Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mom's birthday week end

This wee has been great, I have done a lot of stitching. It has been so nice to have a relaxing week. Last night was our stitching night and we had a good crowd. We did miss L & B, hope they come out next week.
This week end we are celebrating my Mom's birthday. I am making chicken parasen and all the fixings and I am making a fruit torte for dessert. There will probably be a little wine to add to the meal or whatever.
I will probably make a detour to see Kathy and Neal, I have to drop off a cheque for the stitching retreat in February. I can hardly wait.

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am back

Hi everyone, I am back. My annual inventory at my place of work is complete, all the final numbers have been inputed and what willl be will be. Our manager is still speaking to me so I guess we are good to go for another year!
Now I can concentrate on the most important thing in my life (other than hubby and my kids) and yes that is correct my cross stitching. Right now I have 2 projects on the go, Evangeline and my Dream, Love, etc. which I am stitching for a favourite cousin who is so special in my life. I hope you are not reading this. I want it to be a surprise. Oh well!
Today it has turned cold here and we have had a few snowfakes. I love snow and winter. So far we have had a very mild winter, not so nice. Green grass in January there is something wrong with this picture when you live in Canada.
I will be blogging more now that I am finished with the crazyness of inventory.
P how is retirement???? I can hardly wait................

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A new week

I had a great week end I slept in both days and it was wonderful! My hubby and I went out for a little shopping, came home had some wine, thank you Tammy for introducing me to this lovely reisling. I will be buying more.
Saturday night I stitched on Evangeline and stitched a little more on Sunday. She is coming along very nicely. I will post a picture shortly.
It hads been inventory time in the office this week so it has been crazy. Today I woke up with a very stiff neck, I went to work but around 10:00 I had to call hubby to bring my foam collar. It is still sore tonight but I have been putting ice on it and taking Bufferin.
Stitching Sisters I probably will not make the meeting, my mother-in-law is coming for a few days. I am going to stay at home and visit with her and probably turn in early. I will see you all next week.

~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, January 15, 2010

The weekend is here!

Finally the work week is done and now I can play. I am going to a friends tonight to scrapbook, usually I am the one selling (working) tonight I get to have fun and scrapbook for myself!

This week we met for the first time at our community centre for our Stitching Sisters meeting. What a fun time we had and such a beautiful place. Thank you so much Martina. We had one visitor from Nova Scotia, she was happy to be with the group again.

I have finished stitching two ornaments, one for my Grandson and one that may be a Stitching Sisters Christmas gift.

The weather here has warmed up a bit, it was actually melting today.

Happy week end everyone!

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friend from Ottawa

Last night I had a pleasant surprise, a very dear friend called me from Ottawa. I had not heard from her in a while, she had her children and grandchildren home for Christmas and things have been a little busy for them. Gee I wonder why? A new grandson born on December 1st and two little girls. If she has one more grandaughter she will have the same darlings that I have. We have been friends for many years over 30 and I know we will always be the best of friends. Our husbands are good friends, we love to get together all four of us and enjoy a good bottle of wine or a not so good bottle of wine. We really don't care as long as it is wine, a good meal, and maybe a little more wine!!!!! Remember the day J came home early in the afternoon and we had already had a couple of glasses of wine? Good friends that is what life is all about I miss you M, I wish we lived closer.............
Tonight I am having a quiet night, I am going to stitch on Evangeline, she is coming along very nicely. I will try to post a photo this week. Stay tuned.

~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baby it's cold outside!

Today I stayed inside all day, it was a real treat! It has been very cold here lately and I just loved not having to scrape the car and all that stuff. Tomorrow it will be back to reality.

Sarah and Rachel came with their families to help celebrate their Dad's birthday. Sarah brought lasagna and Rachel brought stuffed shells. I made the salad and the birthday cake. It was a great day.

Tonight I made time to stitch on my ornament of the month Fa La La. I am almost finished, it has been pretty easy going.

Hope everyone had a good week end!

~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, January 8, 2010

What a week!

For most people Friday is the end of the week and the week end is here, but alas for me it is not I have to work tomorrow. We have inventory this coming Friday so I am married to my workplace until it is over.
The good news is that my habby and I are going to see good friends D & C for dinner on Saturday evening (hope I can stay awake) and on Sunday the family is gathering at our house to celebrate their father's birthday. It was on Wednesday but the week end works better for everyone to meet.
Wednesday The Stitching Sisters gathered at The Landing, it was a quiet group it had been a sad week. I think it was important that we gathered, I know for myself I really needed a couple of hus that were given to me.
Tonight is take it easy night a bath, some stitching and then early to bed, I have to be up at 5:30, I know Leroy gets up earlier than I do but he is the only one I know that does!
Have a good week end everyone.
Oh and I almost forgot, Happy Birthday ELVIS (75th)

~Happiest when stitching~

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We said goodbye

Today The Stitching Sisters gathered with outher friends to say goodbye to our dear friend Chas. It was a beautiful service and there were many happy memories and stories about a very fine gentleman who was such a good friend. Our stitching sister will miss him so much, but she is such a lucky lady in so many ways to have spent 50 plus years with this good man. I know she will be sad for a very long time, but I also know she will have cherished memories to help her in the years a head of her.

The Stitching Sisters will be there for her every step of the way. We love you T.

Today I am going to put my old clothes on and try to clean my house up from the Christmas rubble. I am not in the mood for stitching, funerals do that to me. Cleaning helps me.

Good bye Chas, I love you!

~Happiest when stitching~

Monday, January 4, 2010

A day of stitching

Yesterday The Stitching Sisters bundled up in their winter coats, mitts, and hats and off we went to Tammy's house for a day of stitching, lots of great food and wine (I am off to the store to pick up a couple of bottles today) We were all able to catch up on the week of happenings. Some of it happy and some of it sad, but we have always found strength from being together. We learned that years ago and that is when our name came to be "The Stitching Sisters."

Today is Tammy and Martina's birthday. Happy Birthday ladies I hope you have a wonderful day!

Today Steve has taken my Mom home, hopefully the roads will be better today than yesterday. They are still calling for snow squalls and thta can be a dangerous thing.

I have been cleaning up the house from Christmas and I have a doctor's appt this afternoon. Then I have to face the dreaded scales tonight at WW. I am not looking forward to that at all.
Please pray for me.

Please keep our Stitching Sister T in your prayers, she is going to have a heavy load to bear saying good bye to her beloved C this week. They had a lot of wonderful years together and the longer you have them with you the harder it is to say goodbye.

~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year 2010

It has been a very sad start to 2010 my dearest friend T has lost her loving husband C after a long hard struggle. We are so proud of him, he made up his mind that he would spend Christmas with his family and that is what he did. Soon after he decided that the battle was winding down and he is now with the Lord, our saviour. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him forever.
T your stitching sisters are there for you, whatever you need that is what you will have. Life is a precious gift, we must make the most of every day we have. We must remember to hug our friends and family tell each other how much we love them and also be sure to thank them for all the kind things that they do for us.

Good bye C. I will love you forever!

Happy New Year everyone, thank you for all the kind things that you have done for me in 2009 and for all the good things that will come my way this coming year, 2010.

~Happiest when stitching~