Friday, August 10, 2018

We're Moving Again!

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I know I haven't posted in a while but I have news to share with you...we're moving back to Texas! I know, I know. I thought we would be living in upstate New York til Jesus comes, but things have changed.
 We're getting a little older and the winters up here are truly beautiful but very brutal! Since I fell and broke my kneecap and Mr. Precious had his health scare, we just decided maybe we should get back to Texas.
 We have prayed and prayed about this and the Lord has really been leading us. We listed our house for sale and it sold in a week!
 Everything has just fallen in to place.
 We have really enjoyed living up here and especially being close to our daughter, son-in-law and these babies! Oh, how we love them.
 This is the hardest part - leaving them.



But we know we will see them on visits and Facetime.  

I know you've all seen our home but I thought I would show you the realtor snaps. I took them myself and they used them as the listing snaps.






 I don't think I've ever shown you our master bedroom, but it's the entire length of the house and there is a little nook you can see where we put up a daybed for the babies to sleep in when they come. After being here for four years, I never hung up curtains! Can you believe it!




Have you ever seen my rooms so nekked?? Well, I tried to stage and take away as much 'stuff' as I could.
Things are happening so fast. We're flying off this weekend to find a home to rent, we'll buy one later after we know exactly where we want to live. Then the packers will be here next week to pack and then load and then we're outta here to The Woodlands, a little north of Houston. Can you believe it? My head is spinning but I have such a peace about all of this and know God is leading us.

Dear Ones, maybe this will get me inspired to get back to blogging again. You know I just love you all.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ one of my favs

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

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

~ sung by me



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Is Anybody Out There??

Hello, Dear Ones!! How long has it been? Well, a while for sure. 

First of all I want to say my previous post was an oopsie! I had saved our Easter snaps from three years ago as a post on my blog, I guess so I wouldn't loose them, and dated them for three years thinking I would get back and delete them. Well, since I have not been paying much attention to my blog lately - they popped up! I was so embarrassed! You all probably thought I was a little crazy. 

So now I'll catch you up on what's been going on around here. I'm behind. Well, we finally got some warm temps. In two weeks we went from in the 30s to the 80s! I'm not complaining.

We celebrated Easter with our family at church and then at a club we belong too. We had a fabulous brunch and the kiddies had fun too. Oh, shucks! I'm wearing the same jacket I had on three years ago. Hey, I'm old and that's what you do! :)

 Here we are all spiffed up.





Mr. Precious and me and our grandchildren being their silly little selves.

 Then in March, I know I'm behind, my little Carter turned eight years old and had a Harry Potter birthday party. Here's all of the little guests wearing their glasses.


I made Carter a circle skirt and appliqued a magic wand on it with lots of magic flowing all over the place. She loved it. I think she should have pulled the waist up a bit in this snap! :)
 I couldn't leave out little Campie. I made him a cape so he would feel all magical too.


My how my little love is growing. I can't believe she's eight already. Look at her hair - her mom braided it the night before and took down the braids the next morning and this was the result. I love it.
 Then I got on the floor and rolled all around and painted my kitchen island this pretty blue color called Atmospheric from Sherwin Williams. I really love how it turned out. I even pulled the old yucky toe kick off (I guess that's what you call it) and glued down a new one. I was so impressed with my self and it really looks good and clean.

My needle and thread are never very far from me these days so I'll show you what I've stitched...
 Spring from Country Seasons by Prairie Schooler

 Rabbit Run from Prairie Schooler



A free pattern from The Snowflake Diaries

 April from Prairie Schooler

Peter & Peep from With Thy Needle and Thread

 Briar Rabbit from La D Da

 Free pattern call House on Hill Sampler by Barbara Ana Designs



Spring Frolic at Bunny Hill by With Thy Needle and Thread

 Here a Peep - There a Peep from With Thy Needle and Thread

 Another free pattern from Pinterest and all it says is "Balade Irlandaise" but I simply love it



I continue to stitch the Prairie Schooler months. Each one is just darling.

 Flag Maker from Notforgotten Farm - free pattern from Pinterest

 Tis a bit blurry...oops. This is another favorite of mine. Grand Olde Flag from With Thy Needle and Thread.  Almost always I take lots of liberty with my color choices .

Lastly, this little cutie from Little House Needleworks called Old Glory.

If you've stayed with me this long - I thank you. I wanted to say how I appreciate you all and a special thanks to those of you who have reached out to me in emails and such. I know I have really slowed down in my posting but I still can't give up blogging. Bear with me and I'll still be around...hopefully sooner than later.

Remember...you're all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

In My Life 

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more  
~ sung by The Beatles