Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Still Playing Catch-Up

Hi there friends!

How was your holiday weekend?  Mine was nice.  We go to a short Memorial Day service at the Mill Springs National Cemetery that's about five minutes away from our house.  This was the third year that we've attended and we wouldn't feel right if we weren't there.  It touches our hearts to see the now elderly retired servicemen there and now we are seeing younger folks who may have a family member who has passed away recently while defending our country.  Masterchief and I will both end up there one day.  I count it as a great honor to have a national cemetery be my final resting place.  I'm in no hurry to get there, mind you!

I am still playing catch-up with all the blogs on my list.  I know I will never get to them all but I am trying to read and comment on a few between unpacking and readjusting to actually having more than one room to live in.  I know I must say this every time I get home after an outage but we truly appreciate what we have after not having it for about two months!

In the evenings I try to put a few stitches in The Child's Guardian.  I am almost done. I have put my name and date at the bottom and am now putting those five little blue stitches in each of the spaces in the woven border.  I started in the upper right corner, so let's see....75 little blue stitches complete.....410 little blue stitches to go!

  **head spinning**

 That makes it sound like so many.

It's hard to get a good picture of it.  It measures almost a perfect square from stitch to stitch, 13 1/4" x 13 1/2".   I'm pretty sure this is 30 count although I can't seem to find where I wrote the info on this one down.  I've been working on it off and on since December.  I think it's about time I get it done!

Oh that reminds me.....can anyone tell me if DMC threads are colorfast or not?  I feel I should know the answer to this one but I don't mind admitting that my brain is functioning at a minimum at the moment.
 OK...so it's been more than a moment.    :^(

I ran across a recipe on Pinterest the other day I thought I'd try.

It's strawberry upside down cake and ohhhh it's soooo gooood!

I must go work on those little blue stitches now.  Thanks so much for remaining loyal followers and dear friends even when I must take some time away from blogging.  Stitchy friends are AWESOME!!

Until next time...

~~Peggy Lee

Monday, May 28, 2012

Please take a moment today to remember those who have given their lives while defending our freedom....and those who are serving still.  


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Almost Home

Hello my long lost friends in blogland! 

**waving emphatically with a big cheesy grin**

I can't begin to tell you how I've missed you all!  I have absolutely no time to stitch during outages....not even to think much about crossing an X.  I miss the satisfaction of stitching each night on a sampler.  I will soon be on my end of the couch stitching once again.

Our last day of work was Sunday May 6th.  We left New Jersey on Tuesday for PA to stay with my son and his family.  Little Liam is now 18 months old.  I can't believe how quickly he's grown!  

His Mommy and Daddy got him one of those bikes with no peddles.  I forget what they're called but it's supposed to be easier to learn than one with training wheels.  He's not big enough for that right now anyway.  He doesn't like to sit on it yet though.  He only wants to walk with it.  It's so cute!  He loves to be outdoors. 

We stayed with them for a few days, until Saturday morning when we left for Maine to visit with Masterchief's mother.  We are staying here until Thursday morning when we will go back to my son's.  We are planning to begin the 11 hour journey back home next Thursday.  We really don't want to be on the road too close to the Memorial Day weekend.  

We left home on March 17th and we are so very anxious to get back to Kentucky!  I've been doing some shopping while here in Kittery, Maine.  Well ok....LOTS of shopping!  How can I resist when my mom-in-law lives within walking distance of the Kittery Outlet shops?  Today we are going to Kohl's.  I have to drive a couple hours to get to the nearest one to me at home so I love going there when I'm near to one while traveling.  

I'm sorry I haven't been able to follow up on ANYONE'S blog since March.  I have to completely hang up the stitchy world while working.  There's just no time while working six 12-hour days and living in a hotel.  Besides...my mind is all wrapped up in the nuclear world and there's no room left in there for anything stitch related!  

I'll leave you today with BIG NEWS!! 



I'm going to be a Grandma............


**here's that big cheesy grin once more**

Laymie is due in early December.  We are so excited!  

I am sure I won't be able to post anymore until I get home but I will try to read and comment on some of your blogs later on today.  

I miss you all SO MUCH!!

Big stitchy hugs...

~~Peggy Lee