Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Sew Many Ways" to organize

You really need to visit "Sew Many Ways" blog if you want to know how to organize just about anything. Karen has more ideas than stars in the sky, (well, maybe not quite that many) but she has lots. You can get lost in her blog for days, literally, if you want. Many of her ideas were some of those light bulb moments for me when I thought "why didn't I think of that"?  Well, I don't know exactly but I guess my brain just doesn't work the same way as Karen's.  I hope you will hop over to her blog and check it out, I was totally impressed with her many ideas and tutorials.  You just wait, you will overwhelmed, I'm sure. Be sure and leave her a comment or better yet, you could become one of her followers.....She's a leader and I follow!!...Sew until next time, have a "Stitches" kind of day.....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

This cute little cupid card is dated on the back as 1910, amazing!!

Author Unknown I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

This one has a date of 1909 but still just as beautiful after over 100 years.

Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

98 years, 7 months and 4 days

I guess you might say that I have been on a roller coaster ride for the past several weeks and just haven't had much interest in posting anything here. My Dad passed away on January 17th at 98 years, 7 months and 4 days old. He had lived alone since my stepmother's passing a little over 3 years ago but just a couple of months ago he began having some problems. Mainly, he was losing his ability to swallow, got very weak and ended up in a care center for a few weeks and then got pneumonia that finally took him. We were very lucky because he was still sharp as a tack and made his own medical decisions that affected the end of his life. It doesn't matter what age your parents are when you lose them, does it? It is always a hard time to go through but I just count my blessings that we had him as long as we did. I have to remember to Celebrate his life as that is what he would want us to do. Now we are in the process of going through the household things, cleaning, sorting and deciding what to do with the mountains of accumulations.  It's one thing to lose an elderly person but to lose a young one is even harder to understand. On January 2, my husband's cousin passed away very suddenly at 36 yrs of age, leaving his wife and a 5 week old baby, their first child, to survive. That was so sad and so you can see that January was not a good month for me and my family. I hope I can post again soon with a more upbeat subject and something more uplifting but I felt that I need to post this so those of you who follow me, would know why you haven't seen me for a while.  Sew until next time, take care of yourself and yours.