Sunday, April 14, 2019


The grandsons (here) have started
their official baseball season.
The ones in a southern state
started awhile back.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Volunteer time

National Volunteer Week is April 7 - 13 2019.  I volunteer a fair amount, some week more than others and occasionally (usually while on vacation), none at all.

DAR has a program called Service to America.  All the members that volunteer, record and tally their hours each year.  So far this year (since Jan 1 thru April 7) is 498,000 + hours.  The tally seems to be changing every few minutes.

Do any of you volunteer?  If so, keep it up and thank you.  If not, please consider it.  It can be so rewarding.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

SAL time

Here's the list of stitchers:




Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

I admit that I have been swamped with everything but needlework.  I belong to four organizations and have board positions in all of them.  All of them seem to have huge demands all due around the same time., along with taxes.  However I have made some progress in minimal time frames - sometimes just little things in the car (someone else driving), but mostly by missing sleep.

 Everything left will be done in white.
After the 4 corners, there is a huge border, in white.



The Cardinal has been started.
Definitely a brighter red than called for.
This has to take priority when I get the time again.
It needs to be delivered in mid-May.



 This is Dessert Diamonds as of January 1, 2019.



This is currently Dessert Diamonds.
I had some time in the car do do the borders
(and didn't need the pattern)

Don't forget the other stitchers listed at the top.  They do fun work.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

So much for spring -  it's SNOWING !

Thursday, March 28, 2019



My tulips are trying to come up!