Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I have had something on my mind since last night....
I took my youngest to her gymnastics. I usually don't stay for the entire time (2hours) I do a few errands and come back and stand in the lobby for a while to watch. Last night I went to the "viewing room". There were other parents there from another class that goes several times a week and compete. As I was watching my daughter, I was listening to some of these parents talking about their childrens' schedules...what it basically came down to was that besides several hours, several times a week, some of these children were in other activities that were several hours a day, several times a week, and in one case the only day off was the middle of the week, and that was homework night!!! When do these kids get to be "just kids"? Hang out, relax, have a friend over???? I ended up leaving, going to do some errands and coming back and watching from the lobby. I just could not imagine......and the other thing...these particular parents seemed to have the same type of schedule themselves!! Like they needed to schedule a time for everything! I'm all for activities...my kids have all been in activities, but due to money and time we limited the activities...geesh!
I just was in amazement.....
EDITED TO ADD: My youngest only does the advanced recreation gymnastics (which she has done for 4 years....once a week and she takes piano lessons as well.) She's 12 and this is quite enough for her...still involved....but has it's limits.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Good Monday morning to each of you!

Well I did it!! I finished "Still Waters" by Plum Street Samplers!! No, I don't have a photo here of it....I am taking it to my framers this week, so I'll do a seperate post when I get it back framed!

I love it....just love it!! Cannot wait to hang it in a place of honour in my home!

On the stitching front...I started "Gloriana" by Plum Street Samplers. I think I am going to actually change this up at bit.....when I was looking at the letters, I realized that without a lot of changing, my last name would fit instead of Gloriana, so I am going to try that.

I also dug through my WIP's and brought out "Bethlehem" by K. Elaine Kramer Designs and worked on it a bit. I hope to get most of it (or all of it) done this time before I retire it once again to the WIP container. This is a beautiful design so I really do want to finish it.

We have been having wonderful spring-like weather here.....I'm so enjoying it!

Anyway, have a great day everyone!!! Love the comments....makes me feel like someone is actually reading this!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

An Honest Scrap (a Meme)

I decided to do this about myself...got it from Mel's Blog

1. My most favourite food in the world is pizza! (Pizzeria Pizza, homemade pizza....)

2. I am a "what if.." person...I always evaluate the "what if" in any situation.

3. I am a homebody and get more so as I get older.

4. I am a worrier. I have to worry about something!

5. I started doing needlework when I was about 3-4 years old. I can remember doing this embroidery thing as a little girl and everyone being excited about it. I still have that piece of embroidery.

6. I had a wonderful imagination as a child. Something I am grateful for.

7. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom. I didn't achieve that goal until my youngest was almost 2. I hate it when people ask what I do all day!!!

8. I am a private person. Maybe that comes from being an only child?

9. I always said that if I didn't have kids by the time I was 30, I wasn't having any...I had ALL 3 of my kids in my 30's! Thus I am now an "older" mom.

10. I crave chocolate. I also crave Doublemint gum.....weird, I know!!

And, that's it! I am not going to tag anyone...feel free to do your own.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Stitchy Update!

I HAVE been stitching lately. First of all, I have been working on a little something for a private exchange I am doing, and I can't post anything here, in case she reads my blog, but once it's received in time for Mother's Day...I'll post photos!

Also, I have tons of new charts I want to start, but I do not want to put "Still Waters" down until it is finished...I am getting close! This has been an absolutely wonderful chart to work on, and I have so enjoyed it! Thanks to Paulette for designing this!

In other news...I am feeling much, much better!! So glad, as being dizzy is not a pleasant thing!!
I have been trying to read all my fav blogs, but for the most part have not commented....I have read though!! And I will get back to commenting in the next couple of days!
Take care everyone...
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm still among the living....two weeks ago today my girlfriend, her uncle and I drove to Maine! We had a fantastic time! We dropped her uncle off at his niece's (my friend's cousin) house and checked into our motel/home for 3 nights....this chick that normally is NOT a shopper....shopped and shopped and shopped! We spent some time with my friend's cousin as well...it was such a wonderful getaway!!! Only downfall was getting stopped at the Border, coming back to Canada...thank heavens we had all our receipts...but STILL...just the feeling of some stranger going through your things!! We happened upon a new person and she was VERY slow!! Once through there though..it was smooth sailing all the way home! Most of what I did buy was for the kids, but I managed a couple of things for myself...DH, and even brought the dog home a toy! LOL
Anyway, it took me a couple of days to get back into a normal routine ( I could get so used to not making meals each day!) and then I was hit with an inner ear problem! So for the past several days I have been dizzy and queasy. I do have pills to take, but the Dr said it could take some time to feel back to normal! That's why I haven't been updating my Blog!
So all you followers...don't give up on me...I'm still here!!!
Take care