Saturday 30 April 2022

Bring on the PEEP Show! 🐤

Oh my, we've been coming since Nathan was nine, minus the COVID year! 

And this year my Dad joined us!
He loves this movie and has a mini leg lamp in his study, in addition to a couple ornaments.

Here's what we saw, so many cute ones.
I don't know if I can pick a favourite one this year, there are too many that I like... Foghorn Leghorn, the octopus, the bee on the flower, the pumpkin, the lamp, and plenty of others! Can you pick just one?!

I think I might get one more year with Nathan coming with me, but maybe he'll surprise me and keep coming to make his Momma happy!

Friday 22 April 2022

Scenes from a retreat... 🌊 far!

This is my first year attending the NJ Shore Retreat and this is the view from the deck. Gorgeous!

That required a walk to the beach before it got too dark.

The view of the house we're staying in, I think there's 20 stitching ladies, with a couple of commuters.

Our middle of the day view.

First time I've seen all this on a horseshoe crab.

And what do stitch while at the beach? My Emerald Mermaid, of course!

I decided to frog the area that I started to stitch over one and go back to over two.
(what the HE was I thinking?!)

That's if for now, the weekend isn't over yet.

Friday 15 April 2022

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2022 🐰

Please start there if you haven't already to begin collecting letters from the other participating blogs to put together the seasonal phrase.

I've added gnomes to my PEEP display this year, and then decided to stitch one to combine the two.

The fabric is actually a light green, but you can't really tell in the photo. He also looks like he's related to Cousin Itt from the Addams Family!

And here's what you've been looking for, the letter...

Now hop on over to Mary's blog, Le Coeur Celtique, for your next letter in the phrase.

We shall be spending Easter with my Dad this year, and honouring my Momma in her chapel on Easter morning.
Wishing you a blessed Easter this year.

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Those Precious Hands 🙏

I originally wrote this for my Momma nine years ago in February 2013.
I have since added to it.

These hands held me as a baby.
These hands carried me when I was tired.
These hands comforted me when I cried.
These hands tucked me in bed.
These hands fed me when I wouldn't eat.
These hands held my hand when I walked.
These hands picked me up when I fell.
These hands helped me get dressed.
These hands scratched my back whenever I asked.
These hands spanked me when I needed it.
These hands helped me to swim.
These hands made my dolls clothes.
These hands knitted our treasured afghans.
These hands held all three of my babies.
These hands still make the German pancakes I love.
These hands still try to pinch my bottom.
These hands still hug me tight.
These hands, I love these hands.
I love you, Mom.

These hands are now in the hands of Jesus, who she loved so very much and was so looking forward to being with.
These hands are free of pain and deformity that she had to endure for so long.
These hands are now holding the hands of loved ones who have gone before her.
I believe these hands are now covering us with her love and prayers, waiting to hold us once again when it's our turn to join her.
I love you, I miss you, and will treasure my memories of you, my most precious Momma.
I wish I could hug you one more time.