Thursday, August 17, 2017

Anyone Remember Me?

Hello, Dear Ones! Is anyone out there? Do you remember me? I sure do hope so. I've taken a very loooooooooooong break from Blogland but I did want to get back as this really is my life. Sometimes we just have to step aside for a bit. So I thought I would let you all know what I've been up to.
Isn't this the sweetest snap? My daughter and her family rented a house in Maine for a couple of weeks and they had a wonderful time. That's my granddog, Finley, in the front with Carter and Camp collecting shells. We have had such a great summer with our babies.
 
Then...
We had a long over due garage sale! I kept meaning  to get everything ready but kept procrastinating. So Mr. Precious has a way of lighting a fire under me. He started setting up tables in the garage and bringing things up so I had to get on board and sort and price things. In a couple of days our basement was clean! We did pretty well on our sale but still ended up taking quite a bit to Goodwill.

My daughter had brought over lots of things from the babies - clothes, toys and such. I was setting her things up and look what I found!! 
 A preemie Cabbage Patch Baby I bought her in the 80s!! She had some other ones and kept them for Carter and was getting rid of this one. Well, uh uh. I pulled this little baby out of the pile and decided I would keep her! Memories, y'all! So I'll have to give her a bath and make her some new clothes and she can take up residence in my sewing room. Now I feel so much better.

If you follow me on FB or Instagram you may have seen this. Stitchings! Y'all I can't stop. I just keep making one piece after the other. I have tried to talk myself into stopping until I get some of these framed! Well, I stitched another one after my talk to myself! I'm a mess! :)
Mr. Precious and I decided we would tour our state capital building in Albany. It's so beautiful inside. Did you know our governor doesn't even live in Albany? He lives in the city. Albany has some gorgeous olden buildings but it's a rather run down city. Too bad.
Here I am doing my thing - drive by shooting! We have been doing some little short trips this summer and I'll be posting them soon on my travel blog.

Hope you've enjoyed catching up with me. I've missed you and will be coming to see you soon.

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

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Homeward Bound

I'm sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket to my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines.
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be,
Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.

Tonight I'll sing my songs again,
I'll play the game and pretend.
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony I need someone to comfort me.
Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.
Silently for me.
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkle



45 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I enjoy your sweet spirit! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! I hope you're have a wonderful summer. It's almost over!

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  2. Yes, I do remember you and I'm glad you are back! Love your sense of humor and I think it is precious you saved the doll. Keep posting.

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    1. Hi Sylvia! Thanks for the sweet words and I'm glad you like my silliness.

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  3. Well of course I remember you! When your life is extremely full and you don't have time to sit at the computer that's a blessing!!

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  4. Granddog! :)

    That building looks way too gigantic for Albany! What was it built for originally?

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  5. Hola....Sheila...un gusto de verte y leerte de nuevo...Acá seguiré...Me alegra que todo este bien y sigas disfrutando.. Te cuento que por acá en Costa Rica todavía somos un poco acumuladores de cosas y de verdad que una venta de garaje no nos vendría mal...aunque no sé por qué regalamos casi todo...

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for coming to see me. Those garage sales are a lot of work but it feels good to get rid of my junk! Hope all is well with you and your family.

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  6. Welcome back & Hello! I have MISSED your posts. And would have loved to have gone to your garage sale :).
    Dawn Pinnataro aka GADawn57

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    1. Thanks for popping in to see me Dawn! I wish you could have come to my sale too!

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  7. So good to hear from you!!! I could never forget you!!!

    Look at those busy hands!!! Instead of framing them, sew 4 together and make a pillow front and back.....you can do this!!

    Love the pics of the babies!!

    Albany is rundown.......no industry, as is the case for most of New York.

    Looking forward to Autumn........see ya later....xoxoxo

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  8. Welcome back dear Sheila. Hope you are doing well. YEP, everyone needs a break at times...Look at that good yard sale stuff! DANG, wish I could have came to it. I spotted several things I would have loved. LOL! Awe, the cabbage patch preemie is adorable. Love the snaps of the kids. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. Of course I remember you, dear friend. I've missed you and am so glad to see back here. I wish I could have come to your garage sale - what fun that would have been. But I have to sort and get ready for my own. Looking forward to hearing about your travels.
    ~Adrienne~

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  10. I have missed you! I think you are living a great life so close to your grands and just staying busy! Always love your adventures in travel and your crafting. Glad you saved that doll also! Hugs!

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  11. Good to see your still with us. I see you are doing what I would love to do, traveling.
    Great that you are enjoying life.

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  12. One of my favorite songs! I was wondering what you were up to, but I figured you have been summertime busy..that and cross-stitching. lol I think you need to join CSA (Cross Stitcher Anonymous)...lol....I belonged to that a few years ago but I am cured now. lol

    I hope you have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing you around blogland. xo Diana

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  13. Glad to see you are back. I've missed you. Sally

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  14. Welcome back Sheila! You never left my favorites list. You have been very busy with fun things. No wonder you didn't have time for blogging. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  15. Welcome back to Blogland!!
    I still have my both son's Cabbage Patch dolls!! The stitchings are stunning!! Good for you purging some of your things! Now you have room for more!! Looking forward to seeing more of you!!
    Hugs,Deb

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  16. One of my favorite S&G songs!

    So happy to see you posting again - I've missed you. I wish I was there to visit your sale - I would have bought a bunch of stuff. :-)

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  17. So glad to see you back!. I am glad you did well with the sale. Also glad you are having a good summer!!!

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  18. Glad you are back Shelia! Looks like you really have been having a fun time this summer. Love the photo of the kids and your granddog! It feels good to purge things doesn't it! I've had mixed results with garage sales but sometimes it's just fun to meet and talk to all the people that come.

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  19. So glad to see you post, Shelia! Summer is a busy time for everyone. I envy you for visiting Maine. I so want to do that again with hubby. It's a long way from the Midwest! Love your photos of the grands and Finley!

    Love your stitchings. You really know how to keep busy with them. I ebb and flow. Winter is easier for me.

    Love to you---I really enjoy keeping up with you on IG!

    Jane x

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  20. I do remember you:). Summer days with your family, the best of times! Me too, I would of loved to go your garage sale and so happy you kept the doll.
    I'll check your travel blog soon.
    Autumn is around the corner, so enjoy the rest of the summer, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Hi sweet Kathleen! So nice to hear from you and how I appreciate your faithfulness of coming to see me. Hope you've had a nice summer.
      You are a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  21. howdy there shelia, so glad to see you posted! I'm very thankful for the "instagram" because I've been able to kind of keep up with you this summer, so glad you joined that! Looks like you had a busy summer and I love seeing the pictures and hope you are able to post lots more real soon! Are you ready for the up-coming eclipse???

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  22. Hmm, you do look familiar. Yes, yes, it's you, my honorary sister. You know I love you forever.

    I am glad you are happy, and enjoying life with your family. It sounds like a wonderful summer.

    We had a sale in March, and we are planning another for late October.

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  23. So glad that you are blogging again, have missed your posts.

    Your vacation looks like you and the grands were having fun and all your side trips.
    Willow is so cute, give her a hug from me.

    Enjoy your time.

    Mary

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  24. So happy to have seen your post this morning on my Bloglovin feed! Glad t catch up with you and I wish I could have been a customer at your sale!

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  25. How could we forget you LOL. It's so nice to hear from you and sounds like things are good with you. Take care and have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  26. I have missed you. So glad to read your post.

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  27. So happy to read this post, glad you're back and refreshed.

    Diana

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  28. I often stalk but don't comment... 😁... But it's so good to see you back! Sweet grands... Absolutely the most awesome blessings! Glad you got the basement cleaned out and made a little $$$, too. Hope all is well with you and your family!

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  29. You have been a very busy lady! Your yard sale looked interesting...nothing like clearing stuff and making some moola. I checked for the IG button but didn't see one. How are you listed on Instagram so I can follow you?

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  30. What a nice catch up Shelia! Your summer sounds fun and busy. Good for you on the garage sale. Do you find pricing the stuff a challenge?
    I love all your cross stitch. You are a talented lady!
    Thanks for sharing a picture of your grands and your grand dog! How is Willow? I hope she's a good girl :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. Hi Jen! You know it was hard pricing the garage sale things. I priced higher the first day and on the second day I was giving stuff away! :) Willow is doing great and thank you for asking.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  31. Dear Shelia, so great to see you. Love your photos and all the summer fun. So good to catch up with you. You have sure been missed my friend. xo

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  32. Well it sounds as if you have been very busy! I bet that time in Maine was super fun and I love that kept the Cabbage Patch baby. I would've done the same thing!! ;)

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  33. I'm so happy to see you here and catch up on your news just a bit! You're busy this summer and always show us something creative. You make me want to try stitching again! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  35. Soooo happy to see a new post from you! I miss it when you're taking a break! Wish I could have shopped your yard sale. Love your stitching.

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I'm so glad you popped in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  36. Well, good grief, Charlie Brown! No wonder we haven't seen you here for awhile -- the garage sale alone would send me down into the dark rabbit hole. Glad you got the joy of vacation in too! And extra glad you are back. Facebook isn't nearly the same.

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  37. Wish I could have shopped your yard sale. Love your stitching.


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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)