Monday, August 22, 2011

Cancer takes another great man.

Today was a very sad day for many Canadians, Jack Layton was such a great person. He has changed our country so much and in my opinion for ever. I have just finished reading the letter he had left for his wife to pass on to us if he should pass. I read it and wept, truly a very emotional end. He was a great polition and a very intelligent man. The world is sadder today but hopefully we can remember him with a smile. He truly loved life and he also loved Canada.

~Happiest when stitching~

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Work, work, work!

What is a girl to do. I have worked all week end, I am very sad not much stitching has been accomplished. I don't get another day off until Saturday. I am hoping that maybe my DH and I will be able to get away to Lake Huron for a picnic if we have good weather. Every year we meet our friends and share a fun day over looking one of the most beautiful lakes ever.
My DH is working tonight so maybe I can fit in some stitching tonight after I pull some threads I have two wedding samplers to stitch for my Mom. She has been invited to two weddings and she has asked me to stitch them. She is not a cross stitcher. She knits, crochets, and cooks. She created one cross stitch project and that was enough for her.
Hope everyone has had a great week end!
~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Doesn't he look harmless?

Looks can be deceiving, for those who do not know I have to walk with a cane. I have dystonia and for the last few years I have had to give in and use the trusty cane. So this morning before work I had to drop my beloved Tucker off at the groomers. This morning it was raining like crazy, getting him to the car was no easy task but we both made it. Then after work I had to pick him up as my DH was working out of town. Picking him up was the problem after paying the bill I went to turn around he somehow managed to trip me and I went flying....cermaic tile is pretty hard when you hit it as hard as I did. WOW what a spectacle I must have been. But I must say the staff and customers were great and helped me to my feet. Someone else put him in the car. Now I think I will have a hot bath and maybe a nap. I've had enough for one day!
Stay posted I am sure there will be more stories about my lovely Irish Setter.

~Happiest when stitching~

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Remembering a dear Uncle

Today is my Uncle Norrey's birthday. He was my Mom's oldest brother. He was born on this day in 1915. My grandparents had a total of 10 children two passed away one stillborn and one as an infant. Growing up on a farm in Quebec's Eastern Townships was not an easy life. There was never enough money in those days and as he grew into a man his priority was to keep the farm running and to help my grandparents as much as he could. His enjoyment in life was to enter as many plowing matches as he was able to do. When I knew him the team of percheron horses named Pat and Dick were a fine match and they were great at their job. He won many matches and he brought home many trophies and ribbons.
Late in his life he met a lady at a card playing event and decided to get married, which was quite the shock for his family. He was 60 years old when this all took place. He and his bride sold their farms and they bought a house together.
What I really remember about my Uncle was he loved to tease all us nieces and nephews. He had a contagious laugh. He never said no when we wanted to ride Pat and Dick. My favourite horse was Dinah I usually got to ride her she was little more quiet.
My Uncle passed away in 2006, he was 91 years young. He was a gentle man who had huge responsibilites, I truly believe he loved life and always took pleasure with the little things. My growing up years were sometimes difficult and not always happy but I can tell you this when we visited the farm I was always happy. He made such a big deal of our time together and that was no easy task because he never had a day off. The animals always needed to be fed and the cows always needed to be milked etc. We were all eager to help, I am not sure how much help we were. I think we might have been more of a nuisance. He tended to get more upset with the boys than the girls. My cousin Gerry had a story about a tractor, he was not happy that day let me tell you. But that is his story not mine, we leave it at that.
Happy Birthday Uncle today you are remembered with much love and tonight at dinner we will give a toast to you and to a life well lived!

~Happiest when stitching~

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Fun

Summer is such a fun time, especially for grandchildren. Here is a photo of my two oldest grandaughters taken at a beautiful spot on Lake Erie. They like their family love to be near the water. I love the phot and hope you like it too.
Today was my first day back to work. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. Am I losing it?
Tonight I will be sitting watching TV and doing a little bit of stitching and then early to bed time tonight.
It is still very hot here, no sitting on the deck tonight.
Maddison and Chloe

~Happiest when stitching~