Friday 28 April 2017

TH Thursday, late version!

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

My big Thank You for Thursday?
That my dear Shana, who just had a mastectomy for cancer, got a good report! Continued prayers for her healing and continued good health.

And how adorable is this? Her sweet friend made these pink shirts for her family to wear!

Have you said Thank You for something today?

Sunday 23 April 2017

Time for a Peep Show!

Following the sidewalk bunnies led us to


Here's some Maryland and USA themes.   

Belle is awesome!

I love the bee and flower. The cupcake looks yummy!

Note the dragon in the middle!

The screen with the cat and chick reminds me of Ming and Max!

So many scenes.

Saving the best for last!

Until next year...

New chicks!

Oooh, and before I forget, Jo included me in her new blog - Blogger of the Week.

Please get in touch with her if you'd like to be featured too! 

Thursday 20 April 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

What is something you own that you are thankful for?
Even though it's on its last "leg", I'm going to say my vehicle. It takes me where I need to go, and I can take six people with me! It's taken me/us on vacation, it's taught two young men how to drive, it's hauled boxes, and so much more!
Now I'm looking for a new one, ugh!

What is something you own that you're thankful for?

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Easter blessings

Celebrating eight days apart - Happy Birthday, Gmen!

Wow, 19 already!

Happy Easter! We're just missing Maximus. 🐱

Ming and her Peeps!

Um, one less Peep.

I participated in Kaye @ Kitten Stitching's Easter exchange, and this is what I sent.

This was the first time I made a cube and it won't be the last, I like the way it turned out! I left room at the top thinking a bow was going to go there, but it just didn't work out. So I added some flowers instead. 
 And after I was finished, I noticed I had forgotten to add my initials and date like I normally do, ugh.
I know it made it there on time, I'm just not sure when she picked it up.

And I keep forgetting to mention...
Jo @ Serendipitous Stitching has a new blog - Blogger of the Week that comes out on Fridays featuring fellow bloggers who have expressed an interest to participate. Could you be one of them?!

Friday 14 April 2017

✟ Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2017!

It's another fun year for Jo's annual Easter Blog Hop!
If you haven't already, start the trail there to find out who to follow for letters in the mystery phrase and then report back to her.

This sweet bunny was a kit in a magazine that was just asking to be stitched.

Here's my letter among the bunnies and Peeps...

Now go and hop on over to Aimetu's Stitching to see what she has for you!
Thanks again, Jo, for another "eggcellent" year!

Thursday 13 April 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

What animal are you thankful for?
As I was getting ready to write this, these two decide to get right in front of me and start fighting. 
Now I do like dogs, but we don't have any. I don't mind dog sitting and I love being around dogs, but these two kitties are enough! Nathan and I love Huskies, but the thought of all that hair in addition to what the cats share, oh my! DH loves Boxers, but they are a bit too hyper for me. So cats it is!

Ming looking for a fight.

"Bow down to me!"

Paws raised, ready to rumble.

And there she goes, ready for the bite!

These two are great snugglers, they love to talk, they follow me around the house just waiting for me to sit down so they can join me, they're my stitching buddies, they entertain us, and they sleep with me every night.

Gotto go, Ming's telling me it's time for their dinner!

What animal are you thankful for, domestic or otherwise?

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Kitties and a little bunny!

Max "helping" me stitch a bunny.

 Ming hanging out with Nathan.

More birdtube for the kitties.

My view from my craft room the other night. I was working on an exchange piece, I'll have to show you later!

Thursday 6 April 2017

TH Thursday

THinking, THinking, THinking...

THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.

What happened today that you are thankful for?
I'm thankful I was able to see the Gmen for lunch today since I won't be seeing them both tomorrow on their 19th birthday. 
Gman1 left this evening for his fraternity formal, so he won't be in town this weekend. I knew it was going to happen some day, but I'm still not ready for it!

So tomorrow we'll celebrate with Gman2 and then next weekend with Gman1. And they both want Margarita cakes!

What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday 5 April 2017

A new friend!

What's this Ming sees?

Well, hello Mr. Squirrel.


Who, me?

 Yes, you!

Sorry, busy eating!

Max says hello too.

And this morning I found him totally relaxing and eating in the "bird" feeder. I thought about changing over to peanuts, but I'm not sure I need to encourage him!

And in stitchy news, Nathan wanted to stitch again!

Ming helping out.

And Max being Max.

He's even been counting on his own and doing a great job!

This kit has been okay, but his next project will be with real floss. I have a feeling it will be Pokemon related!

Tuesday 4 April 2017

My Sharathon fun!

Two weeks ago was... 95.1 SHINE-FM's Sharathon!

I feel so blessed, this was my 5th year volunteering. I was able to make it there Tues-Fri @6am, thanks to the Gmen and DH helping Nathan get to school on time in the morning. And even helping in the afternoon if I wanted to stay later.
Baltimore in the morning.

You know you're in Baltimore when you see the Domino Sugars sign!

The set-up changed a little bit this year. There were less phone lines, but more staff answering the phones so they could get the experience of talking to listeners. I was on the phone for a shift or two, then helped write thank you cards to those who donated, and made some calls if necessary.

  Tina, Mike and Erin were FaceTiming with the group in another office, who were also writing thank you cards. 

John and Tiffanie on air in the afternoon.

A few calls I took... Ian said something like this about donating - In the end, it's only a number in an account or a couple pieces of paper.
Another listener said he only listened to CD's until his CD player broke. He found SHINE-FM on the radio and has been listening ever since.
A little boy called and wanted to donate $5, so cute! His grandmother got on the phone and added to his amount.
One woman called to donate and asked for Tracey to laugh before she got to work because she loved her laugh! I passed that one on and laugh she did!

One new, fun thing they did this year was a Blind Challenge. They asked for a certain number of SHINE Partners in an hour and the DJ's and phone crew weren't to know the amount until the hour was up.
I think I got this right - asked for 50, got 91 - asked for 100, got 127 - asked 150, got 155! WINNER! And some listeners called later to find out the results because they were in the car and got to work.

Our background crew - these ladies are wonderful to work with!

A beautiful experience for me? I found out my girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was there. I was sitting with Tina and Laura, they stopped what they were doing and we prayed together for her. I'm getting teary eyed thinking about it again. What a blessing they were for me, praying for my dear friend. I'm still praying.

By the way, the goal was met!
And hey, I got a thank you postcard too!