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I have been retired almost a year, and have enjoyed doing my favorite things, like needlework, rug making, quilting, watercolor painting and photography. I have been married for 47 years and am now the caregiver to my husband suffering from Alzhiemer Disease. He is losing is battle now, after 8 years. So sad to watch him drift away. I am also raising my grand daughter, now age 12. I have had her for the last 6 years, She keeps life interesting, and it is fun to share my hobbies with her. My grand mother and mother taught me, so now that I have a girl I get to help her. FUN.

Friday, April 27, 2012

I am at a loss right now, I  put Ray in a memory care unit this week.  It was a very hard thing to do, but I think both of us will be better for it.  I feel so lost and empty,
he went down hill so fast the last month.  I haven't had time to do much lately, but I'm sure I will get my grove back soon.  I always enjoy looking at others work in the mean time.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fancy Bag

This is locker hooked, a polyester satin. I'm 
looking  for the right pin or button  to add
to the bag.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rag Rags

Crocheted rug made from new fabric.  I like 
the bright new color, but prefer to crochet 
with recycled sheets.

So there you are, what I have been doing the last
few months. Keeping my hands busy when I
sit down keeps me calm and I can slip away 
from the stress of life.

 After 47 years of marriage my husband
in getting worse by the day or week. He has been 
cursed with Alzhiemers for the past 8 years or so.
What a nasty disease.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tiny Pastel Sampler

28 count Antique White Jobelan 
Caron Collection Thread
Design just trying out the 
silk thread.  It's wonderful!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Key Fob

Another Christmas Gift for a friend
Stitched on 28 ct Monaco Antique White  2x1
DMC Floss
Design from The Cross Stitch Motif Bible

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Key Fob

Stitched on 28 ct Monaco 2x1
Design found in GOS
by Annemiek Konina 
I finished it differently and added my 
own  touches.

Key Fob

This was made using 28 Ct Monaco
Antique White  2x1
Design from