Monday, February 28, 2011

Could it be spring???

Hi everyone, what a beautiful day today, the sun was out, blue skies, but oh that wind. Even though the snow was melting, the wind cut like a knife (one of my Mom's sayings) I have finished work for the day, tonight some of the girls from work are coming to stitch. So I am going to have to go and do a few last minute tidying up before they get here.
My DH is working so I am on my own. That is ok, the girls come to stitch not to use their white gloves on the furniture. At least I hope they don't.
Have a great evening everyone!

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Back to normal?

Some how these lovely chairs look very lonely, but in a few weeks
the sun will warm them and we will so enjoy the view of the lake!
Janet remember the sunscreen, we do not want burned feet again!
This beautiful dining room overlooks Lake Huron.

A few stitchers decided to stitch by the fire.

I am back from the February retreat, I had a great time. I did miss Irma, but she I am not sure was missing me. She and her signifigant other J were in Mexico enjoying themselves in the sun and sea.
Our retreat was wonderful so nice to get caught up with everyone. Martha brought her bright fish project even though she did not stitch on it, we all have a few projects. I am working on my four season floral wreath. I will try to post a photo of it later in the week.
Happy stitching everyone!

~Happiest when stitching~

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guess where I am?

Hi everyone, guess where I am? I am sitting in a beautiful dining room overlooking Lake Huron, the view was spectaculer as the sun set leaving behind the most beautiful orange glow. There are about twenty stitchers this year and it has been a great reunion of stitching friends. The Brentwood is such a welcoming spot, the staff is so friendly and accomadating.
We just finished dinner, this year it was crandberry chicken, rice, broccolli and cauliflower, and squash. For dessert Black Forest and a vanilla cake. Yummy!
I am leaving you all now I am off to an evening of stitching and maybe a swim later.
~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, February 18, 2011

Brentwood by the Beach

A few hours at work and then I am off to my winter stitching retreat, this beautiful B&B is situated on the shores of Lake Huron. I will have the week end to stitch away with some fellow stitchers. My bags are packed and I will be blasting off this afternoon. I will tell you all about it when I get home. I have to run now and get the car packed!

~Happiest when stitching~

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Well finally my work week is over and the week end is here. My bottle of wine is chilling in the frig, my DH is working so I will be cross stitching tonight and catching up on Coronation Street.
My dear sweet Mom called me this morning to tell me that she passed her driving test, it is manditory in Ontario when you turn 80 you must take the test. She was celebrating at Swiss Chalet with my dear cousin Karen.
We had a wonderful time last week celebrating her birthday, the weather caused some of the guests to turn back home. The ones that did make it we had a great time.
Here is a couple of photos, her apartment looked like a florist shop!

~Happiest when stitching~

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Mom's birthday!

Roma Louise, born February 4th, 1931 on her mothers birthday. My Mom had 10 siblings, two babies passed away Stewart and Oren. Stewart passed away as a newborn. Oren passed away at about nine months. My Mom lived on a dairy farm in The Eastern Townships in Quebec. Life there was a struggle, not a lot of money but some how they learned how to use the land to their advantage. My Mom tells stories of baking lots of bread and making a lot of preserves from the garden to help get through the long cold winters.
My Mom worked for Bell Canada until she married. Then she stayed at home and a few years later she welcomed me into the world. Although her marriage was not very happy she stuck it out for 25 years. Then she decided enough was enough and left it all behind and moved 500 miles away. I am happy to say she has made a new life for herself. She is very involved with her church and works one day at the soup kitchen and also volunteers at the red cross clinic.  She also visits the shut ins from the church.
My Mom is the greatest, I am an only child and I quite like it. My Mom is not only the greatest Mom but she is also my best friend. Today she celebrates her 80th birthday and I truly pray she lives many more years, I really don't know how I will live without her. God bless you, I love you so.
Happy 80th birthday
~Happiest when stitching~

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter of 2011

Hi there, today we had a pretty big storm at least the people of Ontario are all talking about the big one! I grew up in southern Quebec where we really got snow, so this really wasn't a big deal. I went into work today but about half of our employees did not and the shoppers stayed home too. So it was real quiet. I am home now and I think I might have a nap before dinner. Then I can spend the evening stitching. My DH is working so all will be quiet here.
       Tucker relaxing in the hammock with my grandaughter Maddison
                                                  Tucker hiding under a chair in the living room

Tucker relaxing with my friend Debbie.

                              I found some photos of Tucker so I thought I would post them today. He really
                                                                     loves the camera.

~Happiest when stitching~