Thursday, August 29, 2013

Life Lately

There are some not so good things happening in life right now like... my car is broke, my phone is broke, my daughter left for college, etc..  so I am cheering myself up with 'Thinking Positive'.  What is wonderful right now, what I love and what makes me smile.  It really does help!  Right now in life I am loving...

#1 The mums on my front porch. They remind me of Fall and I love the Fall. I love the colors and smells, the temperature and holidays.

#2 I love my 'Song of the Seasons' sampler. I finished stitching it last night and I think it turned out beautiful.
 photo e55512e2-9633-44d5-a395-f86a63fe65f3_zps4a93c736.jpg And have you seen all the cute 'Pumpkin Season' patterns that have been coming out?!

#3 Twitter ~ Yes, I am loving Twitter and here is why~ I have always documented my children's life mostly through pictures. I have 4 full, very thick journals for my daughter. Starting from the day I found out I was pregnant. She left for college one week and 5 days ago so I can't be there to see where she's going or what she is doing anymore. But , she and I are on Twitter and she has been tweeting me pictures and keeping me updated on things she's doing. I even got a 'First Day of School' photo! .... to add to the other 15 (she went to preschool for 2 years).

#4 I am still loving 'Project Life'. ~ And loving my new toys for my Project Life...
 photo 89d54018-0310-4e82-80aa-12083daf14fc_zps51796872.jpg Washi tape and a camera stamp!!

#5 My camera... I love looking through the lens and seeing the world!

#6 My new patio furniture. 'Long story short', I quit school (not going to get into why), sold my text books on-line, took the money and bought myself two comfy patio chairs. I love being outside on the back porch, stitching and watching my birds and chipmunks.

 photo ed45f0e7-6b0a-4f44-8c5f-64ccffd42164_zps9c890019.jpg Here is a photo of our sweet Water Dragon sunning on my comfy chair with me while I stitch.

#7 I have been watching the old shows and they make me smile. From Hulu, I've been watching 'Mary Tyler Moore', 'Dick Van Dyke' and 'WKRP'.

These are just a few things in my life right now making me smile. :)


Julie said...

Very beautiful finish.
Wishing your daughter well as she embarks on her new adventure.

Barb said...

Good for you! You are making lemonade out of a few minor lemons! Beautiful stitching!

Manuela said...

Your sampler is wonderful.

Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Jennifer Stumpf said...

Your Song of the Seasons is so beautiful! What a lovely finish. You are stacking the finishes right up! Sorry you are hitting a few bumps in the road of life. As my grandmother always said, it all comes out in the wash! Hope to see you soon-- I have that little gift and also some show & tell for you. Will you be around this weekend (Sunday afternoon maybe?).

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Always good to look at the positives in life! Lovely stitching as usual!!

Robin said...

Great finish! Way to go! Love your list of things that make you happy!

Robin in Virginia

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh Golly, your sampler is pretty as a picture!
And I dread the day my eldest will walk away to go to college :(
Praying for ya! I know its got to be rough...keep that positive thinking!

Grit said...

Wonderful stitching. Your work is gorgeous .