Monday, April 12, 2010

Time to catch up

Do you really want to catch up with what I've been up to?? If not, no reason to read on. LOL
I finally returned to "normal" the day before leaving on vacation!!!! Thank goodness!! We flew to Florida and stayed in Cape Coral. Ever heard of it? Me neither. I wasn't in charge of getting the rental house, someone else was. We went with 6 other people, they all drove (they are nuts!!!!) Here is my first picture....yep, it's known for the highest foreclosure rate in the country and they have tours to prove it! We had a pretty busy week down there, a tour of the Edison/ Ford Winter homes, a Tiger Spring training game, a day at the beach, a day in Key West and then one day to relax a bit. On a weird Facebook story, while I was down there a husband of a high school friend of mine wanted to "friend" me. Long story short, we met for drinks the night before flying home!!!! If he hadn't contacted me on FB, it would of never happened. It had been over 20 years since I had seen him. I had 3 days home before heading to Chicago for work. Of course while in Chicago it was cold and rainy (thank goodness we spent the day indoors). We had great Chicago pizza and also went to a wonderful Tapas restaurant where we ordered 12 different things and ALL of them were great. Of course we had to get world famous Garrett's Chicago mix (caramel and cheese) popcorn.Well because of the past stitching is really just about nil. I did start and finish a little zipper case while on the airplane and the boat ride to Key West. I gave it to my daughter. Before I left on vacation I did a little more on Fairies. And I've been working on Karen's RR. I also started another ornament from the kit that Shawn gave me (boy those are stitching intense) and I won't show you that until it's finished.
On another note, some of you know that I have been looking for a rescue Schnauzer to adopt. I have been on for several months now (starting back in Jan). I wasn't getting very good communication from any of the organizations I was contacting. Finally I did, and found a dog and they approved me.....only one thing, they couldn't hold her until I got back from vacation. Which I totally understood. Well when I got back, she was gone. I had several emails today from another organization and they told me I would never be approved for a rescue because even though we are an adult couple with no kids at home. We have a baby visit frequently and they can't guarantee they will get along. So since I don't want a puppy, I'm giving up on the idea for right now and have already threatened Carl I better not be getting a puppy for my birthday! Speaking of which, I purchase my own gift...LOL After being at a hotel with a light up swivel magnifying makeup mirror I decided to get on Amazon and check them out. I ordered one so now I will be able to see when I am applying my mascara. What else could a soon to be 50 yr old want???
Last but not least, Amberlyn is walking!!! 10 mos is too young!!! She is just so darn cute I can't help but smile when I see her. Those are supposed to be capri pants. They just look like short pants right now! We also let her in the hot tub for the first time and she splashed up a storm!


  1. The beach scene looks so warm. My sister-in-law lives in St Petersburg and we use to stay with friends in Cape Coral. I love to go for boat rides in the canals. I just love the shoe finish. The fairies is so pretty and so is the RR

  2. great work on all your projects and I love the ocean pic considering I still have snow on the ground.And now that little Amber is walking just think of all the shopping trips you two can go on.!!!

  3. Your stitching is beautiful!
    Amberlyn walking; a great mile-stone in her and your life. She is adorable!

  4. Love all your stitching Nancy especially the fairies. Who is that by?
    Glad you had a wonderful vacation and your granddaughter is a real cutie!

  5. Wow - lots of news. That's great about being able to meet your friend before you left from vacation. I didn't know that they had the highest rate of foreclosure down there. I've been searching out a few towns and I thought a few others had the distinction - but in all honesty, I think everyone is feeling the pinch.

    Amberlyn looks adorable. Now she's going to be into everything - watch out!!! LOL

  6. Sounds like you had a great little vacation. Your stitching is beautiful.

  7. Sounds like you had a fun getaway. The star of the show is Amberlyn...she is just too cute for words! Spoil that sweet thing rotten for me...I want a grandchild SOO dang bad!

  8. Glad you had a good vacation. Your fairy piece is looking great.

  9. It was fun to read about your vacation. I am glad you were feeling better by the time you left to go there. Florida is so much fun. Made me homesick, just reading your blog.

    I am still stitching that kit that I bought in China - and given the size of it, I likely will be working on it for awhile. And I have a couple of ornaments on the go - mostly work on them when on airplanes.

    Miss "talking" to you. Wanda in Edmonton

  10. What a great up-date! I love the Ford/Edison estates tour. When we went, they were plantng seedlings that had hatched from the original trees when Ford/Edison lived there. Hubby and I were chatting about how lovely and tropical the trees were and how nice trees like that would look in our yard. The gardener heard me and asked if I lived in the area. I said yes and he gifted us with 6 saplings! I gave three to a neighbor and kept three for us. So, we have "orignal" estate trees growing in our yard! :)
    You're a busy lady - can't wait for you to find some more stitching time... :)


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