot for 4-6 weeks. That means lots of stitching time for me!

BTW, Val also gave me a kit of a beautiful peacock that I adore! I will post a picture of it next update. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Happy stitching everyone!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Catching You Up!

Montage of Danielle and Nick's wedding
Hello Everyone!

The van breaking down in March was sooo maddening! We had to get around via bus, taxi, medical transport, or walking for over two months! The story is a long one in what led up to the van being repaired.

About six weeks before we were to go on the trip, one of Rachel's friends, who claimed to be a mechanic (that was a  lie) said he'd fix the car for $400. When this joker, who didn't
John, Denise, Ethan,
 Maria, and Adriana
work on the van until Jack prodded and then only when Jack was there to help. He didn't know the
simple stuff that a mechanic should know. Yes, he knows alot of mechanics, but that doesn't make you a mechanic. No, we didn't  pay this guy.

When the van was not fixed and we only had a couple weeks before the trip, our neighbor gave Jack the name of his mechanic. Jack called him. He got the van fixed within a week..In the end, Jack found a car on Craigslist that had the proper motor because ultimately that's what was wrong. We had a blown motor.

We were able to go on the trip to California. The trip had its up and downs. There were more ups than downs though. The downs just basically reminded us why we moved away from California.

We had decided to go to California, so we really had a deadline to have the van ready. My niece, who got married via a judge at the court house last fall, wanted a big wedding. That was on June 26. We had also wanted
Framed "Heaven" for Micki
to see our son and his family, my parents, who are now 76 and 84. When we visited John, Denise, and the kids, we took a day and went fishing as a family and had a blast! I also wanted to see my two best friends ever, besides Jack and Jesus! We wanted Rachel to see the ocean and the mountains. Rachel went to the ocean (Monterey, CA) with her cousin, Kayla and Kayla's boyfriend. Also, My great friend, Jeff, and I, took Rachel to Yosemite. She had a blast both places. Rachel and I also went to lunch with Val (from ILCS) and her husband, Charlie. She gave me a beautiful Peacock pattern. I am looking forward to stitching it. Even though I brought my stitching on the vacation, I doubt I stitched more than 10 stitches the entire trip! That's okay though, I was there for getting re-acquainted with my friends and family.
Rachel and me in Yosemite
John and Rachel after swimming

Sarah Acceptance Letter
Unfortunately Sarah couldn't join us because of work. She did receive some wonderful news shortly before we left though!! Sarah, received her letter that she has been accepted into the nursing program! Yay! I am so happy for her! So proud of her!

Since my last post, my health has declined. I have had Degenerative Disc Disease as well as Degenerative Joint Disease for several years. I started having major pain in my lower back and the back of my thighs. Walking is a chore quite often. it just hurts too much. These diseases have been in the neck area of my spine and shots helped ease the discomfort. Now they are in my lower back, which effects my walking. I am also going to have bunion surgery on July 27. The normal complete recovery time for that is about four months. Because of my pre-existing conditions, recovery time could be quite a bit longer. I could also end up in a nursing home at the beginning of recovery.
1-2-3 Purchase

Life's Little Tangles.

Wedding Sampler
Yes, I did do some stitching, but because of the stress of what was going on for the past several weeks before the trip, I lost all desire to stitch. Since we've been back and the stress level is down I am stitching again! :) I have been concentrating mostly on "Psalm 23", but have also stitched on "Life's Little Tangles". The wedding sampler I am stitching for my cousin's son's wedding next summer has received the least amount of attention. When we came back from California, I also placed an order to 1-2-3 Stitch. I need to order a new leather thimble. The thimble I had was eaten by the "mechanic's" puppy. It will need to be next month.
Psalm 23

I'm planning on giving "Psalm 23"  for her birthday. She loves the Chapter. I did frame and give "Heaven" to my great girl friend, Micki. I am stitching "Life's Little Tangles" for my house

I have a feeling these projects will get alot of stitch time after my surgery, when I cannot put ANY weight on my foot for an extended period of time.

Hope everyone is doing great!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Cleaning Time!

Hello, Everyone!

Life's Little Tangles
I have managed to get some stitching done, both on "Life's Little Tangles" and even started another project but more about that later.

Boy have things been hopping the past week or so! Jack and I did a deep cleaning of our bedroom, something it has needed for awhile. We got rid of the clothes that no longer fit us; got a new mattress and bedding set; cleaned out the cedar chest; I reorganized my cross stitch stash; Jack and I were election judges; and, the van's engine went out on us!!

Because of the engine going out, Jack is putting up his fishing boat up for sale or trade with someone
Psalm 23
who has a vehicle they no longer need. Jack's boat to him is what cross stitch is to me. I feel bad because he has put his heart and soul into tending to that boat.  I have some cross stitch stash that I want to sell or give away. Mostly patterns (leaflet mostly) that I know I will never stitch. Some due to the fact my taste in what to stitch has changed. I'm not sure how to go about it. I doubt that I could sell my cross stitch stash for what a car would cost. LOL

I stitched  on "Life's Little Tangles". I did nearly 500 stitches, I think. Like every stitcher, I wished I could have done more, but life gets in the way!. Much better progress than before the iPad program I was introduced to!

Rachel and Sarah
On Election Day I brought the kit "Psalm 23" by Bucella to the polling place. I brought something to stitch just in case we didn't have a very good turn out. I have been an election judge for at least 15 years. Some elections, sad to say, we have had under 20 people show up to vote. We did, however, have a decent turn out, so my stitching time was limited. There were two precincts at Jack's and my polling place. My precinct had 140 voters, while Jack's had about 130 voters. I expect more voters will show up for the Presidential race.  I did stitch on it a bit last night as well. I had really wanted to stitch on my HAED, but my iPad charge was very low, so couldn't. I guess that would be the negative thing to the GoodReader program. If you don't have a good charge or a long iPad cord, your stitching time is limited.
Sarah and Dahlia

Both Sarah and Rachel have found employment. Rachel has been at McDonald's now for about six weeks. Sarah stopped working at Subway and started a new job at Circle K. We are very proud of both girls! Sarah has a full load in college courses in preparation to start the nursing program in the fall. Rachel actually has two jobs, the other helping a woman who has cerebral palsy. Rachel also does home school and volunteering as a cadet on a local fire department. She is one busy girl! I love her for everything she does! I am also very proud of Sarah. She works, goes to college (getting A's on all her tests, etc.), is raising a toddler, and maintains her home. When she can tell Mom is about to go off the deep end, she talks with me and helps me get my mind back to where it should be.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I Cant Believe I Haven't Posted in So Long!

Hello Everyone!

I know I've been meaning to update everyone for a long time, but is it really March? 

I know I ended up putting down "Life's Little Tangles" and then stitching a couple of things from the Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch. I also stitched at least one other Christmas related item. I gave all of them as gifts.

My niece married a nice young military man. They now live close enough that we can go to their house or they can come here for various holidays, etc. They came here a few days before Christmas. I gave her the pillow I made. I stitched the silluette of Mary sitting on the donkey and Joseph holding the reigns of the donkey. We opened gifts with them early. They spent the night as Sarah's and went home the next day. They spent Christmas Day at his sister's place on the east coast.

I also made an ornament for my client in Savoy. I also stitched an ornament for the client I help here in Danville. It was fun to make! Jack helped me put the loops on to hang on the tree. They were a great deal of fun to stitch.

I started an ornament for Sarah from a different book, but never finished it and ended up lost. I'll start a different ornament closer to next Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰! I also wanted to stitch a total of four small projects and insert them in coasters. I wanted to give this to my son and his family in Modesto for Chrisrmas. That didn't happen either๐Ÿ˜ช. So much a stitcher wants to stitch, so little time!

After Christmas, I started on "Life's Little Tangles" again. I finished page two, went to move the material, I was stitching over two, and realized I had started stitching in the wrong corner.๐Ÿ˜ข Because of the cost of material, not to mention I'd be starting this project a third time, I decided to frog the project and reuse this material. I was doing just fine with that, thank you, when it got a hole in it. That's when I decided to stitch this over one, this time. 

I'm doing well with it. I have the width of page one completed and am working my way down. I had heard about "parking your threads". I was told this would be especially helpful with large projects. I was told of a video that was helpful in learning how to "park". I watched it and immediately understood and caught on. I decided I'd start that with this project. The last time I stitched, about a week ago, was the day I learned how to park and I stitched 300+ that afternoon. That's excellent for me! A couple of days ago I paid $4.99 for an app on my IPad called GoodReader. The woman in the video was talking about how helpful this app is. She is right! I think I'm going to be able to stitch "Life's Little Tangles" much quicker!

The bottom picture of "Life's Little Tangles" is after just over 100 completed. The top picture is after 200 more stitches.๐Ÿ˜„
Happy stitching everyone! Love you all and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Where Did the Time Go?!?

Life's Little Tangles
Hello! Sometimes I get so frustrated! I WANT TO update my blog regularly! It seems like EVERYTIME I start to update something happens, yet again! GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

The thing that just made all of that better is a post I saw on Facebook from one of my friends. Thank you, Sherry! Here is what she posted:

For every time I've stumbled, there is a time I've flown.
For every time I've messed things up, there is a time I've grown.
I know my Lord in Heaven is watching over me.
At times He sends His angels, at times He lets me be.
For life without some trials would be quite plain indeed
And I wouldn't learn the lessons He knows that I will need.
So I continue to endeavor and live my life with grace
Knowing angels are by my side and ready "just in case". Author unknown 

It is amazing to me sometimes how God works...using people and things to calm your spirit and realize who really is in charge!

Thanksgiving Turkey
In the nearly two months since my last update, we have had happy things, sad things and even scary things happen. I would have to say the scariest was my puncture wound. I was in the backyard, getting boxes and putting them in the van to take to the recycling center. I ended up puncturing the back of my right calf. Being that it was my right leg, the paralyzed side, I could not feel the wound occurring. I felt a scrape on my left calf, but didn't think much about it because it didn't hurt badly. A few minutes after, I look down and notice my white shoes are red!!! I don't know why because I cannot SEE any wounds! I turn on the water, rinsing my shoes and the blood spots on the driveway and within a short amount of time its back. Finally, I go in the house and wake Jack. He sees my legs and calls 911 and puts a pressure bandage on my leg. My blood pressure in the ambulance was low. I ended up with eight stitches that needed to be kept in for 14 days on my right calf and my left calf was able to be glued shut. Jack tells me that if CSI had come in our kitchen he would have been drilled about where was the body?! He said I lost at least a unit on the kitchen floor before he put the pressure bandage on.

Hope Ornament
The sad thing would have to be that because the way my insurance is now in order for me to receive a new shoe on my brace, I had to get a brace on each foot. The good thing about that, on the other hand, is that Jack and Rachel have been telling me I was occasionally dragging the foot not braced. The place that originally did my brace suddenly informed me they no longer take my insurance when its time to get new shoes. I found a place that did take the insurance, then found out about how the insurance would only cover the shoe with the brace on it. This means I'd have to buy, outright, the unbraced shoe.  I received the new braces a couple weeks ago. I am getting use to having a brace on my left leg. Everyone is telling me I am walking better. That is a good thing! :)

I would say the happiest thing is my niece's fiance first coming home from Afghanistan, then after his
Danielle and Nick
 "down time" he and my niece were married. I am so very happy for her! Congratulations, Danielle and Nick!! They will be moving into their own place, off base, in the next couple of weeks. Right now they are packing up all of Danielle's things to move her.

I have done a pretty fair amount of stitching as well. I have stitched on "Life's Little Tangles", I am not done with page two, but if I were to fill in these blanks, it would be done. I know for me to finish this project, I need to stop finding other projects to stitch as well, but as my DH says, I am going along just fine and then I see something. When seen, I say, "Shiny!!" (I want!) That is me! As a result, I end up with more than one project to stitch. Some might say more than I could EVER stitch.

Currently, I have:

1) "Peacock", which for the time being is safely tucked away
2) "Life's Little Tangles", whose pattern is still on my pink metallic board
3) "Thanksgiving Turkey", which I would like to get done in time to put on the wall this Thanksgiving (LOL)    and 
4) "Hope", my first ornament this year

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I'd venture a guess that I will finish "Hope" before anything else since what I have left on it is all the same color. "Thanksgiving Turkey" only has four colors but it is a bit bigger than "Hope" as well.

I wanted to stitch some Christmas gifts this year. I thought small things or ornaments would work. I received the Christmas Ornament edition of  Just Cross Stitch and have a few picked out. I also have a couple other publications which have ornaments I would like to do. I bought a few coasters to make up as Christmas gifts, as well as a bracelet. I figured a couple of the "ornament" patterns would be perfect for the coasters. I bought a total of four.

I did buy some goodies to help we with my stitching of the projects. Those things have arrived!Yippee!! :) Two of those things are these books. I also bought some things meant to help me complete the ornaments. I am jazzed!

Another thing I have done, related to stitching is wrap all the threads my sister gave me last year. I PRECUT THREADS. I saw some of the cards she used at Joann's the other day, so I may end up redoing the binders. If I do though, the cards will be in numerical order, the way I can understand. I know I need to learn which colors are what number, but I haven't done that yet.
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had wrapped the unused skeins she gave me months ago, but hadn't done anything with the threads she had in these binders. All of the thread was cut into lengths. I chose to not leave them like that because my sister had them sorted by color, not number, unless it was a card for a project. I decided to put all of those threads on bobbins. I am going to put these threads in their own box(es) and then label the box(es)
Flower Garden

My oldest daughter (Sarah) turned 21 yesterday. I remember when she was shorter than my arm, resting comfortably on my arm. Now she works two jobs, is going to college full time and is a Mommy herself! Her daughter is 14 months old.

This past week Jack and I did some beautification of our yard. This planter is in the south lawn of our front yard. Besides the mums you can see, we planted tulip bulbs and daffodil bulbs in the spots where there are no mums, in the hopes of having a pretty planter this spring. We have more tulip and daffodil bulps to plant, we just need to figure out the best spots.