Friday, June 8, 2012

A Trip Down Memory Lane

FYI ,I'm actually typing this! Thanks so much for all your well wishes,they mean a lot! I never knew how useful teeth could be getting things done.  Since I'm not able to show any cross stitch updates, I decided to share the first sampler I did after moving to Washington.  First, I need to say that while living in Louisville, I was spoiled with a very good LNS.  Out here, I have to travel almost all day to get to a shop.  That includes a thirty dollar ferry ride. The first summer we were here, we took a day trip to Victoria,BC.  I found a cute little shop called Buttons&Needlework Boutique.  I bought the biggest sampler I could find not knowing when I would get back.  I'm showing you that sampler today. I have now discovered the wonderful world of on-line cross stitch supplies! Life is good! I love Victoria so I'm including pictures of this lovely town. These pictures were taken when a dear friend and her husband were here at Christmas.  We went up to have Christmas tea at famous Empress Hotel.

Rhoda Hastings 1863 by Samplers and Such.  I used the recommended linen and threads.

This is at the bottom.  She included many family names.

This is the top portion.  Stitching this took several months!

 To get to Victoria, we have to drive to Port Angeles ,WA, then take a ferry across the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Victoria is the capital of B.C. so there are many government buildings.

 This was taken inside the Empress Hotel.

 Getting ready for the tea.

We are on the ferry going home. You see many of these little sea planes.
Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful week-end!!


I had a great post ready for today and blogger won't let me put my photos on the post.  It says that I have reached my limit. I have no idea what to do Any ideas??

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Milwaukee plus

Thanks for all those wonderful comments from yesterday. Plus - Thanks to all of you who take time to read my blog. Day two without use of my right hand has proven to be less problems than expected. That is mostly thanks to the S.B.A. who continues to be my typist and all around assistant. Have I mentioned the poor man has to do all the dishes until June 18th? !! Who knows, I may be able to do cross stitch before I can submerge my hand in water ! Today I'm going to share a few pictures we took while in Milwaukee. Also , we picked up the framed version of "Penny America".

 I love the old and new together.

 The details on old architecture is amazing.

 Whenever we travel, we try to find an Antique shop. We had a few hours in Milwaukee and found this cute Patriotic Song book. In 1903, it cost 6 cents ! I will use this as part of my 4th of July decorating. This cute little book will join the following booklets that I put on our desk.

 Penny America turned out very pretty. The frame is actually a dark blue. Hope you are all having a good week. I sure miss my stitching!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Back Home!

We arrived home last evening from the Memorial Service for the S.B.A.'s brother. I would like to thank each of you for your wonderful comments of condolence. I wish I could respond to each comment personally.  I was able to get home in time for the Carpal Tunnel surgery today. At this point , I am unable to type, so the S.B.A. is typing this for me. I have to brag a bit about the him. He gave a wonderful eulogy for his brother at the service. I was extremely proud of him.

I worked like crazy on the John Foster during the trip, especially on the plane. All that I have left to do is the Bee skeep, the flowers on the right side and the border. It will have to wait until the hand heals. Thank you again for taking the time to read this blog. I appreciate it so much.