Friday, June 24, 2011


Boy, I just keep getting lazier and lazier! I think the hot weather is getting to me.  I forget to blog sometimes!!

The nice thing is that the hot weather is bringing the nicest Creole tomatoes. I have one every night for dinner. Have about five chilling as we speak. And Washington Parish watermelons are ready. Now that's summer!

Been doing a lot of stitching and framing. I'll have photos later. I"m being slow about downloading them from my camera.

In the meantime........

These little beauties appeared on my gazebo a few hours ago. It's unusual for raccoons to come out during the day. I'm thinking Mama was showing the babies the lay of the land. I would love to pet one, but they are a little dangerous. And usually carry a hefty dose of rabies. Still ....the little ones are cute. I made the photo with my iPhone thru the den window.

And here's Linzie. It's been raining for a couple of days and she doesn't like the rain or the thunder and lightening. She sticks close to me, but when I'm stitching I don't need close company. She climbs into the chair nearby and sleeps or watches me. She's such a little love! Look at those eyes!

Well, I'm off to stitch again. I've just finished the first part of Anniversaries of the Heart. I've already taken a few stitches on February. It is an absolutely fantastic piece.

So......stay cool, everyone and Happy Stitching.

Monday, June 13, 2011


It was a quick trip this weekend. We went to Houston for Grace's dance recital. Friday to Sunday. We enjoyed it, but  are glad to be home. This trip brought home to me just how much I'm missing by not being able to miss too many Sundays at PBC. I've got some major thinking to do!!! We saw the video of their piano recitals and some great video of their church play.

Here's some photos made with my iPhone. I'll download the camera photos later.

The waters haven't completely gone down yet. This was made going across the Whiskey  Bay Bridge. It crosses the Atchafalaya Basin.

Linzie is at attention and ready to get there!

We stopped at the Texas rest stop just across the state line. Yep, that's me petting a baby alligator. His name is Jessie. He's two years old and of course his mouth is taped shut. Michael says how could I pet an alligator and not a snake. They, he says, feel alike. Right!!!

David and Linzie bellying up to bar at John and Laura's. I love this photo.


Ann enjoying a cupcake at the crawfish boil for the swim team.

The guys just before we left to come home.

Linzie was worn out!!!

I made a trip to 3 Stitches for some additions to my stash.

I got the last skein of DD's Mardi Gras, two skeins of DD's Aussi Pride, a skein of Watercolors.  Two Anniversaries of the Heart charts, a Rosewood Manor chart of the Quaker Compass. Also three pieces of fabby: two are for a gift and one is just because I thought it was pretty. Got some freebie charts and just enjoyed looking at the goodies!

That's all the news to report today. Gonna stay in and avoid the heat, I think.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


A friend posted this on Facebook. They are
SO wonderful!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Here's the latest edition of my TUSAL contribution. Yes, it was a busy month. Maybe that's why I had a lull in the action. There's a little bit of everything in the jar: DMC, overdyes, a couple of needles (it's painful to part with the good ones even when they break), gold cord, a little bit of linen and some thread labels.

And.....I've found something I want to stitch. It's Bent Creek's Quaker Easter Egg. I'm using the WDW and GAST threads called for and I'm stitching it on some ash rose linen. Very pretty! I hope BC continues the egg series.

So that's about it. At least I'm feeling a little more "normal"--whatever that is!

Stay cool.  We've been breaking some records here with the heat.

And Nancy: for news on the flooding, etc. Great photos. Morganza is still open-just not as many bays.