Sunday, December 16, 2018

Gracie Baptized

Baby Grace Anne was baptized today. Beautiful baby. Beautiful ceremony. Maddi was very concerned for her sister. She told me Gracie didn’t like water in her eyes! Grace was a trooper. Didn’t cry once.

Gertie Grace is getting used to her new surroundings! Here. Home. 2 year old Gert is living with me now. My little favorite from work (the only one I keep in touch with after retiring almost 3 years ago) needed to rehome her. I was in the position to have her. I love this girl much. Gentle pup. Right time. Right place. Fiona, Baby & Honey (my felines) are trying to figure out what I’ve done.

I have learned:

1.  Make sure you tag all the appropriate people in a multi contact text. It’s not cool to be the one left out.  They don’t mean to do it. That I know.
2.  Mud. Mud. Wet muddy paws. Haven’t had to wipe them in off in many years. Glad to do it now though.
3.  Maddi overnight tomorrow. She’s a baby sloth hugging sleeper. Love.
4.  There is a rodent in my front wal. I hear it chomping. Poison packet in the hole tomorrow.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cy is 4!

Riley Michael AKA as Cy or Cy Cy, turned 4 yesterday!
What a smart, funny little guy he is. I had him & Mela overnight Friday. I need to have them here more. Good for all three of us. A heartfelt love fest with them. 
Mela and those the sunlight...that smile. 


Then there is Maddi & Gracie. The sweetest smiles and happy eyes. 
I am so blessed 
Mela-5 yrs old
Riley-4 yrs old
Maddi-4 yrs old
Gracie-almost 5 months old. 
That will catch you up. 

I have learned:

1.  A former coworker died this weekend. Alcoholism caught up with him. He checked into hospital to try one more time. The DT’s were so bad they induced a coma. He had aspirated and his lungs paid a price. Sad. A good man. 
2.  Ever a Bills fan. Josh Allen has promise. Good game today even though we lost. 
3.  My little fav and his wife have bestowed the rehoming of Gertrude Grace to me! I look forward to being a dog owner again 


Thursday, December 6, 2018


T for Tayte. 
Tayte Ellery 
I’ll meet her tomorrow. A little bundled joyous baby. 
Entirely hand stitched little ornament. Hand dyed vintage linen. 
Many French knots. 
Sweet tassel. 

I have learned: 
1.  The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah, very good read. Read for hours to see how it would end. 
2.  Aldi pizza sauce is the best. Best. Yum. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Silk Hexi’s

I’m back. 

I made this silk hexi piece throughout last winter using upcycled silk clothing. All hand stitched and fused to black silk background. It’s approximately 60” x 26”. It now hangs in my oldest friends shamancy Buffalo apartment.  

I’ll need to reacquaint myself with blogger. For a long time I couldn’t access my photo library to post. My old phone would bring up even older pics. I never tried hard to discover the reason for that, I’d just shut it down and not post. Pics are the best part of a blogpost I think. New phone. Photo library access success. 

What I have learned:
1.  Retirement is great. So great. So so great. 
2.  I fixed a leaky copper pipe myself with appropriate tape & spray after watching YouTube videos 
3.  2 knit lit chicks podcast. Mother/daughter talk knits and books. I’ve already read a couple recommended books and have checked out patterns and yarns discussed.