Thursday, March 5, 2015

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

A fun walk with my little dog, Ginger. She is sporting adorable yellow Pawz booties; and her winter overcoat. With the extreme cold weather we've been having she has happily used the pee pads provided, but we simply had to take advantage of the yummy sun and warm temperatures yesterday.

This was her first time wearing booties, and I have no doubt how much they helped her to enjoy her walk. The tractor had not yet come by to clear the snow from the night before, and yet she did not mind walking in it. She has previously attempted to stand on only one paw (rather unsuccessfully).

Please pardon my horrible one-handed camera yielding skills...I promise I'll improve ;)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Still Reflecting...

and sharing a new link today...
Choose to live before it is too late

I can attest to the hospital parking lot being full.
That day I looked at it as an inconvenience...
today I will think of all the people in the building;
and I will think of home.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


The following words are copied  from Michayla Roth; she wrote them when she launched her blog:
 This Extraordinary Life at

They have profoundly touched me, and I really wanted to share them here with you.


Life is made up of them. Some of them are exhilarating, others depressing. Quite a few of them are actually downright boring. There’s no way of knowing when one moment will end and when the next will begin or if a moment that began in joy will end in pain, and vice versa. But one thing is true about all of them: they are fleeting.

That’s part of the beauty of life. No moment lasts forever. They come and go, and though we cannot hold them, we know that more will follow, and who is to say that those will not be more lovely than the ones we cling to now? Through all the changeableness of life, through the moments we hold tightly and the ones we wish would end, there is one constant, and that is the One Who created us.

God’s goodness to His people never changes. His plan of redemption never changes. And His promise of life unending will never change either. Someday, if we cling tightly to His hand and follow Him through fire and bliss alike, we will find life that has no end. We will no longer see in moments but in eternity, and all that we called beautiful in this life will be as pale glass and fallen ash in comparison.

This life is just a dressing room for that one, and moment by moment, our chances to make this life something worthwhile are slipping away.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We Support You - blog hop

Jan 29th 

This was/is to be my final hop for a while...honestly I don't even have it in me to begin. It is a beautiful pattern and I will be making it. I am going to be making this pattern into a pillow case for my aunt.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last hop post. All your words were very much appreciated. Please don't worry...we are improving. Been sick with the flu last week, still trying to find our energy. Going to work regardless...they are sick there too and there are few if any available as replacements. Hope you are feeling better too Carol.
Happy Stitching! Thank you so much Mdm Samm and Pat!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Tammy 4 all Seasons

My most sincere apologies . . .
I am finding myself incapable of completing these exquisite patterns by Brooke Nolan and Cori Blunt in this wonderful hop of Mdm Samm and Mary.
Working on the winter vintage pattern, I grabbed some white 14ct Aida, and used tea to stain my fabric...I'm about 1/2 way through the dress, and I added pearls to the stole. I have some beautiful angora floss to fancy it up...but I am having difficulty working on it...or anything else for that matter.

I'll be stepping away from hops and other ...a-longs till I get my bearings. I'm finding my boat tossing among the waves; which without a doubt means that I am not taking care of business.
Please accept my apologies. Thank you