Sunday, July 16, 2017

Prayers for my sweetie ...

Tomorrow my sweetie will be having surgery, implanting an ICD.  Hopefully he'll come out of this feeling better.  So if you can, say a prayer or send a positive thought our way.  Thanks.  xoxo

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Taking a break ...

I think I'll take a summer break here.  Wendell is not feeling well and my every thought has been with him and his well-being.  I can't seem to concentrate on anything else right now.  Perhaps I'll be more collected later in the summer.

But here's what I've been doing since I last wrote ...

As you might remember, I'm really hung up on Steve Meadows' pot head art.  We went back to his gallery in Palestine, IL recently and I came close to buying another one but settled for a necklace instead!  And lots of pictures to dream on.  Yeah, I know.  Not even close.  But the necklace does contains a message I'm trying to make my summer mantra -- "Let It Go".  My current favorite piece of jewelry!  But anyway, here's some pictures I took in his gallery ... 






We attended the Memorial Day services on the courthouse square in Spencer for the first time.  It was probably a pretty typical small-community service with short speeches, volleys of gunfire, wreath laying, etc.  They have this wonderful doughboy statue on the northwest corner of the square under the flag pole.  A highlight was a 99-year-old vet of WWII who was recognized.  Following the service there, everyone traveled the three blocks south to the river bridge and two wreaths were put into the White River in memory of those who were lost at sea during our country's wars.  It was a really great service.  After that we went to the cemetery where the wonderful old shelter there, made from geodes, is the center of the military burial area.  Just a good way to celebrate the true meaning of this holiday!  And so glad we went!!!



I have been hooking 'some' ... here's (below) the beginning of a rug that I hope to finish before winter!  (LOL!)  It will look MUCH better when I start getting background around these two big birds.  What I'm really feeling the most contented about is giving some rugs away.  I've really enjoyed seeing them go to family and friends who expressed an interest in what I do and I hope they will enjoy them for many years.  The one thing I'm still consistently working on the most is weaving!  Got the loom going again and I'll put some pictures on this fall when I have a run of woven rugs finished and knotted.  Also, so enjoying Jane S.'s "project kindness" sewing days.  I've sewn several little hospital gowns for surgery dolls and put the fringe on a few fleece throws; looking forward to seeing them off to a good cause!


Enjoyed our Jane's 50th Happy Birthday party couple weeks ago.  She's a real sweetie and you could tell how much she's loved in her community (Winchester) by how many friends, and family, turned out for this special day.  Wendell says she should run for office -- she knows everyone!  It was just a great day.



But, the porch is where I've been spending lots of my time.  And plan on being here as much as I can in the next few weeks.  Wish you were here with me!  Say a prayer for my Wendell.  God bless you and God willing I'll be back with you later in the summer ......