I have looked back and am a little bit surprised at how long it's been since I blogged!! I have had a ton of activity at my house, and I just haven't sat down and worked on my blog. But I'll try to tell you what all has been going on!!!
I'll talk cross stitch first!
I did get my Patriotic Tree fixed, and I'll show it now!
I always love my Patriotic Tree! It gives you a "happy feeling" every time you see it!
During my "absent time" my dear friend Janie came for a visit and we had a wonderful day of finishing! I got several things done, and I'll show some now, and save some for a future post!!!!
(That way I will have some news to share!)
I did get one little flag ornament done for this tree! I have several others for different trees, and I'll be showing those soon!
I thought this turned out pretty cute for a Spring/Summer look. I bought this little framed, discontinued store model in Memphis a couple of years ago. It's on perforated paper. I like the cute little ceramic buttons and the beading. I took it out of the little solid green frame and attached the paper to a little pillow ornament. It's not my very favorite, but still cute!
I have been traveling a great deal with my post as National Vice President of my music organization. Since my last post, I have traveled to Alabama, South Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, and Dayton Ohio. This week I will be in Minneapolis and I'm looking forward to that! I enjoy the meetings so much. I usually give a speech and I really enjoy the wonderful concerts that always take place. So much fun!!! Here is a photo of me speaking at the national banquet. Now that I'm pretty much finished with traveling for this year, I need to watch my eating, so there will be less of me to love!! hahaha Such a hard thing to do!
I think Omar is rather displeased when I travel and leave him at home. My son comes by to check on him once a day when I'm gone. When I came back from the last trip, he ran and sat on my carry-on and just stared at me! I think this is so funny! (Don't you love my leopard luggage??)
I also got my ears pierced since my last post! I had never had them done and I felt really silly going in the store to check on it. I first went to a little accessory store, and it was full of children running around and making great noise! I didn't feel comfortable there at all! So I walked next door to a cosmetic store that also pierces. It was so calm--no one in the store--soft music--so nice! So, I got them done and I have enjoyed earring shopping. I was told to only get gold for the first few months, so I have several pretty ones. One of them is bothering me at the moment. I hope I don't have to go to the doctor for an earring issue!
Since I last posted, the one year anniversary of my husband's passing has come and gone. I cannot believe that much time has passed. It has been a hard year, but I almost feel like a survivor and a victor for making it through. I have handled many things that I never thought I would face and it has not always been easy. I have a new respect for those of you who have always been alone or have been alone for a long time. The world is not always kind to single women, but I have learned to forge on and most attempts have been successful. Oh well. This is a photo of him, several years ago. He had beautiful eyes!
I am wondering if I'm a no-reply blogger again! My account is Google+ and it has been a problem since day one! If you will check and let me know, that would be great! I have checked. It looks like it's ok, but I'm not so sure about that!!! grrrrrr
My precious little granddaughter is now 6 months old. They went to the beach at Gulf Shores AL and I think Zoe really enjoyed it! Here are two cute photos..one with her other pair of sunglasses and another with her swimsuit and sun hat! I think her little legs are so cute!! haha
Thank you for stopping by and reading this post! I hope to post again soon! (Yes, I'm aware I say that often and it doesn't always happen!!) But I do want to show you the other finishes I have, so I know that I have those photos to show. Come back and check soon!
I have been skimming over your blogs while I've been away from posting. I see that many of you have issues, problems, sadness, etc. I am sorry to read this and I hope you know that I feel for you and I can certainly empathize. Please know that and hang in there!