Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I'm just taking a breather from this week and it's already Thursday!

 There is definitely a busy period before going on a road trip which Body Guard and I will be doing soon. Even on my days off this week I've had so many things to do and I'm glad I did get it accomplished. Body Guard is the planner. I'm the dreamer. We like roadtrips, although, we don't take alot as we get older. He has alot of patience with me as we stop quite frequently for any store related to:

Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor....
oh and ummm.....
Hobby Lobby
any cross stitch store
any quilt store.......
and shoe stores.

So you can see that our trip to the big DC next week will be a long undertaking but I plan to take some stitching with me as he drives to keep me distracted from saying..."pull over hurray" and then he sighs and goes across 3 lanes of traffic and mumbles something but waits patiently while I have happy dances in exploring. I am blessed by his patience in this area.

This week our black car turned yellow-green while I made a trip to south Ga. HOLY MOLY! The pollen down there is getting thick. And I know it's heading our way soon, in fact yesterday I could tell the pollen has started but it hasn't coated our back porch yet.

Speaking of quilt stores, I had the pleasure of cruising through one last Saturday and she had some totes that were very cool and I'm definitely a large tote girl, even though I'm a small person, I love big totes. This one is a plastic-sort-of -feel on the outside with a lovely paisley pattern but inside it's another pattern in cotton cloth.
I like this especially as I drink coffee on the way to work and I can protect my stitching and work  stuff.

I wish I could remember the product name but I've already taken off the tag.

My books, DVDs stitching work, lap top, Kindle can fit in here with ease.

a new journal book where I can write "the rest of the story" LOL
It's totally made from recycled banana peels! Cool!

My stitching bag that Carol made for me is treasured and carried in here too! Thank you again Carol!!!!  {{{{HUG}}}

Well, hey, Abbie!  Isn't she pretty this morning.......I miss her already. The little princess slept with me last night, close because we had a little rainey storm with alot of wind. She gets more afraid of them the older she gets.  Brings back memories of Ren where he would literally sit and pant fast before the storm would even get here.

Raven and Ruby (i.e Thelma and Louise) are covered this morning with water. They took a trip down to the lake I see and now sunbathing.

Abbie is now on the "Snack Mat" where she stays under the stitching chair while I write or stitch.
I have to bribe her with treats and she is trained pretty well if I say the word "busy", she plays by herself.

At the quilt store I got 3 yards of this rick rack which is the largest I've ever seen.
The camera makes it look bright yellow, but it's actually a rich old gold color and perfect for making tie backs for some panels upstairs.

I couldn't resist 2 fatquarters. This is one of them.

And another.

This one is my fave. I love these colors for Spring and Summer!

I also got 2 pretty spring wool felt for making a matching needle book for my new tote.

I love this teal color. It's my 2nd fave color.

And Pepsi's sampler is almost done. I haven't picked up the needle since Monday as I've been very distracted with other stuff. But, hopefully to work on it today while catching up on the news.

Spring in action here. This is the dogwood tree out of my kitchen window today.

And this pic taken of the same view just 4 days ago! Can you believe the growth?

I love to see progress in Spring.

And the iris's and the violets and forget-me-not's are thriving. I would get a close up view but this is out of my window right now.

Purple is the inspiration for this Spring.

Carried a bit of it Tuesday to put on Aaron's spot of the world 4 hours away. The ribbon and the flowers from Hobby Lobby.

I added a white Dove.

And a nest with eggs and plenty of Forget-Me-Nots, a few "bees" here and there, and Purple Iris.

Sat back and watched the biggest fleet of blackbirds land all around and a beautiful sunset.

Here's to hoping that your journey this week involves a special spot where you can find peace.

 Till later,


  1. If you are going to DC you must wiit the Woodlawn needlework show... And about 2 blocks North on route1 is In Stitches needlework , behind MC"Ds... You will love it.... Carol M

  2. I used to live just outside DC. I don't miss the traffic but I miss the shopping. If you like I can give the name of some amazing cross stitch stores in the area ;) Patient husbands are a blessing indeed; we're quite lucky they love us so much.

  3. A trip to DC sounds fantastic!!! I thought the pollen at Cherry Grove Beach, SC was bad, but then when I got home this afternoon, I see the pine pollen literally in the air here in Pinehurst!!! I am so so ready for a huge rain to wash it all away!(which we did get rain last night at the beach, but not enough...)....I LOVE the paisley bag!! Something about paisley grabs my attention...It is the perfect size too!!

    The flowers for Aaron are beautiful. I have a new arrangement on the screen porch wrapped up to put on Nannies little patch as soon as I can get to Chapel Hill.... She loved purple so very much, so it is loaded with shades of violets... Yours is just gorgeous!

    Well, as always, thanks for visiting my corner of the world too. I always appreciate your comments and inspiration...

    Thanks safe on your trip~~~ Faye

  4. Have a fun and safe road trip and enjoy all your little "stops" along the way! A patient husband is worth their weight in gold...I know...I have one too and he is such a blessing, in fact he has even found some great shops that I might have missed...grins...

  5. Have fun on your trip! Great goodies you got. Have safe travels.

  6. What a beautiful way for me to end my day - by coming by and reading your blog! I love all your pictures and you love all the things I love!! That tote is fantastic and I love all the things you put in it, too! LOL

    I was reading about Abbie's separation anxiety and my little sweetheart has it, too. She tries not to do naughty things when I'm gone, but she just can't help herself. Poor girl....

    I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!!

    God bless you - Julie

  7. Hi Jennifer, thank you for sharing the lovely pics with us. Aarons special place looks wonderful. If you get a spare moment could you please contact me on:
    Thank you, Blessings


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