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26 August 2010


Yes, I really am yelling this! It has been SO long since I've had a finish. I liked this piece when I started out but by the end I'd just had enough. It was the lettering more than anything. The larger pieces I've worked on are just stitching, no backstitching and no lettering. It's DONE!!

This is a freebie design by VEE AND CO. Check out the website at

17 August 2010

Beach Trip!

I had a lot of fun taking the pics the other weekend so we made a plan to take a trip to Lake Michigan after I'd finished with work on Sunday. The lake is about an hour away but I finish work about noon (start at 3.30am). Of course there was a DOWNPOUR right when I was getting ready to leave work. We took a chance as the weather looked to be bright - good decision!

It was warm and hot and sunny. We took a nice walk along the beach, the pier to the Lighthouse and up into the town where there are a few small shops. I was brave (for me) as I don't like being above water. I can swim well, but I hate going on bridges or boats that are over water. My reoccuring nightmare is of being on a beach with the tide coming in around me until there is nothing but me surrounded by water. I have a fear of drowning - perhaps in another life I drowned. I can't watch disaster boat movies either - nope, never watched Titanic - and if my hubby ever takes me on a cruise I know he's trying to kill me!

Here are some pics of South Haven

08 August 2010

Sunday Post....

We went to the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire yesterday. It was a good day out. The mosquitos were out in force and we all have the bites to prove it.

It was the last weekend of the Faire. We picked this one as one of my favourite performers/groups were on - Bocca Musica. Check out their website!

I got some GREAT pics! The weather was great and the performances were fun.

The above guys are The Knights of Mayhem.

The above two pics are of Thomas Wood. He's a juggler extraordinaire and fire eater. Great performance and hilariously funny!

Bocca Musica. Love their drinking songs. Missed the 'Adult' show this year but all their shows are great!

The Rogues. Their music was hauntingly beautiful. It reminded me of the greenary of England. They played Celtic Music and it was spellbinding!

Rogue Blades. Another hilariously funny show.

Bitch and Vent (first post)

Okay - just a quick rant and then something a little more fun...

Tracfone - GRRRRRRR!!!!

Just spent 1 hour, 15 minutes on the phone with them. Problem still not fixed. No figuring out how long I would have been on the phone with them had my home phone, landline, not died. Same old problem over and over again - time to cancel I think and look elsewhere. We don't use our phones enough for this hassle.

07 August 2010

Beer can pics

My DH's birthday was middle last month and I picked up some quirky beers from the store I work at. Of course I had to take pics.

Been a while...

Wow it's been a while since I wrote. I've been feeling a little down in the dumps. Several things all piling up. I haven't talked to my Mum in a while (have wrote emails) but I miss her and miss talking to her. Her sister has been over from Australia to visit and I haven't called as I don't know what they are up to and with the time difference (Mum is in England) it isn't always easy to figure things out.

Work is okay but I've had enough of some things. Customers have just seemed to be rude and impatient lately. I work as an Office Specialist (fancy title for a bookkeeper) in a grocery store. Not only do I have my own job to do but I double, triple, quadruple as a bagger, cashier, service manager all with cut-down help. One of my back-ups just left so I have one back-up who can do my job on my days off and that person wants three weekends off next month - guess where that leaves me? I'm thinking of quitting or looking for another job but then I feel selfish as there are lots of people without jobs. Sigh.

On top of all that I have PMT this week and feel like bursting into tears at the littlest thing. I have to talk to my boss and don't want to do it while I feel like this - nothing worse than bursting into tears at work.

Enough bitching - I have some pics to read which I'll post next.

If anyone is out there in cyberland reading - thanks - just writing helps!