Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What I've Been Up To

Hi Friends!  Besides thumbing almost daily through the journal of the traveling pattern, I have managed to do a few other things here and there.  I really haven't accomplished much stitching in the last week or so but I hope to change that this week.

I'll take you on a photo journey of what I've been up to.....

Masterchief and I decided we were sick of the brutal hand that Old Man Winter was dealing us and packed for a week's stay in Florida.


Daytona Beach ~ we actually got a little sunburn!

Some hungry beggers


We saw a gator and some turtles when we took the glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs.


Waiting for our boat to arrive. Looks like he's thinking
something devilish.

Before we left for Florida I received a sweet gift from Faye - Carolina Stitcher -   what a wonderful surprise on a very cold day.

Thank you so much Faye.  The pins are so cute and the pin pillow is adorable.  The fabric is so soft!
I purposely took the picture on my kitchen counter while the sun was shining.  It feels so warm standing at my sink.  Can you see the shadows of the birds I have sitting on my windowsill?

I had this all stitched up by Valentines's Day but then we left for Florida and I never finished it.  It still looks like this today......
"Love Never Fails" ~ a freebie from The Primitive Hare

Last week the weather warmed up so nice.  It was 70º a day or two!  I took advantage of it and went for a long walk down the country road by our house.  I haven't been able to do this in a long time.  I saw some old friends...



And some new ones....
Some young pups

and an old soul
The last picture is so precious.  Just look at that face!  He came up behind me very quietly and when he'd get a few feet away he dropped down and did a belly crawl to get near me.  He was so bashful but wanted attention so badly.  I had to hold my hand under his chin to take this picture, if I let go he'd crawl to my feet. I know he belongs to someone around there but I wanted to bring him home with me. He is all I could think of in the following few days.  I hope he is doing well.  I know that country folk tend to let their animals run loose but sometimes I wonder if they are getting the care they really need.



There you have it.  Now I'm all caught up.  It has turned cold again, in the 20's today.



  I took this picture out the front door this morning but you'd never know it to look out there now.  The sun is shining brightly and there is no snow to be seen.  It's still very cold though.  As I sit here I look out the window at Masterchief's flag way atop the pole, waving in the cold wind.

I think it's time for a cup of tea and some time in my comfy chair.  Maybe I'll thread a needle and cross a few X's while I'm there!

Stay warm my friends,
~~Peggy Lee

16 comments:

Vickie said...

I love your furry friends Peg. Especially your doggy sweetheart. Maybe if he keeps coming to you on the walks, he will come home with you one time?

Carmen Sutton said...

You all should have stayed in FL for a few more days!!! It won't be much longer before we are complaining about the heat, where to go then????? Hi to MC

Maggee said...

Hello there! Looks like you have a nice neighborhood, and all the farm animals around--what fun! I actually got some stitching done last night, while 'watching' Rizzoli & Isles and then my Downton Abbey recording. You Primitive Hare piece will be beautiful! Hugs!

Barb said...

So many great photos, Florida and your walk. That dog tugs at my heart! So cute!

valerie said...

Lucky lady! A week in Florida sounds wonderful! Love your Primitive Needle finish. Stay warm over there. We are getting a bout of rain here. Needed but I got soaked doing my after work errands.

Krista said...

Well, I don't blame you in the least for heading to sunny Florida! I am just jealous! lol! We all need a bit of fun in the sun at this point and you gave us all a piece of that. Looks like a fun time.

Thoeria said...

Some great pics! Though I have to admit that the one of the birds at the bath this morning is my fave!

Chris said...

So Nice to catch up with you Peggy Lee! It looks like you had a great time in FL, just the ticket after the type of winter we have been having.
Lovely stitching. Aren't those little pillows from Faye just wonderful.
Thanks for taking me on a walk with you. Love puppy kisses. I hope that the sweet boy is fine and that you meet up again.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Peg, I sure wish I was with you on that beach. I'm so over this cold weather. I know everyone else is too. The comfy chair sounds good to me if you can't be at the beach.

Simply Victoria said...

Glad for you two to get away and enjoy some sun. It's 1° here tonight and sitting in my comfy chair stitching.

Angel Blue said...

The pup is so cute, what a wonderful get away and beautiful gifts.

Bekca said...

So lovely to see a post from you Peggy Lee. I hope you had a wonderful time in Florida. The sun is just starting to come out here in the UK, but we're still getting an awful lot of rain.
Best wishes.

Brigitte said...

It must have beena most welcome break from all the cold and snow going down to Florida and enjoy the mild climate and the sun.
Lovely pictures of all the farm animals in your neighbourhood.

Stitchinowl said...

Glad to hear you had a little getaway from the cold and snow. Your Primitive Hare piece is gorgeous!
Carolyn

Catherine said...

Really ~ showing those sunny pictures to those of us in the frozen depths of you know where....that's just mean!! Lol! So glad I could live vicariously through you! Sweet photos from your walk ~ have you seen that poor sweet pup anymore?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Peggy I'm so jealous that you've been to the beach! Yesterday when I got home from physical therapy there was a little black and white dog in my yard who did sort of the same thing. He was very friendly and wanted to come in the house with me. He had on a collar and tags so I know someone loves him but I sure hate when I see them running loose. blessings, marlene