Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Marriage Will and Kate!

So many years ago, I remember getting up very early to watch Princess Diana's wedding. Back when I was much younger and had the energy to get up that early. Well, that, plus the fact I was working full-time and had to be at work - so I was up almost that early every morning anyway - LOL! This time around, I decided to get up at my normal time, knowing I could catch recaps of Will and Kate's nuptials. And I was right! I got to see her on the way to the church, getting out of the car, walking down the aisle - Harry and Will's arrival - the exchange of vows - them leaving the church and getting into the carriage for the ride through the crowds! And I saw the "kiss" - both of them. I didn't think I would cry - but I teared up several times - over and over - as I watched the scenes unfold. I kept thinking of how wonderful it was to see all of the people come out to watch them marry - the excitement of the crowd for them - the well-wishes you could just "feel". And I kept thinking of how they are just starting out on their journey... I do so wish that they will be as happy for the rest of their lives together - as they were on this day....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Memories from....

long long ago. My sister and I on various Easter Sundays - dressed in our almost identical outfits. We always wanted to try and be a bit different than the other - so would carry a different purse, or wear a different hat. I'm the shorter one....


Friday, April 15, 2011

Sara... It is Done!

Hey Sara, if you are reading my blog, your stitchery piece is done!

For my other blog readers, Sara is my niece. Last year, my friend in Texas started a cross-stitch designing business called "Of Generations Past". I've been helping her stitch some models over that timeframe. She sends me the chart in pdf format and I stitch it here and mail it back to her! I really enjoy being part of the process. I get paid in Starbucks cards - which I love!! Well, many many years ago, I wrote a Halloween poem. And my friend turned it into a cross-stitch design! I stitched the model.... She sent it off to Hoffman Distributors and they agreed to sell it to shops who might want to carry it! I was so thrilled when the first copy sold. And then was even more thrilled when more of them sold! I was so touched that people wanted to spend money on a poem I wrote. I feel like a published author - LOL! I give much much credit to the fun colors my friend chose for the wording. I framed the model and have it here on my wall. My niece Sara loved it too. So I've stitched it for her and will mail it off soon!

Friday, April 8, 2011

And the Winner Is!!

The winner of the CHS chart is - ta da - Lynda! Congrats! Please contact me with your mailing info and I will get the chart off to you soon! I need to get a mailing envelope first! Linda

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Book It!

I love bookmarks of various types. For years, I've been collecting them. One of my favorite items to use for a bookmark are postcards. I favor using these in my hardback books. For my paperbacks, I like the magnetic type they've come out with as they don't damage your pages like some of the metal ones do. I always try to match up the bookmark to the cover art or the storyline... (yes, I do have too much time on my hands - LOL!) Here are some of the latest magnetic ones I've found. (If you click on the picture, you will be able to see them better....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Give Away Time!

I'm having a giveaway of this chart by Carriage House Samplings. It is called "Miss Lila's House". If you are interested in a chance to win it, please leave a little comment to this giveaway posting. I will pick a name and announce the winner on April 8th! Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky chosen one!