Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Not keeping up with my New Years' Resolution

Good Morning all, I know it has been a long time since I have blogged on my blog, never mind reading blogs!!

But life does have a way going its own way - which is not necessarily your way!!

At the beginning of July DH Terry and I went to visit friends in Flat Rock, NC. Below is Terry with Chopper who is staying with our friends for a few weeks, Chopper really took to Terry as you can see.
Here is Gunther, he is now all grown up and not the puppy anymore - he is just so cute, but he and Chopper just love to bark at whatever passes by the house!!! it is hilarious, but OH so noisy. Below is a little pillow that I made for Jackie and a few other gals that I have gotten to know. I filled the pillow with crushed Walnut shells that I found a Petsmart in the bird section. It gave the pillow some good weight and personality and it wasn't difficult or dusty to use. I made this little pocket for Jackie and Tom, it was a fun and quick stitch - the hardest part was finding the right buttons for the sides.
After visiting with Jackie and Tom, we came home and the next day I went to Franklin, NC to visit with some of my stitching friends that lived in Miami when I lived there. We all met up in Athens, GA to view the Dogwood Chapter, EGA's needlework exhibit and then had lunch, after which we drove up to Franklin. Had a fun few days stitching and eating ( our favorite pasttime)

Upon my return home on Friday - I received a phone call that my friend in Florida had taken ill and could I come and give a hand - so off I went the next day to Florida and stayed there until the end of the month. Unfortunately, my friend is seriously ill and hopefully we will know what the prognosis is this week.

So with all the running about, my poor blog and my e-mail's were ignored pretty much. I am finally caught up with my messages and have started reading blogs, but it is amazing how much you all do and write about - it will take forever to catch up. I do not always comment, but will try to say something since I am in catch up mode.

Thank you all for visiting and I hope to get back to posting at least once a week - now off to get some stitching done.========== Roberta

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Good to see you back - what a lovely gift you made for your friends.
Hoping that you friend in Florida gets good news ...

Gwen said...

Good to know that you are doing alright. I have been wondering about you. Hope to see you some time soon.

Nancy said...

Lovely patriotic stitching and finishing Roberta! The dogs are so cute!

My thoughts are with your friend as well as her mother and you too.

angelasweby said...

Roberta,
It's good to catch up with your news. You travel around almost as much as I do. I long to just be able to stay at home - do you ?
Your stitching is so pretty. i love the little bag and Liberty pillow.
I'm so sorry about your friend. You've been such a wonderful support to her. With supporting her and recently helping your sister during her operation, you really are an angel on earth :>)
Thinking of you

Heidi said...

You are one busy gal! But it was so nice to see a comment from you on my blog. I just updated with a story about how things are with my condition so you can now read about that. I am sorry about your friend. I do pray she will be okay. You are a dear friend to go and help out as you can. The stitching for Jackie looked fabulous. She is the friend you helped out when she had knee surgery isn't she? Hope you can find many relaxing moments with needle and thread!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Siobhan said...

Roberta, life sometimes gets in the way of blogging and the computer--and that's okay. Just so long as YOU are okay! :) I hope your friend in FL is okay and that you're taking some time to stitch and take care of yourself.

Brigitte said...

Your life has been very busy lately, Roberta. So who would think about blogging when there's so much going on, lol.
Your visit at your friends seems to have been fun. I love the stitched pieces you made for your friends.
It's good to see that you are back.

Becky K in OK said...

Hi Roberta. I just saw the reindeer ornament you stitched for BeckySC. Who is the designer? I love it. Thanks, BeckyK in OK bkirk1029@sbcglobal.net

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