Friday, September 30, 2016


                              Hitting the hobby wall

So much has happened in such a short amount of time.  It really knocked me for a loop.  As I sit here now I am trying to remember the last thing I created. I think it was the quilt I made for my granddaughter who is now five months old.
My cancer, which I am glad to say remains in remission.  Followed by my husbands heart attack and by pass surgery and a move I never wanted to take, adds up to a very high wall.
I wish I had a step by step for you if you have also encountered the wall. I don't!!  All I know is keep climbing you will find yourself getting closer to the top.
Today, is a brand new day that is finding my hobby plate filling up. 
Right now, I actually have work in the embroidery machine.  I have a little dress for my granddaughter on the sewing table, so I am hoping that by this evening I will be able to look back at the day and say "well done".  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The letter


 I found a letter from you today. It made me happy, it made me sad. 

I miss you so very much.

Most of all it took away the distance if only for a little while.  I will forever treasure the notes, cards and letters we shared.

Especially now, it is fall that is when we talked the most.  Gardening was done and all the fall fun was about to happen. 
We had time for each other.


As some of you know we are down sizing. Now, downsizing and moving are completely different.  When you move, you pack up your belongings and 'move' them.  When down sizing you pack up your belongings and take them to goodwill!  Down sizing means going through everything one piece at a time, do you want it? need it? Is it for trash day or donate. It has been amazingly hard for me.
So today, still going through things I came across a letter from my sister, who has passed away from brain cancer. For awhile she was back, for awhile I was spending time with her, I could hear her voice through the letter.