Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Why start off a Memorial Day update with a photo of half an old water pump? This ole water pump is at the cemetary where my parents, fathers parents and their parents are buried. When we were kids, we always celebrated Memorial Day, aka Decoratin Day, at the small cemetary out in the country. We would cut flowers from home and head out early for the cemetary. Decorate the graves, usually would see other live relatives at the cemetary as well! My little brother and I would take turns pumping water from this pump and run all over the cemetary to water all the flowers others had left. My brothers, Duane, Jim & Chuck went out today to decoare the family graves & Duane sent me a few photos. I was saddened to see that the pump is not working any longer, but, glad to see it's still there.

Stitching updates!

This is the project from Camp Stitch ~~A~~ Way. I finished this week. I love sea horses and I love this, designed especailly for camp by my dear friend Marleen. It was a fun stitch. The piece was designed to be finished as a project minder. As soon as I get the courage to put the gromet in, it will be done!

The back side to the Camp piece.

I'm sad that the holiday weekend is over. Bruce & I were going to make a road trip this weekend and see some parts of the state we have yet to experience. I have not been to Lake "O" yet.... He has not been to St Augustine. As the weekend got closer and the gas prices kept rising and the fire continued to burn at Lake O... we decided to enjoy our time at home. Saturday we did yard work, ran the power washer and cleaned the pool. Sunday was "recover from Saturday day" (the heat and humidity and the fact that we are not 20 anymore really got the best of us!) and this morning I did all the house work. All in all it was a great weekend. We spent time in the pool each day, didn't use more than a gallon of gas running to the grocery store and neither of us is ready to go back to work tomorrow. Dummy me, I scheduled fasting bloodwork for 7a.m. tomorrow, so I'm not allowed to eat or drink for the rest of the night. I'm not a snacker and it's only 45 minutes past the "cut off" time and I'm craving chips, m & m's, carrots, pop, coffee..... I better get my hands busy stitching!

Here is the latest CdC update. I'm almost done! I'm excited and sad at the same time! I have really really loved stitching on this!

Callie 6/1/2005

Callie is almost 3!

Happy birthday Callie! You are the cat's meow!

Stay safe!


Stitchingranny said...

Happy birthday to your little Grand-daughter.

I just love your CDC I think that is the nicest one I have seen the colours are so different and alive.

Bette said...

Your CDC is coming along just beautifully. And so is your little granddaughter!

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, wow and wow!!! Your CdC piece is just awesome. You are almost done!!