A sampling of my designs as well as personal stitching, and life in general.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Lasagna Day

National Lasagna Day
When : July 29th National Lasagna Day is today. We hope you have a big appetite. Sure, it's July. Its hot and humid. Cooking up a pan of Lasagna will make the kitchen a lot hotter. But as it cooks, the smell will waft throughout the house. Your mouth will begin to water. When dinner time arrives, you will have a huge appetite for a huge piece of lasagna. Of this, you can be certain. Lasagna is a favorite Italian dish. In between multiple layers of lasagna pasta are generous amounts of tomato sauce, cheeses, and sometimes hamburger and/or Italian sausage. Its the favorite Italian dish of millions of Americans. We all would eat it more often, but this culinary work of art, made with loving hands, takes time to make and bake. It is best to celebrate National Lasagna Day by baking the lasagna that you will eat today. If you don't have the time, or the weather is just too hot, then head out to your favorite Italian restaurant.

In July, I recommend going out.  This is one of my hubby's favorite foods.  We tend to have it a lot in the winter (and I don't mind the oven heating up the house).

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Amelia Earhart Day

Amelia Earhart Day

When : July 24th Amelia Earhart Day honors a famous aviation pioneer. Amelia Earhart broke many early aviation records. Legend and mystery surrounds the final flight and disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. They were on a record setting attempt to fly around the world, when they became lost in the Pacific Ocean. On July 2, 1937, they headed on a difficult leg of the journey towards Howell Island in the Pacific. Weather conditions were less than ideal. While still in radio communication, ships on the ground confirmed that Earhart was having difficulty finding the island. Ultimately, radio communications faded and died. The plane was never heard from again. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart's plane resulted in the largest search and rescue operation to date. It also sparked rumors as to what caused the disappearance. To this day, theories and speculation still exists about the cause of the disappearance. Some theories involve conspiracies, and even alien abductions. (personally I doubt that last idea)

Celebrate female pilots in general. Take a pilot out to dinner!

PS I married a male pilot.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time for the outdoors!

This is my wonderful Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  This is how it looked during the spring.

Second shot along with some Hosta that seems to be doing well.

A few weeks ago, this started to happen.

Now I have pink flowers. Nothing but rain added.

The Hosta seems to be doing well for me.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's Turtle Trot update and I don't really have much to show.  I did work on a couple of things but didn't remember to take photos.  I have been steadily working on a new design (or two) but those are not ready for the public.  So I thought I would show you some photos of where I have been in the last month which distracted me from some of my stitching.

This is a plaster replica of the statue that stands on the top of the Capitol building.  This one is in the Capitol visitors center.

This painting is is the rotunda of the Capitol building.  It happens to be painted by an ancestral relative of mine.  There are a few more of his paintings in the rotunda as well as other places in DC.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One of the things that have kept me so busy was celebrating the first birthday of grandson #3.  We were gone for several days to help him celebrate, along with his big brother (grandson #2) and of course his parents.

This is grandson #3 not long after he was born - June 2013

And here he is again, June 2014. 

His mama decided on a huge cookie instead of cake. 

And this was his dad's belated birthday gift.

Do you notice a theme here!?!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone has a great day celebrating and those on the East coast stay safe!

Happy Birthday America !

Let us NEVER forget those who have served and especially those who have died four our country and our freedoms and privileges!

Can you tell that I love the fourth of July!