Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wanna Travel With Me?

Hello, Dear Ones. You may remember that Mr. Precious and I took a very long trip trip in Kiki last year through about 20 states. I started putting together my posts on my other blog - You, Me and Little Kiki, but didn't publish them yet. Well, I got busy this morning and published about 26 of those posts and that's a little over halfway through our trip. So if you'd like to see our trip you can start HERE and just keep going. I'll try to get my other posts done. 
       You, Me and Little Kiki
Just click on my traveling blog's logo.

Be a bunch of sweeties and happy trails,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Happy Trails To You

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.
~ sung by Roy and Dale Rogers

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I Can't Leave!!

Dear Ones, I just can't leave you and blogland! I have decided I'll just post when I post and hopefully you'll still come visit me. I just care for you all so much and you all have become such a big part of my life. So...for now I'll share with you what has been going on around here.
Well...
Mr. Precious and I took Sybbie and we were in our little town's yearly parade. That's me taking a snap of my family standing on the side of the street taking a picture of us!


 Of course we are loving spending time with our super hero grand children!
 I just wanted to show you Carter's hair and how it's grown. Hard to believe she was bald till she was two!
My little pun'kins.


Oh, we finally got carpet for our stairs. That was going to be the first thing we were going to do when we bought this house, but somehow it took three years! :) I have to tell you, when we went to pick out the carpet I was just drawn to this pattern and said, "This is it!" So we came home and I remembered that this was the same carpet we had picked out for our stairs in our Galveston home! Ha ha! Oh, well, I love it and it's a lot easier on my tootsies than the wooden steps.


 Then we traveled to Maryland to attend the Confederate Memorial Day in Baltimore. My sister in law is in many ancestry groups and she emceed this nice event and Mr. Precious spoke and represented one of his groups.


 Sybbie attended a car show in Saratoga. I always think of that song by Carly Simon "You're So Vain" when we go to Saratoga.
 Sybbie got a new trunk that sits behind the rumble seat.
She is a beauty. In case you have just met Sybbiie, she is a 1930 Model A Ford. We're members of the Adirondack A Model Club so we gather and do fun things with other folks who own these old cars. 


 This past week was the end of school programs and we attended Campies and Carters. Campie was so funny. As his little group stood up front to sing their songs, he would look over at his teacher and say - I know all the songs! Then he'd ask - can we go home now? He's a hoot!
Carter's program was almost like a production. The theme was "Friends". They sang and recited what they had written about what it means to be a friend. Carter has a singing part. I tried taking some snaps but there were too many mommy and daddy heads, not to mention cameras, in the way! But she sang so sweetly.


Then I can't leave you without showing you our little baby Willow. She is doing so well and growing like a weed. We're working on potty training and she's doing good!
 She loves me so much that I have become her chew toy! I ank anked her! Even bought some of the bitter apple spray for my hands and arms so she won't bite. She's getting better but I look pretty ragged right now.
But just look at that little face! Is she not darling or what? She has really brought back a doggy joy to our hearts. 
I'm still stitching too but I haven't framed any of my pieces. I just keep stitching, one after the other! I know, I'm a bit crazy. The weather has been so crazy. It's been in the 50s and we would turn on our fireplace in the mornings and at night and it's rained for almost a month! Finally today it got up to about 75' and hopefully our summer is here now. I know this was a long post and if you've stayed with me - thank you.
Hope you're all doing well and your summer is off to a good start!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You're So Vain

You walked into the party
Like you were walking on a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf, it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror
And watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain,
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?

Oh, you had me several years ago
When I was still naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, you're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?

Well I hear you went to Saratoga
And your horse, naturally, won
Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not, you're with some underworld spy
Or the wife of a close friend,
Wife of a close friend, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, you're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?

~ sung by Carly Simon


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trying To Come To A Decision

Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't blogged in two months! I have been so busy and have to admit I've enjoyed my long blog break and have almost decided to say goodbye to Note Songs blog. I've been blogging for a very long time since June of 2008. Can you believe it? I appreciate all of you who have followed along with me on my little blog. I have never wanted to set the world on fire or become a famous blogger or do it yourselfer, but just to put a little smile on your face occasionally. I am not into having ads or all of those annoying pop ups on my blog. I guess I really don't have a certain 'theme' for my blog as I'm always all over the place with my posts and you if you follow much you know I go crazy on my crafts and the stop a while and then start something else. You know how I love my family, like you all do, and love showing you my grandbabies. So, I'm praying about what to do for now but since you've all been so sweet and some of you have emailed and asked about me I certainly didn't want to leave you all hanging. Just know how I love blogland although so much has changed from when I started, but life, or blogging goes on.



I'll fill you in on a lot that has been happening around here. The weather was perfect on Easter afternoon to fly a kite with our babies!
 We had our little bunch over for Easter lunch after church! There is our little miracle Carter. She is strong and healthy and how we praise God for her and she loves her grandma! :)
 It's really hard to get a snap of my little Campie as he is always on the move! He is such a little comedian and keeps us laughing most of the time. He loves his grandma too!
 The babies taking a ride in Sybbie with Mr. Precious. He is doing wonderfully. Most of his doctors have said they don't need to see him anymore, just the endocrinologist for his thyroid. Praising God! He is back to running his four miles every other day and is now on the Elder board at our church. Thank you all again for your prayers for him.


Our little man flying the kite with big sister running up in the background.
 I have been stitching. And stitching. And stitching! I can't top. This was Easter on the dining room buffet.
 Here's just a quick cute little stitch for spring.
 Another one.
This is a more detailed stitch from Prairie Schooler Designs. I just love this style. You can see when I mounted my piece on some foam board, I just left in the pins as the heads looked a little like colored eggs. Yes, I'm so talented like that! :)
Then one more positive decision...
We're getting a new puppy in a couple of weeks! Can you believe it!! We're so excited. Meet little Willow Dawn (all of our girl dogs have had the middle name of Dawn as that is our daughter's middle name). She is a miniature Schnauzer and her coloring should be the salt and pepper look. We picked her out a week ago and she was only five weeks old so in a couple of weeks we'll see if she is ready to come home with us. I know our little Chloe Dawn, who is in heaven, would be happy for us. 

So there you have it. I'm still not sure if I'll continue blogging yet or if I'll just post occasionally. I just need to make the right decision for me at this stage of my life.  Just know how I love you all and you've made an impact on my life all through these years. 

You're all my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

How Can I Be Sure 

 How can I be sure
In a world that's constantly changin'?
How can I be sure
Where I stand with you?


Whenever I
Whenever I am away from you
I wanna die
'cause you know I wanna stay with you

How do I know?
Maybe you're trying to use me
Flying too high can confuse me
Touch me but don't take me down

Whenever I
Whenever I am away from you
My alibi is tellin' people I don't care for you
Maybe I'm just hanging around
With my head up, upside down
It's a pity
I can't seem to find someone
Who's as pretty 'n' lovely as you

How can I be sure
I really, really, really, wanna kno-o-ow
I really, really, really, wanna kno-o-ow

(Oh oh oh ...)
How's the weather?
Weather or not, we're together
Together we'll see it much better
I love you, I love you forever
You know where I can be found

How can I be sure
In a world that's constantly changing?
How can I be sure?
I'll be sure with you.

~ sung by The Rascals





Monday, March 20, 2017

Hey There!

Hello, Dear Ones! Well I haven't posted in a while and I wanted to thank you for your comments, prayers and good wishes for my Mr. Precious. We have found out that he has thyroiditis which is an inflammation of his thyroid. It is caused by an upper viral thing which he had. We were so thrilled when the endocrinologist told us the thyroid will heal on its own in three to six months! Praise God! We do know he had some little strokes and possibly the messed up thyroid caused them, we just don't know. Anyway, I'm taking a small break for a bit as we are going to follow up visits to this doctor and that doctor. I have to admit I've been a 'helicopter' wife'. You've heard of helicopter parents who hover constantly over their children? Well, I've been doing that with Mr. Precious! He's just my life and I've had a hard time letting him leave my side. I'm trying and doing a little bit better! Shheesh!

 So, I've been stitching - a lot! Trying to keep my dainty fingers busy as Mr. Precious recovers. Well, he's feels so much better and is getting bored. He's a runner and is even trying to do tiny little laps around the house! Pray for me that I can sit on him!! I'll be back in a little while and know I love you all. Life has to come first some times.

You're all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Seeing You

 I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day and through
In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children's carousel
The chestnut trees
The wishing well
I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way
I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you
I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way
~ sung by Billie Holiday
 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Some Happiness

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to report to you that my Mr. Precious is doing well. We went to church today and it was great to be surrounded by our church family. Thank you all again for your prayers and well wishes. He still is recuperating and resting. They inserted a Loop Recorder into his chest and so far, no hiccups. We will go to the endocrinologist tomorrow afternoon and hopefully get some meds for his hyperthyroidism. I know the meds won't work immediately but in time he'll feel much better. Oh, how I love you all and appreciate you.

Okay, now for a little fun stuff. Our little Carter will turn seven years old on March 15th, but she had her birthday party Saturday at a place called 'Flight', a fabulous trampoline jumping place. Now Mr. Precious was able to go so I could snap a few pictures and then we went home but Carter assured me this was the best birthday party ever.

 Carter wanted a Shopkins theme for her party. Shopkins are tiny little plastic 'things' with cute little smiley faces and my grandchildren love them. My daughter made these darling cupcakes and if you look closely there is a little Shopkins in the center of each cupcake for each guest. This was a 'girl' party except for one little brother, Campie! :)
 There was so much movement, a lot of the snaps are blurry. Here is Carter blowing out her Seven candle. I can't believe she's seven years old!
 The party girls and my silly little Carter sticking her tongue out! For those of you may not know, Carter is a miracle! We've gone through a lot in the last year...Carter with her auto-immune disease and chemo treatments and me with my broken knee. Carter is healed and me too! Praise God!
Nothing like a line up of all the party goers with their Shopkins. Can you believe the different sizes of all these little girls who are all around the same age? Carter has on her Shopkins t-shirt and little Campie doesn't mind at all posing with the girls either.
Here's a peep inside the jumping area! It was amazing! No, I didn't jump. :) 
 Here's Carter about to blow me a kiss...
 ...then a blurry jump!
 A blurry Campie on the move.
 After a kiss and a hug, Carter was zooming off to join her friends.
Oh, I have to show you this...my 42 year old daughter jumping and turning a somersault! I can't believe she can still do this. She flipped four times for me! I did capture her perfectly upside down, didn't I? I will not tell you I almost wet my pants when she did this. No, I will not tell you that! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Jump

 I get up, and nothin' gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real

Ah, can't you see me standin' here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't you see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump
(Jump)
Might as well jump
Go ahead an' jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Ow oh, hey you
Who said that?
Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know
You won't know until you begin

So can't ya see me standing here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't you see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump
(Jump)
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Jump
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Get it in, jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump

Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
~ sung by Van Halen

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prayers Please! UPDATE

 Dear Ones, Mr. Precious wanted to send out a thank you for all your prayers on Facebook so I wanted to share it here too. He is doing so well and we thank you for your prayers.

From my husband, George:
I want to thank everyone for your prayers and well wishes. They were definitely heard and honored. My Jesus is so great! I had a stroke but the only effect was my vision was a little off. It's believed this all happened possibly from a hyper thyroid and I will see an endocrinologist on Monday for medication to treat it. I'm doing great and I'll be back running my five miles every other day very shortly. Again, I say thank you!


And I say - God bless you all and I send my love to you.


Dear Ones, I just wanted to put up a very quick post. If you follow me on Facebook you will know my husband has had some strokes. I took him to the ER Saturday morning after him being dizzy, seeing double and being a bit confused. To make a long story short they discovered he has had multiple little strokes in the area that affects your eye sight. There is nothing else - thank God He has has a myriad of tests and they have all come back with normal results showing no afib. He is in the neuro ICU area and they have been monitoring him constantly and still see no irregular heart rhythms. Just prior to all of this happening we found out he has hyperthyroidism and were waiting for an appointment to see an endocrinologist. He had another test this morning for his thyroid something with iodine. They told us it was possible that the hyper thyroid could have caused the heart to race and cause the stroke. They don't really know. So, they've inserted into his chest a Loop Recorder that will save and send data from his heartbeats to a cardiac place and if there is something irregular, they'll contact us and we'll go from there.

He is in good spirits and may get to come home this afternoon or tomorrow. We go Monday to see the endocrinologist and hopefully get him on some meds to get his thyroid back to normal.

I know I have so many prayer warriors out in Blogland and we would certainly appreciate your prayers. I know nothing is too big for our God.

Just know I love you all and appreciate you so much. Just forgive me for not visiting you for a while till things settle down.

You're all my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Been Doin' A Little Quiltin'

Hello, Dear Ones. I found this post in waiting that I had forgotten about. Since I'm still a little under the weather I thought I would share it with you since I don't have anything else. This was before Tang moved into the dollhouse shelves with Lola. Just so you'll know!

Now don't let it ever be said that I'm a quilter. I am not! My little mother was and she really enjoyed it but it's just not what I liked doing. Well, my little homemade bed was kinda screaming out for a quilt. So since I'm loving making tiny little things I thought I'd try to make a quilt. If you're a true quilter, leave now or at least cover your most gorgeous eyes!
 One of my blog friends makes beautiful miniature bed linens and quilts. She has a tutorial for making them and I followed her tute. Pop on over to see what all she makes. Her name is Debbie and she blogs at Ribbonwood Cottage. HERE is her tute for the quilt. Debbie said don't worry if your squares don't match perfectly! Good! Because mine don't! :)
 The quilt is lined with the same fabric as the border. I also made a long pillow for the bed with this fabric. You know how we love pillows on our beds and mini beds are no different! :)
 I am learning if I measure my bed linens and then iron the drop down section at the sides, it will drape like it should. If I hadn't have ironed the sides down, the sides would just stick out. I didn't like that look so I ironed it down! See how talented I am? :) Then to make the corners of the quilt at the bottom sides of the bed lay right I folded it the way it should hang and used a little dot of hot glue so the corners would stay in place. Works for me!
Peeping down from above because I am a giant and I can do this! I see Tang loves the pillows! She is a photo hog or should I say a photo cat?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Dreams

While riding on a train goin' west
I fell asleep for to take my rest
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had
With half-damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I spent many an afternoon
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin' and singin' till the early hours of the morn
By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words were told, our songs were sung
Where we longed for nothin' and were quite satisfied
Jokin' and talkin' about the world outside
With hungry hearts through the heat and cold
We never thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
But our chances really was a million to one
As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
And our choices they was few so the thought never hit
That the one road we traveled would ever shatter and split
How many a year has passed and gone?
Many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a first friend
And each one I've never seen again
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that
~ sung by Bob Dylan