Saturday, September 22, 2007

I took a quiz

You Are 74% American
Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!">How American Are You?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

Today is my parents' 61st wedding anniversary, they are still alive and doing ok. They are active people. My mother's birthday was Sept. 6 and she turned 83, my dad is 88. I can't believe my parents are that old, they just don't seem like your average 80 year olds.


This is a project I stitched for them last year for their 60th

It's been cool, damp and rainy for 3 days now and is supposed to be in the low 40's the night my DH gets home. He will be HOME in just 2 days!!! I can't wait!!! Then everything will get very busy. So now I have to go into overdrive and get the house cleaned up and ready.

Your Birth Month is October
You are a natural leader who is able to stand up when no one else can.
Strong and powerful, you tend to overshadow those around you.

Your soul reflects: Gratitude, comfort, and true love

Your gemstone: Tourmaline

Your flower: Cosmos

Your colors: White and yellow

Remembering September 11, 2001

My prayers and thoughts to all those who lost their lives on that terrible day in 2001.

I was sitting in my USA HOME and had just turned on my computer and saw the news headline that a plane had hit the World Trade Center and thought that a small plane had accidently hit the tower. Minutes later my daughter called in tears that "her NY" had been hit, she has only been to NYC once on a great weekend adventure a few years before and a couple of times to a Yankees game in the Bronx. I am a native NYer, born and raised in Central NY and we used to spend 2 months there every Summer at my parents house. NY will always be my home no matter where I live and it effected me greatly. I turned on the tv and just stood there in silent tears looking at everything that was happening. Just 5 days before my husband had returned to the foregin country we live in and flew out from Boston, I was supposed to fly out the following week, but this changed everything. I changed my reservations and left 2 weeks later rather than 1 week. I was glued to the tv the rest of the week.

This day still affects me 6 years later as it does many others.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Photos and more photos

Today was another good day! My husband's surprise is done and ready, I am so excited about this and I can't wait till he gets home! Then I took my Jeep in for service and come to find out there was a recall on it for someting to the shift gear thing. They fixed that for free, but there were a couple other things that need to be fixed soon on it but it won't fall apart like I thought it felt like it was going to do. YAY YAY!! And did I remember to take some stitching with me to pass the time while waiting, NO!! I could have gotten in some great stitching time too.

So I started painting the other day and well the color is inbetween what I thought it would be. I was looking for a pale, barely yellow color and this is yellow. I'm sure it will look better when it is completely finished and things are back in place. Yes, that is my Yankees flag on the door. I can't hang it outside here because it will get stolen just like the last one did. Someone just ripped my other Yankees flag right off the deck while my son and I were sitting in the living room. This is red SUX terrority I guess.

In August I went to NY to visit my parents and meet an online stitching friend Velda in Syracuse. We have met there since 2004 and it's something I look forward to doing every year since. We always exchange "little somethings". This year Velda re decorated her living room in an Egyptian theme so I brought her a whole box full of goodies to add to her displays. I gave her an Arabic Gawa pot, a decorative tea set, a couple of little rug coasters since the real rugs were too large to bring, a pretty purple & tan hassic and a couple of Egyptian type dresses for her and her husband. Here is Velda with her goodie box, my sister is sitting next to Velda.

Then it was my turn. I got Flamingoed, LOL, she gave me a cute flamingo and told me I need to buy a flamingo and pass it on to someone else.

Then she gave me this CUTE little moose and a key chain from Canada, she knows I like moose.

Here is a kit that she gave me too. It was sort of a collaboration kit for the ladies that met in Chicago in July. I sent the fabric for the kits.

Then, OMG! She gave me a BEAUTIFUL scissor and needle case (I hope
this is the right name for it, if not please tell me the name) It is SO pretty, a beautiful purple color. Velda did a fantastic job on it!

I had a GREAT visit with Velda, we shopped, ate, shopped, talked and just had a fun time. Next year the group is meeting in Toronto so I will have to make plans to go.

It seems as though WalMart is doing away with their DMC floss and craft departments so on Saturday we went up there to check it out. I bought 140 skiens at .10 each and went back today and bought a few more but didn't have my list with me. Here is my floss pile from Saturday.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sept 4

Wow, I can't believe it's September already, my vacation has just whizzed by.
I finally got the paint to paint the huge room upstairs. It will be "Friendly Yellow" a color from Sherwin Williams. I got the primer coat on 2 sections last night but now realize I need more primer, either that or I am doing it wrong. Too bad I can't re arrange the room when I paint, but there isn't much I can do with this room. It's a combination living/dining "open concept" type room with a massive fireplace.

We went to WalMart the other day and they had tons of DMC floss for .10 a skien so I bought about 140 skiens. Some WalMarts are doing away with their craft sections I guess but when I asked ours isn't.

Not really a whole lot going on right now, I just need to get busy and start cleaning up and throwing out stuff now. Still waiting on the supplies for my new roof to be put on.