Thursday, 22 June 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Today I am thankful for running into old friends!
Since this is the week before the church picnic, the White Elephant sale has been open, and I've been running into friends I haven't seen in a while or lost touch with. How nice it's been to chit chat about our lives and say, "Yes, let's get together later!"

I also ran into a friend I grew up with while food shopping today, I might even get to see her next Friday.

I just texted a friend that I used to work with years ago and hopefully we'll get to see each soon too.

The biggest excitement was seeing my friend I hadn't seen in almost 31 years!
While we were in Canada, I was able to see my friend, Janet, who I met when I was 15 and she was 17, on board the QEII. 
We had never met each other's family, so on my birthday they met us in Toronto and we had dinner together. What a wonderful evening of catching up! 

She surprised me with a birthday cake, which was total chocolate heaven! What a fantastic 50th with family and friends.

So have you run into any old friends recently?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Hey, this looks familiar!

Yesterday, Nathan and I went to our church's White Elephant sale to donate things and shop.
They have books, magazines, DVD's, music, seasonal items, toys (Nathan's fav), and STUFF! 
In the craft section, I'm looking around and see this, thinking, "Hey, this looks familiar... I made this!!!"
It was a little mason jar I filled with chocolates and gave to 😔 I can't remember who! It was either a teacher's aide or Nathan's bus driver, I've got sometimers and can't remember which one!
It was originally supposed to be a card, but I made this instead.
So for 50¢, I bought it back and it was filled with buttons. I didn't know whether to be happy or sad!

After that surprising discovery, I found this box of beads for $3. Perfect for stitching OR jewelry, and the box holds them nicely.

Then I found these for $3 a box! I know I already have all the colours, but having extra doesn't hurt and I can share with my gf who's learning to stitch.

Now this is different, I've never seen it before. Since we've been to all these places, I thought it might be worth trying - and if not, 50¢ for nine colours of WDW was worth it!

My final craft purchase was this yarn to make scarfs. I'm not sure if the black and gold will be for my team, the Saints, or my gf's team, the Steelers.
Um, Geaux Saints!

I'd say my $11.50 was well spent! 
Every day brings something new, so we'll head back there today to donate more and go shopping.

I know I'm behind on blog reading and posting about our trip, I'll work on that this week. Next week I'll be with Nathan and 13 Arrow of Lights Scouts at scout camp - ALL DAY AS A CO-LEADER - wish me luck!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Today I am thankful for time.
For all the time that I've been around, 50 years tomorrow!
For these past several days with my family, spending time in Canada together and making memories. (Just wait until you hear about this adventure! )

What time are you thankful for? 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

And we're off!

Getting ready to head out & celebrate the last days of being in my 40's!


Thursday, 8 June 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Did you know today was National Best Friends Day?!

I'm thankful that I was able to actually see FOUR of my dear friends!
I got to see Elizabeth before she moves 😭.
I surprised DJ with a quick hello and a hug 🤗.
I had dinner with two "old" friends ~ Lisa, who I've been friends with since we were five years old 😲, and Linda, who was a role model for me on how to be a fabulous Mother 💕
An extra bonus, I get to see Cori tomorrow evening 😊!

Did you get to see any of your dear friends today, or have plans to?

Thursday, 1 June 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Simple today...
I'm happy that Nathan appreciated his surprise ice cream treat in addition to his pizza lunch today at school. He said thank you before I got a chance to ask him about it!

What simple thing were you thanked for today? Or thankful for today?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Cleaning up and Having Fun!

Ah, the fun of organizing, again... NOT!!!

Is there such a thing as too many crafts? The Horrors! 😱
DH calls this my "crap" room, how rude.

But hey, look what I found hiding under a box! I've been looking for this for quite a while. Now I just need to sit down and try to create something.

I moved all my books, mainly Stephen King, to be put in another bookshelf when the room is ready.
These are my stitching books, and unfortunately, they only fit this way.

A little neater, for now. I've already rearranged, I'm sure it won't be the last time! I also had to label some of the bins, I keep forgetting what's in them. 

So this happened 22 years ago.

At the chapel where it became official.

A little dancing by the fire that evening to celebrate, our wedding song - Boyz II Men ~ I Swear.

I finally got to meet this chick pea - isn't she precious?!

And here's her Mommy, my stitching buddy!

Her son is Nathan's best bud and they're moving soon so we got to have him over. Since they were in Scouts together, he joined up with the troop and placed flags for Memorial Day at the cemetery near us.

This is also where DH's father is buried. I planted that bush many years ago and it needs to be transplanted and replaced, you can't even see his first name anymore!

When they came to pick him up, Miss Celia got to meet Ming. I know that given time, they would have been best friends!

Here are the Gmen ready to head out for the college version of Habitat for Humanity. They have a good time helping out every year, it's a great program.

And in stitchy news, I'm still working on this. As I was finishing up the bottom row, I realized I made a mistake the whole way across. Frogs don't belong in the ocean!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Another three things that I am thankful for today...
1 ~ Having my three boys home!
2 ~ Enjoying a two lemon/poppy seed muffins this morning for breakfast, made by Gman1.
3 ~ Not losing power when the storm came through our area.

And you?

Saturday, 20 May 2017

A Fun Prayer Box

I wanted to make something special for Shana, and a little bird told me she likes cupcakes...
so this is what I came up with.

It was honestly super easy!

I had to cut the index cards to fit, she has a variety of colours in there.

I Mod Podged the bottom of it with paper.

And here it is completed.
She loved it, so that made me happy!

I've already bought two more Altoids tins to make for Nathan's teachers. I need to get on the ball with them, school's out June 9th! 😲

Friday, 19 May 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

Today I am thankful for my friends.

Friends that I may not get to talk to or see very often, but I know are always there for me and vice versa.

Friends that you can talk to about anything and don't judge you.

Friends that support you and encourage you.

Friends that ask questions and make you think about yourself and life in general.

Friends that come back into your life and sometimes, sadly, those that don't.

Friends that are acquaintances, but turn into so much more.

And a best friend that you marry and go through good times and bad times with. Who you would never intentionally hurt and only want the best for.

I know this is a little off, but please pray for a family that we know - The parents (around our age) both died tragically with no indication of anything wrong. Leaving behind three teenage boys to carry on without them. It's a situation I can't grasp and my heart just hurts for this family.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

St. Michaels getaway

It's that time of year, stitching at St. Michaels!
I got there early, so I took a drive further down to Tilghman Island to see what it was all about.

 On my way back, I stopped in here to get a sandwich for dinner. Totally adorable country store! And the owner is originally from Catonsville, where The Stitching Post is! He loves living here.

The bridge

Thursday nights lights

 Our stitching view

It finally stopped raining on Friday.

Feeding the family?

Dang it, more rain.

And now for the stitchy stuff...

We participated in a Halloween exchange and these were the goodies everyone made.

This is what I randomly chose - perfect for my Trick or Treat Fairy!

This is the cube I made - from a publication in 1982!

In the white elephant, I was lucky enough to keep this as no one stole it. Now to find time to stitch it.

We didn't officially do goody bags, but some of us did a little something. I made the scissor fobs to match our Halloween theme.

My mermaid progression.

I took a break from here and picked up Emerald Mermaid.
I'm still not happy about her skin, I should have done it over one. But since it's for me, I'm going to try and not worry about it.

The stitching table

Us girls taking a break from stitching.
They all really "loved" the stork, so I had to include her!

Until next year...