Monday, August 09, 2010

Vacation, Shopping, Stitching, Grandgirl & Back Home

It's been over a month since I posted here, so I'll try to get yall updated now.  Had a great trip to Indiana and enjoyed visiting my family.  Also got to spend a weekend in Michigan at my daughter's best friend's lake house.  Weather was great and had lots of fun.  Here's a pic of my daughter, granddaughter & myself.

Went to lots of yard sales & the Goodwill thrift store.  Here's some pics of my wonderful finds.  Got LOTS of cross stitch books, charts & kits at the Goodwill store.

Found lots of lace & ribbon at a yard sale, among much other goodies.  Ended up mailing a large flat rate box to myself because my luggage would have gone over the weight limit.  lol

I think we outdid ourselves for shopping.  Here's some goodies I got at Target & JoAnns for cross stitch, needle punch & paper cardmaking.  The long silver item is a magnetic telescoping tool to pick up fallen needles & scissors.
When visiting my sister, she gave me a huge bag from her neighbor of DMC pearl cotton, needles, scissors, needle punch tools & fabric.  Also had some stamped cross stitch in it that I donated to a church rummage sale.  The neighbor was going to throw it all out but my sister told her I could probably use it.  Wow, I was thrilled!

Didn't get much stitching done except while on the airplane.  I finished the 1st part of an OakHaven Designs seasonal houses SAL.  I'm using DMC threads & 14ct Sapphire Stitching "Country Road" fabric. 
Also did more work on a SanMan Originals SAL and started on a tooth fairy piece for my grandgirl (don't have any pics of them yet).

I am amazed at how grown up my grandgirl, Katie has become. It's been 2 years since I've seen her, so was surprised to see how much she has changed.  She can phonetically sound out words to read and write, so I told her she can start writing letters to me now. Here's another pic of beautiful Katie.  I know, I'm biased.  ;D
Home Again:
As much as I enjoyed my trip, it's really nice to be back home again.  My cat, Shadow is also very happy to be back home after his stay with my son & daughter-in-law (& their 3 dogs & 1 bird).  It's much quieter here and he likes that. He also missed all my smooches and has been staying very close to me for lots of attention.

The increased dosage of my thyroid meds is beginning to have a positive change for me.  I'm feeling more energetic, less tired and happier.  Thank heaven!!!

When I got home from vacation, I had a tire issue with my car.  While near my son's house, I thought I had a flat tire, so called DS for help.  It wasn't a flat, but rather the tread was actually coming off the tire.  DS & DDIL bought me 4 new tires the following day because none of mine were any good.  They were all at risk of coming apart because of dry rot.  Guess you could say I was pretty lucky that the problem happened where & when it did so it got taken care of right away.

I sure love my kids and feel blessed to have such caring & loving kids.  They are very good to me and do so many nice things for me.  I'm proud of the adults they have become.  ;D

Well, that's about it for now.  Hope you enjoyed reading about my latest adventure.  I do so appreciate everyone visiting here and leaving comments for me.  Thanks and yall come back now, ya hear!



Virpi said...

Oh boy, what a find! =) We don't have anything like that in Finland. I often go to second hand shops where people sell their old stuff but I have never ever even seen anything related to cross-stitch. I buy all my clothes from there - if I'm lucky I find something that fits to me.

Lisa said...

Looks like you found a lot of treasures on your shopping spree during your vacation. Definitely a good idea to have shipped it home versus spending an arm and a leg to stuff it in you suitcase. Your grand-daughter is lovely and what a nice picture of three generations :)
Glad you didn't get caught too far from help when the tread was coming off - that happened to my family earlier in the summer on our way back from a day trip. Luckily we were able to pull off to the side of the road and put on a spire in order to make it home safely.
Glad you are home safe and sound.
Take care.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds and looks like a fantastic time. Love the pictures of your granddaughter. Great finds on your trip. Glad you're feeling better now. :)

Meari said...

So much to comment on!

Glad you had a great trip, and Wow great stashing! That postcard leaflet sounds interesting.

Your DGD is really cute. Great photo of the three of you. :)

You are one lucky lady that your tread didn't come off. Talk about scary. It's great you have such wonderful kids.

Welcome back!

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! Looks like a fabulous vacation all the way around!

glenda said...

Sooo glad to have you back! Looks like you had a great time doing all sorts of fun things :)

I can't believe all the stash you got! Nice!!!