Thursday, 14 September 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...


THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.


Tonight I asked Gman2 what he was thankful for. He said, "You." Awe! I asked why and he said because I do stuff for him. Not much detail there!
But we did go see IT last week, maybe that was part of it?

How about you, what is your child or children (young or old) or even grandchildren, thankful for?

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Taking after his Momma!

This sweet girl, Gman1's gf, had a birthday coming up and he made her gifts.

I'm not sure where he saw this, but he wanted to make it for her. 

The finished piece, how awesome is this?!

He also put together a photo cube with pictures of them, but I didn't see the final result.

And on top of that, he made three different kinds of bath bombs for her!

Not be be totally outdone, I found out she likes turtles and made this Mill Hill one for her. It's a magnet, but I also added beads in case she wanted to hang it up.

This was our gift package to her. She's also being treated to The Pottery Stop when they can find a time to go together.


So I think she had a good birthday, next year is the big 21 - legal ๐Ÿน๐Ÿป๐Ÿท age!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.


Sad day last weekend, one of my classmates passed away on Saturday afternoon. This was the third classmate this year, all were just 50 years old. Two from cancer and this one was sudden, a heart attack I believe. All leaving behind families, friends, and such heartache. 

So I am thankful for each and every day.
I try and live each day the best I can, because as they say, tomorrow is never promised.
I try and treat people the way I want to be treated, and we've raised our boys to do the same.
I forgive for when asked forgiveness and even forgive when not asked - for the most part, it's hard!
If I can compliment someone, I do. If I can encourage someone, I will. If I can help someone, I do.
And I know I can always smile! And hugs? Always willing!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

It's time for Fall, Y'all!

I waited until September 1st and it's finally time!

We went to the lake for Labour Day weekend.

It rained, like it always does on a holiday weekend! But hey, the colours are slowly coming out.

 Max and Ming did a little exploring when the sun finally came out.

View of the Deep Creek Lake.

Loving the red!

The boys just before Gman1 left for UMBC.

Nathan's first day of school, trying not to laugh!

Friday, 1 September 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.


What touch are you thankful for today?
Since I have been back in contact with my parents (mainly my Mom), I am thankful for her hugs.
She gives great hugs in spite of her RA and all her other health issues. And Nathan's been getting them too! 

What touch are you thankful for?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Another finish and fabulous 50!

My friend since Jr High, Nina, has joined the 50's club! Yay, keep 'em coming!

Because she is known for her sugar "crack" cookies, I thought this was perfect for her.



These are some of the cookies she has made. Her husband's donut cookies (upper right) had a bite out of them!

And I think she taught him well, he made her birthday cake.

Big news in the family, her daughter and son-in-law are expecting twins! The Gmen are showing their support and trying to make sure they're boys!

Friday, 25 August 2017

TH Thursday

Oops, late posting, maybe it should be Forgetful Friday!


THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.


Since it's almost over (at least with school starting soon), I'm thankful for summer.
I had a wonderful time in Canada in June with just our family, a fantastic cruise in July with the extended family, a getaway with Nathan to Deep Creek Lake, time with friends, parties, evenings by the fire pit before it got too hot, volunteering at events, and hopefully a dinner out with just DH this weekend!

How was your summer? What summer events were you thankful for?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sad Treasures

Back in June I went to the Goodwill store near me and found these...


 This was written on the back.

So very sad, I often wonder what will happen to things I stitched (already found one here!)

I didn't purchase any of those, but I did rescue this one.

I had seen it before in one of my magazines and thought about stitching it, but never did.
I felt this one needed to be "saved" and for $4 it wasn't too hard! The frame isn't the best, so I might reframe it.
It's stitched beautifully and the skin is over one. I wish they had put their initials and/or date on it.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Eclipse Fun and My Stitch Partner

DH and Nathan getting his viewer ready.
He took it to camp with him to use.

Karen using the one I made one just before it started. We were only going to be able to see 80% of it. If Karen had stayed in SC longer before moving, she would have seen it at 100%. She kept wanting to take a direct peek, but I told her she needed her stitching eyes undamaged!

I love how you can see the trees, clouds, and sun in there.

It's a heart!

You can't tell from this picture, but it was dark enough that the outside lights came on.

After that, we went inside to see it live and clearly. So awesome!

Then Ming and Max had to check the box out, silly kitties.



Nathan wanted to stitch again, but wanted to do something other than the cat he had started several years ago. He lost interest in it because it was hard using the yarn that it came with.

He chose this and is quite happy doing it. Can you guess what it is with the little bit he's done?


Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas in August!

At last, Christmas in July, but posting in August! ๐Ÿ˜ž

Thanks again to Kaye, for organizing this Christmas in July exchange. This time I was sending AND receiving from Australia, what fun!

Stitching Noni @ Fireflies & Cats in the Garden sent me this...
A Panda pattern, a boomerang, a snowman scissor fob, a stitched snowman/penguin card, a stitched bell ornament, buttons and embellishments, yummy chocolates, and adorable koala fabric! I believe I got everything. Wow, I've been spoiled!
I think I'll get a frame for the card so I can display it better. I mentioned I thought I needed to find a koala pattern to use the fabric with and Noni sent me this link to Carrol Nielsen Cross Stitch Designs. So many to choose from!

Close up of the card, bell ornament, and fob.

Nathan and I had some of the chocolate coins ๐Ÿ˜, but I'm saving the Cadbury for later.
Once again, thank you so much, Noni! I love everything and Nathan appreciates the coins!


I sent my package to Lyn, but she doesn't have a blog. Because I wanted to send her a rum cake from our Caribbean cruise in July, she didn't receive it until August.

This is what I sent Lyn, but forgot to take a picture of the chocolate rum cake.

I made the card and the angel earrings, stitched Father Christmas on the sled, and the Christmas tree. I sort of made the tree into a shadow box, I'm not quite sure it ended up the way I thought it would, but there it is.

Another fun exchange, thank you, Kaye! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Thursday, 17 August 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.


What are three ways to say "Thank You" without using the words, thank you?
I think the first way might be to smile or nod.
The second might be sending a card, but if you can't say thank you, you'd have to be creative!
And the third might be to do something for them or maybe even stitch a little something.
Oh, and a hug never hurts!

What other ways can you think of?