Saturday, 16 December 2017


              A memory most of us share

My daughter, was explaining her Christmas tree dilemma .  
She will be hosting the family Christmas  this year but because they just adopted a kitten!!  Putting up the tree right now was not an option.

She was explaining  how in the old days 👵  the tree was not put up until Christmas day and then taken down the same day.  Not, sure if this is true but it was her explanation.

She went on to say "you remember"😒 well no!  not really.
What I do remember is the orange in my stocking.  It was a big deal!! 
  I don't remember getting a lot of gifts.  I do remember the stocking.  Filled with nuts and that wonderful orange.

Sunday, 10 December 2017




I know, there are people holding it together that have a better reason for a pity party then I do.  
But, I thought maybe I would get off this merry go round of pity if I shared it!!

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with macular degeneration, in my right eye.   The treatment is a course of shots to the eye.  I know, when I was first told, I must have read the consent forum a hundred times.  You know, the one giving permission!!!    I just knew, they did not mean a shot in the EYE!!  Who does that????

So, for awhile the shots seem to be working, my eye sight was holding.  Over the past few months, the shot's have stopped working and vision is slowly decreasing in that eye.

Next month they will try a new medicine, no guarantees. 
it is effecting how I sew, sometimes it is funny as I reach for thread that is not there, other times it is frustrating.

This is just a set back, and like I said, there are people holding it all together, that are worse off then me. Thank you for letting me vent.  

Friday, 8 December 2017


                       Christmas memories from the past

      My little Lulu loved the snow.  Hated rain but loved snow                     I miss her so much.
                                      Grandbabies, waiting for Christmas

                         Ornaments that have a story

                Grandbabies that cut their hair, right before going to the nutcracker ballet.

 These are a few of my favorite things.   Maybe what I love the most about Christmas is the memories we make.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


                  A bag for everyone

I really do love to wrap presents.  This year I have some strange size items and finding boxes was getting to be a chore.  So----bags it will be!!

                   Big bags and little bags-lots and lots of bags.

                Mr. snowman, is out of the box,  this is his favorite time of the year.  He gets to stay out for awhile because he is a winter decoration, not just for Christmas.  I love having my snowmen around in the winter months.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017



Christmas is about memories.  It is as much about past Christmases as it is about the present one.
Every ornament I pick up has a memory attached, every decoration tells a story.
This year, is actually my first Christmas to decorate in our new/old house. Last year I spent in not the best circumstance.   As I have shared, we have down sized, so when the boxes of decorations where brought here from storage, I felt panic.  I am not the type of person that parts with things easily.  I knew, something would have to go---
That something, ended up being my Christmas village (insert tears).  I was so blessed to find out my son Tony and his family would be glad to take the village.  will have to share pictures of it all put together.
BUT!!!  there was a hold out, a little house I could not part with.  One Christmas, my granddaughter Zoe, came running in the house on Christmas eve and put this little house right in the middle of all the village homes.  I wanted to cry, how precious this little house is.  How it got to take center stage in the village.  How it is a hold out and is decorating my home this year.

Monday, 27 November 2017



So, here we go.  The Christmas season has officially begun, or so they say.
I am not a black Friday person.  In fact, I love making my gifts.   I have been working on this years gifts since some time in April.  The biggest of all the gifts will go to my grandson.  
 I do not know why I didn't take a full picture of the top before it went off to the long arm lady.  A long arm person, is what we call people that have huge (long arm) machines that will quilt for you.
I have been thinking of maybe learning to do free motion quilting on my sewing machine, but, after a glass of wine I come to my senses and just send the tops out to be quilted.
Since the idea to make him a quilt didn't come until late, I think it was October!!  So I will not get it back until Dec.23rd. I do have to wait my turn. 

Friday, 24 November 2017


 Another wonderful Thanksgiving day, and I feel so blessed.
 We had our feast in the home our son built,  at a table that he built. The wood for the table came from a tree they had cut down to make space to build the home.

I must admit, this year I did very little kitchen work. My daughter along with both daughter in laws, did all the work. I did watch, so that counts for something.