Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!    ....It's nice to be recognized on your birthday and I am blessed to have been recognized in many and different ways.  Flowers from hubby, gifts from friends, cards, calls and Facebook make it a good day.  I always think of my parents on this day and what joy I know they had as they held me, talked to me, hugged me and put hopes and dreams into the moment of first sight of their only girl.  I always knew I was loved, cared for and just special in every way for them.  Dad taught me what he knew about being smart, good at math, compassionate, and how to give love to family.  He is forever my hero and I miss him.  Mom taught me how to be strong, creative, self reliant and to never back down if you believe in the cause.  Now I am her care taker, advocate and voice and I consider it an honor to be those things for her because she was always those things for me and her family.
I am having a great time tonight after a nice dinner doing my Baltimore Album block knowing my parents gave me the necessary tools to do this creative outlet and live life everyday to the absolute fullest.  Thank you Mom and Dad, thanks you so much.  God bless.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Knitting day this Sunday as Saturday was get the bow on the basket on the Baltimore Album quilt.  Visited Mom this morning and spent the time prayer for her.  She did not know I was there as she would not wake.    Next week will be visiting with the care center to revisit her condition.  She has gone down quickly, but it's not like I did know this from other older relatives I have gone down this road with.

Cast on day.  My BFF wants socks for her birthday and since the first ones I started I frogged, it's cast on day for the new plan.  The yarn is wonderful hand dyed blue/black reminding me of denim, so just a vanilla sock will be the plan  Wish me luck to get the pair done in a month.

Until the next stitch, keep the stitches alive and live well.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday in Stitches

Friday is fun stitches day so get to work on my Baltimore Album block a basket with ivy and a bow.  The basket I made from some decorative black and gold trim my Mom had from 1952.  It is fun to see what year my Mom bought craft and sewing items because she always wrote dates on things.  Applique relaxes me and give me joy to see the "picture" come alive.  What makes you come alive?  Still promise pics soon. Until the next stitch, keep the stitches alive and live well.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Taking the First Stitch

No matter what the project we all have to take a first stitch, a first step, a first word; whatever comes first.  I am taking the first step in blogging and it makes me happy to just be doing something new and different.  I know someone may read it or no one will read it.  That does not seem to be important because like our first step who knew where it would all go?  

Quilting needle has Baltimore Album on it.  Block 6 in what is the first year of what may be a few years to complete.  I love to applique and BA blocks do not disappoint.  Pictures to come

Knitting needles have socks on them.  Well, did have sock on the needles, just ripped it out and will start again.  Sad story of how two of the four needles got pulled off the stitches and with the lace pattern could not get them back rip it was.  I'm letting the thread rest a few days before I jump back on to cast on.  

Have had a wonderful time, as always, living the life of a needlewoman.  Until the next stitch, keep the stitches alive and live well.