Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I've been lazy about blogging. I've had some finishes, but have been lazy about posting photos. So......I can't find anything I really want to stitch. Planning to go through my stash tomorrow to see if anything catches my fancy.

Sheeze. Too bored to stitch. This is a first.

It's been an interesting month. My beautiful, wonderful son Michael turned 37. He's my baby and I think he's finally got used to my calling him that.

We survived the flooding here. Not all of Lousiana was so lucky. The Morganza Spillway was opened to drain waters that were too dangerous for Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The sad fact is that thousands of others had to suffer for our good luck.

Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the States. It's the day we honor our fallen heros of combat. It's a big thank you we owe to them, as well as those who fought and lived to give us our precious freedom.

So I'll go in search for some photos now. Maybe it will spur me on to other things.

This is Michael with the three grandkids. They belong to a Mutual Admiration Society.

A dear friend's daughter is getting married this weekend. This is the biscornu that I made for Jessica as a wedding keepsake.
Her wedding colors are red, purple and black, so I used them in the biscornu. I wasn't really sure how it would finish up, but it really is very pretty. I like it.

Two Royal Wedding keepsakes. The first is by Kelmscott. I used the materials called for. I actually finished stitching it during the wedding.

This is the keepsake from the Sampler Girl. I used DMC threads and fabric from my stash.

I couldn't end without some photos of my Sweet Baby. Yesterday I made my first puppy treats. She really likes them. Very simple to make with very little mess. And not all those additives that store-bought treats have.

So that's it. I hope my mojo comes back. Yuk. Sheeze. A revoltin' turn of events!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Stupid here woke up in the middle of the night and realized that I forgot the photo for the TUSAL. Not that I don't have 20 or so things on my mind!

Thanks for all the kind comments on my last blog. It was so heartbreaking and I couldn't even get into the area where I was born and raised. The damage was so bad.

But now we pick up and go on!

Thanks a bunch!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


 It was a bittersweet weekend. I had been planning
the trip for a couple of months: new clothes, new shoes. The whole shebang. Then last Wednesday a tornado hit my hometown, Tuscaloosa, AL. We went on anyway. Places that I knew as a child are gone. Many are dead. These are some photos I snapped from the car. The area of Tuscaloosa where I grew up--Alberta City--was not open to traffic, so I guess we were spared that sight.

The University was okay. My MIL, BIL and SIL were okay and had no damage. This thing stayed on
the ground for 175 miles and was selective in what it touched.

Words can't describe the emotions.

The reunion went on as planned although the crowd was way down. One of our classmates was in her house when it disappeared. Another classmate brought his mother to live with him because her house was destroyed. We all had a good time and will meet again in 3 years for our 50-year reunion.
We stopped in Columbus, MS on the way home to visit my cousins Doug, Ellen and Wanda. It was a great visit. We haven't seen each other since the late 90's. They're all in this photo along with son Michael.

Linzie went with us, of course. Here she is playing with big brother Michael.

There's nothing that I can say about Tuscaloosa except to ask everyone to pray. There are still 80 people missing. Many are homeless. But people are good and supplies are arriving.Estimates of damage range from $75-100 million. Life won't be the same now.