Thursday, July 26, 2007

Blog Anniversary

This week it has been officially 2 years since I started blogging. Amazing how quickly the time has gone by, how many new friends I have made, how many projects I have been inspired to stitch, and UFO's I have been encouraged to finish. It's been a great journey, and I hope it continues for many years more.

In honor of my blogversary, here is my annual picture of my daisies, taken each July in my backyard and posted here for your pleasure, or mine, more likely.

I have been extremely busy the last three weeks with decluttering and purging different nooks and crannies of my home. I feel absolutely compelled to get this all done for some reason, I am not sure why, but I cannot rest until all the extra "stuff" is gone out of my house and life. Maybe I am just tired of looking at the clutter, I don't know, but I have gotten rid of things that have been in my cupboards and storage for over 20 years. Feels pretty good to be a little less encumbered. I have many projects that are also needing to be done, such as a couple of scrapbooks for family members, and transferring years worth of slides into digital pictures, etc. I never seem to run out of things to keep me busy, LOL!!!

Anyway, with all the clearing out, I haven't felt much like stitching and blogging, which is why I have been so quiet.

We are still in the dark as to the gender of Amy's coming baby...the little critter absolutely refused to uncross his/her legs during the ultrasound intended for that purpose. Her insurance will not pay for another one unless deemed medically necessary, so we may not know until the birth day. We are all disappointed, as we wanted to start buying boy things if appropriate (she already has a little girl, Alana Jo, 20 months old).

So, until next time, happy stitches!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

My wonderful morning....

I complain alot about the rain here in Western Washington, but today I have no complaints as we have absolutely beautiful weather. I spent a wonderful couple hours on the patio with my journal, my coffee and my stitching, a fresh rose from my garden adorning the table. I feasted on fresh raspberries that I picked this morning and thought I must have touched heaven's portal. It was glorious!!

It is the Fourth of July here in the States, Independence Day. My family is joining other friends and family at my brother's house later this afternoon. He lives on a lake, with a great beach, so it is the perfect day for a barbeque, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, etc. At dusk his neighbors have a contest to see who can set off the biggest and best (i.e., most expensive) fireworks display in the county. It is fantastic, and we watch continuous fireworks for nearly 2 hours. What fun! I arranged to go into work late tomorrow too, so I can enjoy all the festivities and still sleep in tomorrow.

I have been busy stitching and finished another UFO, Terry's Needlecase this time. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but will get those taken and posted soon.

Happy Fourth my American Friends!!!