Friday, October 19, 2007

Visit with an internet friend Nancy

Hi all, On Wednesday, I was able to leave my girlfriend, Jackie in North Carolina to go and meet and visit with Nancy, from one of my yahoo groups. Nancy and I hit if off right away and we just chattered the whole 3 hours I was there. Her house is just darling what with her great bargains from e-bay, yard sales and of course her great sense of decorating. She is a very accomplished stitcher and her samplers and stitched pieces are all on display. (she is one of those who not only finishes the stitching but has them framed or finished into something).

One of my favorite things that Nancy came up with was making a mosaic out of some broken china (one was a tea pot that was very special to her) and putting it into the floor of her kitchen where a cabinet once stood. (she had her kitchen redone by her also very talented husband - know to our group as King Kevin)

We had lunch at Panera Bread Company after which I needed to head back to the North Carolina mountains to my friend Jackie's house.

As an update - Jackie has done absolutely wonderful with her recovery from knee replacement surgery. She has been up and walking with only a cane and sometimes without it and it has only been 2 1/2 weeks.

I have not been stitching as much as usual, but that is OK since a lot of my time is spent walking Jackie's dachsund "Gunther" up and down the mountain roads and fields. I should be in great physical shape by the time I leave North Carolina.

I do have pictures to share, unfortunately I am unable to upload them to this computer, but I will be home by next week and will try to get them on my blog for you all to see.

It is a rainy day today, so we are settling down to finish up computer things and then Jackie and I will watch the Beatrix Potter movie on DVD - I may even try to work on my Beatrix Potter Sampler as we watch. The sampler is almost done - YEAH!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Autumn in North Carolina

My life has been so hectic for the last few month, it seems that I never have time to write on my blog. At the moment I am in North Carolina helping out my friend who has had knee surgery. Though my husband and I are in the process of moving to Macon, Georgia and since the move was quick in coming, I am sort of in limbo trying to complete several things that were planned.

My girlfriend, Jackie, is doing great, she is up and about walking with a cane and doing her exercises with great agility. We even took a short drive to have lunch out and to stop at the drugstore to get more pain meds. It was good for her to get out of the house, but it did tire her out.

My main purpose though is to walk her 8 month old doxie puppy, Gunther. I do this about 5 times a day. Now mind you I live in flat!!! Florida and my girlfriend lives in the mountains. Walking was definitely a challenge for me. It has been 11 days and I am actually walking up hill with good speed and plenty of breath - finally. Gunther is a miniature dauchsand (SP?), but he loves to run with the big dogs. I am hoping to get some pictures of that one of these days.

I am finding time to stitch, mostly working on Halloween things and finishing up my Beatrix Potter Samper.

Will try to stay more on top of my daily events now that I have a bit of time and not traveling about.