Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I'm Still Here!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, I'm still here and thank you for popping in to see me. I've gotten so lax and lazy about blogging. My blogging days seem to be really slowing down but I just can't completely quit. So I hope you'll pop in occasionally and say hello. 
Well, hope you're all doing well. We have had so much snow but it has really warmed up the last couple of days and rained so almost all of our snow has melted. There are certain areas around here that are in fear of flooding as the ice melts on the rivers! We're safe from that.

 Guess what I've been doing? Cross Stitching! I just can't seem to stop at the moment. There are so many darling patterns that I just can't wait to stitch and even go to bed thinking of what I'll do next. Now sometimes I don't have a pattern but can figure out how to stitch by looking at the picture. That's how I did the one above. I thought it was really pretty and found the cross stitch picture on Pinterest. There are lots of free patterns on Pinterest and that is where I get the majority of mine.
 Since winter stays around here for quite some time, I needed some little wintry pieces to show. I apologize if you follow me on Facebook as you've probably already seen these.
Nothing like a little snowy alphabet. This was a free pattern. Don't you just love free? I know I do.
Another cute little wintry design by Tra La La. Their patterns are just so cute and if you know me you know I love cute.  
Here's the finish on my bird bowl and a little February small. I did the little February in one evening.
 This is where all of my little wintry stitching ended up - in the den on the drop leaf table by my Regulator clock. I brought my Rooster lamp into the den for a change. I seem to have lost my decorating Mojo and things just stay the same way too long. I've really been lazy - all of these snaps were taken with my phone! That's pretty lazy when I can't even take out my camera to snap with!
You know how I love my Roosters and I saw this yardbird on Pinterest and went to town trying to stitch it. I just loved all of the colors that were used.
 I just couldn't wait for Spring and had to stitch just one little small. Isn't this sweet?
 Here's another free pattern from Pinterest. I hung this on my old coat rack by the front door.
Lastly, I  want to show you this little darling piece. There was a tiny piece of a fence and bird that was supposed to be in the left hand corner but hey - I do my own thing.

Well, that's all for now. We have some company coming in the next few days so it's time to clean the toilets! :)

Be a bunch of sweties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Still Standing

You could never know what it's like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you
You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win
Well, look at me, I'm a-coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Once I never could hope to win
You're starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now

You know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't you know that I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm still standing. Yeah, yeah, yeah 
~ sung by Elton John